Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Mayor Anita Dow

Mayor Anita Dow

It is my pleasure again this week to share some great things happening in our community.

Council has been pleased to make a donation to the newly established Burnie Men’s Shed of older, surplus tools and equipment that are no longer needed by Council. The Burnie Men’s Shed is now operating from Wivenhoe and provides an opportunity for men to continue to work with tools and machinery, train and mentor younger men, and provide a social network.

Congratulations go to the Stowport Community Morning Tea Group who recently raised $1,600 toward Motor Neurone Disease Research, at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research.  Such support by these groups is invaluable and I congratulate the Group on their community-mindedness to put others first by fundraising and supporting this important cause.

It was great to attend the opening of the Eskleigh Foundation’s north-west regional centre at Columnar Court, in Wilmot Street last Thursday.  Eskleigh has a 70-year history of caring for people with disabilities in Tasmania, and the roll out of the National Disability Scheme is bringing a welcome expansion of disability services across our community.

I also enjoyed being invited to attend the opening of the Stowport Cricket Club extension, which was partly supported by Council and undertaken by the Club with support of local business sponsors and members.  The extension is a credit to the committee and those involved in the project.

Finally as we prepare for a bumper Cruise Ship Season for 2017-18, Council is calling for additional volunteers to be involved in welcoming and assisting cruise ship passengers as they visit Burnie.  A Cruise Ship Volunteer Information Session will be held at The Point West Park, on Thursday 5 October at 2pm.  Anyone interested is welcome and can register by phoning the Makers’ Workshop on 6430 5831 or emailing makersworkshop@burnie.net