Monday, May 11, 2009

Flowerdale Community Recovery Update 11th May


Community Meetings
Community meetings will be held at the Rec Reserve, Spring Valley Road on Friday evenings commencing 8pm

Updates from Community Meeting 8th May
- The bridge at Hazeldene Store has now been put on hold by the Shire until further consultation with Community.

- Grocon are over half way finished clearing of houses/blocks.

- Fencing
- Shire has advised steel & wire fencing can be disposed of at the tips for free. Treated Pine posts still being discussed as to how property owners can dispose of with Grocon and VBRRA
- If you require help with replacing fencing, Blazeaid may be able to offer assistance, please phone Kevin Butler 0418530471 to see if they can assist.

- Surveying of blocks/land is still in discussion with Shire & other Government Departments as how this is going to be done and timelines.

- Salvation Army have now announced second round of grants for people who have lost their homes. See Diane at the Hub for details.

- Pathways can offer assistance in sourcing furniture and other household needs. See Pathways or Diane at the Hub for further information.

- Lindsay Fox Warehouse, Shed 48, 1508 Centre Road, Clayton is open again, Mondays & Fridays where you can access furniture, household goods, clothing and other general items, they will also deliver items. You must ring first to make an appointment, Phone: Samantha Barring 040209707 or Mick Best 0408381133. Don’t forget to take your Blue DHS form with you on the day.

- Luna Park Day, 24th May All entry & rides are for free. See Diane at the Hub to book tickets and further details.

Weekly Tennis Coaching at Flowerdale
o Sundays at Spring Valley Recreation Reserve from 10am-12noon
o Mondays at the Flowerdale Primary School. First for children followed by adults from 1 to 2pm.

Lessons are ½ hour per group. All who have enrolled have been allocated a timeslot. The roster is displayed in the bar at Flowerdale Hotel. The coaching is conducted by professional tennis coaches who have volunteered. Please come on time and contact Jeannette (57 801 520) if you are unable to attend as there are some players on the reserve list who would like to have a go in the event of vacancy.

Flowerdale Community House Activities
Bushfire Support Group for bushfire affected people in Flowerdale/Strath Creek areas. Time sharing, practical support, information on trauma management with facilitators Kate Lewer and Zoe Edmonds. Mondays at CFA shed from 1.30pm. Afternoon tea provided. For more information call Odette on 57 801 372.

Patchwork Group The patchwork group is now meeting at the Strath Creek hall on Tuesdays from 7-9pm. Anyone with an interest in patchwork or any other craft is most welcome to join the group.
Yoga Tuesdays in the old library at Kinglake West next to the Hall commencing 7.30pm. Tutor Wayne McGivney. Cost $5.

Massage Massages will now be held at the Flowerdale Hall, Tuesdays 10-4pm. Free of charge.

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