Students get taste for new adventures in holiday program

MORE than 80 parents and children from the Bridgewater and Gagebrook communities recently enjoyed a variety of fun, healthy and engaging activities as part of The Smith Family’s Good Beginnings school holiday program.

The sessions were jam-packed with a smorgasbord of activities including tasty ‘sit-down’ shared lunches, an Antarctic ‘adventure day’, a recycled toy-making session, a community walk complete with a morning tea and jumping castle, several fun-filled rural combined play sessions and even a playground ‘discovery mystery tour’ on the double-decker Fun Bus! Continue reading “Students get taste for new adventures in holiday program”

Program aims to keep kids excited by reading

THE Children’s Book Council of Australia Tasmanian branch has launched a program to get kids reading – and keep them reading – following special funding from the Tasmanian Community Fund.

Books To Keep Kids Reading began last month at community health centres across the state. Continue reading “Program aims to keep kids excited by reading”

Brighton joins coalition for women’s day

BRIGHTON has joined the National Rural Women’s Coalition to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8.

Proving that rural, regional and remote Australian women are just as tech-savvy as their urban sisters, the coalition has invited cities and towns in these areas to share in hosting a special morning tea and interactive ‘webinar’ on the day, with ABC radio and television host Geraldine Doogue. Continue reading “Brighton joins coalition for women’s day”

Brighton offers community grants for 2011/12

BRIGHTON Council has a policy of offering grant assistance to sporting and community groups.

Applications for assistance in the 2011/12 financial year are invited to be submitted by March31 2011.  Policy guidelines, funding criteria and application form can be obtained from Council’s website www.brighton.tas.gov.au or Cathy Harper on 6268 7035. Continue reading “Brighton offers community grants for 2011/12”

Brighton’s citizens honoured for their community spirit

BRIGHTON Council held its annual volunteers and Australia Day Awards civic ceremony on January 25, with a reception at the Brighton Civic Centre well attended by more than 120 invited guests.

Mayor Tony Foster OAM conducted an Australia Day citizenship ceremony for Ms Karin Harris of Pontville, before presenting his Australia Day message before introducing the Woolworths Australia Day Ambassador.

Rear, from left, Elizabeth Holloway, Christine Sturzaker, Mayor Tony Foster, Cheynee Hanlon Front, from left, Andrew Lawson and Bradley Holzberger.
Rear, from left, Elizabeth Holloway, Christine Sturzaker, Mayor Tony Foster, Cheynee Hanlon Front, from left, Andrew Lawson and Bradley Holzberger.

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Fair rate system backed – research sends clear message to government

AN overwhelming number of Brighton residents support the Council’s Fair Rating System with satisfaction levels more than double those of ratepayers in the greater Hobart region.

That is a key finding of an independent survey conducted by Myriad Research on behalf of the Brighton Council. Continue reading “Fair rate system backed – research sends clear message to government”

2011 brings much to look forward to for Brighton

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

HOPEFULLY everyone has had a great start to 2011.  Christmas seemed like yesterday, and here it is already March.

Brighton certainly has a busy year ahead and top of the list is, of course, the recommencement of the Brighton Bypass.  There is still to be a signoff on paperwork and then it’s all systems go. As you know, we have been talking about this major piece of infrastructure for our municipality for almost 30 years, and now it really is time to move on and get the Bypass to completion. Continue reading “2011 brings much to look forward to for Brighton”