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.
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.
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.
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 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.
CLOVER Hill wines at Tea Tree has been named the Tasmanian vineyard of the year. The recognition comes at an exciting time for Clover Hill, as it plans to open a new cellar door investing more than $1million at its main Lebrina site due to be open later in the year.
Clover Hill, which was established in 1986 on the site of an old dairy farm in North-East Tasmania by the Goelet family, is one of the country’s principal producers of sparkling wine.
Brighton councillor urges more community involvement in volunteering
BRIGHTON Councillor Phil Owen was a special guest speaker at this year’s Brighton Australia Day ceremony. Mayor Tony Foster asked Councillor Owen to reflect on his more than 30 years of volunteering in our community, which was a theme of this year’s Australia Day event. Here is a precis of Councillor Owen’s speech.
FIVE months after moving to Old Beach the Fire Brigade was burning off at the back of my place. I went down to see them and was invited to come to the fire station on a Wednesday night. That is how my work as a volunteer started and I have now been a volunteer with Old Beach Fire Brigade for 33 years. Continue reading “Volunteers: your community needs you and thanks you”
WHEN two young mothers were chatting at a children’s play group at Tea Tree Hall seven years ago, neither thought their conversation would lead to setting up a much-needed and successful local business.
But it did. Those two young mothers are now joint partners in Brighton Veterinary Services. The clinic is just three years old, but already it has a team of seven staff – three vets, a practice manager, two veterinary nurses (one qualified, one in training) and a receptionist.