Brighton bypass: why we have fought so hard for it

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

WHILE we have seen many changes in the Brighton municipality over the past 10 -15 years or so, it is probably fair to say that none will affect our region as much as the new Brighton Bypass.

We have been talking about this major piece of infrastructure for our municipality for almost 30 years, and now that it is on the verge of completion, it is important to outline the major reasons why we have fought long and hard for the bypass to become reality. Continue reading “Brighton bypass: why we have fought so hard for it”

Brighton Primary bounces with netball success

BRIGHTON Primary school had another successful season in the after school winter roster at Creek Road netball centre.

The grade five/six team came a very credible second in division one against some very tough competition.

Brighton Primary School grade three/four Maroon netball team topped the ladder with an incredible 14 wins from 14 games.
Brighton Primary School grade three/four Maroon netball team topped the ladder with an incredible 14 wins from 14 games.

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Liv shines for Hobart gymnastics academy

Graded at level 10, Liv is Tasmania's top ranked female gymnast.
Graded at level 10, Liv is Tasmania's top ranked female gymnast.

OLIVIA (Liv) Burnett recently demonstrated she is one of Tasmania’s most successful competitors in women’s gymnastics.

As one of the representatives of the Hobart Gymnastics Academy in Bridgewater, Liv attended the Australian women’s artistic national championships in Perth and walked away with some fantastic results. Continue reading “Liv shines for Hobart gymnastics academy”

Bridgewater mum diverts nation with her milestone

By JOHN HALL

CHRISTINE Gimblett, a Bridgewater mother of three, has achieved a personal milestone – and now her story has been broadcast across Australia and beyond.

Amid the ‘hoo-haa’ of the final week of the Federal election, a five-minute radio interview with 31-year-old Christine was broadcast on ABC radio’s PM program through 60 stations around Australia.  Radio Australia took the interview further afield to untold thousands of listeners in Asia and the Pacific.

 Helen Manser, left,  shares some happy memories with mother of three, Christine Gimblett of Bridgewater.
Helen Manser, left, shares some happy memories with mother of three, Christine Gimblett of Bridgewater.

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Winter sleepout aims to help the homeless

BRIGHTON Girl Guides and Old Beach Scouts have decided to sleep rough to raise awareness of the plight of Australia’s 100,000 homeless people.

Girl Guide Leader Fiona Hardman of Gagebrook said a winter sleepout was planned for Saturday, August 7 at Pontville as part of National Homeless Persons’ Week and just as Brighton Community News was being distributed.

• Girl Guide Leader Fiona Hardman and her nine-year-old daughter Emily prepare to sleep out during National Homeless Persons’ Week.
• Girl Guide Leader Fiona Hardman and her nine-year-old daughter Emily prepare to sleep out during National Homeless Persons’ Week.

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Bowls celebrates success and looks forward to more

By ROSS HOWARD

BRIGHTON Bowls Club members ended the 2009/10 bowls season with a presentation dinner at the clubrooms to celebrate one of their most successful seasons ever.

The ladies divisions 2 and 4 won the southern finals and then travelled north to take on the northern finalists and defeated them convincingly to become state champions when division 2 ladies defeated Cressy 51-43 and Port Sorell 62-48.  Division 4 ladies defeated Deloraine 70-43 and Ulverstone 82-48.

Junior representative in Southern Tasmania Bowls competition Josh Iles, left, with Club President Kevin Marshall.
Junior representative in Southern Tasmania Bowls competition Josh Iles, left, with Club President Kevin Marshall.

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