Catchups and a cuppa despite the cold

The pram group starting at tagari lia is a regular Thursday morning activity.
The pram group starting at tagari lia is a regular Thursday morning activity.

SINCE the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions tagari lia is starting to re-introduce programs and activities.

Drop in and Play is still not able to occur due to the need for physical distance.  All programs need to be booked and this can be done on Facebook or by phoning the Centre on 6165 5450.

Thursday mornings at 10am a pram walk leaves from the Centre followed by a cup of tea and a chat.  The weather has been crisp and cold but it is great to finally be able to be outdoors, connecting, chatting and catching up.

 

Gymnasts bounce back after lock down

AFTER an almost-three-month hiatus without the usual sounds of happy youngsters jumping, rolling, leaping and tumbling around the gym, Hobart Gymnastics Academy in Bridgewater is looking forward to re-activating all its programs in term three. The relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions has meant enrolments are open across all programs.

Alongside online training opportunities, the Academy has also begun a staggered re-opening with competitive programs beginning a gradual journey back to its previous levels of training. Despite training in a nearly empty venue, and the carefully planned progression to full hours, all participants are embracing the opportunity to be back in the gym and on the equipment once again.

Academy participants are embracing the opportunity to be back in the gym and on the equipment once again.
Academy participants are embracing the opportunity to be back in the gym and on the equipment once again.

Continue reading “Gymnasts bounce back after lock down”

Healthy and safety all important tips for your kids

By ALISON WARD*

Some tips to help keep healthy and safe when out and at home for families with young children.

When you’re at home a good way to keep hands clean is to have more water play at home and add soap. Remember to always watch children around water. Also, wash hands before and after you eat.Page 8 Health column

A proper mealtime structure helps stop grazing on food over the day. Try and make all meals and snacks time to sit down. This helps less hands in mouth and touching things. Continue reading “Healthy and safety all important tips for your kids”

Council seeks input into dog management

BRIGHTON Council is seeking your say on the management of dogs in the Brighton Municipality.  The review of the Dog Management Policy will be open for feedback from July 3 to 24.

All Tasmanian Councils operate within the Dog Control Act 2000 and must have a Dog Management policy that regulates the use of public areas by pet and non-pet owners, to encourage a happy, caring, safe and mutually respectful environment. Continue reading “Council seeks input into dog management”

Rethink and reduce household waste

By PHIL OWEN*

TASMANIANS  throw out more than 451,000 tonnes of waste each year*. About one third of this is common household waste disposed in our kerbside wheelie bins.

By rethinking what we do with our waste, there are many things we can do at home to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

There are many things we can do at home to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.
There are many things we can do at home to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

Reducing the level of household waste is an easy exercise in rethinking old habits and watching what goes into our wheelie bins. Avoiding waste in the first place is a great way to start. Continue reading “Rethink and reduce household waste”

Better times as Brighton moves forward

 By TONY FOSTER

Mayor

WITH coronavirus restrictions now being eased, some normality is returning and I am confident that we can at last look to better times ahead.

Restaurants, hotels and clubs, playgrounds and recreation areas are opening up, sporting and leisure activities are again possible and where appropriate, people are returning to their places of work. This is all good news for our community. Continue reading “Better times as Brighton moves forward”

James Dryburgh is Brighton’s new General Manager

BRIGHTON Council has appointed James Dryburgh as its new general manager.

Mr Dryburgh, who is currently the Council’s chief operations officer, takes up his appointment on July 1, replacing Ron Sanderson who is retiring after 27 years at Brighton, the past 15 as General Manager.

Mayor Tony Foster congratulated Mr Dryburgh on his appointment and at the same time, commended Ron Sanderson for his outstanding service to the Brighton community.

Brighton's new general manager James Dryburgh
Brighton’s new general manager James Dryburgh

Cr Foster said James Dryburgh would bring broad and diverse experience as well as a strong commitment to his new role. Continue reading “James Dryburgh is Brighton’s new General Manager”

Brighton’s food van policy out for consultation

BRIGHTON Council is looking to upgrade provisions for the operation of food vans in the municipality and has approved a draft policy for mobile food vendors. It is now seeking input from the public.

Under the Tasmanian Food Act, food vans require a council permit as well as a mobile food licence to operate from specific locations.

Brighton’s draft Mobile Food Vendor Policy proposes an annual licence fee of $600 for food vans, or a three-month fee of $200.

Van Demons Café De Wheels, one of Brighton Municipality’s popular food vans.
Van Demons Café De Wheels, one of Brighton Municipality’s popular food vans.

Continue reading “Brighton’s food van policy out for consultation”

Praise given for COVID recovery work 

THE work of Brighton Council’s Recovery Working Group formed in May to deal with COVID-19 has been praised by Brighton Mayor Tony Foster.

The group, comprising the municipal emergency management coordinator Peter Geard, who is also a Brighton councillor, municipal recovery coordinator Cathy Harper, senior environmental health officer Brent Basstian, chief operations officer James Dryburgh with support roles from other council officers and elected councillors, developed a range of objectives and actions to deal with the COVID-19 impacts on Brighton Municipality. Continue reading “Praise given for COVID recovery work “

Sammi’s support shines in state awards

BRIDGEWATER PCYC’s Samantha Sutcliffe has been named as a finalist in this year’s Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards.  Sammi is the assistant manager at the Bridgewater PCYC and has been recognised in the Tasplan Create Change award category for her efforts in driving activities, programs and initiatives that promote or create change in her community.

PCYC's Samantha Sutcliffe a shining light for our community.
PCYC’s Samantha Sutcliffe a shining light for our community.

A local resident, Sammi grew up in Herdsmans Cove attending the primary school and later Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School, then Bridgewater High School.  She initially began her involvement with the Bridgewater PCYC almost 10 years ago as a teenager. Continue reading “Sammi’s support shines in state awards”