New Staff in My Office
This week has seen a ‘changing of the guard.’ Diane has retired. After 14 years working in my office she has decided to stop working and enjoy life! My new staff member Jennifer has joined the office recently and with Kerry they will help you with any questions or concerns in my Ward Office. Diane has served the Wynnum Manly Ward community and I well with her dedication. I wish her and her family a happy and healthy retirement.
Courier Mail – Real Estate Article
It was great to see the positive write up in the Courier Mail on Saturday on development possibilities in Wynnum Central. I do whatever I can to promote the area to a wider audience and the Courier were happy to assist. Please have a read of the storey through the attached link. Go Wynnum !!!!! http://www.couriermail.com.au/realestate/news/wynnum-set-for-first-fivestorey-buildings-as-development-picks-up-on-the-bayside/story-fnihpu6h-1226976315743
I drove a couple of people from a company which builds high quality units around the Ward recently. They were very impressed by the opportunities available. Meanwhile another 5 storey apartment building has been approved at 70 Bay Terrace which is the south east corner of Bay and Charlotte Streets. The site includes the kebab shop and the old St Vincent de Paul shop. That makes it at least 5 approvals of 5 or more storeys. We just need someone to start building!
Shops are Opening Recently I noticed a new business in the shops near Lindum Railway Station. Everything Reptile sells reptiles and their foodstuffs as well as cages . Visit the shop or www.everythingreptile.com. au for more information. The business proprietor Simon Grainger is a licensed snake catcher. His contact number is 0417 618 609.
King Tide Due A King tide is expected this Sunday evening, 13 July 2014. In addition, higher than normal high tides are expected on the evenings of Friday, 11 July 2014 through to the early hours on Wednesday morning, 16 July 2014. If you need help with sandbags, these are available at the Council Depot in Herbert Street, Lota.
Parking Taskforce Submissions close this Friday, 11 July. If you haven’t make a submission I encourage you to do so. Also below is the link for a survey if you can take the time to complete, this too would be helpful. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/brisbaneparkingsurvey
On Saturday I attended the official opening of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s new clubhouse. The building was formerly the Port of Brisbane’s visitors Information Centre. It was located on the back and was built over Swan Lake. It was cut up and transported to Royal Queensland by barge. This was an example of recycling on a grand scale. RQYS now have a much larger dining area plus two seminar rooms and a bigger office. Well done to the RQYS and the Port of Brisbane!
On Sunday I went to the Men’s Shed’s 3rd Birthday lunch. Hopefully it won’t be their last. I still believe they can be relocated to somewhere on the old Wynnum Central School site.
Later in the afternoon I held a sausage sizzle to celebrate the opening of the new shelter sheds at the Elanora Park dog off leash area at Wynnum North. Dog owners were very positive towards the latest improvement in the largest off leash area in Brisbane.
Council Events “LIVE” Arts/Culture/Events Phone my office (3403 2180) if you would like a copy of the complete “LIVE” booklet.
“What’s On” – Wynnum Library (Wynnum Library booking No is 3403 2199)
Toddler Time (2 sessions) Wednesdays 9.15-9.45am ideal for 1-3 year olds + Wednesdays 9.45-10.15am (also) ideal for 1-3 year olds
Babies, books & rhymes Wednesdays 10.30-11am For babies aged up to 1 year
Children’s storytime Fridays 10-10.30am Ideal for children aged 2 – 5yrs
Special Interest Groups Fridays 11am-12noon
Book chat coffee club 1st Tuesday of month 9.30 -12 noon
Wynnum Manly Writers club – Contact is Heather on 3893 4150 or 0407 131 568 3rd Friday of month 11.30am – 2.30pm
Southside Community Craft Circle Contact Betty on 3396 1480 or just come along!
Free BCC Children’s Immunisation 9.00am – 10.45am Thursdays at Wynnum Hall, Cnr Bay Terrace and Cedar Street, Wynnum Ph 3403 8888
iSkills and Historical Classes Bookings Essential for computer and historical sessions. Phone 3403 2199 or 3403 8888. All classes at Wynnum Library, Bay Terrace, Wynnum iSkill Computer
Email Basics Tuesday 15 July 10.30am to 12noon Thursday 17 July 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Smartphone Photography Basics Thursday 24 July 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Android Tablet Basics Friday 25 July 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Windows 8 Basics Bring your Windows 8 laptop Tuesday 29 July 10.30am to 12noon
Historical Classes Genealogy online Search for ancestors online Friday 18 July 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Wynnum Library and Community Events for All Ages Bookings or more details call 3403 2199 or 3403 8888
Yarning at Wynnum Come and joing us for a yarn and cuppa to meet Wynnum Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Elders Thursday 10 July 10am -11am at Wynnum Library P34032199
Community Achievements Centenary and Beyond – Dance and Dinner and Awards night – Wynnum RSL, Tingal Rd Come and celebrate the achievements of community members from the Wynnum and Bayside areas with a night of awards dinner and dancing. Ph 33963431 to book ph 3396 3431 for Saturday 19 July 6pm to 10pm Tickets $15 and must be pre-paid prior.
Calypso Magic Sunday 27 July 2 to 3pm Rivercity Steel Band playing at the Wynnum Wading Pool area
Family Fun Day Sunday 10 August 11am to 12noon Windsor Brass plays lively toe-tapping brass at Little Bayside Park, Manly
Bike Skills Training – Family Cycling Course Sunday 27 July 11am – 1pm Free event, booking required on 0427431481 Meet at Wynnum Jetty, Wading Pool area, Wynnum Esplanade, bring bike, helmet, closed in shoes, sunscreen and water. This event is ideal for families with 7 to 12yr olds – no training wheels and max of 2 children per adult. Learn basic cycling skills.
Cycling by the Sea – Easy Spin (GOLD event) Monday 11 August 9.15am – 11.45am Free event book on 0409 053 694 Meet at Elanora Park, Granada St, Wynnum with your bike, helmet (or hire one when you book). Bring sunscreen, water and money for coffee stop! Social 15 – 20km ride along the esplanade to Lota and return.
Softball Camp Wynnum Softball’s ‘Swing into Softball’ series starts 19 July 9am – 11am at Elanora Park, Glenora St, Wynnum $55.00 Bookings call 3348 6948.
School Holiday Activities There are many activities on at the Wynnum Library and other venues in the area. Events like:- My Story Universe Enjoy a creative workshop to make a diorama of the setting for your story. Ideal for 5 to 12yr olds. Thursday 10 July 10am to 11am
Illustration Workshop with Tracey Lennon The author of ‘The True Book of Gnomes,’ Tracey Lennon talks about the illustration techniques for creating difference characters. Ideal for 10yrs and older Saturday 12 July 9.30am to 10.30am
For more details on what free and resonably priced activities are on for your kids this school holiday click here
BCC Fitness and Outdoor Fun Activities for All Ages BCC Healthy and Active activities below to find out more and how to register phone 3403 8888. Fish Wise Sunday 3 August 11am to 2pm Learn the basics of shore based fishing. Ideal refresher or beginners class. Venue – Wynnum Wading Pool Park at the jetty. Bring sun protection and water. Bookings required for this Free event, phone 0403 713 820.
Tai Chi and Qigong All Ages Weekly from Wednesday 16 July to 17 Sept at 8.30am to 9.30am Wynnum Wading Pool Park for all ages, no booking required. For more details call 3358 1955
Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ only Weekly from Friday 11July to 12 Sept at 7.15am to 8.30am at George Clayton Park, near the rotunda on the Esplanade, Manly No bookings required. For more details call 0402 714 494
Walking Groups Wynnum Manly Walkers – 60min Contact Dawn on 0400 990 985 Every Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs at 6pm from Wynnum Library (note have merged with Bayside Striders) Tuesday 8am to 9am and Thursday 9.15am to 10.15am Susan 3890 7938 From George Clayton Park, Lower Esplanade, near the lighthouse. Tuesday 8am to 9am start at George Clayton Park, Lower Esplanade, near the lighthouse. Contact is Susan Ph 3890 7938 Thursday 9.15am – 10.15am start at George Clayton Park, Lower Esplanade, near the lighthouse. Contact is Susan ph 3890 7938.
The Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre at 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum For more details on events and activities call 3396 9488.
Monday 9am Snooker, needlecraft, knitting, parchment cards and quilting; 1pm Line dancing and beading
Tuesday 9am Toys and stuff, leathercraft; 1pm Fabric painting
Wednesday 9am Bowls, snooker and 10am keep fit
Thursday 9am Art class with Bernice Grierson-Jones; 2pm Table tennis
Friday 9am Soft shoe shuffle and art class
Waterloo BayPensioner’s Club – Bookings call Nita on 3893 2802 Meetings are held at the Wynnum Municipal Hall cnr Bay Tce and Cedar St Wynnum with activities starting from 9am. Come and join in!
Eastside Community Church Craft Group at Eastside Community Church 568 Wondall Rd Manly West (Cnr Manly Rd) Crafty or want to learn to be? Then why not join Eastside Community Church Craft Group? Every Thursday from 9.30-12.30 Learn a new craft or bring your own to join others in friendship. Sign on days for 3rd term are Thurs 19 and Thurs 26 June Classes include embroidery, shadow embroidery, quilting, silk painting, parchment craft, beading, knitting, crochet and scrapbooking. Morning tea is included for $4.00 Call Sharon on 0408 484 449 or Margaret on 33965072 or 0409 624 817 Or email us on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in a Thursday evening class from 7 to 9pm.
Wynnum 60 & Better at Shop 5, 66 Bay Terrace, Wynnum. Welcomes you to visit their Tea Room. Their volunteers will make you welcome and provide morning tea for only $2.00. They are open Monday to Friday 9am to 12noon.
Wynnum/Manly National Seniors Meets the first Monday of each month including public holidays, except January, in the Sunset Lounge at Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, 92 Wondall Rd, Manly West. Club doors open 9.30am. Admission is $4.00 and includes morning tea. The meeting commences at 10am with good Guest Speakers or Entertainers finishing at 12noon. At each meeting there is a raffle. The Notice Board is available with information pertaining to Senior’s Welfare, Travel and Events. Each quarter we operate a “Bring and Buy” table. For further information please phone Secretary Ann 3396 7556.
The Wynnum-Manly and Districts Men’s Shed Come along to the old Wynnum Central State School site, Florence Street, Wynnum. New members are welcome or just come and see what it’s all about. Come and have a chat or join in with their activities, a good venue for men of all ages. Meeting times are:- Monday – 9.00am to 1.00pm Wednesday – 9.00 0am to 1.00pm (includes Sausage Sizzle Morning Tea and meeting) and Wednesday evening from 6.00pm to 9.00pm Thursday – 9.00am to 1.00pm. Contacts: – Wayne Holmes on 33964178 or David Westlake on 0403641565.
Wynnum Manly Workers Sports Club’s Seniors Social Club This Club provides a Senior’s Social Club who meets on the second Tuesday of the month for a chat and morning tea charging $2.00 per person. They also organise trips leaving the fourth Tuesday of the month at a cost of $16.00 for members only. To join or find out more details contact Marilyn on 3348 5179 and for upcoming events click here
Up Coming Events
Saturday 12 July – Parkrun 5km free run for anyone to participate. 7am at Wynnum Wading Pool register online at www.parkrun.com.au/Wynnum
Saturday 12 July – Saturday Markets (Craft and Car boot) Wynnum Baptist Church, 287 Kianawah Road, Wynnum West from 8am to 12noon. Free Jumping Castle and large playground for the children. For stall space phone Mary 3348 6612.
Saturday 12 July – Scope Club of Wynnum – July Cent Auction from 1pm for 1.30pm start at Manly Lota RSL Hall, Melville Tce Manly Cost $5 and $1.00 per sheet. Come and Enjoy!
Sunday 13 July – Manly Creative Markets at Little Bayside Park from 8am to 3pm
Sunday 13 July – Seagulls home match at Dunwich. This match against Central Queensland Capras will be transferred to Dunwich on Straddie as an Indigenous Recognition Game. This is a great idea and if you can support it, will be a good game.
Wednesday 16 July – Make your own Solar cooker with Wynnum Manly Community Garden Group from 9am to 12noon. Bookings essential Cost $10 for materials ph 39048585 Venue is Bethania St Community Garden, Cox Park, Lota.
Wednesday 16 July – Parenting Children Course commences at the Wynnum Presbyterian Church at Cnr Bay Tce and Cedar St Wynnum for those parenting 0 to 10 year-olds. The course starts at 7.30pm until 9.30pm at a cost of $15pp. Please RSVP by 11 July via phone on 3893 1712 or email to email@example.com. More information can be found at www.marriageandparenting.org.au
Thursday 17 July – Wynnum Manly Historical Society meeting 7.30pm at the Ambulance Museum Auditorium, Cnr Tingal Rd and Cedar St Wynnum with Guest Speaker Kate Harbison on ‘Letters of a Lady’ on the correspondence of Lady Lamington For more details email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 19 July – Parkrun 5km free run for anyone to participate. 7am at Wynnum Wading Pool register online at www.parkrun.com.au/wynnum
Saturday 19 July – St Peter’s Anglican Church 77 Charlotte St Wynnum from 8am to 1pm. Lots of great stalls, cakes, sweets, jumping castle and more to do.
Saturday 19 July – Jan Power Markets at Little Bayside Park from 6am to 12noon
Saturday 19 July – NAIDOC Dinner Dance at Wynnum RSL from 6pm to 10.30pm RSVP by 11 July – payment must be in advance, contact Shellee on 33963431 or email at email@example.com
Sunday 20 July – Manly Creative Markets at Little Bayside Park from 8am to 3pm
Sunday 20 July – Harman’s Reserve Bushcare Group will hold a working bee from 7.30 – 10.30am. All welcome to come along. Please meet at the container on Wood Street, Manly, near the scout hall. For details call Gayle on 0423845237.
Saturday 26 July – Parkrun 5km free run for anyone to participate. 7am at Wynnum Wading Pool register online at www.parkrun.com.au/wynnum
Saturday 26 July – Car Boot Sale at Silky Oaks from 8am to 11.30am at 218 Manly Road Manly
Saturday 26 July – ARAD Winter Fair from 8.30am Come and support this great community group and enjoy the foods and craft stalls.
Saturday 26 July – Wondall Heights School FETE on Wondall Rd, Manly West This year’s theme is “Grease is the Word” with lots of rides, craft, cakes and sweets, food stalls, pony rides and baby animal and more. Great entertainment from their very talented students – including our champion Wakakirri Dance Team! Come along and see which lucky teacher has to kiss a pig! All are welcome.
Sunday 27 July – Manly Creative Markets at Little Bayside Park from 8am to 3pm
Sunday 27 July – Walk for Women’s Cancer Fundraising BBQ at Manly Markets from 8am. Come and support the ladies as they fundraise. Buy a sausage and tickets in their multi-draw raffle.
Sunday 27 July – No Dig Gardens with Wynnum Manly Garden Group, Bethania St Lota Free event, Bookings Essential on 3904 8585 from 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 27 July – Sunday Serenade Concert with the Queensland Choir at Wynnum Municipal Hall at 3.00pm an exhilarating
Sunday afternoon programme of great choral music by this outstanding choir and soloists. Enjoy Melodious choral masterpieces by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms and others plus magnificent opera choruses by Verdi and Wagner. Tickets are Adults $30, Concession $25, Full time students $15 and Children $15.00 Bookings through 4MBS Ticketing on 3847 1717 or www.4mbs.com.au
Saturday 2 August – Parkrun 5 km free run for anyone to participate. 7am start at Wynnum Wading Pool and register online at www.parkrun.com.au/wynnum
Saturday 2 August – Edith St Retro Markets from 9am to 3pm in Edith St, Wynnum Great stalls and fun to be found.
Saturday 2 August – Lota State School Fete from 10am to 3pm at 26 Richard Street, Lota
Saturday 2 August – Quota Club of Wynnum Manly are hosting their annual Hear and Say fundraising Auction at the Leisure Centre, 241 Tingal Rd, Wynnum from 4.30pm to 8.30pm Cost $10pp which includes a light supper. RSVP by 28 July to Yvonne on 3893 1157 or Kay on 3396 4712
Saturday 2 August – Movies in the Park, at Little Bayside Park, Manly with stalls from 5pm and movie at 6.30pm. Free event hosted by the Manly Harbourvillage Chamber of Commers, Bayside PCYC and Caltex.
Saturday 2 August – General Gordon Kindy Trivia Night at Wynnum Manly Bowls Club, Adam Street, Wynnum From 6.30pm for 7pm Cost $15pp and tables of 8-10 For bookings phone 3396 2776
Wednesday 13 August – Winter Harvest at Wynnum Manly Community Gardens Group, Cox Park Lota Bring you surplus crops and baked goods to swap, share and enjoy at 10am to 11.30am. For more details call 3904 8585
Thursday 14 August – Choices Better Lifestyle Forum at the Wynnum Manly Workers Sports Club, Bognor Street, Tingalpa from 9:30am. To register email to Belinda@bellifestyle.com.au by 7 August for this free event. The Forum will provide a connection to service providers, resources, information on funding and the current situation from DSQ, NDIS and Government sectors as well as helping with information.
Saturday 16 August – Parkrun 5km free run for anyone to join. 7am start at Wynnum Wading Pool. To register go online at www.parkrun.com/Wynnum Saturday 16 August – Jan Power Markets at Little Bayside Park, Manly from 6am to 12noon
Saturday 16 August – Wynnum Manly & Districts Men’s Shed Garage Sale at 15 Grainger St, Wynnum. If you wish to help out give Dave a call on 0403 641 565 Sunday 17 August – Manly Creative Markets at Little Bayside Park from 8am to 3pm
Saturday 30 August – Moreton Bay College (MBC) from 2pm to 7pm entrance via Hargreaves Road, Manly West
BCC”GOLD” Program (Growing Older & Living Dangerously over 50’s) is a program for over 50’s.
Booklets on activities are available from my Wynnum Manly Ward Office or online at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
0409 260 955
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