A TIRELESS worker in the Brighton community, Kath Burns died last month.
Kath was a member of St John Ambulance for almost 44 years, having joined the organisation in 1973.
During her time with St John, Kath made an enormous contribution to her local community and the broader St John organisation through a unique level of voluntary service and was, without doubt, an outstanding role model for all members of the St John family. Continue reading “Kath Burns a tireless community stalwart”
LOCAL 14-year-old skater Anne-Maree Smith has been provisionally selected to compete and represent Tasmania and Australia in two international figure skating events. Anne-Maree will compete in the FMBA Trophy which is an annual figure skating competition held in January in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and the Mentor Nestle Torun Cup in Poland in early January 2018.
REDUCING the fear of crime and making sure members of our community are safe and secure as they go about their daily lives are important to all areas of policing. One of our basic aims is to make sure families and individuals can have confidence that when you leave for the day or go to bed at night, that you and your property are secure and as you go about your daily lives you are free from assaults and thuggery. For my police at Bridgewater Police Division, which has responsibility for four municipalities including Brighton, this is no exception. Continue reading “Police priority is to protect people in their community”
FOLLOWING the House of Assembly’s passing of the State Government’s legislation to take over TasWater, the Legislative Council now has the responsibility to do the right thing by Tasmanians and reject the bill when it gets to the Upper House.
BRIGHTON municipality residents will benefit from more than $6 million worth of major project investments for the community as a result of recent significant successes in Federal Government grant applications.
The Commonwealth funds are being matched by Council.
Council has received in excess of $2.4 million worth of Federal Government grants in the past 18 months. These applications are being matched by Council funds which means in excess of $6 million worth of projects will be spread throughout the community over the next 12 months.
THE Breaking the Silence Advocacy Group recently distributed grounding bags to services providers in Bridgewater/Gagebrook and surrounding communities. A grounding bag is a collection of items given to and used by someone if they are experiencing trauma or in a stressful situation. It normally includes something to smell, touch, taste, see or hear.