Tingalpa Trot!

26 March 2014

The 2014 Tingalpa Trot was another amazing achievement for the Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club.
A large flotilla of young and old paddlers set off at impressive speed, amongst laughter and celebration, over a number of staggered starts. The participants paddled from the Ferry Road, Thorneside clubhouse en route to Capalaba for the annual 5km leg, and some returned for the 10km event.

Olympic Gold Medallist Tate Smith joined the field with visitors from all across South East Queensland and beyond registering for the paddle.

As proud patron of the Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club, I commend the impressive work of the volunteer committee, headed by Commodore John Simpson, Secretary Andrew Bennet and Member Administrator Geraldine Rose and a loyal band of passionate canoe, kayak, paddle board and ski members.
The sport is growing in popularity and the club is growing in size every year.
The club is supported by Redland City Council and Queensland Canoeing.

Please come down for a family paddle or tryout on a Saturday/Sunday (bookings are essential) refer to the calendar online:

BushCarers of Birkdale unite!

26 March 2014

Helen Street Birkdale Bushcare ‘Group Planting’

Willing hands make a massive difference. 
There are active 4 Bushcare Groups in Division 10:
Two in Birkdale: http://indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/Programs/Bushcare/Pages/Birkdale.aspx 
Two in Thorneside: http://indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/Programs/Bushcare/Pages/Thorneside.aspx

Both groups are run by a group of committed volunteers, whose work makes a significant difference in the management and maintenance of environmental corridors in council parks, reserves and along waterways.
Each group meets once a month for a 2hrs and have support from Redland City’s officers at Indigiscapes.
You are always welcome to come and lend a hand, so for more information, please contact the area co-ordinator nearest you:
Or feel free to contact me and I can introduce you to your local organiser.
Cr. Paul Bishop
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0478 836 286

Recent road upgrades

26 March 2014

Redland City Council Officers and Contractors have been working overtime to clear the backlog of road upgrades that are needed across the city. Mooroondu Road, Thorneside Road and Thorne Road are just some of the major upgrades that have taken place in Division 10 over the past 2 years. 
Remember to report potholes and stay safe on the roads. 
Residential Areas are always 50km/hr (unless otherwise signed)
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Reduce Waste!

08 March 2014

One of Paul Bishop's commitments to community is to reduce waste.

Waste refers to any resource that is not put to positive use in our community.

Human energy, material waste, economic waste etc.

Franco the Birkdale Farmer

08 March 2014

Food Sustainability is an initiative to support human food futures and urban resilience.
Such local legends need civic, commercial and community support so their efforts can benefit local people.

Franco is a landholder who believes meaning and money are of equal importance, and that both require care, effort and design.

For more information contact Paul Bishop 0478 836 286

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Happy Hounds of Birkdale Barkers

08 March 2014

Once upon a time, there was a rickety ol' fence, a mud-puddle entrance & busted gate at Lachlan Street Dog-Off-Leash Area in downtown Birkdale, Division 10, in Redland City Council.

Then one day, it came to pass, that the community got together with one mighty voice and a clear idea that they expressed to their local councillor, who passed it on to the amazing officers in Redland City Council.

Soon, all Councils horses and all councils men, worked to put concrete & double gates in, to make our four-legged friends' owners happy.
Before long, the dogs and their owners had a lovely time together, and they all lived waggishly ever after.

Here's to the Ann's & Anne for emails, to all Birkdale Barkers, to Council Officers for a great result.
With thanks for a great example of Local Community Action,
Cr. Paul Bishop.