Brighton’s best bakehouse continues to win awards

PROUD owners Scott and Natasha Donaghy are extremely pleased with the results their bakery has achieved in both state and national bakery competitions.

In the past eight months Brighton’s Best Bakehouse has been successful in two bakery competitions.

Best Bakehouse owners Scott left, and Natasha Donaghy, right, with bakers Jason Mizzen and Darren Boucher.
Best Bakehouse owners Scott left, and Natasha Donaghy, right, with bakers Jason Mizzen and Darren Boucher.

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Recycling bins roll out next month

BRIGHTON Council is looking after the needs of its residents and the environment by rolling out new yellow and green 240-litre recycling bins on September 1.

The new bins will replace the crates householders currently use for recyclables such as old newspapers, magazines and cardboard, as well as empty milk cartons, bottles and cans.  The crates can hold only 60 litres of recyclables, which is one quarter of the capacity of the new bins, and residents have to carry them to the kerbside every week. Continue reading “Recycling bins roll out next month”

Ratepayers reap the benefits of sound financial management

BRIGHTON ratepayers are continuing to enjoy the benefits of the municipality’s revolutionary flat-rating system with a minimal rate increase set for next financial year.

The rate increase of $20 per residential property for 2010-11 is the result of Council’s efficiency and the fact that it has been recognised as having the second lowest general rate per capita in Tasmania yet continues to have the highest operating margin (surplus) in the State. Continue reading “Ratepayers reap the benefits of sound financial management”

Advisory committee for Bridgewater and Gagebrook formed

BRIGHTON Council is establishing a special advisory committee to coordinate input on community issues affecting Bridgewater and Gagebrook.

The Bridgewater Community Special Advisory Committee will be chaired by councillor  Leigh Gray and will be made up of council and community representatives. It will meet regularly and advise the Council on key issues, as well as present community views and enhance communication with the community. Continue reading “Advisory committee for Bridgewater and Gagebrook formed”

Bypass move welcomed

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s announcement of a management plan to protect the Aboriginal heritage values in and around the proposed Brighton bypass.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the decision to institute a management plan that will protect approximately nine kilometres of the bypass route was commendable and was welcomed by Council and the municipality. Continue reading “Bypass move welcomed”

Good progress on early years education aims

By ANDY BENNETT*

A MAJOR focus of the Learning Federation is to increase and enhance the range of quality early years education and care for very young children and their families.

We are doing so because there is a lot of evidence that the first few years of life are vital to helping children to achieve their potential

Our main strategies are to develop our three primary schools as birth to grade four education centres, to build a children and family centre locally, and work collaboratively with other early childhood service providers to develop a broader and more cohesive model for supporting the families of young children. We have made a lot of progress in that area in recent weeks.

A major emphasis for the new Learning Federation is on early years education.
A major emphasis for the new Learning Federation is on early years education.

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