Message From Nicole
Graceville Memorial Park Playground
Portable Flashing Speed Sign Gets Results
Sherwood Street Festival
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Remembrance Day 2016
St Vinnies Opens in Sherwood
New Bus Stop
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Young Queenslander of the Year Awards
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3403 8888.

Babies, Books and Rhymes
Fridays 9.30
Corinda Library

Toddler Time
Wednesdays 9.30
Corinda Library

Children's Storytime
Thursdays 9.30am and Saturday 9.30am
Corinda Library

Sherwood Street Festival
5:30 - 9:30pm, Friday 11 November
Sherwood Rd, between Hedges St and Hedges St

Email basics*
11am - 12:30pm, Wednesday 9 November
Basic computer and internet skills required. Bookings essential.
Corinda Library

Pinterest basics*
11am - 12:30pm, Wednesday 16 November
Basic computer skills and an email account required. Bookings essential.
Corinda Library

Meet Christine Wells*
10:30 - 11:30am, Tuesday 22 November
Author Christine Wells' new novel, The Wife's Tale, is a spellbinding story of passion, family secrets and betrayal. Bookings essential.
Corinda Library

eBay and Gumtree basics*
11am - 12pm, Wednesday 23 November
Basic computer and internet skills required. Bookings essential.
Corinda Library

iPad e-books*
11am - 12:30pm, Wednesday 30 November
Bring your own iPad, library card and Apple ID account details. Basic iPad skills required. Bookings essential.
Corinda Library

Women's Swimming Program
2 - 3pm, Saturdays
Learn basics of swimming
Dunlop Park Pool

Aqua Aerobics for Women
3 - 3:45pm, Saturdays
Water workout for all fitness levels
Dunlop Park Pool

Mums Fit Camp
9:30 - 1:30am, Tuesdays
Tone arms, abs and legs
Graceville Riverside Parklands

Aqua Dance2BFit
5 - 6pm, Wednesdays
Full body pool workout
Dunlop Park Pool

Boxing and Fitness Circuit*
9:30 - 10:30am, Wednesdays
Bootcamp type exercises
Dunlop Park, Corinda

Low Impact Fitness and Pilates*
9:15 - 10:15am, Thursdays
Easy movement and fitness exercises
Graceville Riverside Parklands

Bums, Tums and Back Strengthening*
9:30 - 10:15am, Mondays
Busy parents who need a simple workout
Sherwood Arboretum

Tai Chi
8 - 9am, Tuesdays
Sherwood Arboretum

Decorative Clay Masks*
Create your own mask from clay - $5
2 - 4pm, Sunday 13 Nov
Graceville Memorial Park

Please visit the Council website here for more information

Games for Pre-schoolers
9 - 9:30am, Mondays
Games both parent and child can join in
Sherwood Arboretum

ACT-ivate Children's Club
3:45 - 4:45pm, Thursdays
Meet new friends and develop a new skill each week
Sherwood Arboretum

GOLD: Tai Chi
1:30 2:30pm, Mondays
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

GOLD: Swiss Ball and Pilates
9:30 10:30am Mondays (except school holidays)
Low impact, easy workout
Chelmer Community Centre

First Friday craft group
1:30 - 3pm first Friday
bring your favourite craft to work on and share.
Corinda Library

English Classes
Advanced: 10am  -11:30am Tuesdays
Beginner: 10am - 11:30am Thursday
Acacia Ridge Community Centre

Parenting Conversation Corners
1:30 - 2:30pm Thursdays
Indooroopilly Uniting Church

Western Suburbs Asperger Support Group
7pm on the 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month
Jane 0448 909 863
St Matthews Church Hall, Sherwood

Chelmer Speakers Group
Learn to speak in public and enjoy it
Sherwood AFL Club
41 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer Brisbane Qld 4075

Ukulele Community Group
2pm - 4pm Sundays
Ph: Ian on 0439 715 144
Corinda State School

Oxley-Chelmer History Group Meetings 2016
2 December
RSL rooms, Clewley St, Corinda
Ph: 3379 1967 for more info

Sherwood Senior Citizens' Club
9am-12pm Every Thursday
Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Sherwood Rd and Thallon St, Sherwood

Morning tea at 9am followed by  group meeting and activities
For more information ph: Margaret 0407 075 446

Rotary Club Taylor Bridge
Tuesdays 6:30pm
Corinda State High School
Ph: 3379 2002 for more details.

Chelmer and District Probus Club
9.30am Every fourth Wedneday of month
Corinda Bowls Club, Hall Avenue
3379 7540 for more details

Sherwood Probus Club
Every 3rd Friday of month
Magpies AFL Club
Chelmer St E, Chelmer
3372 7525 for more details

Oxley Creek Common Carers
Tuesdays 7-9am
Volunteer weeding group
Meet at the red shed
Sherwood Rd, Rocklea
Ph 0429 911 555

Gardening Club
10am every second Tuesday
Acacia Ridge Community Centre

Sherwood Arboretum Working Bee
8am - 10am every third Sunday of the month
Joseph Street Garden Shed, Sherwood

Graceville Community Garden
Sundays 7am
Benarrawa Community Centre
79 Waratah Ave, Graceville
Ph: 3379 9925


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3403 8888.


Hi Everyone

It's that time of year again and the Sherwood Community Festival is on Friday, 11 November from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. The Sherwood Arrows kick off the Festival as always with a high-energy performance and there is a fantastic range of food, entertainment, stalls and activities for the whole family. Each year I provide a grant to ensure some of the children's rides are free, so everyone can come along for a great night out.

The Festival is run by a not-for-profit group made up of a group of hardworking volunteers from our local community. They do this job because they love our community and they are a great group of women and men. A big thank you for all of your hard work and efforts in organising the 21st Festival in 2016.

If you feel you have something to offer, such as helping with entertainment, stalls or finances and you would like to be a member of the Committee next year, please let me know. We are always looking for people to join the Committee. Help make our Festival even better next year!

Regards, Nicole.


As many residents are aware, the play equipment in the Graceville Memorial Park playground no longer meets Australian Standards and some pieces had to be removed for safety reasons this year.  Whilst the Lord Mayor did not provide any funding in the Council capital works budget, we have been successful in obtaining a $100,000 grant from the emergency works pool.

There are some major changes to occur and I am keen to consult with residents about these and a preferred design for the new playground.

A flyer will be dropped to Graceville and Chelmer residents in coming weeks with design details.

I will be holding three public information sessions at the current playground and I welcome your feedback. Come along and have your say on:

Wednesday, 23 November  5 - 6pm
Friday, 25 November 7.30 - 8.30am (drop in on your way to school!)
Saturday, 26 November 9 - 10am

The playground cannot remain in its current position within the tree line and will have to be moved. The works will be done over two years, with the relocation and new playground in year one and a playground extension and shade sails in year two.

New toilets remain the number one capital works project for the ward both in my annual budget submission and that of our local Council officers. But as the cost will be around $270,000 the Lord Mayor simply needs to allocate the funding to get the job done.


Brisbane City Council's portable flashing speed sign on Randolph Street near Christ the King Primary School has produced some clear results.

Randolph Street is posted as 50km/h, except for during school zone hours Monday to Friday 7-9am and 2-4pm. The sign collected data for an approximate three month period from February to May 2016. During this time 25,327 vehicles (ave 258 per day) passed through the portable speed sign zone.

During school hours 11,595 vehicles passed through the sign with 899 or 7.8% of all drivers recorded travelling above the posted speed limit. Of the vehicles speeding, 85% were travelling at or below 45.3km/hr. When prompted, 765 speeding vehicles reduced their speed by an average of 7.3kms to 38km/hr within the speed camera range.

During normal hours, 13,732 vehicles passed through the sign with 147 vehicles or 1% of all drivers were recorded travelling above the posted speed limit. Of the vehicles speeding, 85% of speeding drivers were travelling at or below 58km/hr. When prompted 123 speeding drivers reduced their speeds by an average of 11.9kms to 46.1km/hr within the speed camera range.

The portable flashing speed sign is being rotated around traffic hot spots in Tennyson Ward, and is now located on Ardoyne Road, Oxley.



Sherwood Community Festival is on again this year and everyone is invited!

This free family event, sponsored by Brisbane City Council and local businesses, packs a punch with plenty of attractions for the whole family: free rides for the children, a petting farm, plus a fabulous variety of food and market stalls. The live entertainment includes bands, choirs, dance troupes, and a nativity play complete with live camels, of course,  plus a whole lot more! And don't forget the raffle with some amazing prizes.

The Sherwood Community Festival is a not-for-profit family-friendly event, organised entirely by a team of volunteers who give their time willingly to make it happen. It takes over the entire shopping strip.

President of the organising committee, Viv Rogers, says that every year someone leaves their car parked in the street, seemingly unaware of the frenzied preparations going on around them. Here's a tip: November 11 is not a good day to park your car in Sherwood Road from late afternoon! It is going to be party central down there. You have been warned!  It really is a night of great family fun.

When: November 11 from 5.30 pm until 9.30 pm.
Where: Sherwood Road, between Oxley Road and Hedges Street, Sherwood.
Getting there: the Sherwood train station is right at the end of the street, plus there is plenty of street parking in the surrounding area.
Cost: free entry, free rides, free entertainment.



Sherwood Art Exhibition

The work of  Chapel Gardens Artists and Brush Stroke Friends is being exhibited at Sherwood Uniting Church from 10am - 4pm, Monday 7 to Thursday 10 November, with an extended showing from 10am until 9pm on Friday 11 November. The Exhibition is timed to coincide with the annual Sherwood Street Festival.  

On Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to noon there will be opportunity for visitors to try out a variety of media and on Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00am and noon there will be demonstrations by artist Bettie Botha.

The Exhibition is to be officially opened on Monday, 7 November by Rev. David Baker, Moderator of the Uniting Church in Queensland, at 10:30 am where light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact Anne on 0422 843 390 or Rowena on 0408 004 053.


Sherwood Arboretum Bird Walk

On Sunday morning, 6 November, you are invited to discover Sherwood Arboretum's wonderful birdlife. Australian and internationally-recognised ecologist, Professor Hugh Possingham of The University of Queensland will share his life-long passion for birds during this 90-minute walk through the Arboretum, starting at the Jolimont Street, Sherwood entry at 6.30 am.

Hugh will introduce you to the Arboretum's wetlands, home to many wader, water and bush birds, not to mention the rich variety of birdlife that make their homes among the stunning tree collection.

After the walk, FOSA invites you to relax and enjoy morning tea on the banks of the Brisbane River. The cost of $5.00 for adults supports our on-going effort to help care for this unique 91-year-old Arboretum. To join the great walk, simply email or call (07) 3278 6525 by Wednesday 2 November.


Riverside Christian Church Community Christmas Carols

Save the date for the Riverside Christian Church Christmas Carols on 3 December. The event will feature a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting, and rides. Looking forward to seeing you there!


St David's Christmas Festival

Join me at St David's Christmas Festival from 5pm on Sunday 18 December at the Church at 62 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer. The evening will include traditionals Nativity scenes, Christmas stories, children's games and activities, and food and drink stalls, all followed by carols at 7pm.

This year, the event aims to raise awareness for the valuable work that Anglicare do within our community. Anglicare provides services to the aged, children and families, foster care and disability support. 

I look forward to seeing you there.




2016 marks the 98th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. Every year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, one minutes silence is observed throughout the country in remembrance of those who lost their lives during war.

This year, Tennyson Ward will commemorate Remembrance Day with two local RSL services held by the Stephens RSL and the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL.

The Sherwood-Indooroopilly Sub Branch RSL 2016 Remembrance Day service will commence in the Croll Memorial Precinct, Corinda at 10.20am, Friday, November 11.

The Stephens Sub Branch RSL 2016 Remembrance Day service will commence in Yeronga Memorial Park at 10.30 am, Friday, November 11.

All are welcome to attend these services to pay their respects to those Australians who lost their lives or suffered during war and armed conflict.


I was delighted to attend the official opening of the new St Vincent De Paul Store, known as the Sherwood Centre of Charity. The store is located on Sherwood Road, opposite Woolworths. 

The old office block has been converted into a welcoming and modern retail store with a wide variety of household goods, clothing, shoes, accessories and books for all ages. 

There is a bargain in here for everyone.

The store is open Monday to Saturday and some Sundays. 

In addition to providing a new retail outlet in Sherwood, St Vinnies will be using the store to provide training to people seeking employment, so it's a great social enterprise. 

The store is manned by hardworking volunteers from our community, who give generously of their time to help those in need. Drop in and say hi.


From December, the great circle line 599 / 598 will have a new bus stop at the Sherwood Bus Depot. 

The stop will be located in the cul-de-sac heading into the entrance of the Sherwood Bus Depot.

This stop will be available to members of the public, workers from nearby Rocklea businesses and Council bus depot staff. It also means people from all over Brisbane can now easily get to the magnificent Oxley Creek Common.

No extra buses though.

Manmeet Sharma

On Friday, one of our city's bus drivers, Manmeet Sharma, tragically lost his life in the senseless incident at Moorooka. Manmeet's family live overseas and whilst Council is supporting the family financially, as well as establishing a permanent memorial in future, Council has set up a fund to which members of the community can donate:

Account Name: BCC Manmeet Sharma Trust Fund
BSB: 064 000
Account Number: 14715982

Our bus drivers take great pride in their work and provide a vital public service in our community. This tragedy has left them shocked and many are upset at how random and awful the incident was. If you are catching a bus, please stop and thank our drivers and lend your support. 



After hours works will occur at the Graceville Rail Station between 6:30pm and 6:30am fron Sunday to Thursday nights each week from 30 October to 1 December.  

Continuous weekend works will also occur during a complete track and station closure from 6am Saturday 5 until 6am 7 November and again from 6am Saturday 26 until 6am Monday 28 November. During this time, no trains will be running from the station, including the pedestrain overpass. For pedestrains wishing to cross the railway tracks, a courtesy shuttle bus will be provided. The footbridge near Graceville Memorial Park will remain open. 

During these works, customers and residents may experience noise from heavy machinery, use of reversing beepers, changed traffic and parking conditions, mobile lighting towers, increased vehicle movement, and temporary changes to access paths throughout the station precinct. Residents will be given advanced notice of construction activities likely to cause impacts.

I understand that there are impacts associated with this work and appreciate your patience and understanding during this important and much-needed upgrade.


Between November 2016 and April 2017, Queensland Urban Utilities will be undertaking water main upgrades in Railway Terrace, Corinda. Works can take anywhere from four to twelve weeks to complete, depending on the length of the pipe and weather conditions. 

Work will be undertaken between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Some night works may be required, but residents will be notified of this. 

Water services will be maintained throughout the works through a temporary bypass pipe. However, some night works may cause disruptions. Residents will be notified 48 hours prior to any planned outages. 

Residents can expect some dust and noise during excavation, some limits to footpath access and on-street parking, changed traffic conditions, lighting during night works, some temporary water outages during connection works, and some driveway impacts. 

Queensland Urban Utilities will temporaily repair any damges caused during consturction and will return upon completion to fully restore any disturbed roads, driveways or footpaths to their original condition. 

Some trees may need to be removed before the process begins, but will be replaced once work is complete. 

Storm season is upon us, so now is the time to register for storm warning alerts. Brisbane City Council's Early Warning Alert Service now let's you receive an alert for up to three specific addresses. You can also download the App to receive warnings for your current location. If you'd like to sign up for this very useful service, click here.
Nominations are now open for the 2016-17 Young Achievers Awards. The Awards aim to recognise the positive achievements of those aged 29 and under in the following categories: Create Change Award, Arts and Fashion Award, Online Achievement Award, and Community Volunteer Award.
If you know of someone who you think should be nominated in one of these categories, follow this link  to nominate them for their hard work. Winners receive $2000 and a trophy, which will be presented at an awards gala on 5 May 2017. Nominators also go into a draw for a $200 voucher!