VOL 12 NO 6 SEPTEMBER 2010 Workshops first stage in process Strategic plan set for review BRIGHTON’S Strategic Plan will be reviewed and training opportunities, pro- moting industrial and busi- • Identify the key focus areas for the Brighton Coun- updated at workshops to be ness growth, maintaining cil covering the next 10 years. held this month. and improving the physical • Identify key issues. Four years ago, Brighton infrastructure of the region, • Develop and prioritise instigated a community con- improving communication short and long-term strate- sultation program and and interaction between res- gies to meet future chal- At the Tasmanian launch of the Babies Love Books: A Guide for Grown-ups booklet are, front from left, author through workshops devel- idents, community groups lenges. Rosemary Mastnak, senior librarian for young people’s services Rachele Carnevale, Australia Post retail manager oped a comprehensive strate- and businesses, improving “The results of the work- Geoff Hyland, TEYF chief executive officer Rebecca Moles, TEYF executive officer Rodney Brydon, TYEF board gic plan up to 2040. land-use planning by devel- shop will be considered by observer Judy Hebblethwaite and TEYF board member and commissioner for children Paul Mason. Brighton Mayor Tony oping a land use and devel- Council to develop our Foster said the Strategic Plan opment strategy, and form- updated strategic plan,” Cr Brighton babies love their was important for the municipality’s future and continual updating and ing alliances to take projects and strategies forward,” he said. Foster said. “This will then be pub- lished in Brighton Commu- books – so start reading! refining would ensure it “At the same time, how- nity News for public input remained relevant. ever, it is important that we and comment. “Two years ago, we pro- continue to review what we “I am urging input at all duced our first report card are doing to make sure that levels in the workshops and THE Australia Post office at Bridgewa- and Cooking With Grandma series. Ms Moles said one of the aims of on the plan to see how we we remain relevant to our the publication of the recom- ter will help the Tasmanian Early Years “Research has found reading to chil- this book-giving program was to give were tracking and it showed needs today and into the mendations for community Foundation (TEYF) to encourage par- dren is beneficial in a number of areas,” children a lifelong love of books. that we were well advanced future.” comment. ents to read to their babies. TEYF chief executive officer Rebecca “We also want to see improved lit- in a number of the key The workshops will be “As a council, we look The TEYF and its partners, includ- Moles said. eracy outcomes for children, encourage objectives, such as promoting held on September 22-23. forward to the results to help ing Australia Post, will distribute 19,500 “It stimulates brain development for parents and care-givers to share and Brighton as a great place to The purpose of the us continue to plan for the booklets, Babies Love Books: A Guide for language and literacy, develops a positive read books and develop a culture of be, improving education and workshops is to: future.” Grown-ups, free of charge statewide. attachment to parents and care-givers and active reading families and nurturing The booklet was commissioned by develops a positive attitude to reading. relationships,” she said. UK program Bookstart (the TEYF is an “The latest Kindergarten Develop- The booklet is available statewide affiliate of Bookstart). ment Check in Tasmania showed that through the State Library of Tasmania, Designed to encourage parents to while nearly all children achieved the the Royal Hobart and Launceston Gen- read to their children, the booklet was markers for health and wellbeing, 22 eral Hospitals, the North-West Area recently launched in Tasmania by artist per cent did not achieve one or more of Health Service and CHAPS Centres. and author Rosemary Mastnak, the the markers for numeracy, literacy and • More Learning in My Community, author of the Dancing with Grandma cognition.” page 7 Community groups urged to nominate BRIGHTON community dren and their families to (supported by Fullers Book- an inspirational champion of groups have been reminded achieve this vision through shop). the wellbeing, development they can enter the Tasman- leadership, dedication and • Professional award – for and learning of Tasmanian ian Early Years Foundation professional commitment,” an individual early years pro- children from birth to six achievement awards this she said. fessional working in the gov- years and their families. year. There are three award ernment, non-government Ms Moles said it was CEO Rebecca Moles said categories: or community sector. The important that individuals the foundation’s vision was • Community award – for award recognises a significant working with and assisting to build a healthy, happy and an individual who has contribution to the early edu- young children and their positive future for Tasmanian demonstrated a high level of cation and care sector (sup- families were recognised for children. commitment to the wellbe- ported by LHMU). their efforts in this very “The awards recognise ing, development and learn- • Inspirational champion important area. individuals in the commu- ing of children from birth to for the early years award – for “The Tasmanian Early nity who assist young chil- six years and their families an individual who has been Years Foundation promotes the wellbeing, development and learning of children from birth to six years,” she said. “These awards are just one of the ways in which we work to raise awareness of the importance of nurturing and supporting the early years of childhood.” Nominations are open now and close on Friday, October 1. Awards will be announced on October 30. Nomination packages and terms and conditions are available from the foundation by phoning 6232 7468 or visit www.earlyyears.org.au 2 Brighton Community News September 2010 YOUR COUNCIL Barbara Curran 1 Daniel Place Brighton 7030 Tel: 6268 1522 Cr.Curran@brighton.tas.gov.au Finance Committee, Heritage and Environment Committee, Brighton Primary School Council, Waste Management Committee. Tony Foster (Mayor) ‘Glendower’ 6 Glebe Street Pontville 7030 Tel: 0419 357 927 Cr.Foster@brighton.tas.gov.au Finance Committee, Planning Committee, Southern Tasmanian Councils Association, Emergency Management Advisory Committee. Wayne Garlick Introduced in the 1870s the bridal creeper is now one of the nation’s 20 worst 18 McShane Road weeds. Bridgewater 7030 Tel: 6263 7946 COUNCIL CONTACTS Residents asked to help 0438 539 682 Cr.Garlick@brighton.tas.gov.au Parks & Recreation Committee, Finance Committee, General Enquiries Fax 6268 7000 6268 7013 control aggressive weed Planning Committee, Bridgewater Library + On-Line Access Centre Advisory Committee, Bridgewater Community Special Advisory Committee WITH spring now in full Peter Geard Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org swing, the Southern Tas- 269 Elderslie Road Website www.brighton.tas.gov.au manian Councils Authority Brighton 7030 is asking Brighton residents Tel: 6268 1143 General Manager to check their gardens for Ron Sanderson 6268 7000 0418 515 649 bridal creeper (Asparagus Cr.Geard@brighton.tas.gov.au Council Services Officer 6268 7035 asparagoides), a weed of Parks & Recreation Committee, Planning Committee, Environmental & Development Services national significance. Heritage & Environment Committee, Brighton Senior Bridal creeper was intro- General Enquiries 6268 7015 Citizens Management Committee, Waste Management duced to Australia in the Building Services 6268 7016 Committee, Southern Waste Strategy Board Joint Authority, 1870s and was a favourite for Jordan River Fire Management Committee, Cycling South. Health Services 6268 7029 wedding bouquets. Planning Services 6268 7028 It is now regarded as one of the nation’s 20 worst Leigh Gray Animal Control 6268 7008 weeds. 295 Elderslie Road Physical Services Since escaping cultivation, Brighton 7030 bridal creeper has become an Tel: 6268 0704 Council Depot 6268 7000 aggressive invader of Aus- 0418 123 785 Project Engineer 6268 7018 tralian landscapes – coastal Cr.Gray@brighton.tas.gov.au Corporate Services areas, wet and dry woodlands, Parks & Recreation Committee, Finance Committee, Rates Enquiries 6268 7025 riversides, orchards and pine Planning Committee, Waste Management Committee, plantations – at enormous Bridgewater Community Special Advisory Committee Water Enquiries 6268 7024 cost to the environment and Accounts Enquiries 6268 7001 economy. The bridal creeper flowers – an invasive creeper and a Moya Jeffries Cashier 6268 7000 Re-emerging during late weed of national significance. 37 Seymour St AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY 6268 7000 autumn, bridal creeper is an Brighton 7030 invasive creeper and climber your garden for this plant. However, support is avail- Tel: 6268 1530 All correspondence should be addressed to the with teardrop-shaped leaves In Brighton municipality, able to landowners for the 0419 394 139 General Manager, Brighton Council, 1 Tivoli Road, and a springtime spray of infestations of bridal creeper identification and removal of Cr.Jeffries@brighton.tas.gov.au Gagebrook 7030. white, six-petalled flowers. are known to occur along the plants at no cost. Finance Committee, Heritage & Environment Committee, Pea-sized berries turn Jordan River (between The best time to control Brighton Junior Council, Bridgewater High School Council. from green to dark red and Andrew Street/Tea Tree Road weeds is before they become sticky in late spring, and are a and Ford Road). well established. Philip Owen favourite for local birds. It is likely that mature gar- If you believe you have 9 Compton Road Consequently new plants den plants exist in the neigh- bridal creeper in your back- Old Beach 7017 often become established bourhood, providing an yard or if you have seen plants Tel: 6249 8575 beneath roosting places. ongoing seed source for new growing anywhere in your 0419 333 252 Bridal creeper has a dense plants. area, please contact the South- Cr.Owen@brighton.tas.gov.au tuberous root mass where Property owners are ern Tasmanian Councils Heritage & Environment Committee, Waste water and nutrients are stored required by law (under the Authority, weeds project Management Committee. over summer, allowing above- Weed Management Act 1999) manager Sandy Leighton on ground foliage to die off. to control bridal creeper on 6270 2242 or sleighton@ Geoff Taylor Now is the time to check their land. stca.tas.gov.au. (Deputy Mayor) 507 Elderslie Road New website aims to save lives Brighton 7030 Tel: 6268 1408 BRIGHTON residents can website can be found at allow increased crash-testing, more research into vehicle Cr.Taylor@brighton.tas.gov.au now investigate new car safe- www.ancap.com.au. safety and safety technology, Parks & Recreation Committee, Planning Committee, Waste ty online through the Aus- ANCAP chairman Lauch- and increased collaboration Management Committee, Emergency Management tralasian New Car Assess- lan McIntosh said the new site with other car assessment pro- Advisory Committee. ment Program (ANCAP) allowed greater ease of access, website which gives new car simplified information on grams around the world. ANCAP is supported by Sonya Williams buyers access to a range of ANCAP’s testing regime and 14 Barwick Place important safety informa- vehicle safety, as well as a more the Federal Government, all Australian and New Zealand Gagebrook 7030 tion. sophisticated search tool. ANCAP is Australia’s motoring clubs, all Australian Tel: 6263 7871 “Our latest ANOP market leading independent vehicle state governments, the New Cr.Williams@brighton.tas.gov.au research has shown that more safety advocate and its new Zealand Government, the Vic- Parks & Recreation Committee, Heritage & people are aware of ANCAP torian Transport Accident Environment Committee, Brighton Junior Council, and its role in crash-testing Commission, NRMA Insur- Bridgewater High School Council, Gagebrook Primary vehicles and publicising their School Council. safety ratings – this new site ance and the FIA Foundation. will make it easier for new car buyers to compare the relative safety ratings of many new models in the market,” Mr McIntosh said. “It also explains how ANCAP works and the pro- tocols used in its crash-testing program. “We welcome visitors to the site to learn about the ben- efits of choosing a safer car.” ANCAP has also recently entered into a five-year fund- ing partnership with the Commonwealth which will Brighton Community News September 2010 3 Workshops help Brighton’s future planning MANY of you will remem- improving the physical infra- view to updating it. gies to meet future chal- dations for and the imple- month’s workshop will be ber that four years ago, Brighton developed a com- A MESSAGE FROM structure of the region. To that end, we are hold- lenges. mentation of our state-of- considered by Council to develop our updated strate- • Improving communi- ing a two-day strategic plan- As I said, our last major the-art education model, the r he Mayo prehensive strategic plan cation and interaction ning workshop for commu- strategic exercise was in 2006 enhancement of the Bridge- gic plan. that mapped out the future development of our com- T between residents, commu- nity groups and businesses. nity groups, business, councilors and council staff. forming the basis of our sub- sequent strategic plan. water business district and the fact that we were the first This will then be pub- lished in Brighton Commu- nity News for public input munity taking us through • Improving land-use The workshops will be Many of Brighton Coun- council to introduce the flat to 2040. areas particularly in our planning by developing a held on September 22-23. cil’s recent project and poli- rating system. and comment. Two years later, in 2008, major goals of: land-use and development The purpose of the cies have already resulted As a proactive council, we I look forward to your • Promoting Brighton as participation in this process. we produced our first report strategy and forming workshops is to: from this process. will continue to develop card to see how we were trav- a great place to be. alliances to take projects and • Identify the key focus They include, for exam- strategies for our future elling towards those initial • Improving education strategies forward. areas for Brighton Council ple, the building of our new growth and prosperity and objectives. and training opportunities. Our next phase in ensur- covering the next 10 years. civic centre, major improve- this month’s workshops will Pleasingly, that report • Promoting industrial ing that we continue to head • Identify key issues. ments to our streetscape, ensure that what we do card showed that we were and business growth. in the right direction is a • Develop and prioritise new walkways throughout remains relevant. Tony Foster well on track in a range of • Maintaining and review of the plan with a short and long-term strate- the municipality, recommen- The results of this Mayor Building Market celebrates program second birthday a hive BRIGHTON Market enjoy- ed its second birthday recently with celebrations at of activity the Brighton Memorial Hall and grounds. The birthday cake was cut by Acting Mayor Geoff By ANDY BENNETT* Taylor and free entertain- our grade seven students and ment for the children THE Bridgewater campus staff are scheduled to occupy included a jumping castle of the federation is a hive of the new spaces in the second week of term three. and sand art where the chil- ever-increasing building dren made their own picture activity. Stage two work will begin during the school holidays with coloured sand. The gymnasium has Now well established, the grown a roof and is entirely and will be completed in time for term one next year. market is going strong with a enclosed and the internal range of regular stallholders. building and fit-out is on A lot of heavy work is being done to establish the During the cooler schedule for an opening in months the market operates the second week of term foundations for the new grade 9-12 senior school. We from 9am-1pm and in the three. warmer months until 2pm. The PE teachers at may need to pray for no rain, at least on the immediate Members of the Bridgewater Trade Training Centre consortium recently inspected progress at the new centre. A The market’s annual Bridgewater High School are community open day to launch the centre is planned for October 20. From left, Wilson Forward (Tas Polytechnic), Jo Christmas twilight market getting excited and have been site, but the first of the new buildings is scheduled for Harris (Bridgewater and New Norfolk High School pathway planner), Lana Hegol (Tas Polytechnic), Stuart Harvey will be held on Sunday, visiting new gyms at other (Department of Education), Cluny Addis (Bridgewater High School), Simon Nuss (Tas Polytechnic), Shane Hickey (Tas occupation at the start of the December 12 from 4-8pm. schools to gather ideas. Polytechnic) and Malcolm Elliot (New Norfolk High School). 2011 school year. This event was a huge The gymnasium, which Further up the hill, the ways for youth and adults in a way to open the courses to bished internal spaces are ter for Education and Skills success last year and should will include a full-size bas- new Bridgewater Regional our community. people who aren’t attending about to be occupied includ- and we expect an announce- be even bigger this year. ketball court with ample space for two classes, a Trade Training Centre is After the tour the group high school, but would be ing a new office reception, ment early in term three. Musician Tony Voglino weights room and high- nearing completion. met to continue planning the interested in enrolling in a will play throughout the new teacher resource and a Our website at: www.edu- quality changerooms, will be On August 24 members taster courses that will begin course. afternoon and evening along teaching professional learn- cation.tas.gov.au/basmlearn- an outstanding space for of the centre consortium soon after the opening and There will be more infor- with Christmas carols and ing area. The external works ingfederation is being updated the annual visit from Santa teaching and learning. were taken on a tour of the continue for the remainder mation in the next edition of are about to increase to include news about latest Just as importantly, it will new building. Even though of term three. Brighton Community News. on Brighton’s fire brigade fire although there is a slight hold developments including engine with lollies for the be a wonderful addition to the fit-out is not yet complete We have planned a week Building program: with the prefabricated con- building concepts and plans. kids. our community’s sporting and equipment has yet to be of one-day ‘try-a-trade’ • The redevelopment at installed we could sense the courses in auto, electrical and East Derwent Primary crete panels. However, the Your comments are wel- There will also be more and recreation infrastructure. works are well on schedule come. Alternatively, you can We can envisage all sorts excitement, activity and great construction trade areas to School was officially opened free activities for kids, so learning that will take place give students an initial expe- by Dick Adams, MHR, on for completion for the 2011 email comments to come along to Brighton’s of sporting competitions school year. bsm.learningfederation@edu including basketball, netball, once the centre officially rience and a follow-up where August 13. Congratulations biggest Christmas event! opens around mid-October. the centre offers one week of to the East Derwent commu- Federation name: cation.tas.gov.au or contact Remember to come futsal and badminton as well as gymnastics and fitness The centre is a high-qual- training in a singe trade area. nity on a terrific day and • Returns from the com- Andy Bennett at Andrew.Ben- along on the first Sunday of classes being run through the ity building and will be a Our pathway planners wonderful addition to their munity survey to choose a email@example.com every month from 9am-1pm gym. valuable addition to the way are currently gathering school. name for the federation have *Andy Bennett is manager – at the Brighton Memorial The first stage of the the federation provides edu- expressions of interest from • A lot of progress has been counted. As is required Bridgewater and Southern Hall/Pontville Hall. Call 0427 Middle School redevelop- cation and training and our grade nine and 10 stu- been made at Gagebrook by law a recommendation Midlands Learning 008 353 for bookings or ment is well under way and develops employment path- dents and we are working on Primary. Some of the refur- has been made to the Minis- Federation inquiries. Wanted: volunteers to cook up some fun EACH week for the past In third term, family dren and parents and are pre- on 6223 2627 or email couple of months, students, learning clubs will operate in pared to have fun. Michael.Voumard@thesmith parents, and volunteers have the Herdsman’s Cove and The Smith Family pro- family.com.au. come together at the Herds- East Derwent school commu- vides training and support for The Smith Family is a man’s Cove school for Café nities for more enjoyable after- adults who want to volunteer national independent chil- Club – 90 minutes of food school learning activities. about one-and-a-half to two dren's charity committed to preparation and eating, The Smith Family is look- hours of their time per week, helping disadvantaged Aus- games, physical activities ing for adults who enjoy for eight weeks, to help make tralian children by unlocking and learning activities. learning new things and help- a difference in their commu- opportunities through edu- Café Club is one of The ing others learn new things nity. cation and learning. Smith Family’s family learn- too, have experience working If this sounds like you, The Family Learning ing clubs, where children and with children or with parents please contact Michael Clubs Project is supported parents take part in new, fun or both, want to make a real Voumard, the Family Learn- by the Tasmanian Commu- ways of learning. difference in the lives of chil- ing Clubs Project coordinator nity Fund. Works program in Brighton CURRENT works in the Brighton municipality: • East Derwent Highway beautification • Sorell St walkway • Pontville kiosk construc- tion • Civic Centre storage extension • Recycling bin rollout • Cartwright St drainage • Augustus St upgrade 4 Brighton Community News September 2010 Bridgewater School for mum diverts Seniors has nation with new program her milestone for third term By JOHN HALL By LIZ HOLLOWAY* visit on October 12 will pro- CHRISTINE Gimblett, a BRIDGEWATER School vide us with another fasci- Bridgewater mother of for Seniors’ third-term pro- nating talk about her three, has achieved a per- gram has been disrupted research. This topic delves sonal milestone – and now and the following changes into generally unknown facts her story has been broad- have been made to our about ancient Egypt. cast across Australia and schedule of speakers. Prof John Dickie returns beyond. Margaret Reynolds will on October 19 to tell us Amid the ‘hoo-haa’ of Helen Manser, left, shares some happy memories with mother of three, Christine now visit us on October 5 to about new astronomical the final week of the federal becoming, according to con- Gimblett, of Bridgewater. speak about National Dis- observatories, including the election, a five-minute radio cerned elder sister Marie, a diplomas to work in the Centre. She tells me: “I was an ability Services, the work that one being built in Tasmania interview with 31-year-old hermit. community service fields of The flexible work hours introvert. Now I’m full on! organisation does and the with links to others world- Christine was broadcast on “I was too scared to drive, mental health, youth, aged, mean one of them is always My clients get on well with success of its activities. wide. ABC radio’s PM program I would get panic attacks disabled and alcohol and at home to look after their me.” Michael Polley’s talk The Tasmanian atmos- through 60 stations around when I had to go to the drug dependence. three children, Crysta, three, Helen, who is is coordi- about the charity School of phere is ideally suited to Australia. supermarket and I was Christine spent 48 weeks Drae, 10, and Alalle, 12. nator of Jordan River Service St Jude in Tanzania will now study of the skies as it has so Radio Australia took the becoming depressed,” Chris- studying at the centre and Helen Manser, Chris- Inc (Bridgewater and Gage- take place on October 26. little pollution. interview further afield to tine admits. doing on-site work experi- tine’s mentor, told ABC’s brook Community Centres), A date for a visit by Dick Helen Manser, from Jor- untold thousands of listeners She was definitely a stay- ence, achieving certificate national audience that study- says it’s a struggle to find the Adams, MHR, is yet to be dan River Services, visited us in Asia and the Pacific. at-home mum. Too stay-at- four level just two months ing at the centre had dramat- funds to run the courses. rescheduled. recently with some members Suddenly, for those five home. ago. ically improved Christine’s “We receive some fund- After a two-week break to exchange news and views minutes at least, a success ABC listeners across Aus- Now she is employed on self-confidence. ing from Brighton Council, we resume on September 21 about our activities and per- story in the communities of tralia and overseas heard a casual basis at two local “You would not recog- Skills Tasmania, even organ- with a seniors theatre group haps to find ways we can Gagebrook and Bridgewater how Christine reluctantly homes for the disabled. nise her as the same person, isations such as Red Cross, dramatising one of the prob- work together. was diverting national atten- visited the Gagebrook Com- Her favourite time is on apart from her appearance,” wherever we can,” Helen lems associated with ageing Her talk was most tion away from the Gillard- munity Centre a year ago. Saturday when she conducts Helen said. said. – the costs of ageing. informative and I look for- Abbott battle. There she found a friend in two-hour art therapy ses- “Her personality is com- “It’s beg, steal and bor- Seniors theatre offers ward to positive interaction Christine told her the centre’s coordinator, sions for 15 clients. She’s pletely different to when she row to finance the courses. members an ideal way to between the two groups. national audience: “I was Helen Manser. planning an exhibition of first arrived. She was quieter, “The girls (most of the voice previously unspoken I also look forward to brought up old-fashioned … Gagebrook Community their work. reserved, didn’t really mix in students are female) say, ‘We concerns about a particular learning how our members you were supposed to be a Centre addresses skills short- Last fortnight Christine at all. want to do the training in can most productively assist worry. stay-at-home mum.” ages in the area, providing worked for 57 hours. The “Now she’s the life of the our own community’.” their many projects. The following week, Sep- She achieved year 12 at nationally accredited com- casual work suits her and centre. She’s the complete Christine, now the extro- As always, we welcome tember 28, Dr David Leaman Rosny College, then munity services certificate husband Warren, 35, who opposite to what she was.” vert, was asked on the ABC returns by popular demand visitors to our own Tuesday embarked on a year 13 hos- courses, which are conducted works part-time at Second Christine told ABC lis- program if she would have for his seventh talk to us, this morning meetings (10am- pitality course. by the Campbell Page organ- Bite, which distributes food teners: “I now do disability done the course elsewhere. A car accident followed time on Mary Magdalene. noon) at the Brighton Civic isation. for the needy. support work, helping clients “If they were in TAFE? We expect it will be as Centre in Green Point Road. by pregnancy ended career Over recent years 50 local He found the job while within their homes to live No way. Coming here wasn’t plans. With three children to well researched and thought- *Liz Holloway is School people studying at the centre doing volunteer work at their everyday life the way like a school environment … provoking as his other talks. for Seniors program look after, Christine was have received certificates and Gagebrook Community they want to live it.” it wasn’t scary,” she said. Kaye McPherson’s fourth coordinator. N CO TO U H N G CIL BRI Brighton Community News September 2010 5 Book Week takes children across the story bridge BOOK Week came to Gage- brook Primary School recently and students enjoyed a real treat when Tasmanian author and illustrator Steve Isham vis- ited the classroom. Literacy support teacher Fiona Forsyth said Steve had a great way of engaging the students. “Steve is an illustrator and an amazing story teller,” Fiona said. “He talked to the stu- dents about the creative process and how he and his wife Marion actually created a book from beginning to end. ABOVE: Illustrator Steve Isham helped Gagebrook Primary students create their own “His books have riddles illustrations during Book Week. BELOW: The theme for Book Week 2010 was Across and puzzles throughout the Story Bridge. them and as he read the pages Steve took the students ebrates its 65th anniversary on a journey, getting them to making it the longest-run- answer riddles and touching ning children’s festival in on much broader subjects.” Australia, celebrating books Working with Fiona to and Australian authors and implement Book Week, illustrators. library coordinator Jacki Based in southern Tas- Girl guides Montana Gatty, Rachael Fehlberg and Tayla Pyke spent a cold winter’s night Sward said Steve told the stu- mania, Steve Isham is a for- in a cardboard box to help raise awareness of the plight of the homeless in Australia. dents that a good story mer high school art teacher should engage everyone. and is the author and illus- Guides ‘rough it’ to raise “He certainly engaged the students,” Jacki said. “Each time he asked the trator of numerous chil- dren’s books capturing the rich folklore and unique community awareness FROSTY conditions and students a riddle hands shot up and even the quietest stu- dents wanted to join in. across the bridge to engage character parade where they wildlife of Australia. Steve and his wife Mar- ion run a stall at Salamanca Warming meals were pre- whom are aged 12 and under, “Book Week this year is them with another world. It showed a great deal of cre- market every Saturday. temperatures of around pared by the Brighton Angli- are facing another freezing on the theme Across the really was wonderful.” ativity making costumes out To find out more visit minus seven tested the met- can Parish, the New Life night in the open or huddled Story Bridge. Students finished a fan- of recycled materials. their website www.bandicoot- tle of the 48 hardy souls Christian Centre and the Vet- in doorways, alleys and other “Steve took the students tastic Book Week with a This year Book Week cel- books.com. who participated in the erans’ Memorial Centre and public places – a sobering sta- Winter Sleepout at Pontville enthusiastic singing around tistic by any standards,” Mr on August 1. The event, organised by a campfire helped to take the edge off the chill. Mundy said. On Sunday morning a SONYA WILLIAMS Brighton girl guide unit But the true significance reflective service ensured that leader Fiona Hardman, raised of the event was brought the participants, both chil- I am available to almost $2000 for Mission home to the participants by dren and adults, had devel- Australia as well as increasing the thought-provoking words oped a greater understanding help on any Advertisement community awareness of the of Noel Mundy, from Mis- of the issues of homelessness plight of Australia’s homeless. sion Australia, who addressed and a determination to work Council-related the group on the desperate with their communities for a Members of Brighton and Glenorchy Guides and situation faced by more than solution. issue Old Beach Scouts were joined 105,000 Australians who Fiona would like to thank by Cr Leigh Gray and Helen sleep rough every night. all the generous people and Ph: 6263 7871 Mobile: 0437 932 212 Manser and her team from “Tonight more than 3000 organisations who sponsored Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jordan River Services and Tasmanians, at least 342 of the Sleepout. Authorised by: Sonya Williams,14 Barwick Place Gagebrook,Tas 7030 spent a cold and uncomfort- able night in cardboard boxes on the oval as part of National Homeless Persons Week. The group was also joined by Clarence district scout commissioner Andrew Hardman and Girl Guides Tasmania’s state commis- sioner Helen Geard and state executive officer Lola Cowle, Have your say on park move PRELIMINARY planning studies are currently under way on the proposed loca- tion of the replacement Bridgewater Bridge. It has been identified that the alignment of the bridge will either go straight through the Bridgewater Memorial Park at Neilson Esplanade or alongside it. As a result Council is seeking suggestions from res- idents and community groups on a possible site or sites for the relocation of the Memorial Park. Written submissions should be to be sent to Council’s General Manager, 1 Tivoli Road, Gagebrook by October 29, or can be emailed to Cathy Harper at email@example.com. au. 6 Brighton Community News September 2010 C ommu niit y Calendar Commu nity Ca r After School Hours Care Calendar items need to be updated for 2010 volunteers, guest speakers and including adults. Turn up on the variety of people and is available Centre to book an appointment (OSHC) ongoing training. ESP has families evening to enrol at Bridgewater to community members to carry with one of their volunteer mentor For five to 12-year-olds. Sport, art and this can be done by emailing in need and offers free training to PCYC phone 6263 5677. out their own projects using drivers. Monday to Thursday 9am- and craft, eight-ball, video games new volunteers to meet these equipment that they do not have 2pm, Bridgewater Community etc. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays firstname.lastname@example.org needs. A light lunch is provided at NILS (No Interest Loan at home. Projects include making Centre. The program gives Scheme) from 2.45-6pm. Bus pick-up from (two jackpots). Phone 6268 1325. back of the Brighton Community all training sessions. Phone Mary The scheme is available to buy outdoor furniture for nursing applicants significant life benefits local schools. $5 per day. Parents Brighton Bowls Random Health Centre in Green Point Thornton on 6223 2937 for further essential household such as a homes and community parks and including gaining employment, re- must pick up afterwards. Forms Draws Road, Bridgewater on Tuesdays information. working closely with other engaging in education and fridge or washing machine. available from PCYC. Wednesdays and Saturdays 12.30-3pm. There is no cost and community groups such as the improved autonomy. Phone Families Together Monday to Friday, 9am-2.30pm, 12.30pm start. $5 entry includes women are invited to call in and Gagebrook and Bridgewater Jordan River Service on Anglicare Family Mental Thursday nights at Bridgewater Bridgewater Community Centre. coffee, tea and prizes. Phone M have a chat and a cuppa. Phone Community Centres. Pete’s Shed 6263 4303. Health Support Service PCYC 6-8pm. Dinner provided. Phone 6263 4303. is at 10 Sorell St, Bridgewater. Wiltshire 6268 0905. Robyn Bishop on 6268 4240. Come along as a family and enjoy Weight Gym A family support worker is PCYC Midgets Phone 6263 5142. available to support/see people Brighton Heritage Museum Computer Classes use of the facilities and spend For up to five-year-olds every $2.50 per session plus $10 annual from the Bridgewater and Old Council Chambers, Midland The following computer courses time with the kids. If you have any RECLINK membership. Weekdays, 9am- second Tuesday 9.30-11.30am at Free sports and social activities Gagebrook Community Centres by Highway, Pontville. Open the last are available at the Gagebrook problems support is available. 6pm. Open to adults and youth Bridgewater PCYC. $2.50 per such as football, netball, cricket, phoning Merima on 6213 3555. Sunday in the month from 1-3pm. Community Centre: digital media Phone 6263 5277. aged 14 and over. Phone Andrew session. Come along with the golf, fishing etc for 12-16-year- Services include access to fundamentals; word processing on 6263 5277 for more Bright Start Programs Jordan River Pensioners Club kids. olds. Tuesdays 10.30am-2pm. information and resources, links fundamentals; presentation information and an initial Play and Learn Programs: Meets third Monday of every PCYC Gym for Girls Transport provided to activities to other support services, support fundamentals; internet and world assessment and tailored program Gagebrook Primary School, month at 1pm. Bus trips on last Mondays and Wednesday, 5-6pm and lunch provided. Phone to children of parents with mental wide web fundamentals. For more – or drop into Bridgewater PCYC. Mondays 9-11am; Brighton Wednesday of every month. at Bridgewater PCYC. $3 per Andrew on 6263 5277. health issues and family or one- information on any of these First session is free. Community and Health Centre, Special luncheons. Phone the session. Phone 6263 5277. to-one counselling. Wednesdays 9-11am; Tea Tree courses or to receive a Gagebrook Community Centre on Riverside Community Nursery Youthfutures Drop In Hall, alternate Thursdays 10am- registration form phone the 6263 6097. Penguin Club Brighton Group Monday to Friday 9am-4pm, Free for 11-16 year olds, every Bridgewater High School First and third Wednesday of the Eddington St, Brighton. Come 12noon. Teenage Parents 2gether: Gagebrook Community Centre on Monday and Wednesday from Leavers of 1990 Judo month 7.30-8.30pm. St Paul’s browse our plants and check on Gagebrook Primary, Monday 6263 6097. 2.45-6pm. Activities include eight- Will be celebrating its 20-year Monday evenings 6-7pm at Church, Community Room, Paice all of our upcoming courses and afternoons 1-2.30pm. Contact Play Early Support for Parents ball, X-box games, internet, reunion on Saturday November Bridgwater PCYC. Phone St, Bridgewater. Phone programs. and Learn: Brighton Community (ESP) basketball, gym, table tennis, etc. 13. Phone John on 0417 230 660 6263 5277. 0416 928 903. and Health Centre, Tuesdays 9.30- ESP is a not-for-profit organisation Parents R Us Gagebrook residents picked up before October 7 . Jumping Castle 11.30am. Home Visiting: Brighton, that trains and supports Pete’s Shed Every Monday from 11am-2pm at from Gagebrook and Herdsmans Brighton Alive Meetings Mondays to Thursdays 9am-4pm. volunteers to work with families Now available for hire. Speak to Pete’s Community Work Shed is a the Gagebrook Community Centre. Cove Primary around 2.45pm and Monthly at the Brighton Civic Grow and Learn: Riverside in their own homes. The work of Byron or Andrew at PCYC on focal point for people from the Free program of activities and a dropped home afterwards. Phone Centre at 10am. Phone Brighton Nursery, monthly Mondays from an ESP volunteer is varied and 6263 5277. Bridgewater and Gagebrook area light lunch provided. Childcare on Bridgewater PCYC on 6263 5277. Council. 9-11am. For more information on extremely rewarding. ESP has a Karate to learn woodwork and metalwork site. Yoga Brighton Bowls Bingo all programs phone 6268 4257. comprehensive training program Wednesday and Thursday as well as simple and practical Top Gear Program If you are interested in doing yoga At Bowls Club, 68 Midlands Community Knitting Group for volunteers with support from evenings 6.30-8.30pm. Males and home maintenance skills. Pete’s Need to complete your 50 hours? locally, contact yoga instructor Highway, Mondays 7.30-10pm Meets at the Terrapin Room at the the coordinator and other females aged 10 and over, Shed is always buzzing with a Then call Bridgewater Community Rachael on 0413 766 136. Program Red Cross urges community to taps local art talent THE untapped artistic tal- be prepared for emergencies By TREVOR KEANE through a logical and easy- insurance cover and financial Bridgewater and Pontville. ent of local students has to-follow four-step process. security. While REDiPlan takes an EMERGENCIES can strike been realised courtesy of an Drawing on information Step 3: Get an emergency all-hazard approach to without warning, so being artist residency program in from around the world and kit preparing for any emergency, the Brighton municipality. prepared is crucial at home, school, work and in your our in-field experience, the Keep useful items handy it is recognised that bushfire Last month 56 student steps aim to help people be in case of an emergency, is a major threat in Tasma- artists from the Bridgewater community. In an emergency you better prepared in both including survival essentials, nia, so the TFS will be joining and Gagebrook area took emergency response and passports and photographs. us to discuss fire prepared- part in the Spray on Silk exhi- might need to leave your longer-term recovery. Step 4: Know your neigh- ness at these sessions as well. bition which was the result home quickly, find yourself Step 1: Be informed bours The first session will be of a partnership between Art separated from your family Take an all-hazards Research shows that peo- held on September 16 at House and the Tasmanian or cut off from essential serv- approach to preparedness, ple who feel part of their 7pm at the Brighton Civic The girls of Bridgewater PCYC basketball teams are School of Art. ices like water, gas, electricity understand your environ- community are more likely Centre, Green Point Rd. looking forward to a competitive summer roster which The program provided or phones. ment and all potential to be prepared for and to Other sessions will be publi- begins in November. two artists-in-residence to Emergency workers will threats, as well as sources of help each other in an emer- cised in Brighton Community work with students from Bridgewater High School, Gagebrook Primary School, be trying to restore these services quickly but this may not happen right away. information or help in an emergency. gency. Red Cross and the News. For more information Local bouncers hold Step 2: Make a plan Brighton Council in con- please contact Trevor Keane, East Derwent Primary School and Herdsmans Cove The best thing you can do is to be prepared before Make a household plan for both evacuation and stay- junction with the Tasmania Fire Service will conduct a emergency services coordi- nator, Australian Red Cross court at Clarence Primary School. an emergency strikes. ing at home, considering series of free community on 6235 6015 or Graphic designer, street Australian Red Cross BRIDGEWATER PCYC Both girls’ teams made it short-term requirements and REDiPlan sessions over com- email@example.com. artist and muralist Peter Emergency REDiPlan is a also longer-term needs like ing months at Old Beach, basketball teams have just into the first week of the Kozak and fashion designer community information completed participating in finals, losing in close Wen Zu helped students cre- program to help people pre- the winter basketball roster matches. ate some exciting new works. Brighton Community pare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Brighton at the Clarence basketball stadium. Bridgewater PCYC con- gratulated all the players who News featured the work of the two in its August edition. Emergency REDiPlan promotes preparedness primary Five teams participated represented the club so well, in the roster with teams and thanked coaches Daniel bounces made up of under-12, under- Hall, Georgie Bailey, Brian with netball 14 and under-16 boys. Two girls teams also par- McQueen and Scott Drake for their efforts. success ticipated in the under-12 and under-16 competitions. The summer roster begins in November. BRIGHTON Primary School had another suc- cessful season in the after- school winter roster at Creek Road netball centre. The grade five/six team Brighton Primary School grade three/four Maroon came a creditable second in netball team topped the ladder with 14 wins from 14 division one against some games. very tough competition. The school had two at the end of the roster. with only 22 against for a grade three/four teams in The grade three/four massive 945%. A fantastic division two, Blue and Gold. Maroon team in division one effort. Both teams performed finished on top of the ladder, Brighton Primary School extremely well with gold fin- unbeaten in the 14 games, would like to thank all the ishing fourth and blue fifth scoring a total of 208 goals coaches and team managers who volunteered their time to help the girls enjoy such a wonderful season. Brighton Community News September 2010 7 A busy month Simple messages for young provide a healthy people in action intro to learning CHILDREN, parents and By DAMIAN WILLIAMS* YOUNG people involved in Young People in Action (YPiA) have recently com- students from Launching into Learning through to grade two at Gagebrook, Herdsman’s Cove and East “ Over the next couple of years, students will be busily engaged in health and wellbeing investigations pleted trips to Brighton’s Derwent Primary School and will soon be able to help answer primary schools, working have been introduced to an with the students, asking exciting and fun way of any questions you might like to them what they would like learning how to live a ask about The 7 Natural Physicians to do or how, through their healthy lifestyle. main project, they can Songs, dance and pup- at home. improve the community. petry excited and enthused YPiA is about building the children about the Ray and Dr Vi Tality. playfully into villages, towns, community connections and forthcoming units of work. Then out of the blue, Dr suburbs, cities all over the pride so the questions posed The creators of the 7 Nat- Hydrop Therapy arrived and world delighting the chil- to the primary school stu- Some of the primary school children taking part in community fun days through the ural Physicians, Rob and Young People in Action program. went flying around the group dren, inspiring adults and dents have been “What is Trish Thomas, provided a cooling them down by spray- motivating everyone to live good about this commu- may not be available to other range of skills including young people have been morning of fun-filled edu- ing them with water from happy, helpful, successful nity?” and “What would you schools. problem solving, budgeting working with. cational experiences and stu- her cute little blue water bot- lives.” like to see in this commu- As such, one of the and conflict resolution and The YPiA would like to dents were introduced to tle. The Smith Family, sup- nity?” schools would like to make sharing these skills with the acknowledge and thank the each of the 7 Natural Physi- It was also really funny ported by the Tasmanian The coordinating com- beanbags for their class but students they are working schools for meeting with cians (doctors), one by one. trying to listen to Dr Zizz Community Fund, provides mittee, consisting of 11 rep- also make some for other with. The students also learnt who kept falling asleep in the teacher training and them and agreeing to work resentatives of the three team schools in the area so they We have now enlisted the the saying ‘Attitude is the middle of his sentences. resources to implement the with them. Answer!’ which stands for – mentoring groups, has been can also enjoy them. support of some talented They would also like to At the end Dr Gastro 7 Natural Physicians pro- working hard deciding on Some of the other activ- locals, such as artists and Attitude, A is for Air, N is for Nomical, who had a French gram in the four communi- acknowledge the ongoing Nutrition, S is for Sunshine, topics such as the budget ities our young people are musicians, who will assist us accent, helped introduce ties where they have a pres- conducting with the schools with the final projects. support from Australian Red W is for Water, E is for Exer- everyone to healthy foods, ence in Tasmania: and theme for the first “get to know the students” activ- are woodwork, music mak- The public celebration Cross in Bridgewater that cise and R is for Rest. asking them to guess what Bridgewater/Gagebrook, ity. ing and community fun will be held on October 20 at gives support and advice Dr Think Right (Atti- his favourite foods were. Chigwell, Rocherlea/May- The students in Brighton days for the students to the Brighton Civic Centre to whenever it is needed. tude) arrived with his funny The children were all field and Table Cape. have been found to be very showcase the skills they have allow family members and *Damian Williams is a Irish accent and told the chil- given a special 7NPs poster The Smith Family also community-minded and learnt. the broader community to board member of the dren that he loved to see chil- to take home and a postcard supports the 7 Natural Physi- aware that some of the things The young people have come together and recognise Bridgewater Library + dren “smilin’ and being to put on the fridge. cians in five other Australian they enjoy in their school been developing a wide the talents of the children the Online Access Centre. ’appy”. Joshua, a prep student, states. Dr Inhale Exhale (Air) said: ‘‘I didn’t think learning Over coming months who looks very calm, told could be this fun!’’ Brighton Community News Families discover everyone that sometimes he gets very angry and wants to karate chop people like Rob Over the next couple of years, students will be busily engaged in health and well- will provide updates on the progress of children from Gagebrook, Herdsman’s the real benefits who is always interrupting him. But when he takes long, being investigations and will soon be able to help answer any questions you might like Cove and East Derwent Pri- mary Schools and how they relate to the 7NPs program. of savings habit deep, breaths these feelings go away. There was lots more fun, to ask about The 7 Natural Physicians at home. Program creators Rob Teaching staff involved in the project will provide insights into the fun-filled A GROUP of local parents Plus to build on their finan- such as doing ‘sunny, and Trish say their vision is: program and how the chil- took part in free financial cial skills and receive up to bouncy’ dances with Dr UV “To see the 7NPs marching dren relate to it. education workshops $500 in matched savings at recently at the Gagebrook the same time,” Karli said. Community Centre earn- “Our next Money- ing one dollar for every dol- Minded workshops will be lar they save. held in November and are They were participating filling fast.” in the nationally recognised One parent said: “The From left, Sarah, Michelle, Rachel, Karli (The Smith Saver Plus program. workshops helped me get Family), Meika and Kerry on completion of the free Karli Fone, of The Smith back into control and start Saver Plus workshop. Family, said Saver Plus par- thinking about my money Saver Plus is open to peo- Places are still available to ticipants could earn up to instead of just living week to ple over 18 who have a child local residents to build a pos- $500 to pay for education week. at school or who want to itive savings habit for the costs like school uniforms “It made me realise that study themselves, have a future. and camps, computer equip- there is a lot of money that is health care or pension card If you would like to find ment, sports and other spent without being needed and some income from work out more or to apply to join extracurricular activities. and that I could save (informal work like child the Saver Plus program, call “People can join Saver instead.” minding is OK). Karli Fone on 6223 7264. Polytechnic course outlines options in community service THE Tasmanian Polytechnic is com- skills, first aid and provide advice in ing to Bridgewater to help people in What: Introduction to looking for employment.” the community discover the benefits community services free course This course is designed for people of a career in community services. When: Wednesdays and who: The free, part-time 11-week course Thursday, September 22 to • Have been a stay-at-home parent will help those interested to connect or December 9 and now want to get back into work. reconnect with training after periods • Are daunted by the thought of out of the workforce. Time: 9.30am-2.30pm going straight into training, stopping “The Connect Course – an intro- Where: Bridgewater Community them from achieving their goals. duction to community services – is Centre, 6 Bowden Drive • Have barriers to work and training being offered to people thinking of get- ting into work or training in child care, Bridgewater and need some assistance to overcome aged care or other areas of community them. services,” said Connect’s learning leader, Contact: Polytechnic Connect This course could connect people Gayle Viney. South Team on 6233 5386 with the skills they need to pursue their “It is for people who may find it dif- goals – or help them discover goals they ficult to go straight into training and employment goals. never knew they had. need to develop the personal, work and “The course will teach confidence Change your life and find your study skills to reach their training and and communication skills, computer future at no cost. in the Brighton Community Liv shines for Hobart gymnastics academy OLIVIA (Liv) Burnett Liv attended the Australian formed extremely well over floor routine. her the top-ranked female gymnastics). nastics, circus skills, tram- recently demonstrated she women’s artistic national the two days of competition. “Then she gained a fur- gymnast in Tasmania. The Hobart Gymnastics polining and cheerleading. is one of Tasmania’s most championships in Perth and “She competed at level ther award recognising her Other representatives Academy trains more than To find out more or to successful competitors in came away with some fantas- nine and placed third in the five-year involvement as a from the Hobart Gymnastics 240 members aged from two enrol in classes, visit the women’s gymnastics. tic results. individual all-around com- competing gymnast in the Academy who competed at up. Classes include men’s academy at 27-29 Hurst St, As one of the representa- President and program petition, second on beam championships. It was a fab- the national championships and women’s competitive Bridgewater, or phone 6263 tives of the Hobart Gymnas- manager of the academy and sixth on the floor,” Mar- ulous personal effort.” in Perth included Hannah gymnastics, rhythmic gym- 3460. tics Academy in Bridgewater, Margaret Maui said Liv per- garet said. Since her achievements Doody (level seven for “Liv also received the at the national champi- women’s gymnastics), Ricky Carol Sussman Award which onships, Liv has successfully Maui (level eight in men’s is awarded to a national level graded to level 10, the highest gymnastics) and Daniel gymnast for artistry in their level attainable, which makes Hansen (level seven in men’s LEFT: Olivia ‘Liv’ Burnett on the bar competing in the gymnastics national finals in Perth recently. ABOVE: Graded at level 10, Liv is Tasmania’s top ranked female gymnast. RIGHT: Liv in her floor routine at the finals in Perth. East Derwent Little Athletics goes hi-tech with timing gates WHEN the 2010-2011 Little ronment for athletes and vol- Athletics season gets under unteers during the season. way next month, East Der- Little Athletics is all about went will be the first centre being your best. in southern Tasmania to use The centre caters for chil- electronic timing gates. dren of all abilities in a whole The investment of more range of activities and there is than $12,000 eliminates the no expectation that children need for judges and time- have to be good runners to keepers and will provide ath- join in. letes with more accurate times Awards are based on per- as well as dramatically reduc- sonal best times and every ing the time it takes to com- athlete has an equal opportu- plete weekly meets. nity to receive a variety of The centre received a awards throughout the sea- grant from the Department son. of Economic Development, The Weily Park Little Ath- Tourism and the Arts (Sport letics season starts on Satur- and Recreation Tasmania) day, October 2, with warm- and sponsorship from Log a ups at 8.45am and the Load through Norske Skog to program from 9am. buy a new timing machine. Athletes can participate in The centre’s fundraising up to five events each week committee worked tirelessly over a three-week program. during the off-season to raise Little Athletics is open to funds for the electronic system all children between the ages and gates used in conjunction of five and 14 as of September with the timing machine. 30 and a Tiny Tots program is The centre also acknowl- also offered for three to five- The new electronic timing gates bought by East Derwent edges the support of Brighton year-olds who have a family Little Athletics will accurately measure competitors’ Council and the Federal Gov- member competing in Little times. ernment in providing grants Athletics. Family giveaways and reg- Join in the fun of Little for semi-permanent and The Salvation Army has istration information will be Athletics at Weily Park. For portable shade shelters at assisted in supporting a pro- available on the day. more information call 0447 Weily Park. motional activity day on Sep- Wear your footy colours 733 522 or go to the website These will provide a safer tember 25 at Weily Park from and go into the draw to win www.eastderwentlittleathletics. and more comfortable envi- 9.30-11am. some prizes. com.au.