Making oral health fun for youngsters

By SIMONE JOHNS

GOOD Beginnings held Lilly White sessions with its Play2Learn groups in Bridgewater, Gagebrook and Pontville during August.

These sessions are fun and interactive, sharing with families the importance of oral health. Our families practised the correct way to clean teeth on our tooth models and our toy donkey!

Millicent Daly, 2 ½, from Brighton, learns how to clean donkey’s teeth.

We discussed the importance of eating fresh foods and drinking water and milk, while limiting foods and drinks that contain sugar.

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Residents reclaim streets in style

By JOHN HALL

UNTIL recently it was a much-maligned and over-used 200m strip of the Midland Highway. Now residents of Brighton township are reclaiming the street.

The large mural created by artist Lukan Smith is a perfect backdrop for the street
party. Photograph: Anna Wilson

 

The bitumen strip bisecting the old township carried almost 11,000 vehicles a day, but since the Brighton Bypass opened late last year the number of vehicles using it has dropped to under 6400 a day – a decrease of 42 per cent in total traffic volume, with a 52 per cent decrease in commercial vehicles. Continue reading “Residents reclaim streets in style”

Medical centre major fillip for community

By TONY FOSTER

THE recent official launch of Brighton’s new medical centre is a major boost for our community.

As you would know the medical centre, a jointly funded project by the Federal Government and Brighton Council, fills the void left by the departure of the Brighton Doctors clinic in 2011. Continue reading “Medical centre major fillip for community”

Boost for health care

BRIGHTON’S new medical centre, a jointly funded project by the Federal Government and Brighton Council, has been officially launched.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster officiated at the launch along with Member for Lyons Dick Adams and State politicians.

From left, the centre’s practice manager, Annette Hirst,
Mayor Tony Foster and registered nurse and midwife
Joanna McShane.

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