LAMB ISLAND RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION FORMED
Lamb group treasurer Karen Edwards and president Ewald Schooner.
Lamb Island has a new community organisation called the Lamb Island Residents Association.
The committee of the new group is Ewald Schober as President, Suzanne Smith as Secretary and Karen Edwards as Treasurer.
The new organisation has come about following the public meeting held on Lamb Island last year, called by The Friendly Bay Islander, and attended by Cr Mark Edwards, council officials and Redland Bay police.
The November meeting aired concerns and issues in relation to safety, security and the dumping of motor vehicles.
That meeting also revealed other issues of concern to Lamb Island residents including dog control as well as fear and intimidation.
Ewald Schober said the new organisation has already held a number of meetings and recently announced its Mission Statement.
It is: “To promote the interests of and the wellbeing of the people living in the area of benefit by providing an organisation, which acts as a forum for the residents’ views on matters, which concern their community, and/or the area in which they live, including communicating with statutory and other relevant authorities”.
The association was formed on the 26th of April and there are currently 46 paid members.
“We hope to increase our membership in the coming months,” the new president said.
He also said that the new island group was full of praise for recent initiatives by the Redland City Council including, the new foreshore drainage work, the road sealing of several island roads, and the clean up of dumped motor vehicles on Lamb Island.
“We encourage all island residents to take advantage of Council’s offer to remove dumped motor vehicles,” he said.
A meet and greet and free sausage sizzle will be held at the Lamb Island Markets on Saturday the 11th July starting 7 a.m. to further gauge other concerns residents may have.
The group’s meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month at 10 am at the Pioneer Hall.