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Babies, Books and Rhymes
Thursdays 9.30am and Saturday 9.30am
Sherwood Street Festival
5:30 - 9:30pm, Friday 11 November
between Hedges St and Hedges St
11am - 12:30pm, Wednesday 9 November
Basic computer and internet skills required. Bookings essential.
12:30pm, Wednesday 16 November
Basic computer skills and an email account required. Bookings essential.
Meet Christine Wells*
- 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.
eBay and Gumtree basics*
11am - 12pm, Wednesday 23 November
and internet skills required. Bookings essential.
11am - 12:30pm, Wednesday 30 November
Bring your own
iPad, library card and Apple ID account details. Basic iPad skills required. Bookings essential.
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
Dunlop Park Pool
Mums Fit Camp
9:30 - 1:30am, Tuesdays
Tone arms, abs and legs
Graceville Riverside Parklands
5 - 6pm, Wednesdays
Full body pool workout
Boxing and Fitness Circuit*
- 10:30am, Wednesdays
Bootcamp type exercises
Dunlop Park, Corinda
Low Impact Fitness and Pilates*
9:15 - 10:15am, Thursdays
and fitness exercises
Graceville Riverside Parklands
Tums and Back Strengthening*
9:30 - 10:15am, Mondays
Busy parents who need a simple
8 - 9am, Tuesdays
Create your own mask from clay - $5
2 - 4pm, Sunday 13 Nov
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
ACT-ivate Children's Club
3:45 - 4:45pm, Thursdays
Meet new friends
and develop a new skill each week
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.
Advanced: 10am -11:30am Tuesdays
Beginner: 10am - 11:30am Thursday
Acacia Ridge Community
Parenting Conversation Corners
- 2:30pm Thursdays
Indooroopilly Uniting Church
Suburbs Asperger Support Group
7pm on the 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month
St Matthews Church Hall, Sherwood
Learn to speak in public and enjoy it
Sherwood AFL Club
Street East, Chelmer Brisbane Qld 4075
2pm - 4pm Sundays
Ph: Ian on 0439 715 144
Corinda State School
Oxley-Chelmer History Group Meetings 2016
RSL rooms, Clewley
Ph: 3379 1967 for more info
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
Corinda State High School
Ph: 3379 2002 for more details.
and District Probus Club
9.30am Every fourth Wedneday of month
Corinda Bowls Club,
3379 7540 for more details
Every 3rd Friday of month
Magpies AFL Club
Chelmer St E, Chelmer
3372 7525 for more details
Creek Common Carers
Volunteer weeding group
Meet at the red
Sherwood Rd, Rocklea
Ph 0429 911 555
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
Benarrawa Community Centre
79 Waratah Ave, Graceville
Ph: 3379 9925
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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!
GRACEVILLE MEMORIAL PARK PLAYGROUND
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.
FLASHING SPEED SIGN GETS RESULTS
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.
flashing speed sign is being rotated around traffic hot spots in Tennyson Ward, and is now located on
Ardoyne Road, Oxley.
CONGRATULATIONS. THIS IS A FANTASTIC
RESULT WITH MINIMAL SPEEDING.
Sherwood Community Festival is on again this year and everyone
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 3278 6525 by Wednesday
Christian Church Community Christmas Carols
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
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
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
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.
ST VINNIES OPENS IN SHERWOOD
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.
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.
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
ROAD AND CONSTRUCTION
GRACEVILLE STATION ACCESSIBILITY UPGRADE
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.
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.
WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT CORINDA
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.
BRISBANE STORM WARNING
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
YOUNG QUEENSLANDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
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!