Bridgewater mum diverts nation with her milestone

By JOHN HALL

CHRISTINE Gimblett, a Bridgewater mother of three, has achieved a personal milestone – and now her story has been broadcast across Australia and beyond.

Amid the ‘hoo-haa’ of the final week of the Federal election, a five-minute radio interview with 31-year-old Christine was broadcast on ABC radio’s PM program through 60 stations around Australia.  Radio Australia took the interview further afield to untold thousands of listeners in Asia and the Pacific.

 Helen Manser, left,  shares some happy memories with mother of three, Christine Gimblett of Bridgewater.
Helen Manser, left, shares some happy memories with mother of three, Christine Gimblett of Bridgewater.

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Winter sleepout aims to help the homeless

BRIGHTON Girl Guides and Old Beach Scouts have decided to sleep rough to raise awareness of the plight of Australia’s 100,000 homeless people.

Girl Guide Leader Fiona Hardman of Gagebrook said a winter sleepout was planned for Saturday, August 7 at Pontville as part of National Homeless Persons’ Week and just as Brighton Community News was being distributed.

• Girl Guide Leader Fiona Hardman and her nine-year-old daughter Emily prepare to sleep out during National Homeless Persons’ Week.
• Girl Guide Leader Fiona Hardman and her nine-year-old daughter Emily prepare to sleep out during National Homeless Persons’ Week.

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Brighton’s best bakehouse continues to win awards

PROUD owners Scott and Natasha Donaghy are extremely pleased with the results their bakery has achieved in both state and national bakery competitions.

In the past eight months Brighton’s Best Bakehouse has been successful in two bakery competitions.

Best Bakehouse owners Scott left, and Natasha Donaghy, right, with bakers Jason Mizzen and Darren Boucher.
Best Bakehouse owners Scott left, and Natasha Donaghy, right, with bakers Jason Mizzen and Darren Boucher.

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Recycling bins roll out next month

BRIGHTON Council is looking after the needs of its residents and the environment by rolling out new yellow and green 240-litre recycling bins on September 1.

The new bins will replace the crates householders currently use for recyclables such as old newspapers, magazines and cardboard, as well as empty milk cartons, bottles and cans.  The crates can hold only 60 litres of recyclables, which is one quarter of the capacity of the new bins, and residents have to carry them to the kerbside every week. Continue reading “Recycling bins roll out next month”

Ratepayers reap the benefits of sound financial management

BRIGHTON ratepayers are continuing to enjoy the benefits of the municipality’s revolutionary flat-rating system with a minimal rate increase set for next financial year.

The rate increase of $20 per residential property for 2010-11 is the result of Council’s efficiency and the fact that it has been recognised as having the second lowest general rate per capita in Tasmania yet continues to have the highest operating margin (surplus) in the State. Continue reading “Ratepayers reap the benefits of sound financial management”

Advisory committee for Bridgewater and Gagebrook formed

BRIGHTON Council is establishing a special advisory committee to coordinate input on community issues affecting Bridgewater and Gagebrook.

The Bridgewater Community Special Advisory Committee will be chaired by councillor  Leigh Gray and will be made up of council and community representatives. It will meet regularly and advise the Council on key issues, as well as present community views and enhance communication with the community. Continue reading “Advisory committee for Bridgewater and Gagebrook formed”