14 April, 2014
Once again we are getting ready for ANZAC Day and I encourage residents to participate in local ceremonies. They are being held at Aspley Hornets Football Club (GrahamRoad, Carseldine at 6am), at the Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery (war graves section at 6:45am), O'Callaghan Park in Zillmere at 7:45am, and the Bald Hills Memorial Hall service (Gympie Road) at 9:30am. It is heartening to see increased numbers of people commemorating ANZAC Day and honouring those who sacrificed their lives for our country.
I attended the Bald Hills Lawnton Lions Cricket Club Presentation Day for the summer cricket season on Sunday, 6 April. It was great to see such a large turnout of cricketers and their families. Congratulations to the award winners.
The next Bracken Ridge and Central Lions Train Day at McPherson Park (off Denham St - UBD map ref 110 E6) is on Sunday 27 April from 9:30am to 2:30pm, featuring Ormiston Heritage Pipes and Drums at 11am. Enjoy bagpipes and steam trains as Scottish pipers entertain the crowds at the monthly Train Day at Bracken Ridge. Give the family a treat with a ride on a real steam train, run by the Bracken Ridge Central Lions club. A fun-filled family day with food and plant stalls.
I hope you have a safe and happy Easter. It has been a busy first quarter of the year and I hope you all have a relaxing break over this holiday period.
Get involved in Council’s “Eyes in the Suburbs” promotion which is continuing this financial year. Brisbane residents who report certain maintenance issues to Council property will go in the draw to win one of ten $100 monthly cash prizes. Last year we had a local winner, so 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 www.brisbane.qld.gov.au, or sending an MMS/SMS to 0429 234 948.
A limited number of 40km/hr wheelie bin stickers are available from the Bracken Ridge Ward Office at no cost to residents – they have been funded through the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund. Please come to my office (77 Bracken St, Bracken Ridge) to collect a sticker if you are interested in having one for your wheelie bin. These stickers are made of reflective material so they are also visible at night.
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.