BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster says Tasmanian Labor’s move to phase out poker machines in hotels and clubs is a great move that will significantly benefit the Tasmanian community and economy.
Mayor Foster, a long-time opponent of the placement of poker machines and particularly their predominance in lower socio-economic areas, said they were a scourge on the community and Tasmania would be a much better place without them.
“Leading economist Saul Eslake said just this week that the next Tasmanian Government needed to be bold and make the hard decisions. This announcement by the Labor Party is an example of that very approach,” Cr Foster said. Continue reading “End of pokies’ scourge a good move”
THE ongoing Safety Map work with students from East Derwent, Gagebrook, Herdsmans Cove and St Paul’s Primary Schools continues with the SRC students from East Derwent Primary School completing their first project.
The students identified the underpass next to their school as an unsafe area due to the rubbish, glass, graffiti, spiders, dirt, and lack of safety rails.
CRICKET is poised to take a big step forward at Brighton with the local team, the Brighton Eagles, applying to join the Cricket Tasmania Premier League competition and Brighton Council unveiling exciting plans for a new sporting complex at Pontville.
Mayor Tony Foster and general manager Ron Sanderson met recently with Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive Nick Cummins to support the Eagles application and also to brief the State cricket body on the development plans for the new sports complex at Pontville.
PREMIER Will Hodgman has sent a mail-out to Brighton residents, apparently funded by taxpayers, attempting to sell the State Government’s hostile takeover of TasWater, the council-owned water and sewerage corporation.
Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the leaflet, mailed to all Brighton residents in recent weeks, contained the Government’s usual false and misleading claims about TasWater’s performance and reiterated the Liberal’s deceptive promises about future costs. Continue reading “Premier’s misleading mail-out on TasWater”
THE 7HOFM Brighton Show offers an entertaining day with something for everyone on November 12. Brighton show is one big day for all the family to come and enjoy the beautiful day out with a number different fun and exciting activities to participate in for all the family.
A TIRELESS worker in the Brighton community, Kath Burns died last month.
Kath was a member of St John Ambulance for almost 44 years, having joined the organisation in 1973.
During her time with St John, Kath made an enormous contribution to her local community and the broader St John organisation through a unique level of voluntary service and was, without doubt, an outstanding role model for all members of the St John family. Continue reading “Kath Burns a tireless community stalwart”
LOCAL 14-year-old skater Anne-Maree Smith has been provisionally selected to compete and represent Tasmania and Australia in two international figure skating events. Anne-Maree will compete in the FMBA Trophy which is an annual figure skating competition held in January in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and the Mentor Nestle Torun Cup in Poland in early January 2018.