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22 October, 2015

There are several free local activities coming up as part of the Council’s Active Parks program:

• Karate and self defence - suitable for all ages. At Phillip Vaughan Park, Carseldine 9:15am-10:15am on Saturdays from 10 to 31 October. Learn the discipline of self-defence including confidence, goal setting and personal fitness. Participants will be active by stretching, increasing core strength, agility and mobility. Bookings are required, so please phone Australian Goju Kai Karate on 0409 474 494 or go to to reserve your place.

• ‘Yoga and relaxation’ at the shelter in front of the Bracken Ridge Library on Saturdays from 10 October to 12 December, 7:15-8:15am. Enjoy the fresh air and outdoors while limbering, stretching, strengthening with breathing techniques. Bring a mat/cushion, water and wear loose clothing. Bookings are not required. For more information, contact YogAdo on 0478 198195.
• Outdoor boxing at Roghan Road Park in Fitzgibbon on Mondays from 12 October to 30 November from 4-5pm. It involves boxing, running and strength training all in one. Please phone Fleur from Exercise and Energy on 0408 563 435 to reserve your place.

• Tai Chi & Qigong classes in Rotary Park on the corner of Gympie and Graham Roads, 8:30-9:30am on Thursdays from 15 October to 10 December. This dynamic mind and body activity is invigorating and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. The easy-to-follow moves are repeated each week to enable participants to get a feel for the gentle flowing exercise 'moving meditation'. Join any week - all ages are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, hat and water bottle. Bookings are not required. For more information, contact Australian Academy of Tai Chi and Qigong on 3358 1955 or visit

For all our keen recyclers – this is to remind you that the Kingfisher Recycling Centre on Dorville Road, Carseldine accepts computers, TVs, cardboard, newspapers and magazines.

I joined with the Bald Hills Scout Group in their 70th anniversary celebration recently. It was a lovely day of scouting activities and displays. The rock climbing wall, Devonshire tea, sausage sizzle and chocolate wheel were also popular. Well done to the Scout leaders for organising such a positive community event.

Free fun soccer coaching for boys and girls aged 2-10 years is on offer at Roghan Road Park in Fitzgibbon on Mondays from 12 October to 30 November from 4-5pm. It involves fun, safe soccer games using balls, goals and cones. This is the perfect mix of fun, physical activity and instruction. Please bring shoes, sun protection and water. Bookings are required, so please contact Ginger Sports on 3890 3338 to reserve your child’s place.


Get involved in Council’s “Eyes in the Suburbs” promotion. Brisbane residents who report certain maintenance issues to Council property will go in the draw to win one of ten $100 monthly cash prizes. I encourage everyone to report any relevant Council issues to be automatically eligible. Entrants must lodge a request with Brisbane City Council for maintenance or repair to Council property - for example, potholes on Council roads, grass cutting on Council land, graffiti on Council property either by phoning 3403 8888, submitting a request online at, or sending an MMS/SMS to 0429 234 948.

Reflective house numbers are available for free from my office for residents. They are white reflective paint on a black background - approximately 80 x 55mm and can be screwed onto letterboxes. Having a clearly visible house number at your property can greatly assist in taking the guesswork out of finding an address, especially at night – ideal for helping emergency services such as the police (also visitors, taxis and deliveries) find residents’ homes.