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”

It’s time Labor revealed its policy on pokies

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

WITH less than six months to go before the next State election, we are about to be bombarded with promises, policy announcements and claims of past achievements from political parties and candidates seeking to win our votes for parliament.

The key issues for Brighton remain the same as they have been in past elections – health, education, economic development, employment, roads and transport, public safety and the provision of essential community services. Continue reading “It’s time Labor revealed its policy on pokies”

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.

Continue reading “Brighton Carols sure to show Hobart how it’s done”

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”

Gymnasts rack up success at recent events

 

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Men’s Artistic Gymnastics level 3-6 and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, level 4.

HOBART Gymnastics Academy is delighted with the recent success of kits gymnasts at the Trampoline State Levels and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) / Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) and Rhythmic Junior State championship.

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Cricket starts with a blast for Eagles cricket club

 

By SCOTT ARNOLD*

MILO T20 ‘blast’ hits Pontville, starting on Wednesday October 25, from 4.30 to 6pm. Brighton Eagles Cricket club hosts the increasingly popular T20 blast for kids aged 7 – 12 years old. It is played in a fun and safe environment for children who have basic cricket skills. Games last up to 90 minutes with all equipment supplied, including soft balls. The events are facilitated by accredited coaches. This eight-week program has an exciting atmosphere complete with music and dancing just like the KFC big bash league. All children get to bat, bowl and field and all games are played at Pontville. Mixed teams are also available and we are inclusive of children with a disability.  Continue reading “Cricket starts with a blast for Eagles cricket club”

Old Beach still looking to set up girls’ team in cricket competition

By PHIL OWEN*

COME on girls, the old Beach Cricket Club really, really needs you!  We are still putting out a call for girls wanting to have healthy outdoor fun while playing cricket in the Old Beach area. We are seeking to give girls between the ages of 10-13-years-old an opportunity to play cricket in the Hurricanes Under-14 girls league but time is running out!

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Brighton’s success story in gaining grant funding

By TONY FOSTER*

BRIGHTON Council has long been successful in gaining Commonwealth and State Government grant funding for important community projects in our municipality.

And deservedly so. As a diverse, outer suburban and rural municipality, we do not have the advantages of a central business district or major industry to provide the rate base to finance everything that we, as a Council, would like to do. Continue reading “Brighton’s success story in gaining grant funding”