Memorial Reserve shift

THE Bridgewater Memorial Reserve, which is on Brighton Council land on the Bridgewater foreshore adjacent to Nielsen Esplanade and downstream of the existing Bridgewater Bridge, will be relocated during the new Bridgewater Bridge Project.

THE Bridgewater Memorial Reserve, which is on Brighton Council land on the Bridgewater foreshore adjacent to Nielsen Esplanade and downstream of the existing Bridgewater Bridge, will be relocated during the new Bridgewater Bridge Project.  

The Reserve is within the declared Major Project area for the new bridge and is likely to be impacted by either permanent or temporary works during the new bridge’s construction. Therefore, it will be relocated to a more suitable location outside the impacted area before bridge construction begins in 2022.

At the May Brighton Council meeting, a new location near the Bridgewater Parkland Stage 2 on the Bridgewater foreshore adjacent to Hayfield Place was endorsed as the preferred relocation.

Brighton Council’s general manager James Dryburgh said planning and investigations for the new bridge were underway. 

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Culture, history feted during NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week, which is held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be celebrated from July 4 -11 this year.

NAIDOC Week, which is held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be celebrated from July 4 -11 this year.

A special event is planned for Risdon Cove with a flag raising at piyura kitina (Risdon Cove) on Monday July 5 at 11.30am.

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Youth week an all-round blast

CENTACARE Evolve Housing (CEH) partnered with Southern City BMX to host a BMX and ‘BBQ Arvo’ at the Gagebrook Skate Park during Youth Week. BMX coaching was provided by Southern City on the bike track and there were activities for all ages provided by the CEH Community Wellbeing team.

CENTACARE Evolve Housing (CEH) partnered with Southern City BMX to host a BMX and ‘BBQ Arvo’ at the Gagebrook Skate Park during Youth Week. BMX coaching was provided by Southern City on the bike track and there were activities for all ages provided by the CEH Community Wellbeing team. 

A highlight was the Mother’s Day card and a ‘paint your pot and grow your own veggies’ gift station. A spray painting and craft, and free barbecue were highlights of the day. Bridgewater PCYC provided another stand out activity, a Mobile Activity Centre.

More than 200 community members took part in the fun with perfect weather and plenty of music, bean bags to play on all creating a fun family environment.

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Jab’s for good of all

COVID-19 vaccinations are a big step towards protecting the lives of millions of people worldwide and reducing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Dr SHANNON MELODY*

COVID-19 vaccinations are a big step towards protecting the lives of millions of people worldwide and reducing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  All Tasmanians should have accurate information to help them make an informed decision about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination is an important way to protect you, your family and your community against COVID-19. 

High levels of vaccination against COVID-19 are a key tool in fighting the pandemic. If most of the adult population gets vaccinated, this will reduce the pandemic’s health, social and economic impacts. 

Two COVID-19 vaccines are currently available in Australia: the Pfizer vaccine and the AstraZeneca vaccine. Both vaccines require two doses. For the Pfizer vaccine, you will receive two vaccinations approximately three weeks apart. For the AstraZeneca vaccine, you will receive two vaccinations about 12 weeks apart. 

Decisions about which vaccine to administer are based on the best medical evidence available. 

Both vaccines are highly effective at reducing the severity of COVID-19. Both vaccines work by training your immune system to recognise and respond to the virus that causes COVID-19. 

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Mysterious Jerry lives up to his name

THIS month’s hidden gem is almost as hard to predict when you will see it as last month’s emus at the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm. He likes the cold mornings and May to August are his favourite months to make his appearance.

By SHERYL RAINBIRD 

THIS month’s hidden gem is almost as hard to predict when you will see it as last month’s emus at the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm. He likes the cold mornings and May to August are his favourite months to make his appearance. He is known as a Bridgewater local and in fact is quite famous, having his own Facebook page, and was even the focus of a recent question on The Chase television show.

This month’s hidden gem is none other than the Bridgewater Jerry. But what actually is the Bridgewater Jerry? According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Bridgewater Jerry forms when katabatic winds, a type of drainage or downslope wind, push cold air down from the hills after low temperatures during the night resulting in fog on the rivers at the base of the hills. There are two river basins which meet in Bridgewater and the build-up in this area pushes the fog down the River Derwent.

The magnificent Bridgewater Jerry makes its way down the River Derwent on cold days from May till August.
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Vets HQ has heap of action in the pipeline

THE Veteran’s Memorial Centre Bridgewater has plenty happening in the next month, but it still has hall bookings. Bridgewater/Gagebrook Social Page recently held a community fundraiser disco which was a great success, and the Centre would like to thank all the families and community members who support these events for their great community spirit.

THE Veteran’s Memorial Centre Bridgewater has plenty happening in the next month, but it still has hall bookings. Bridgewater/Gagebrook Social Page recently held a community fundraiser disco which was a great success, and the Centre would like to thank all the families and community members who support these events for their great community spirit.

In July, the Centre will be holding a Lorraine Lea Linen Party and Pure Romance, which is a fundraiser for the Centre. Everyone is welcome to come along, and afternoon tea is provided. This will be an online event.

President Anthony Bangar Bannister behind the bar at the Veteran’s Memorial Centre.
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Good to go FOGO in Brighton

AS Brighton Council continues towards the introduction of a FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) service in the Municipality, there are questions about how it will all work. Starting this month, Brighton Community News will provide a Q&A section to answer FOGO questions. The new FOGO service is expected to begin around October this year.

AS Brighton Council continues towards the introduction of a FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) service in the Municipality, there are questions about how it will all work.  Starting this month, Brighton Community News will provide a Q&A section to answer FOGO questions.  The new FOGO service is expected to begin around October this year.

What are the benefits to me as a resident?

A FOGO collection will greatly reduce the amount of waste that goes into your general waste bin. This will help if you have difficulty fitting your waste into your existing bin.

A FOGO collection will help you dispose of organic waste not normally composted at home, such as meat, dairy, citrus, eggshells, banana skins as well as pet fur and pet waste; and weeds, diseased plants and bigger twigs and branches if you don’t have access to a mulching machine.

You’ll no longer need to make trips to the Waste Transfer Station, saving money and time. If you have a lot of garden waste, you can spread it across multiple collections.

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Community survey gives FOGO the nod

BRIGHTON Council is implementing a Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) service to all residents who currently have a kerbside collection in the Municipality.

BRIGHTON Council is implementing a Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) service to all residents who currently have a kerbside collection in the Municipality.

The decision to proceed with a service was unanimously made at the April meeting of Council and was based on a positive response from the community.

Those who responded had a strong awareness of FOGO, with 79 per cent having heard of FOGO before completing the survey.

The decision to proceed with a service was unanimously made at the April meeting of Council and was based on a positive response from the community.

For a community that has not yet had direct exposure to a FOGO service, the understanding of FOGO is solid, with 48 per cent describing their level of knowledge as good/very good and 32 per cent describing it as average.

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Lower crime rate good news for all

IT is long overdue to give you an update from Bridgewater Police. I have now been at Bridgewater Police Station as inspector-in-charge since August 2019, and that the time has flown by

By PHILIPPA BURK*

IT is long overdue to give you an update from Bridgewater Police. I have now been at Bridgewater Police Station as inspector-in-charge since August 2019, and that the time has flown by. My current management team is administration/divisional sergeant, Sergeant Jason Klug and my station support officers. Penny Malone and Sophie Saville.

I want to thank and acknowledge the work of my previous administration sergeant, senior sergeant Phil Curtis who was recently promoted to inspector at the Safe Families Co-ordination Unit (SFCU) in Hobart. I wish Phil all the best and thank him for his tireless and hard work for our community. 

From left sergeant Jason Klug, Inspector Philippa Burk, Penny Malone and. Sophie Saville.

Bridgewater Police Station is staffed from 8.40am until 4.30pm but when the office is closed, officers are working out of the 24-hour Bridgewater Police Station. You can contact them on 131 444 for non-urgent matters and 000 for urgent or life-threatening matters.

Lions mark anniversary with fundraiser

NEXT month is the 10th birthday of the Lions Club of Brighton Inc. To celebrate and raise much-needed funds for the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation (ALCCRF), Lions will be holding a barbecue at Covehill Shopping Centre on Saturday, June 19, from 10am to 2pm.

By CANDICE HOWARD*

NEXT month marks the 10th birthday of the Lions Club of Brighton Inc. To celebrate this and raise much-needed funds for the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation (ALCCRF), we will be holding a barbecue at Covehill Shopping Centre on Saturday, June 19, from 10am to 2pm.

All funds raised will be used to help achieve ALCCRF’s mission to prevent kids with cancer from dying by raising funds nationally and donating these funds to the best scientific and clinical childhood cancer research conducted across Australia.

Please join us and buy a sausage or two to support this worthy cause. Sausages will be $2.50 each and drinks $2. We want to thank Covehill Shopping Centre Management for their support by hosting us for this worthy fundraiser.

Brighton Lions comes to the aid of childhood cancer research. Come along and donate to a worthy cause
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