Play and Learn groups help with positive parenting


GOOD Beginnings’ Play and Learn groups are all about having fun with your children in a stimulating and child-friendly environment. The groups provide opportunities for parents to learn more about positive parenting, ideas for healthy eating, managing childhood behaviours, information on child development, ideas on activities to do at home, as well as meeting other families in your area.

Sebastian and Nevaeh show off their pikelets.

Gagebrook Play2Learn will now be offering a light breakfast that we can all prepare and share in together.

Come along and share in the fun every Monday morning in school terms to meet other families, play with your children with fun and exciting toys and experiences.

Please contact me for more information on all the groups that we run. Looking forward to seeing you there!


All families welcome

Local horse takes out top honours in Arabian show circuit

BRIGHTON Council’s very own animal control officer Katrina Phillips is proud of some recent successes of her Arabian horses at two recent prestigious shows in Tasmania. The shows are regarded as the cream of the show circuit for Arabian horses.

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Brighton’s new dentists help educate community on oral care

BRIGHTON’S new dentist clinic, part of the municipality’s new medical centre, has been operating for the past few weeks and already is attracting a full range of new patients from the Brighton municipality.

The clinic is the only one in Brighton, with the closest dentist practices in New Norfolk and Claremont.

The practising dentists in charge are Badrun Nisa Singh and husband Yadir Singh who also employ fellow dentist and colleague, Mathew Lim.

Badrun Nisa Singh (front) with colleague Mathew Lim, at the new Brighton Dentist Clinic.

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Disappointing political response to energy cost issue



 THE strongest community response to a recent issue of concern raised by Brighton Council has been the comments I have received regarding the dramatic increases cost of energy for businesses and householders over recent years.

In early February, I raised concerns at the impact of these high costs on one of our local businesses, Polyfoam Australia Pty Ltd, that provides direct employment for 16 people at Bridgewater and many more jobs through contractors and buying local goods and services. The Bridgewater plant is the most modern and efficient of the company’s multiple plants around Australia, yet its energy costs are substantially higher – up to 258 percent above those of Polyfoam’s Melbourne factory. Continue reading “Disappointing political response to energy cost issue”

High energy costs places Bridgewater manufacturing plant at risk

BRIGHTON Council says excessive energy charges are placing a highly efficient local manufacturing plant at risk and has called on the Government and Opposition to bring the charges more into line with national costs.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the Polyfoam Australia Pty Ltd facility at Bridgewater was the most modern and energy efficient plant of its type in Australia, yet gas and electricity charges were currently up to 258 percent higher than those interstate.

Manager Greg Riley with Adam Richardson, right, in the Polyfoam factory which supplies polystyrene containers and material for the aquaculture, agriculture, building construction and medical sectors.

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