The beach comes to Herdsmans Cove


APPROXIMATELY 300 families came to Herdsmans Cove Primary school, to join in the fun for the Big Beach Day! Families arrived in droves with their bathers and beach towels, ready to enjoy the giant water slide and jumping castle, ball games, sandcastle competition, baby paddling pools, music and dancing, train rides, and an awesome free barbecue. Continue reading “The beach comes to Herdsmans Cove”

Community blitzes primary school in a good way


COMMUNITY Blitz recently held a ‘Big Blitz’ at the Herdsmans Cove Primary school to assist the MONA 24 Carrot Garden project develop in-ground garden beds as part of its kitchen garden scheme.

The work on the day of the Big Blitz at Herdsmans Cove Primary involved chipping off lawn where the garden beds were to be located, turning over the soil and hoeing in a manure mix. A great day’s effort by all who were involved.

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Ziggy notches up 400-game record

CHRIS Ziehfreund (‘Ziggy’) from the Old Beach Cricket Club reached an outstanding milestone in round 11 of the roster.  Chris became only the second player in the history of the Old Beach Cricket Club to Jim Cleary, to play 400 games.

Old Beach Cricket Club second grade team – Chris Ziehfreund seated front and centre with his bat.

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Shared service best for Brighton



ON February 11, with Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran and general manager Ron Sanderson, I will represent Brighton Council at a meeting of Councils with the Treasurer and Minister for Local Government Peter Gutwein to discuss local government reform in this State.

While we are advised that the Minister “does not have a fixed agenda”, we do know that the Government is under pressure from big business and large property owners who want to force Council amalgamations in the hope that it will bring rate savings for them.  Continue reading “Shared service best for Brighton”

Shared services alliance to benefit ratepayers

BRIGHTON Council is a key member of an alliance of Councils developing a shared services joint venture aimed at reducing costs and enhancing services to ratepayers and the community.

Mayor Tony Foster said Brighton was a leader in Tasmania in sharing common services with other Councils ranging from planning, administration, engineering, records storage, information technology and the development of its unique software. Continue reading “Shared services alliance to benefit ratepayers”

Sonya’s labour of love rewarded with major Australia Day honours

LONG-time Brighton resident, Sonya Williams from Gagebrook was honoured with Brighton’s Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards for her lifetime work of volunteering for community and advocacy groups.  The awards were part of Brighton’s Australia Day Awards and citizenship ceremonies.

A record number of six residents were made Australian citizens during the ceremony which was officiated by Brighton Mayor Tony Foster.  Continue reading “Sonya’s labour of love rewarded with major Australia Day honours”