Colts bolt through grand final with ease

By DONNA HOWLETT*

THE Brighton Colts are the 2009 grand final winners.

The Brighton Colts 2009 grand final winners
The Brighton Colts 2009 grand final winners

The Colts defeated the favoured New Norfolk team convincingly by 48 points.

Going into the match everyone knew it was going to be a great game.  New Norfolk had beaten the young Brighton side in both encounters during the home and away season quite comfortably so it was a huge surprise when the Brighton boys beat New Norfolk in the qualifying final, which was New Norfolk’s first defeat for the season.

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Brighton’s Tim is best and fairest in reserves

By DONNA HOWLETT*

What a fantastic footy season it’s been for Brighton’s Tim Boucher.

To cap off a great season at club level, Tim took the honors at the League’s William Leitch Medal count night to win the George Watt Medal for the reserves best and fairest.

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Full water savings passed on to ratepayers

Brighton Council passed on the full savings of the transfer of water and sewerage services to the new State Government established authority, to ratepayers this year.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said Council had deducted the entire cost of its provision of water and sewerage services and due to its own sound financial management, the average rate increase in the municipality for 2009/10 was just 2.5 percent.

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Brighton crowds roll up for circus festival

EVER wanted to run away and joint the circus? If the huge crowds who turned up for Brighton’s Circus Festival are anything to go by – it looks like a few locals have had this dream. About 400 people came along to learn circus tricks, meet the crazy clown and some brave children even showed off their new tricks in the circus show.

Circus performers, Hamish and Amelia show what circus performing is all about.
Circus performers, Hamish and Amelia show what circus performing is all about.

Dynamic acrobatic brother and sister duo performed to an entranced audience. Hamish and Amelia Anderson made it to the semi-finals of the hit television show Australia’s Got Talent. Their fabulous tricks and unique costumes wowed the notoriously hard to please judge, Red Symonds who invited the duo back for an exciting encore performance on the shows last night.

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Woodchopping makes a welcome show return

WOODCHOPPING is returning to the Brighton show on November 8.  After last year’s absence, organisers say they are looking forward to seeing the ‘chips fly’at the new site on the dog arena, right next to the new animal nursery.  Mums and dads will be able to keep an eye on the children at the nursery while watching the chopping.

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Brighton venue for first women’s festival

WOMEN’S health has long been a major priority of the Brighton Council, so much so that this month sees the inaugural Women’s Health Festival at the Brighton Civic Centre.

Community podiatrist, Fairlie Collins at least year’s community health expo and who is looking forward to this year’s women’s health event.
Community podiatrist, Fairlie Collins at least year’s community health expo and who is looking forward to this year’s women’s health event.

Developed in partnership with the State Government’s Department of Health and Human Services, the festival will be a celebration of women’s health in the municipality with dozens of community groups and services represented,

Community health social worker and coordinator of the Women’s Health Festival, Robyn Bishop said one of the key aims of the festival was to increase women’s knowledge of the myriad of services and support available in the district.

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Businesses urged to help fund PCYC programs

LOCAL Brighton businesses are being urged to ‘fill the void’ left by the loss of funding for the existing YouthLinx program, which ceases in January next year.

The Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations, (DEEWR) provided approximately $81,000 a year to Bridgewater PCYC to provide services for ‘at risk’ youth and their families as well a family liaison role where youth and their families receive support, information, referrals . When this funding ceases next year, it will be difficult for Bridgewater PCYC to offer any meaningful youth programs catering to the most ‘at risk’ in the community.

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Brighton bypass must proceed for whole community

By TONY FOSTER*

YOU would be aware of the discussion surrounding our much-awaited Brighton bypass.  In the past couple of weeks the legal manager of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Michael Mansell has called for all work to be halted claiming the site could have the largest deposit of Aboriginal artefacts in the State.

He said reports show the area is ‘full of Aboriginal artefacts and was probably one of the most extensive in the State’.  He has now suggested that the bypass be stopped and rerouted, even claiming that the existing road could be widened to accommodate the community’s need.

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