End of pokies’ scourge a good move

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”

Students show artistic skill for safer underpass

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.

SRC students from East Derwent Primary School have completed their first project, painting the underpass near the school.  The mural provides the backdrop for a brighter, safer area for students to walk to school.
SRC students from East Derwent Primary School have completed their first project, painting the underpass near the school. The mural provides the backdrop for a brighter, safer area for students to walk to school.

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Grand cricket plan considered for Brighton cricket  

 

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.

From left, general manager, Ron Sanderson, Mayor Tony Foster and Cricket Tasmania chief executive Nick Cummins examine the plans for the new Pontville Sports Complex.
From left, general manager, Ron Sanderson, Mayor Tony Foster and Cricket Tasmania chief executive Nick Cummins examine the plans for the new Pontville Sports Complex.

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Brighton can be proud of a year for the municipality  

 

BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster says the past year has been a positive period for the Brighton Council and the local community.

Writing in the Council’s Annual Report to ratepayers, Cr Foster reported on Brighton Council’s key expenditure projects for the year including the major reconstruction of Baskerville road and a new pathway from the army camp gates to Pontville. Continue reading “Brighton can be proud of a year for the municipality  “

Premier’s misleading mail-out on TasWater

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”

Brighton Show has plenty on offer for the whole family

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 new and exciting addition to this year’s show is the talented local band Zack and the Young Guns who will be playing on the main stage in front of the football club rooms.catle compeitions Continue reading “Brighton Show has plenty on offer for the whole family”

Brighton’s business patience praised during streetscape upgrade

BRIGHTON Council has praised local businesses for their patience during the upgrading of Brighton’s streetscape over recent months.

The streetscape upgrade is due to be completed and officially opened this month.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said local businesses had been extremely understanding during the revitalisation program and Council was grateful for their patience throughout the works.

 Council secured Federal funding for the Brighton Streetscape project with the help of Senator Jonathon Duniam, earlier this year and work began immediately.

“The aim of the Streetscape Project is to revitalise the Brighton town centre to connect our community and create a place where people feel proud to live, visit and work.  I think we have well and truly achieved this with the magnificent work that has been undertaken to bring the main street through Brighton township to life.IMG_5768 Continue reading “Brighton’s business patience praised during streetscape upgrade”

Brighton Carols sure to show Hobart how it’s done

IGNORING all the fuss about Hobart’s Christmas Carols this year, Brighton Lions has been working very hard on its own Christmas Carols event, determined to make them bigger and better than ever.

Now in its fifth year, the Carols are still a free event to the public. Added to this, Brighton Lions will be giving away family activity bags to the first 100 families.

From left, getting into the Christmas spirit are Abbie D, Gwen Harper, Brighton Lions Treasurer, Liam C, Ange Miezitis, principal of Brighton Primary, Kiara J, Graciella S, Jasmine H and Angel H.
From left, getting into the Christmas spirit are Abbie D, Gwen Harper, Brighton Lions Treasurer, Liam C, Ange Miezitis, principal of Brighton Primary, Kiara J, Graciella S, Jasmine H and Angel H.

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Kath Burns a tireless community stalwart

 

By STEVE SMITH*

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”

Anne-Maree has world at her feet

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 DhabiUnited Arab Emirates  and the Mentor Nestle Torun Cup in Poland in early January 2018.

Anne-Maree Smith shows off her skating talent.
Anne-Maree Smith shows off her skating talent.

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