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
Santa’s Helper arrives at the RRBATA Christmas in the Park at Romsey
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
All decked out for Christmas: Lexie the Pug
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:
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.
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.
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:
General Committee Members:
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.
Five Mile Creek – Bridge – Romsey
There are fears in the community as Western Water plans to discharge recycled water into the Five Mile Creek.
In Romsey at the sewerage plant in Portingales Lane, Western water is proposing to discharge Grade B recycled water into the Deep Creek through the Romsey South Drain over a two year period.
All properties within two kilometres of Romsey South Drain will be affected.
If approved this is likely to occur in April through to October during the normal higher flow and rain rates in Romsey during these times.
Grade B water isn’t suitable for human consumption (drinking) and has restrictions relating to human contact. But it can be used for stock water except for pigs, human crop foods cooked or processed before sale to customers, non-human food production and industrial purposes.
Before applying to the EPA for approval Western Water will undertake community feedback into consideration.
You can make a submission at the following link: firstname.lastname@example.org
See photo of newspaper article dated: October 15, 2019 from The Free Press newspaper.
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.
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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