JETTY AND SHED MAINTENANCE
The Lamb Island old Jetty Shed and jetty is programmed for Redland City Council works mid October 2018. Cr Mark Edwards advises that he scope of works involves painting, timber repairs and a new sign ‘’Ngudooroo’, the aboriginal name for the island. He said the work should be completed in just a few days, depending on weather.
$135,000 FOR LAMB PARK WORKS
Redland City Council in its recent annual budget, has made available to Lamb Island an amount of $135,000 for park improvements. Cr Mark Edwards says the island residents are to be consulted via the Lamb Island Residents Association by council staff to ensure the ‘best outcome’ for the spend. “There are a range of options being considered including the erection of a racquet ball/handball wall near the tennis courts, and improvements to the beach play area on the island. Council officers are to meet with the LIRA group to seek input to ensure the maximum benefit for the island can be gained by the $135,000 spend,” Cr Edwards said.
LAMB ISLAND RURAL FIRE SERVICE
It’s all “business as usual” at our local Fire Brigade. We recently were involved in a fairly major training day which was held at our very own station and saw fellow Members from Russell and Macleay islands involved.
We are continuing to assist QAS with their island call outs on Lamb and hope to have more or our members assisting with driving the Ambulance. Regular training dates to consider include: First Sunday of month (10am) and Second Tuesday of month (3.30pm). Hopefully news will come soon of our official opening date.
WHATS HAPPENING AT THE CLUB?
Get onboard!!! The club have recently purchased a new Courtesy Bus and continue to offer their pick up/drop off service. They will meet various ferries as listed in the table below:
Contact the club to arrange your pick up around these times.
Others news includes:
Membership is due and the fees have been set by the Club Constitution which was recently circulated in a mail box newsletter.
Plastic Bag ban is now in place at the Club and customers are asked to BYO bags for all takeaway purchases.
No Food Consumption is allowed in the Designated Smoking area.
Lastly, we would like to thank all of our volunteers for their continuous support and would appreciate any new volunteers willing to give up a few hours of their time to help lessen the load. In particular we are currently seeking drivers for the Courtesy bus. Conditions are you must be over 40yrs, have a clean driving record and require an open Automatic drivers licence.
Kitchen hours are: Wednesday 5-7pm (Roast only), Thursday - Saturday (11.30 - 2pm, 5 - 8.30pm), Sunday (9am-3pm).
Club hours are: Monday/Tuesday (3-6pm) Wednesday (3-9pm), Thursday (11am-8:30pm), Friday/Saturday (11am-9pm), Sunday (11am-6pm).
Representatives from both LIRA and Redlands City Council recently met to discuss the various issues that the group sees are important to our community. More information regarding the outcome of this meeting will be discussed at the next meeting. They also continue to follow up with local issues including:
• Redland Bay Marina development and progress
• The revamp of our local Tennis Court
• Drop off area at our jetty
• The beautification program of the Pioneer Hall and surrounds
• Building repairs post termite activity at the First Aid Hall
Contact us: E: email@example.com W: https://lirainc.weebly.com or find us on Facebook!
LAMB ISLAND CONVENIENCE STORE
It’s not just any ole coffee! It’s a service, it’s knowing your customers, it’s about providing a quality product. That’s what keeps the regulars coming back for more. When customers say “they make my coffee just how I like it” it has to be a good thing. The local kids are convinced and were lining up for milkshakes during the school holidays, which also come with high praise (pictured).
LAMB ISLAND COMMUNITY GARDEN
I recently walked through our very own Community Garden and was happy to see it still thriving. There is definitely something about fresh vegetables and my family have enjoyed some of its produce. Like everything though, it needs work and time and commitment. If you are interested at all in helping please contact Rae on 0449 596 524 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS! In response to our call out for “extra equipment”, we have been donated a wheelchair and crutches. If you, a friend or loved one needs to borrow these items, please do not hesitate to ask. We also have a small supply of toilet aids and walkers that can be loaned for short or long term use.
Although Winter is upon us, death on our small island has left a colder chill in the air. Sadly we have lost some of our community members in such a short space of time and we have all been touched by the news. To all the families and friends of these loved ones, I am sorry for your loss and hope that as a community we can offer you the support you need to get through each day.