New waste management providers begin service this month

By HEATH MACPHERSON*

AS of the start of this month (March) residents will see new waste collection vehicles in their neighbourhood.  This is because Brighton Council has changed the current provider of its kerbside garbage and recycling collection services from Veolia to JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd.

The change in provider follows the expiration of the previous service provider’s tender but more importantly, will also result in most residents’ collection days changing. Continue reading “New waste management providers begin service this month”

Motor vehicle burglaries on the rise in the Bridgewater area

SINCE September last year the Bridgewater area, including from Old Beach to Brighton has been experiencing an increase in burglaries of unattended cars and utes.  A review of police crime reports illustrates that at least 25 per cent of the cars broken into were unlocked at the time.  A large number of thefts have involved purses and wallets that had been left in unattended cars.

Inspector George Cretu of Bridgewater Division also highlights an increase in the number of  break-ins to tradesperson’s utes.  Continue reading “Motor vehicle burglaries on the rise in the Bridgewater area”

Now to see our politicians’ promises delivered

By TONY FOSTER*

BY the time most residents read their delivered Brighton Community News, the state election will be run and won and hopefully, we will have a government installed in Hobart, energised and ready to take Tasmania forward for the next four years.

Irrespective of who is elected to the House of Assembly and who comprises the government, opposition and cross benches, all the elected MPs have an obligation to work in the best interests of our state. They have a responsibility to respect the community that has elected them to high office and to work cooperatively with the other tiers of government, particularly local government, to deliver the best outcomes for Tasmanians. Continue reading “Now to see our politicians’ promises delivered”

Build Up Tassie turns local lives around

By BELINDA CLARKE*

YOUNG lives are being turned around in our local community though an exciting employment program. Called Build Up Tassie, it’s an employment partnership initiative which is up and running in the Brighton area. Build Up Tassie works with local businesses, particularly in the building and construction industry to create sustainable long-term jobs for local young people

Social Impact program
Valerie Farnell and Cameron Lowe at a Build Up Tassie session at the Southern Central Trade Training Centre, Bridgewater.

One of those is Cameron, a young local Indigenous man who now has work as a concrete labourer. It’s given him a more positive outlook on life and he is excited about his future. Continue reading “Build Up Tassie turns local lives around”

Brighton High School a big step closer

THE establishment of a high school at Brighton catering for years seven to 12 is now much closer following commitments from both major parties in the election campaign.

While the Liberals committed $30 million to establish the high school, Labor promised to investigate the establishment of a Brighton high school in its first year, if elected to government.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said either way, the high school was a step closer and the many years of work to ensure additional education opportunities for the community were starting to bear fruit. Continue reading “Brighton High School a big step closer”

Brighton High School commitment welcomed

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the commitment by Premier Will Hodgman that a re-elected Liberal Government will provide $30 million to establish a new high school at Brighton.

Mayor Tony Foster said this was what he, the Brighton Council and the local community had been working to achieve for many years.

The Liberals’ announcement follows a promise by the Labor Party to investigate the establishment of a Brighton high school in its first year, if elected to government.

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Margaret’s lifetime of care for her community

BRIGHTON’S Margaret Horsey, who 73 next month, has spent a lifetime looking after others and she hasn’t stopped yet.

Margaret, who has just clocked up 33 years working for South Eastern Community Care (SECC), proudly boasts that some of her clients are up to 20 years younger than her.

Margaret began full time with SECC in 1985 helping with housework and general cleaning, as well as assisting clients with their showering.

Well done, Margaret Hornsey.  Brighton municipality thanks you for your community-minded spirit.
Well done, Margaret Hornsey. Brighton municipality thanks you for your community-minded spirit.

Continue reading “Margaret’s lifetime of care for her community”

Senior citizens look forward to busy new year

BRIGHTON’S Senior Citizens had a wonderful Christmas lunch event at the casino in December and they’re already planning their new year activities.

From left, Lindy Brown, Kinga Markowicz, Gay Goodes, Shirley Simpson, Denise Pond, Dennis Oates, Barbara Walker, Margaret Oates and Judy Szostakiewicz.
From left, Lindy Brown, Kinga Markowicz, Gay Goodes, Shirley Simpson, Denise Pond, Dennis Oates, Barbara Walker, Margaret Oates and Judy Szostakiewicz.

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Brighton’s citizens recognised for community contribution

THIS year’s Brighton Council citizen of the year is Fiona Kingston, the founder of the Girl Guides in Brighton municipality and strong community advocate.

Fiona, and other award recipients, were officially recognised at Council’s Australia Day awards ceremony at the end of last month.

Other recipients are: volunteer of the year, Michael Gordon, young citizen of the year, Larissa Hall and community event of the year, The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia’s annual rally which was held in Brighton early last year.

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We want to hear from you

BRIGHTON Council is conducting an extensive community survey to assist its future planning and to receive ratepayers’ views on a broad range of subjects.

As well as planned public information and input sessions, a call for public submissions and targeted public consultation, Council is also conducting an extensive community survey  to assist its future planning and to receive ratepayers’ views on a broad range of subjects. Continue reading “We want to hear from you”