Many new ini­tia­tives

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Ash­lea Wi­toslawski For more in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing cost, dates and other ac­tiv­i­ties, visit or phone 5824 1315.

Tatura Com­mu­nity House re­leased its term one pro­gram last week, of­fer­ing the com­mu­nity a di­verse range of ac­tiv­i­ties and work­shops.

TCH staff mem­ber Tom Boocock said the new pro­gram has been spe­cially cre­ated by the team, in­spired by sug­ges­tions from the com­mu­nity and de­mand over the last year.

New to the pro­gram is Har­vest Swap, giv­ing the com­mu­nity a chance to swap and pick up ex­cess fruit and veg­eta­bles in an ef­fort to lower waste.

Mr Boocock said the ini­tia­tive fol­lowed TCH’s ‘Blokes in the Gar­den’ event, af­ter many of the mem­bers men­tioned a sur­plus of har­vest items in their own patches.

‘‘We are in­stalling a ta­ble out the front of the build­ing that will be avail­able 24 hours a day so peo­ple can swap or pick up when­ever they like,’’ he said.

An­other new ini­tia­tive is ‘Tat Gath­er­ing’ invit­ing new and old com­mu­nity mem­bers to come along and so­cialise with one an­other.

‘‘It’s about meet­ing new friends and just get­ting to know the peo­ple you live with,’’ Mr Boocock said.

The gath­er­ings will be held in the morn­ing on the first Mon­day of the month and for din­ner on the first Fri­day of the month, led by Carol Ryan and Pe­tra De Kleijn.

TCH will also be hold­ing ‘Ac­tive Women’ classes, en­cour­ag­ing all women aged 18-45 to join a sup­port­ive ex­er­cise group for just $5 a ses­sion.

The Tatura Com­mu­nity Cubby House oc­ca­sional child care cen­tre will now be open three days on Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day.

‘‘Come in any day we’re open and have a look, meet the girls and see the fa­cil­i­ties,’’ Mr Boocock said.

TCH is also re­mind­ing those in­ter­ested in first aid ses­sions on Fe­bru­ary 19 and 26 to enrol ASAP.


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