OCTOBER UPDATES – Meander Valley Council Community News

Westbury Maypole Festival • Village Green • 21 October

Live music, jumping castle, games, school history display, cake stall, sausage sizzle and more! Presented by the Westbury Primary School. 9am – 2pm, entry is free.

Rotary Club of Westbury – New and Old Car Show• Village Green • 22 October from 10.00am

anything on wheels, trade stalls welcome, refreshments available.  Entry is by donation, and all funds raised are supporting Headspace for mental illness in young people.

For more information phone David – 0408 747 374

Áine Tyrell in concert • 26 October from 7.30pm This event has now been cancelled

Little Theatre, Deloraine, $20, Arts Deloraine Members $15, Children U12 freeLike many Irish troubadours before her, there’s a great storytelling tradition at the heart of Áine Tyrrell’s music. Perhaps that’s one of the things, apart from her musicianship and an equally deft touch with a killer hook or a heartrending lament, which attracted the attention of celebrated Irish craftsman Glen Hansard.“Soul, intelligence, wit and wisdom, history and mystery and a voice that brings it all together. Don’t miss her, for fear that you might miss the very thing you need.” – Shane Howard

Library Volunteer wanted

Deloraine Library is looking for a volunteer courier to work with the Home Library Service.  Volunteers must have a working with vulnerable people card to fill this position. All enquiries to anne-marie.loader@education.tas.gov.au 0417 120 671 ordirectly to Zara and Kim at the Deloraine Library.

Story Time at Westbury and Deloraine Libraries:

A Grand Story Time – part of the Festival of Creative Ageing

Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend

Westbury Library

Wednesday 18 October

11am to 11:45am

The library is opening especially for this event!

Library Story Time:

Join us for singing, dancing and stories

Deloraine:  Mondays 10am to 10:30am during school term

Westbury:  Mondays 1pm to 1:30pm during school term

Westbury Community Health Centre Story Time:

Join us for singing, dancing, stories and craft

10am to 10:45am

Wednesday 11 October

Wednesday 8 November

Wednesday 13 December

Meander Valley Community News  – October

Hi Everyone

Please see below link for the October Edition News.

Council Community News October Edition

For other recent Council News Bulletins please see following Link.

Past Council Community News


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Meander Valley Community News  – September

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Community Safety

A new community Facebook group has been created to connect residents in the Carrick & Hagley area Carrick Hagley Community Facebook

Free fridge magnets of emergency contacts and booklets on ‘Safe and Secure Living’ are available from Council and Carrick, Hagley and Westbury post offices.

Hard Waste Collection goes online

The annual Hard Waste Collection Service offers residents an opportunity to dispose of a range of items that cannot be collected via the regular kerbside service. Residents are reminded that they must register in order to receive the Hard Waste Collection Service. You can register online by visiting Council’s website at www.meander.tas.gov.au or by phoning Council on 6393 5300. Residents can also register for assistance if required.

Lifting the Lid – Film Competition for ages 13-18

Themes: Mental Health – Stronger Together – Celebrating the resilience of Tasmanian communities

Short films can be 2 mins max and filmed on any device – entries close 29 Sept.


MV Community Radio 96.9FM

MVFM’s AGM is on 14 September at Deloraine House from 7:30pm.  Interested community members are welcome to attend. Newsletter attached.

Seniors Week 16-22 October

An exciting range of social, cultural and educational activities for older Tasmanians. Lots happening in Deloraine and surrounds, Programs available from Council or online at www.cotatas.org.au/programs-events/sw2017/

 Tasmania’s only Creative Ageing Festival 16-22 October ..

.. showcasing innovative arts and health programs for older adults living in the community.  Know someone who’s a bit  isolated? Encourage them  to participate in the wide variety of events on offer and reconnect with their community. Programs can be obtained at the Meander Valley Life office or downloaded from the Deloraine House website.  For more information phone 0409 891 118.

For other recent Council News Bulletins please see following Link.

Past Council Community News

More May Community News

Deloraine & Districts Recreation Precinct Community Meeting & Walk and Talk

Meander Valley Council, supported by a community appointed Working Group, has engaged recreation planning consultants to prepare a feasibility study for the proposed Deloraine & Districts Recreation Precinct at the Deloraine Community Complex site.  The consultants will be meeting with a wide range of government agencies, user groups, community interest groups, schools, service clubs and the wider community.  The local community are invited to discuss issues and opportunities for the proposed precinct by attending the following:

  • Community Meeting from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 1 June at the Deloraine Community Complex.
  • Open ‘community walk and talk’ from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Friday 2 June to walk around the Complex site.

There is no need to book to attend these meetings.  For further information contact Council’s Recreation Co-ordinator, Daniel Smedley on 6393 5306.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Thursday 25th May 2017 10am -12noon Western Tiers Community Club, Parsonage Street, Deloraine
$7 per person (all proceeds to Cancer Council)
Come along, bring your friends and enjoy a fabulous morning tea – an initiative of Deloraine House

Focus on community safety at Chudleigh

The Meander Valley Community Safety Group meets quarterly to progress safety initiatives on wide range of topics. In attendance are representatives from the Police, the Health Service, the Red Cross, Council and the community. Community members are warmly invited to come along and share thoughts on local safety issues. The next meeting will be held at the Chudleigh Memorial Hall on Thursday 25 May from 7pm- 8.30pm. Residents of Chudleigh and Dairy Plains are particularly welcome. For further information contact patrick.gambles@mvc.tas.gov.au or phone 6393 5334.

National Reconciliation Week 27 May-3 June

Each year, National Reconciliation Week celebrates achievements in our Nation’s journey towards reconciliation and invites all Australians to be a part of the next big steps.  In 2017, we reflect on two significant milestones: 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the Mabo High Court decision. Local councils have a leadership role in the reconciliation space, working continually for social cohesion and equity in our communities.

Tasmania is currently the only Australian State without a state reconciliation body and planning is now underway for the establishment of a Reconciliation Council of Tasmania (RCT). A key part of this preparatory work is the identification of all Tasmanians with an interest in reconciliation of all Tasmanians, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

Councils State-wide have been asked to promote and host an ‘Expression of Interest Register’ during Reconciliation Week. Meander Valley Council has agreed to assist in this way and the Register will be available for ratepayers and residents to sign at Council Offices, Westbury, from Mon 29 May – Fri 2 June in business hours. Signing the Register will indicate an interest in receiving information about the RCT and its upcoming launch. Further details can be obtained from Reconciliation Australia board member, Bill Lawson at wlawsontas@gmail.com.

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Meander Valley Community News  –  May

Hi Everyone

Please see below link for the May Edition News.

Council Community News May Edition

For other recent Council News Bulletins please see following Link.

Past Council Community News

Agricultural Landscape Rehabilitation Scheme

The closing date for nominations is approaching – 31 March 2017.

The ALRS assists flood-affected landowners and communities through funding projects aimed at rehabilitation of land and stream systems damaged as a result of the June 2016 floods. The focus of the program is to restore the capacity of the primary production sector and reduce impacts of future floods on productive land.

The scheme is open to landowners and communities in the twenty local government areas affected by the June 2016 flood. It targets private property and adjacent areas that have suffered physical damage as a result the floods or areas where future flooding may present a risk to primary production.

Landowners or community groups may nominate to participate directly in two types of works:
•    River and stream resilience larger-scale work, such as revegetation, bank protection, stream alignment, and erosion management; and
•    Debris clean-up smaller-scale works for landowners on productive land, such as timber and river cobble removal.

For information contact 1300 043 116 or http://www.nrmnorth.org.au/agricultural-landscape-rehabilitation-scheme