Out and About in The Gap Ward – March 2021

A monthly column brought to you by Councillor Steven Toomey

Councillor Steven Toomey

Planting Verge Gardens

Over this past year we’ve been spending more time at home and enjoying the outdoors in our own back yard. Verge gardens are one way to beautify local streets and contribute to greening our suburbs. You can plant ground covers and shrubs as well as edible plants. To encourage verge planting in The Gap Ward I am offering a prize of $100 from The Gap Handyman for the best verge garden. Email your verge garden photo to my office by 30 June 2021 to be in the running for this prize.
Council has developed guidelines to assist you in the preparation of a verge garden, visit brisbane.qld.gov.au/verge gardens

There are a wonderful array of natives available to plant in your Verge Garden

Solar LED Lighting – Off-leash Dog Parks

Solar LED lighting has recently been installed at the entrances to 2 dog off leash parks at Dash Street Park, Keperra and Paten Park Dog Off Leash Park in The Gap. to assist with access and exit into the park.
The Solar LED light is mounted on a pole adjacent the entrance of the off leash park. The light system has a built in timer to ensure the light turns on and off at the required times, 5.30pm-9.30pm. This is a standard for all Brisbane City Council park lighting projects to prevent excess light distribution which can cause potential disturbance to surrounding residents.

Community Corners – Saturday 27 March 2021
Bring along your current or recent rates notice to receive your voucher for two free trees from Paten Park
Native Nursery, 57 Paten Road, The Gap.

9–10am Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove – Outside Woolworths Shopping Centre
10:30–11:30am Waterworks Rd The Gap – Footpath Craig Ray Solicitors, The Gap Village Shopping Centre
12:30–1:30pm McGinn Road & Archdale Road – Ferny Grove Shopping Centre
2–3pm Dallas Parade, Keperra

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