22 Feb 2016

RRBATA NEWS for ROMSEY RAG

 

Clean Up Romsey Day
As an extension of the Romsey Streetscape Project, Clean Up Romsey Day will be held on Sunday 6th March to coincide with Clean Up Australia Day.
Volunteers are invited to gather at the Skate Park (Lions Reserve) at 9.30am to be allocated areas for clean up. A free sausage sizzle will be provided back at the skate park at around 11.30am for volunteers.

For further enquiries, please contact Jenny Stillman
(Ph. 0412 349849, jennystillman@optusnet.com.au).
Come along, bring a water bottle and a sunhat and be part of a town pride initiative!

Paint The Town Purple

As part of Relay for Life’s “Paint The Town Purple” week, RRBATA organised installation of purple filters to enable the Lions Reserve (skate park) tree to be illuminated purple for the week! In previous years, the tree has also been illuminated blue for Autism Awareness month.

 


Romsey Streetscape Project

Much has been happening, with working groups continuing to meet and fine tune details of possible elements to be incorporated in a Romsey Streetscape Master plan. Side bar initiatives have included the Clean Up Romsey Day (see above), assistance to Romsey and Lancefield Historical Society to digitise some of their publications and discussion re development of an “app” to facilitate a Romsey visitor’s experience. A more detailed update of the Streetscape Project can be found in the Rag, on Facebook and on Romsey Online (www.romsey.org.au).

Light Up The Sky 2016

Light Up The Sky is back this year and will be held at the Lions Reserve (Romsey skate park) grom 6pm on Saturday 16th April 2016. A spectacular fireworks display will again conclude the evening. Games, food, community stalls and musical entertainment will feature. So, put this in the diary now! RRBATA wishes to acknowledge the Romsey Community Bank branch of the Bendigo Bank as being a major sponsor of the fireworks display.
 

Tourism Stakeholder Think Tank
RRBATA was invited to attend the recent Macedon Ranges Shire Council Tourism Stakeholder Think Tank. This was aimed at seeking input from stakeholders across the Shire ahead of the formulation of a Tourism Strategic Plan. Areas covered in the workshop included the following: industry professional development support needed, biggest challenges faced when operating businesses, marketing and digital presence challenges, barriers to new activities and developments, brainstorming of “blue sky” ideas. Opportunities to promote the region’s nature based attractions as well as develop cycling related ideas were mentioned. This linked to the ongoing discussion re accommodation (whether or not a big accommodation venue is needed, the notion of “pop up” accommodation for large events, the need for a range of accommodation styles). The information and ideas gathered from attendees will be considered for the strategic plan.

Romsey Online
Don’t forget, ANYONE CAN BE A REPORTER! Whether it is sporting results, photos, reports on events etc, the website is waiting for your “news”. Please ensure a note of consent from people featured in any photographs accompanies your submissions. Remember, the website is only as good as the information fed to it at info@romsey.org.au.


Membership Enquiries: Sharyn Ede (Secretary)
Phone: 0403 429161
Email: sharynede_associates@y7mail.com
 

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