Where love’s a key ingredient

RESIDENTS and businesses in our Brighton Municipality are really showing their innovative approaches to staying home and saving lives. Brighton Community News is focusing its May edition on some of the many ways in which residents and businesses are showing how they are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic particularly those with children who are at home and who need to be both kept entertained and also home-schooled. More stories about individuals and businesses coping are featured on pages 6 and 7 in the pdf version of the newspaper downloadable here: http://brightoncommunitynews.com.au/past-editions/

BRIGHTON’s White Moe (or Moes) Café and Restaurant is really showing how innovation, dedication and a lot of love can make a tough situation better.

Moes’ co-owner Scott Cranfield said the café was fortunate it was already set up for takeaway as well as a restaurant prior to restrictions being set in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Moes' team, Julia, left, Scott, Laura and Mani, ready to prepare meals for pickup.
The Moes’ team, Julia, left, Scott, Laura and
Mani, ready to prepare meals for pickup.

Continue reading “Where love’s a key ingredient”

Long lens captures life close up

RESIDENTS and businesses in our Brighton Municipality are really showing their innovative approaches to staying home and saving lives. Brighton Community News is focusing its May edition on some of the many ways in which residents and businesses are showing how they are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic particularly those with children who are at home and who need to be both kept entertained and also home-schooled. More stories about individuals and businesses coping are featured on pages 6 and 7 in the pdf version of the newspaper downloadable here: http://brightoncommunitynews.com.au/past-editions/

BRIGHTON Municipality accredited professional photographer Michael O’Keefe is taking his lens to the streets and photographing families ‘doing their thing’ in their driveways.

#TheDrivewayProject is a national initiative by photographers throughout the country where they are capturing family portraits in driveways across Australia in suburbia or in the regions.

They are fun, relaxed and candid images right in family driveways all done while practising social distancing.

#TheDrivewayProject is a national initiative by photographers throughout the country where they are capturing family portraits in driveways across Australia in suburbia or in the regions.
#TheDrivewayProject is a national initiative by photographers throughout the country where they are capturing family portraits in driveways across Australia in suburbia or in the regions.

Continue reading “Long lens captures life close up”

Taking it easy and making the most

RESIDENTS and businesses in our Brighton Municipality are really showing their innovative approaches to staying home and saving lives. Brighton Community News is focusing its May edition on some of the many ways in which residents and businesses are showing how they are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic particularly those with children who are at home and who need to be both kept entertained and also home-schooled. More stories about individuals and businesses coping are featured on pages 6 and 7 in the pdf version of the newspaper downloadable here: http://brightoncommunitynews.com.au/past-editions/

KIRSTY and Drew Schulze of Old Beach are certainly facing some challenges as they pack up their home to move in their newly built home in the Municipality in the near future.

Kirsty, who works for the UTAS medical faculty, said it is was a challenge working from home while trying to look after the needs of children Ellie 8, Lochie, 6 and Piper 5.

The Schultz kids of Old Beach, Lochie, 6, Ellie, 8, and Piper, 5, during their rather novel Easter break.
The Schultz kids of Old Beach, Lochie, 6, Ellie, 8, and Piper, 5, during their rather novel Easter break.

Continue reading “Taking it easy and making the most”

Watching your waste during COVID-19

By PHIL OWEN*

WITH many people and families in the community now working and studying from home due to COVID-19, it is likely your general household waste has increased.  Brighton Council will continue its usual waste collection services during this time but it needs your help to minimise waste as much as possible.  We’re asking everyone to continue to separate general waste and recycling as effectively as possible. Continue reading “Watching your waste during COVID-19”

Golden opportunity for crop of enthusiasts

BRIGHTON Municipality’s school children are benefiting from an initiative of Mona’s 24 Carrot Garden which is helping them design, build and maintain kitchen gardens in partnership with the Department of Education and Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.

24 Carrot has been working in Gagebrook to build a community garden where regular activities are hosted in art, gardening and cooking. Photo: Jesse Hunniford, MONA
24 Carrot has been working in Gagebrook to build a community garden where regular activities are hosted in art, gardening and cooking. Photo: Jesse Hunniford, MONA.

The Municipality’s schools include Brighton Primary, East Derwent Primary, Herdsmans Cove Primary and Gagebrook Primary. Since 2018 24 Carrot has also been working at 7 Bond Place, Gagebrook to build a community garden where regular activities are hosted in art, gardening and cooking. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 crisis, these activities are currently postponed until September this year.

The Growing Gagebrook Challenge was open throughout April and May inviting residents of Gagebrook and Herdsmans Cove to take on a free home garden kit generously provided by Detached Cultural Organisation. The Mona 24 Carrot Garden project still has 20 kits to give away which include compost, fertiliser, garden tools, seeds and seedlings everything you need to grow your own delicious vegetables at home.

This is open to people of all ages with local residents of Gagebrook and Herdsmans Cove invited to apply here: www.facebook.com/bondplacegagebrook/

The first round of the Challenge will run until August, followed by the second round starting  September 1 with 20 more home kits to be given away.

For further information, please get in touch with the 24 Carrot team at:  24carrot@mona.net.au

 

 

 

 

A healthy community is everyone’s responsibility

By TONY FOSTER

Brighton Mayor

WE are certainly in changing times. Social distancing, working from home or remote locations, only venturing out for essential reasons, closures of hotels, restaurants and public venues and a range of other sacrifices have become the new normal as the world attempts to overcome the unprecedented coronavirus emergency.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Brighton Municipality who is acting responsibly and heeding the messages and advice that we are being given by our State and Federal Governments and the State and National health authorities. Continue reading “A healthy community is everyone’s responsibility”

Kindness and caring a hallmark of municipality’s community

 

JORDAN River Service manager Helen Manser has praised the attitude and kindness being demonstrated in Brighton Municipality during the COVID-19 crisis and community isolation.

Helen said JRS had been overwhelmed with the generosity of volunteers’ time and work within the community and felt humbled that so many community members were doing their bit to help their fellow neighbours and friends.

•Tanya Langdon, Lillia Figgel, Cindy Dowling work to get food packed and ready for freezing and delivery.
• Tanya Langdon, Lillia Figgel, Cindy Dowling work to get food packed and ready for freezing and delivery.

Continue reading “Kindness and caring a hallmark of municipality’s community”

Traditons honoured at ‘different’ Anzac Day

ANZAC Day commemorations took on a completely new meaning this year. RSL State and Territory branches across the nation united on ANZAC Day in a powerful display of solidarity and mateship to honour the service of Australia’s defence forces, past and present.

Mayor Tony Foster with Deputy Mayor, Barbara Curran.
Mayor Tony Foster with Deputy Mayor, Barbara Curran.

Continue reading “Traditons honoured at ‘different’ Anzac Day”

Rates’ lockdown and Council helps community

BRIGHTON Council has decided not to increase rates for the next financial year as part of a comprehensive community-based support package to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

Meeting remotely, Council also approved moving back the rate instalment dates to assist ratepayers in managing their finances and to provide rent relief on Council-owned buildings where tenants are experiencing financial hardship.

Mayor Tony Foster said the meeting also supported actions taken by Council management in its immediate response to the emergency. Continue reading “Rates’ lockdown and Council helps community”

No rates’ increase and economic support from Brighton Council

BRIGHTON Council has agreed not to increase rates for the next financial year as part of a comprehensive community-based support package to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

Meeting remotely, the Council also approved moving back the rate instalment dates to assist ratepayers in managing their finances and to provide rent relief on Council-owned buildings where tenants are experiencing financial hardship. Continue reading “No rates’ increase and economic support from Brighton Council”