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.

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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”

Bridgewater Bridge case praised, but no political football

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the submission of the business case for the Bridgewater Bridge to Infrastructure Australia, but says the replacement must not be used as a political football in the coming State and Federal election campaigns.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the replacement of the existing bridge was so important it demanded more than just gestures and political promises of reports, investigations and funding ‘sometime in the future’.

“The presentation of the submission to Infrastructure Australia is a good first step, but now it must be backed up by firm funding commitments and a construction timetable by both the Federal and State Governments and the Opposition parties,” Cr Foster said. Continue reading “Bridgewater Bridge case praised, but no political football”

Brighton Council votes to support pokies’ removal

BRIGHTON Council has voted to support the proposed removal of poker machines from Tasmanian hotels and clubs.

At last night’s meeting, the Council voted unanimously to support the initiative proposed by the State Labor Party, becoming the first Tasmanian council to take such a decision. Continue reading “Brighton Council votes to support pokies’ removal”

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  “