Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rosedown open for flood relief appeal

DELICIOUS morning teas will be available in the picturesque setting of Rosedown Gardens this Thursday (February 3) in aid of the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. The address is 134 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk, and the gardens will be open from 10am to 1pm. Visitors will be able to take a stroll through the many gardens of roses, exotic trees and perennials, before or after taking in a Devonshire tea with fresh raspberry or mulberry jam. Organisers Joan Excell and Brenda Triffitt will also have a trade table. Admission will be $6 per person.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Australia Day in the country

TWO of the committees I attend on behalf of the council have planned a range of Australia Day activities for their communities and visitors are more than welcome to join in.

At Maydena, the Community Association will once again hold its traditional community walk to Junee Caves. Meet at the Maydena Swimming Pool at 9.30am on January 26 and then walk, ride or run 4.2km to the cave where cordial and biscuits will be supplied to provide sustenance for the walk back to the Community Hall for a barbecue lunch and a cricket match.

At Bushy Park, the War Memorial Swimming Pool will be open for a fun day on January 26. Discounted family admission prices will apply between 10am and 7pm, but the games and activities will take place between 11.30am and 2.30pm, along with a free barbecue.

Standards Panel compliance

I MADE the following statement at tonight's council meeting:

"Mr Mayor, the Standards Panel of the Local Government Association has upheld the appeal of Mr Ian Brown and dismissed the decision of this council's Code of Conduct Panel in relation to his complaint about me. The Standards Panel determined that I should be cautioned and that I should undertake training in my role as a councillor. The Panel also directed that I apologise to Mr Brown for unintentional hurt or embarrassment, and I do so now."

Mayor Martyn Evans has received a copy of the Standards Panel determination and will table it at next month's council meeting, as required by the Local Government Meeting Procedure Regulations.