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 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 – 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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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

RRBATA E-REPORT for MRSC 2019

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association

RRBATA in 2019

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association has enjoyed a busy 2019 as it continues to advocate for businesses and the visitor economy in the Romsey region. Its commitment to encourage local business to support community to support business is ongoing, whilst being supportive of initiatives to enhance local town amenity and liveability.

RRBATA has been represented in the following:

  • Tourism Macedon Ranges Committee
  • MRSC Economic Development Strategy Reference Group
  • State Government Tourism Review

RRBATA, in partnership with MRSC, has formed a working group to formulate a Romsey Business Marketing Campaign to be rolled out in early 2020.

Modelled on the successful Business Kyneton Model, RRBATA has initiated “After Work Business Catch Up Nights” to provide an informal opportunity for businesses to chat, debrief and network. RRBATA is most grateful for the support of Evans’ Wine and Cheese Bar in hosting these.

The 10th Annual RRBATA Business Breakfast was held in October 2019 at Glen Erin at Lancefield. More than 70 attendees listened to guest speaker Michael Drapac speak to the notion of “Building Communities without Sacrificing Soul”. RRBATA has already secured sponsorship support from the Romsey Community bank branch of the Bendigo Bank for a RRBATA Business Dinner to be held in April 2020.

The extensive lighting works component of the RRBATA-led Romsey Streetscape Enhancement Project were “switched on” officially on in September. Feature building and garden illuminations and heritage-style lamps have made a positive contribution to Main Street aesthetics. New information boards and finger signs to highlight town features are to be installed soon.

Christmas In Romsey 2019 has again been generously supported by Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the Romsey Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank as well as a number of local businesses including CHESS Real Estate, Romsey SUPA IGA and Romsey Thrifty Link Hardware. It will be formally launched on Saturday 30th November when the Thrifty Link Main Street Christmas Trees Installation of around 80 trees is officially unveiled. The Romsey Supa IGA Home and Business Lights and Decorations Competition will again be vigorously contested ahead of the Romsey Community Carols on Saturday 14th December.

The RRBATA Annual General Meeting was held in November. New committee members have been welcomed to join some re-elected ones. Whilst the current President has agreed to stay in the short term, she looks forward to fostering a discussion with the new committee to facilitate a sustainable way forward for the organization in 2020.

                                           

Congratulations – On Eagles Wings – Romsey Business – Ten Years On

 

On Eagles Wings Work Wear is celebrating 10 years of business in Romsey. They supply a range of quality work wear, there is no need to leave town for your top brand high VIS, footwear and clothing needs.

Support Romsey region business by shopping local.

On Eagles Wings is a RRBATA member business.

New RRBATA Committee 2019-2020

 

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association Inc (RRBATA)

Committee of Management 2019-2020

Following this week’s Annual General Meeting, RRBATA is pleased to announce that a new Committee of Management has been formed for 2019-2020.

Committee members are as follows:

  • President                          –             Dr  Jenny Stillman
  • Vice President                   –             Ged McLaughlin (McLaughlinCB)
  • Secretary                          –              To be filled
  • Treasurer                          –              Ken Allender (Bendigo Community Bank)

General Committee Members:

  •         Hannah Sutton (Insymmetry)
  •         Dr Greg Powell (ICT website support)
  •         Cassy Borthwick (Verdure Bistro)
  •         Wendie McLaughlin ((McLaughlinCB))

RRBATA would like to thank Danielle Findlay (Economic Development and Tourism Unit, Macedon Ranges Shire Council) for being in attendance and conducting the election of office bearers.

The Committee acknowledged the huge contribution of retiring long standing committee member, Benny Dyer.

From the executive position of Treasurer after a decade in the role, Wendie McLaughlin’s contribution was also acknowledged.

Benny Dyer with President Jenny Stillman as he accepts a photo of ‘Benny’s Tree’ lit up at night near the Romsey Skate Park.

 

Wendie McLaughlin (outgoing Treasurer) receiving a photograph of the Romsey Hub (lit up at night).

Whilst accepting the nomination as President, Jenny Stillman indicated her intention to transition away from the leadership role over the next 6 months to facilitate a fresh direction for the Association.