Snapshot – Tuesday 1 April 2014

Air Force to be granted Freedom of Entry to Redland City

Get ready to cheer: 11am Saturday 12 April 2014

Redland City will bestow the age-old honour of Freedom of Entry to the City to No.95 Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force on Saturday 12 April 2014.

The Air Force Ceremonial Parade will be an impressive sight, with around 150 military members dressed in ceremonial attire and displaying operational medals and military colours; carrying ceremonial swords and rifles; battle honours being flown; and a band supporting.

Redlanders are invited to line the parade route on Middle Street, Cleveland (between Waterloo and Wynyard streets) to watch this historic event and give the Air Force a warm Redlands welcome.

‘Freedom of Entry to the City’ dates back to the Middle Ages when cities were fortified by walls to protect residents from invaders – right of entry to outside armed forces was a privilege rarely granted but came as a sign of respect for the protection and friendship offered.

Please note: there will be changed traffic conditions including temporary road closures along Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland, during the parade.

Check our website for more details.


School holiday and Youth Week activities

Don’t miss the fun

This Easter school holidays, Redland Libraries and Redland Art Gallery have many activities to keep youngsters entertained. From drop-in art sessions to ‘Where’s Wally’ days, there’s a great range to suit kids of all ages.

There are also arts, skateboarding and music activities as well as a photography workshop
running during the holidays as part of Youth Week 4 – 13 April 2014.

For dates, details and booking information go to:


Redlands Home Assist Secure

It’s no joke: change your smoke alarm battery on 1 April

Around Australia, everyone is reminded to change their smoke alarm batteries on 1 April each year. Only working smoke alarms save lives! For Redland Home Assist Secure clients, if it has been 12 months or more since your smoke alarm battery was changed and you require assistance to fit a replacement, please call 3383 3030.


Water meter readings

Tie up your dogs! We are reading water meters in Birkdale, Thorneside and on North Stradbroke, Macleay, Perulpa, Karragarra and Lamb islands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.


Open meetings

Wednesday 2 and 23 April, General Meeting – 9.30am