Macedon Ranges Gift Shop – Gift cards to shop locally

The Macedon Ranges Gift Shop

working with local businesses to provide families with gift cards to SHOP LOCALLY

Families register by 11 November 2020 (5 pm) and cards will be issued on 25th November 2020

Contact: christmas@cobaw.org.au

Call: 5421 1666

Have your say on draft five year event strategy for MRSC

Have your say on draft five year event strategy

Submissions closing on 24 August 2020, 05:00 PM

Events provide a range of economic and tourism benefits for the shire and raise the region’s profile as a great place to live, invest and visit.

The draft Macedon Ranges Events Strategy 2020-25will guide Council’s planning and decision-making to support the success of local events.

Events will also play an important part of revitalising the economy following the pandemic, and the draft strategy will assist Council’s planning to support events throughout the recovery.

We are inviting your ideas about how we can support and plan for all events—from community-organised events to regional tourism events—that are welcoming, healthy, safe and accessible for all.

The draft strategy has been informed by workshops with stakeholders from the events sector and Council staff from across the organisation, and survey feedback from event operators.

The vision of the strategy is for the Macedon Ranges to have a diverse and stimulating calendar of annual events that showcase the region’s brand strengths and make the Macedon Ranges a great place to live and visit.

Please visit the following link for details: https://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/About-Council/News/Have-Your-Say/Have-your-say-on-draft-five-year-event-strategy

Nicole Pietruschka

CHRISTMAS in ROMSEY is COMING !!

Community members are asked to start planning your Christmas decorations and lights and to think about the Main Street Christmas tree decorations you plan to use.

 

Lancefield Farmers Market 22nd August at ROMSEY OVAL

The Lancefield Farmers’ Market will move to Romsey Community Sports Oval, at Park Lane Romsey for August 2020. It will occur on the usual date and time, Saturday August 22 from 9am-1pm.

The market is an essential food service and will operate under strict adherence to all State government, Council and Victorian Farmers’ Market Association safety and hygiene guidelines.

We ask shoppers to remember that during the pandemic, this is not a social event, and to limit shopping to one person per household. We ask people to be safe, stay distant, shop for provisions from our local farmers, supporting our local economy, and go home. Above all, be respectful of the need to follow safety guidelines – there will be extra volunteers on hand to help make this happen. (Pool noodles may indeed be visible as we help us all keep our distances)!

The Friends of the Farmers Market and Lancefield Neighbourhood House are extremely grateful to the organisations which have supported the efforts to find an eastern corridor location for the market to run this month. These include, Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association (RRBATA) and the Romsey Neighbourhood House (RNH). It is anticipated this relocation to be an interim measure until COVID restrictions ease sufficiently to allow it to return to its High Street Lancefield venue.

Spokesperson for RRBATA, Jenny Stillman said that RRBATA has always been very supportive of the Lancefield Farmers Market as an economic development and visitor economy asset and was concerned that it might be lost to the eastern corridor of the Macedon Ranges.  “Finding a temporary location for the market allows Romsey and Lancefield to  continue the support of our local producers and their capacity to deliver their wonderful produce to the community”.

We look forward to seeing you at Romsey Oval on Saturday the 22nd. Entry via Park Lane, please follow all signage.

For information of Farmers market COVID procedures please go to

https://www.vfma.org.au/ to which LFM adheres to wholeheartedly.

Press details:

Contact: Lancefield Neighbourhood House 0409 386 875

Residents from STAGE 4 Restricted Areas are not permitted to attend (any of the Macedon Ranges Farmers’ Markets).

Lancefield and Romsey Businesses SURVEY closes this Friday !

The Economic Development and Tourism Unit as Macedon Ranges Shire Council is trying to accurately assess the impact of this incredibly difficult period on the region’s businesses so it can provide appropriate support.

It is running an online survey to receive your input on this. However, the survey closes on 31st July – THIS FRIDAY.

Please take the time to complete it by going to the following link and help Council to help you and your business get to the other side of COVID-19 and its fallout.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/busrecovery

Lancefield and District Farmers Market CANCELLED for July

Unfortunately this month’s Lancefield and District Farmer’s Market has been cancelled due to concerns about the Cov-19 pandemic.

If you’re intending to visit any of these producers please WEAR a MASK.

From 11:59pm Wednesday 22 July 2020 if you live in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire you must wear a face covering when leaving home unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so.

A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield.

Even with a mask, you should keep 1.5 metres distance between you and others.

(Reference: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19)

SOME PRODUCERS YOU MIGHT LIKE TO CONTACT

Glen Bros however will be available so that visitors can purchase Lucerne and hay at 117 High Street Lancefield. Phone Ian on 0428 594 044

 

Australian Lamb Bacon of Tooboorac: please contact Toni or Ingrid for details on obtaining Lamb direct from the farmer.

Check out: https://www.facebook.com/aussielambbacon

 

Warialda Belted Galloway Beef at the McIvor Farm Foods new Farm Gate shop.

Time: 10 am to 1 pm

You can order online also: https://www.wbgbeef.com.au/

And: https://openfoodnetwork.org.au/warialda-belted-galloway-beef/shop

You can always email us at: orders@wbgbeef.com.au

 

Stocking Up on VITAL GREENS?

Give Dragi a call 0401 607 240. He has fast turnover.

 

SMALL FARMERS UNITE

Claire and Paul from Good Life Farm Co. new venture to support local farmers. Produce can be ordered direct via website and collected from a dedicated point.

https://www.facebook.com/smallfarmersunited

Also check out the website: http://www.smallfarmersunited.com.au/

Where to Walk your DOG

According to the Macedon Ranges Council all dogs (within our shire) must now be exercised on leash unless in designated OFF-LEASH areas.

New signage is currently being installed throughout the Shire. Some footpaths will also be stencilled further indicating dog ON-LEASH requirements.

In the absence of signage, an area should always be assumed to be ON-LEASH. Dogs must also be under effective control at all times and should not be left unattended.

Further details can be found at: https://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/Live-Work/Cats-Dogs-Pets/Walking-Dogs-Off-Leash

OFF-LEASH AREAS

Within Romsey township the following are designated OFF-LEASH areas:

Bowkett Close Reserve(PDF, 620KB)  11 Bowkett Close 
Five Mile Creek West(PDF, 620KB)

(off leash between 7.30am-10am, seven days a week)

Five Mile Creek West Riverwalk
Lomandra Reserve(PDF, 620KB) 11a Newnham Drive
Metcalfe Drive Reserve(PDF, 620KB) Metcalfe Drive

 

Within Lancefield township the following are designated OFF-LEASH areas:

James Patrick Way Reserve(PDF, 620KB) 48-70 James Patrick Way
Park Street Road Reserve(PDF, 620KB)

(outside of school hours)

Park Street Road Reserve

 

Within Riddells Creek township the following are designated OFF-LEASH areas:

Rangeview Park(PDF, 491KB) 40-42 Rangeview Drive
Riddells Creek Recreation Reserve(PDF, 491KB)

(when sporting events are not in progress)

26-32 Sutherlands Road

 

 

Macedon Ranges CAT Curfew


From Wednesday 1st July 2020 all CATS must be confined to their property from sunset to sunrise and will be prohibited from our most sensitive environmental areas.

According to the Macedon Ranges local council, cats can be confined in one or more of the following ways:

  • Indoors
  • In a Cat Run or specially designed enclosure
  • Enclosing part of a property (e.g. a verandah)
  • Cat-proofing fence
  • In a shed (well ventilated/insulated).

Why is this important?

Cats can attack wildlife, can be hit by cars, injure other cats, and spread disease.

Cat can prowl, spray, howl and annoy neighbours and their pets (especially during mating season).

Its important to act now before July 1st 2020.

Details about responsible CAT ownership (including helpful advice and resources about confining cats) can be found at: mrsc.vic.gov.au/cats

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association

Macedon Ranges – Digital Resilience for Small Business workshop

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association

Dear Romsey Region Business Community Members

Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s Business Support Officer, Alexis Owen, phoned me today ahead of sending the email below. The Economic Development and Tourism Unit is running an online Digital Resilience for Small Business workshop on 12th May (next Tuesday) with a particular focus on adapting to doing business online under the COVID-19 restrictions and improving your business’ social media presence.

No doubt, you are all feeling very busy at present. However, this workshop – free for RRBATA members and $20 for non members- may well equip you with some skills and knowledge to make things a little easier now and in the prolonged economic recovery period lying ahead.

To register, please phone Alexis Owen on 0408 130 176.

Alexis has also drawn attention in the email below to Council’s  Covid-19 Business support, one-stop-shop webpage containing links to the most current information from Council, State and Federal governments and other key agencies. https://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/Live-Work/Healthy-Living/Coronavirus/Business-support-services

Kind regards

Jenny Stillman (President)

On behalf of the RRBATA Committee

Romsey Lancefield Community Support Business Listing

Romsey Region Business and Tourism AssociationOur local businesses are supporting us by staying open. They have adapted so
we can stay at home to stop the spread of covid-19. Let’s show our appreciation by supporting them and shopping locally.

Lancefield and Romsey Community Support is also offering a variety of
services for people in need through this period. This includes support with food
parcels, meals, social contact and linkage to services.
Call the hotline for information and to register: 0491 243 996.

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SAGE GROUP Support for Local Businesses

Romsey and Lancefield Business Community members and friends.

Many of you will know Tim McCarthy who has forever been a Romsey “local”. Tim is an accountant, based in Sunbury with Sage Business Group, and has sent me the email below which he is happy for me to share with you all. His business is doing some regular webinars specifically aimed at assisting businesses during this period. He has also included in the email some links to videos of presentations recently streamed. He has since also sent me the following: “We did another session on Thursday that involved a live cash flow demonstration https://youtu.be/vQisufoca6E so if you wanted to add that link as well please feel free if you think it would be of value to business owners.”

Anyway, I think the content of the email below will be of particular interest to many of you so “happy viewing”!

Kind regards,

Jenny Stillman

On behalf of the RRBATA Committee

Ph. 0411 700464

I thought I’d share a few things we’ve been up to over the last few weeks through the office that may be of benefit for any RRBATA members, friends, etc.

There’s so much going on at the moment due to the pace of change with legislation (or more often than not public announcements without legislation) that Michael & I have been doing free webinar events each Tuesday & Thursday morning over the last month.  Next week we’re going to go to once a week at 9.30am on Thursday’s as the standard time and may throw in a few specials as appropriate.

The problem we see is that there is a lot of information out there but not packaged up in a way that the local tradesman or retail shop owner who is really busy and trying to navigate through this time can just look at it, get their head broadly around it, and then get back to focusing on getting the job done.  We hope we’ve been able to do that in our completely non polished and genuine approach.

https://youtu.be/rcpsih5RKYQboosting cash flow stimulus package.  Gives an outline of this stimulus measure which has confused many employers to thinking they are going to receive a large cash injection in the coming months and goes through 3 worked examples that will cover most businesses of what that they can actually expect to receive in tax credits and possible cash refunds from this stimulus measure.

https://youtu.be/TcqC9UFSpUwthe importance of a business continuity plan (there is an offer at the end of this one but certainly only an offer and not a sell at all).  Provides business owners with a series of practical steps to take and some mindset information in this very tough time for the business owner who is bearing the brunt from many fronts

Anyway, if you wanted to have a look at these or share around very happy for you to do so.  I’ve only sent a couple of links that I think may be the most value but anyone can connect by:

  1. subscribe to our You Tube Channel just by searching Sage Business Group in You Tube, or
  2. going to our website page https://www.sagegroup.com.au/knowledge-centre/our-latest-videos, or
  3. go to our website www.sagegoup.com.au and subscribe to our newsletter so regular updates are available

Feel free to share this as far and wide as you like – yes, let’s not shy away from the fact that there is a potential marketing benefit to our business but we are truly coming from a place of trying to help the wider community come to terms with the financial challenges that this time presents and to offer an olive branch that may help guide some small business owners who right now are feeling so pressured and uncertain.

Kind regards,

Tim McCarthy  |  Director

Same great team, same great service, brand new look!

43 Gap Road, Sunbury, Victoria 3429

P.O. Box 665, Sunbury, Victoria 3429

T  +61 (03) 9744 7144  |  F  +61 (03) 9744 6577

E  tim@sagegroup.com.au  |  W www.sagegroup.com.au

Romsey and Lancefield Business Support

Romsey Region Business and Tourism

RRBATA has assisted the Lancefield Romsey Community Support (LRCS) initiative of the two towns’ Neighbourhood Houses to draft a flyer for delivery to all Lancefield and Romsey households which lists businesses with delivery/phone order etc options (see below). This will be of particular assistance to community members who do not have access to social media or are unable to source information online and will hopefully facilitate local patronage of businesses during this social isolation period.

The flyer from LRCS which has been placed on RRBATA Facebook (Romsey Lancefield Business and Living) and on this website – Romsey Online (www.romsey.org.au) to inform businesses of the volunteer pool available to assist with product delivery to customers.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or if RRBATA can be of any support to you.

Jenny Stillman

On behalf of the RRBATA Committee

Ph. 0411 700464

Supporting our local businesses in Romsey and Lancefield

Does your business need help with deliveries to those in isolation?

Volunteers are available to assist your business.

Simply phone or text: 04091 243 996

Customer Contact details required: Name, phone address, along with pick up or drop off time.

Romsey Neighbourhood House – phone 5429 6724

Lancefield Neighbourhood House – phone 5429 1214

 

RRBATA — supporting all local businesses

Romsey Region Business and Tourism

Lancefield Romsey Community Support # Stay Home

This initiative is to support you and the community during the Corona Virus pandemic.

Please visit our Facebook page at: lancefieldandromseycommunitysupport

Other contact points are:

www.lancefield.org.au/lrcs

Phone: 0491 243 996

Keep an eye out for your neighbours – Keep in touch

Community Transport

If you urgently need transport to a medical appointment please phone the Neighbourhood Houses to see if we can support you.

54 291 214 (Lancefield) or 54 296 724 (Romsey)

Volunteering: Ways I can Help:

If you are interested in helping others with:

  • deliveries
  • admin support
  • telephone support and counselling
  • cooking meals
  • friendly check in and outs

Businesses who are Delivering:

Check out this link: Local delivery services

OVER THE PHONE LINKAGES AND COUNSELLING:

1800 Respect (1800 737 732) – Domestic, family violence and sexual assault counselling and referral service

Kids Help Line 1800 55 180 (5 years – 25 years)

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

National Debt Hotline 1800 007 007

National Coronavirus Helpline 1800 020 080

My Aged Care 1800 422 737

Kyneton Caring Community Foodbank 5422 1163

Freedom Care Kilmore 0422 599 735

Local Counsellors (Fees apply):

Helen Shaw 0400 224 174

Bronwyn Lodge 0414 685 755

Amanda Starkic (Grief Counsellor): 0412 557 466

Please phone us for more services you may require: 0491 243 996

Paper flyers are circulating in your letter boxes titled: Lancefield Romsey Community Support

 

RRBATA Ready to Support Local Businesses

Christmas Lights and Decorations Map Romsey

 

Santa’s Helper arrives at the RRBATA Christmas in the Park at Romsey

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association

For those families wishing to view the Romsey Christmas Lights and Decorations:

Please find attached the Romsey Christmas Lights and Decorations Map.

Click on the link below for the PDF file

General Public Map CIR

 

All decked out for Christmas: Lexie the Pug

 

Merry Christmas