MORE than to 80 parents and children came together as guests of children’s charity The Smith Family to experience an interactive educational theatre performance at the Brighton Civic Centre in April.
Initially the event was planned to take place at the Riverside Community Garden and Nursery, but due to bad weather, was transferred to the Civic Centre which was transformed into a beautiful make-believe garden setting using garden materials.
EACH Friday morning, the Riverside Community Garden and Nursery, plays host to an early years program called ‘Grow and Learn’. It is a great program where parents, grandparents, carers and their young children meet to grow and maintain communal fruit and vegetable gardens while learning about gardening and healthy food.
Grow and Learn is an initiative of The Smith Family in partnership withCampbell Paige and the Education Department. Recently, the children and parents experienced the ‘full lifecycle’ of growing and eating fresh corn and even making popcorn!
BRIGHTON Council’s successful resource-sharing initiatives have been recognised by its local government peers.
Council’s unique business model has been rewarded for demonstrating operational excellence with an award presented at this year’s Local Government Association (LGAT) awards for excellence. The award is for Council’s outstanding common service provision model that allows it to share its staff and resources with other councils both in Tasmania and more recently in its partnerships with interstate councils as well as the development of a sister city relationship with Suva in Fiji.
MOST often my columns are about progress with the building program at our schools and I have included a quick update at the end of this piece. However this time I wanted to write about why we are undertaking such a major building construction program in light of what we are aiming to achieve. Continue reading “Federation will lead to range of outcomes”
AFTER last year’s record breaking winter season, the northern suburbs athletics club is hoping for even bigger things this year. Having exceeded 100 winter registrations for the first time last year, they are trying for 150 members this season.
BRIDGEWATER High home economics teacher and keen soccer player Georgie Roberts is enjoying her team’s victory at the World Masters Games at the end of last year.As a member of the Tassie Strikers, Tasmania’s over-35 women’s football team, she made it through to the nail-biting final.
YET further signs of how the major projects in our community are now coming to fruition was the recent launch of the largest housing development for Brighton in the past 30 years (see story on our home page).
While the numbers of homes and the ability to encourage more people, particularly young families to remain in our wonderful municipality is welcome, the other exciting and very important aspect of the development will be the provision of more public open space for the whole community. Continue reading “Public spaces a priority for community growth”