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.
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.
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
Jenny Stillman (President)
On behalf of the RRBATA Committee
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.
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.
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
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:
Phone: 0491 243 996
Keep an eye out for your neighbours – Keep in touch
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:
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
Anyone with a UTE or TRAILER can help with the delivery of the Christmas Tree FRAMES to businesses, groups and families so they can decorate them in readiness for the Christmas in Romsey event.
I F Y O U C A N H E L P W I T H E V E N A S M A L L P L E D G E O F T I M E
P L E A S E C O N T A C T –
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RRBATA Presents: Michael Drapac
“BUILDING COMMUNITIES WITHOUT SACRIFICING SOUL”
Date: Thursday 10th October 2019
Time: 7 am to 8:30 am
Venue: Glen Erin at Lancefield
Cost: RRBATA Members: $45
General Admission: $50
Dear Friends of RRBATA,
The 10th Annual Business Breakfast is rapidly approaching and RRBATA has been very lucky to secure Mr. Michael Drapac as special guest speaker. Michael is founder and Chairman of Drapac Capital Partners, a highly specialized international property group. He founded the Drapac Cycling Team in 2004 to support the concept of holistic development for young elite athletes. His Romsey thoroughbred property will breed, raise, race and re-purpose equine athletes for life after racing as well as featuring a stock saddle museum. Michael is passionate about communities being developed which enhance an area for local residents without losing character – a particularly timely discussion with Romsey’s Town Structure Plan is due to be developed over the next 2 to 3 years.
So – if you are interested in the well being of horses, athletes or community character, BOOK your tickets NOW as seats will be limited.
Feel free to share this event with any of your contacts who may be interested in attending.
Sponsored by the Romsey Community Bank branch of the Bendigo Bank, this will be a special event.
We look forward to seeing you for breakfast on Thursday 10th October!
Full details on: Flyer A5
For all bookings for this event go to – TRY Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/BFMTN
Maps from the HUB
(8 am to 12. 30 pm)
This weekend’s Romsey Whole Town Garage Sale is a chance to turn ‘trash’ into treasure.
Hosted by the Romsey Neighbourhood House, the one-day annual event invites residents to sell their pre-loved or new items.
Neighbourhood House committee President Allan Irvine said more than 40 Romsey families have registered to take part in this year’s event.
“The neighbourhood house produces a map and a list, which we sell on the day for $3, which guides them to all of the garage sales around town,” he said. “We also offer the option of selling at the hub where we will have a barbecue as well.”
Mr Irvine said there will be something for everyone to buy during the sale.
“People can sell anything you can imagine, it’s all available,” he said.
“If people are moving houses they can sell everything. Other people specialise in certain things, maybe car parts. It’s so broad that you can’t pin it down.”
Mr Irvine said the whole town garage sale was a great community event.
“There are cars buzzing all around Romsey on that morning,” he said. “It’s a very popular thing.”
The garage sale will be on Saturday, September 14 from 8am. Maps can be purchased at Romsey Community Hub, 96 Main Street.
To register your garage for $5 call 5429 6754.