Long-time ‘Blitzers’ recognised for their work


FOUR of our long-term participants were recognised at a small celebration ceremony at the Bridgewater LINC recently.  The ceremony was also attended by members of Community Blitz Governance Group and Mayor Tony Foster who presented certificates to the four who had given more than 200 hours with the other two working in excess of 100 hours on the full range of community projects.  Glenn Randall said he had really enjoyed working with the Blitz team, meeting new people and putting his learned skills into the community projects.   Glenn has worked for more than 120 hours with Blitz and said that he was putting back into this community for the first time ever.  He is more fulfilled now that he is reconnecting with the community.  Recently Glenn completed his work experience commitment with MAX Employment and now volunteers with Community Blitz two days a week.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster congratulates long-time ‘Blitzers’ on their work in the community.

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First half of year brings PCYC Judo Club success


BRIDGEWATER PCYC Judo Club has had a busy first half of the year with training and competitions, our first competition for the year was Devonport Open with our club coming home with two gold, seven silver and one bronze followed by the Tasmanian titles held in Ulverstone which saw us bring home three gold, two silver and three bronze — a fantastic effort!

From left the coaches Wendy Masters, Timothy Masters, Theresa Smith,
With Zack Moody and Joshua Smith in the front.

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Cricket umpiring a game changer for Simon’s health

A CAREER umpiring cricket has been filled with highs and lows for Old Beach’s Simon Burns.

The highs including umpiring at a national underage carnival, an exchange program that took him into the middle of North Sydney Oval and umpiring a grand final seven weeks after leaving hospital.

Simon Burns, left, with life member Tim Swifte.

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Seasonal vegetables make fabulous frittata


WELL here I am with my second article for the Brighton Community News! This month the Waterbridge Fast Foodies are underway with our second lot of cooking classes at the Gagebrook Community Centre (first Wednesday of the month) and at the Brighton Civic Centre (second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month). If you would like to join us and cook up a storm please contact the Gagebrook Community Centre or look us up on the Waterbridge Food Co-Op page on Facebook – we are always looking for new people to cook with us.

The Waterbridge foodie team at work.

In our first 10-week cooking program, which ran from April to June,  we cooked more than 650 meals which have been sold through to the Waterbridge Community Pantry or given to community food programs. We have also made more than 450 jars of jams and chutneys which have ranged from apricot to feijoa! I can’t thank the Fast Foodies cooks enough for all of their amazing cooking – you are just awesome!

This month we have been using the best of the winter’s seasonal vegetables making broccoli and cauliflower frittatas. These yummy little veggie bundles are good hot or cold and are great in lunchboxes. You can also add other veggies from the fridge to really pack those vegetables in.

Happy cooking!

Broccoli and Cauliflower Frittatas (makes 8)


Cooking oil spray

500g of broccoli and cauliflower mix, chopped

4 eggs

2 ½ cups milk

1 ½ cups tasty cheese, grated

100g of shaved ham, chopped

4 spring onions, chopped



  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly spray eight pie pans or a muffin tin with cooking oil spray and place on an oven tray.
  • Arrange vegetables in the base of the pans.
  • Whisk eggs with milk, add grated cheese, ham and chopped spring onions.
  • Carefully pour mixture over the vegetables.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until set and golden in colour.
  • Serve hot or cold with salad or more vegetables.

The Waterbridge Community Pantry at Gagebrook Community Centre sells broccoli and cauliflower along with a range of fruit and vegetables. Come in and have a look.

Research shows ratepayers oppose local government amalgamation – valuable feedback to Council


Acting Mayor of Brighton

THE independent research commissioned by Brighton Council clearly shows that our ratepayers are strongly opposed to local government amalgamation.

Certainly, they do not want Brighton swallowed up in some greater Hobart Council and the overwhelming majority don’t even see the merits of Brighton amalgamating with a neighbouring council. Our ratepayers want Brighton to remain as it is – as an autonomous Council, with its own Mayor, Councillors and staff, and within its current boundaries. Continue reading “Research shows ratepayers oppose local government amalgamation – valuable feedback to Council”

Community survey reflects positively on Council

INDEPENDENT research shows that Brighton ratepayers continue to view their Council positively and want to see it remain as a stand-alone municipality.

The research was conducted in response to the State Government’s encouragement of councils to consult with ratepayers over its call to consider voluntary local government amalgamation proposals. Continue reading “Community survey reflects positively on Council”

Students present their designs for Brighton’s public places

THE third community consultation for the Brighton Tomorrow project was held at the Brighton Civic Centre last month with an ABC radio broadcast live from the event during the afternoon.

A number of community representatives along with residents came to see the results of the collaboration between Brighton Council, University of Tasmania School of Architecture (UTas) and Monash University Department of Architecture (MADA).

Community representatives view and discuss the drawings and models of the array of ideas put forward by students from the University of Tasmania School of Architecture (UTas) and Monash University Department of Architecture (MADA) under the Brighton Tomorrow project.

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