Mansfield Courier

Lockdown hits Jamieson once again

- JAMIESON ON THE LINE with Carmel Dixon

WITH the recent announceme­nt of new regional restrictio­ns, a local fun resolution was decided and the first example was the flying of a large green and white kite, which brought a smile to faces on a very glum day.

All accommodat­ion businesses are unable to operate; The Jamieson Post Office is operating normal hours 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 4pm.

Jamieson Service Station will be operating, as newspapers and groceries from the general store will be available.

There are preparatio­ns being made for the take away hours at the Courthouse Hotel to be presented on the Jamieson Courthouse Hotel Facebook page.

School is by home schooling, the family pets are enjoying the attention, and the local dogs are getting fitter as their owners take their exercise with them.

AFTER completing their brigade familiaris­ation session in the last fortnight, new Jamieson CFA members Laura Van Den Berg and Noyemzar Tasci commenced their Foundation Skills last Sunday.

Under the guidance of training officer Gerry Moloney, OH&S officer Steve Garito and community liaison officer Jess Bolwell, the new recruits have nine core

BEFORE the new restrictio­ns the Jamieson Community Group was able to hold the AGM and elections.

The position of president is in lieu vacant, vice president Roger Van Den Berg, secretary Sue Malins, treasurer Sally Fletcher.

21 members were present at the following Community Group Meeting.

The business attended to was the ongoing riverside camping legislatio­n clarificat­ion and amendments, the completion of the brass plaques and securing of them to the memorial stones at Matthews Reserve, and the discussion of the new extension to the Matthews Reserve Walking Track to Gooley’s Bridge and onto the Brewery on the Eildon Road.

The track is walked regularly and the area between the bridge means walkers are obliged to go on the roadside, where there is very little protection from oncoming vehicles.

A number of sound ideas were discussed and a collation of these safety measures is being considered.

There was also further discussion on the presentati­on of the plan for the Jamieson River Leisure Hub project, to be presented on September 30.

This beautifica­tion work will take up to two years to complete.

The works will be from Brewery Bridge at Licola Road to Foots Bridge at the Mansfield Woods Point Road.

There will be an island clean up by the Jamieson Community Group Tuesday; volunteers to remove fallen trees, which are the result of recent extreme rain and strong winds.

There was further discussion about the importance of saving the historic Jamieson Police Stables and the police paddock, for the historical preservati­on and the scenic value of both.

These two Jamieson sites are of iconic value to the community and for future residents and a number of visitors who regularly visit the sites with their families.

The earlier Jamieson Autumn Festival committee held many events on the paddock site and the community are all in agreement with the ownership and preservati­on of this valued location.

skills to master prior to becoming fully fledged firefighte­rs protecting our community.

MEMORIAL Hall activities are on hold; yoga, line dancing, informal gatherings, and table tennis will recommence when restrictio­ns ease.

Tennis is not being played, but the ongoing restoratio­n of the tennis club is progressin­g well.

 ??  ?? RED AND READY: The Jamieson CFA tanker with the trainees and fire officers Steve Garito (driver), passenger Laura Van Den Berg, training officer Gerry Moloney and trainee Noyemzar Tasci. Photo Jess Bolwell
RED AND READY: The Jamieson CFA tanker with the trainees and fire officers Steve Garito (driver), passenger Laura Van Den Berg, training officer Gerry Moloney and trainee Noyemzar Tasci. Photo Jess Bolwell
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