21 December, 2015
An upgrade to the playground in Isaac Best Park is being completed. This park runs along David Street and is also accessible from a number of other streets in Bracken Ridge. Weather permitting, the work should be completed before Christmas. I trust that families with young children will enjoy using the new children’s cycle track during the holidays.
Council aims to keep Brisbane a dog-friendly city, so it is important that dogs don’t become a nuisance to neighbours, destroy our wildlife or endanger themselves or people. When out and about, please ensure your dog is on a lead and is not a nuisance to other dogs or people. Bear in mind that Council officers patrol parks and may issue fines for dogs that aren’t on a lead. I would also encourage dog owners to make sure your dog’s registration is up to date and to ensure that your dog has a safe, secure environment to live in.
Aspley Special School’s Kingfisher Recycling Centre on Dorville Road, Carseldine are looking for more volunteers and are keen for IT recyclables such as computers. For a great spot to have coffee, the school’s Frothee Coffee Shoppee is a school-based work experience program that is operated by the students on Friday mornings 10am-12pm. Please contact the school office on 3867 2333 for bookings.
Save the Children Australia has recently started a free playgroup beside the Bracken Ridge library. It is held on Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm. Parents and carers with children aged 0 to 5 are welcome to join in with some free play, structured activities, craft, singing, and a healthy afternoon snack. For further information, please contact Coral on 3199 0500 or 0411 668852.
Free school holiday fun at the Bracken Ridge Library (no bookings required):
‘Cheeky monkey club’s spinning storybook’ on Thursday 7 January, 10 – 10.45am
‘The owl and the pussycat: stories, craft and games’ on Wednesday 13 January, 11 and 12 noon
‘Goosebumps literary event’ on Friday 15 January, 1 – 2pm
‘Planes, trains and automobiles’ on Friday 22 January, 11 – 12 noon
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.