Mayor's message

 Mayor Don Thwaites

Mayor's Message 23 May 2017

What a fabulous Biggest Morning Tea in Railton last week, with folks attending from far and wide.  At one stage there were 218 in the hall for morning tea with more on the way, plus volunteers and all those who contributed with take-aways and plates delivered to their workplaces!  Congratulations to Allison Hicks and all the organisers and supporters. 

And there are more Cancer Council Biggest Morning teas too.  The Mad Hatters Morning Tea at the Sheffield Working Art Space in Albert St. 10.30 am 25th May.  Wear a Mad Hat of course!  And also Coralanne Walker is holding a morning tea at 11 am 6th June 2017 47 McCoys Road Claude Rd.  Please RSVP to 0488 089 001.

I look forward to National Simultaneous Storytime reading tomorrow at the Sheffield School.  The same story will be read to children at the same time right across the country.  I really enjoy the opportunity to read to littlies, and love the ways different children respond to the same story.

Last week Council resolved to put a motion to the next Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) meeting to repeal the law that stops Tasmanian Councils from holding an Elector Poll, eg referendum, on the subject of fluoride addition to drinking water.  There seems to be a rising tide of opposition to fluoride, but there is also a body of evidence that it is good for dental health.  Council believes that we should take the position to inform the public of the facts and let the people decide.  Some Councils in Queensland have taken polls and consequently no longer add fluoride to their drinking water. Should we have the power to do likewise?

Don Thwaites, Mayor

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