Key new role will marry jobs with regional opportunities

In his new workplace development coordinator role, Anthony McConnon (centre) will work to develop additional and better employment outcomes for people in the sub-region comprising the Brighton, Central Highlands, Derwent Valley and Southern Midlands Council areas.

AN experienced manager and employment recruitment specialist has been appointed to a key role to improve job opportunities for people in Tasmania’s south central sub-region.

Anthony McConnon comes to the role with extensive experience across a number of industries including workforce recruitment, hospitality, health and fitness, retail, telecommunications, automotive industries and sport.

Mr McConnon, who has taken up his position, was most recently a team manager with employment consultants Searson Buck providing leadership and mentoring for a statewide recruitment team.

From left, Derwent Valley Mayor Ben Shaw with Anthony McConnon who is the region’s new workplace development coordinator, and Brighton Mayor Tony Foster.

In his new workplace development coordinator role, Anthony will work to develop additional and better employment outcomes for people in the sub-region comprising the Brighton, Central Highlands, Derwent Valley and Southern Midlands Council areas.

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Have your say on shape of things to come

Brighton Council is inviting local residents, businesses and visitors to share their thoughts about the future through an online survey. The survey is part of a project to develop a 2050 Vision for the Municipality

BRIGHTON Municipality is having its say on what the community will look like in 30 years from now.

Brighton Council is inviting local residents, businesses and visitors to share their thoughts about the future through an online survey. The survey is part of a project to develop a 2050 Vision for the Municipality.

“We appreciate the fact Brighton is home to an incredibly proud community with a strong sense of identity and optimism,” said Brighton Council general manager, James Dryburgh.

Your chance to be part of determining the future of the Brighton Municipality
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Pandemic pauses seniors school

Because of the pandemic, meetings for Bridgewater’a School for Seniors have been on hold since physical distancing was introduced in March. Currently it does not seem this will change any time in the immediate future.

By SHIRLEY MCKERROW*

BECAUSE of the pandemic, meetings for School for Seniors have been on hold since physical distancing was introduced in March. Currently it does not seem this will change any time in the immediate future.

I am sure that a lot of our members are suffering from withdrawal symptoms as we miss the socialising and our generous speakers every week.

As a designated at-risk group, we cannot take chances with the health of members or of our speakers by coming together too soon in an enclosed space for two hours.

Also , if we did meet with a limited numbers of members, I would be reluctant to ask speakers to spend their time and resources travelling to speak to half our group. There wouldn’t be the same atmosphere or interaction.

Schools for Seniors meetings have been on hold in Brighton Municipality since March.
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Glass half-full model keeps Lions topped up

The Bridgewater Market returned on Saturday August 29, at the Brighton Civic Centre car park at 25 Green Point Road, Bridgewater. The Bridgewater Market will be held on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10am until 2pm.

By CANDICE HOWARD

THE Lions Club of Brighton has been keeping busy during the Covid-19 period with smaller scale community activities including bread donations to community centres and schools, creating and distributing family activity packs, planning upcoming events and collecting glasses as part of the Recycle for Sight program.

We collect donated glasses on behalf of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program. 

The recycling program receives requests from humanitarian organisations either travelling to a developing country or supplying shipping container loads of suitable humanitarian aid.  If you have glasses that you no longer need and would like to see go to a good cause, you can donate them locally using one of our drop boxes which are located at Brighton Doctors and Greenpoint Medical Services.  If you are happy to host a collection point or are unable to get to a collection point, please contact us.

Candice Howard proudly displays the Bridgewater Market sign
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Get your ticket to play sport

Under the 2020 Tasmanian Government’s Ticket to Play program, parents of eligible children can now apply for two vouchers of up to $I00 each to go towards the cost of sporting club membership.

THE Tasmanian Government is urging Brighton Municipality parents and carers to take part in its Ticket to Play sports voucher program. After a successful pilot program in 2019 and early in 2020, the Tasmanian Government has committed $1 million a year to Ticket to Play for a further four years.

Minister for Sport Jane Howlett said cost was one of the major barriers to children participating in organised sport. 

The key objective of Ticket to Play is to increase the number of young Tasmanians playing sport by addressing the cost barrier to joining a club.
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Medal winners our belles of the bowls

The Club’s AGM elected Doug Holloway, president; Elizabeth Downward, secretary; Tony Bartninkaitis, treasurer; Judy Holloway, David Holmes, Glenda Rubock, Louise Cooper, Simon Hartgrove, as board members. Keith Roberts has since re-joined the board.

THE Brighton Bowls & Community Club’s AGM was a fitting opportunity for members to recognise the outstanding achievement of the Division 5 ladies team.

Team members proudly received their Division 5 premiership medallions, Bowls Tasmania South perpetual trophy and premiership plaque from retiring president, Van Ransley, to acknowledge their success which was the Club’s only premiership for the season. As a result of the win, the team has been promoted to Division 4 for the coming season.

Special congratulations on the success of new bowlers Pat Seabourne in her first year and Elizabeth Downward in just her second.

Division 5 ladies from left, Pat Seabourne, Maz Wiltshire, Jeanette Holmes, Connie Gilmour, Elizabeth Downward, Di Higgins, Louise Cooper. Absent: Pat Mitchelmore and Lorna Silvestor.
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Put your number where it counts

Brighton Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran is urging residents to ensure their homes have a visible street number on their houses.

BRIGHTON Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran is urging residents to ensure their homes have a visible street number on their houses.

Cr Curran said the inconsistency with street numbering came home to her when she was recently delivering Meals on Wheels in a new area in the Municipality.

“My previous run was very familiar to me but when I started delivering in a new area, I realised a number of homes either did not have street numbers or the numbers themselves were difficult to see.

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Ground broken for regional Sports Centre Facility

In welcoming the funding and the start of works, Mayor Foster said the redevelopment would provide modern, upgraded facilities for the Brighton Football and Cricket Clubs, and the wider community.

WORKS are about to start for the redevelopment of the Brighton Regional Sports Centre to create a new and improved sporting facility at Pontville.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster was recently joined by council members and Liberal Senator for Tasmania Claire Chandler to officially break ground on the redevelopment.

Senator Chandler said the new facility would create a revitalised multi-purpose facility to cater for the needs of local sports clubs and the community and will provide a significant economic boost for the Brighton municipality and surrounding regions.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster with Senator Claire Chandler and Council’s project engineer Anna Wilson.
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The wonder of science explored during library visit

Svenja Halfter and Dipon Sarkar shared a never-ending sense of joy and wonder about science with Library staff.

BRIDGEWATER Library had a visit from two volunteers from the Young Tassie Scientists (YTS) program as part of National Science Week 2020 last month. 

YTS which promotes the profile of science and engineering to students and the public provides insights into working as a scientist or an engineer. Participants in the YTS program volunteer their time to share a passion for science and a sense of wonder with people across the state.

Svenja Halfter and Dipon Sarkar shared a never-ending sense of joy and wonder about science with Library staff. 

The experiments they performed focused on the deep blue ocean and highlighted how science plays a part in climate change and the environment.  

Svenja and Dipon entered the makeshift laboratory at Bridgewater Library and eagerly reached into their Cool Science at Home packs to begin experimenting. The flurry of activity and laughter was caught on camera and is available on the Bridgewater Library Facebook page. 

Svenja Halfter and Dipon Sarkar shared a never-ending sense of joy and wonder about science with Library staff. 
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Doctors team up to provide specialist skills

It has been a hectic 16 months for Brighton Regional Doctors since opening its doors with a few more GPs joining the team as well as the practice widening its specialist skills in the Brighton municipality.

By DR MARY LUMSDEN*

IT has been a hectic 16 months for Brighton Regional Doctors since opening our doors, so we thought it might be an opportunity to update you. A few more GPs have joined the team in recent months and we are widening the specialist skills available in the area. 

Dr Katelyn Brooks and Dr Tara Kurrajong both have significant experience in Family Planning. We are able to offer allthe same services as Family Planning Tasmania in Glenorchy with significantly shorter waiting times in particular for Mirena and Copper IUD insertions. We accept patients who have a regular GP elsewhere for contraceptive services and may be able to assist in cases of significant financial hardship.  

The team at Brighton Regional Doctors. 
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