Bells ring out for whales
CHURCH bells will now be rung each time a whale is spotted cruising past Brunswick Heads thanks to a clever initiative of the Taking Care of Brunswick Community Economic Transition Plan (CETP).
“Whenever a Brunswick Heads Volunteer Rescue duty officer spots a passing pod of whales, he or she will telephone local real estate agent Russell Siwicki, who will organise the ringing of the bells of St Thomas Anglican Church,” CETP project facilitator Penny Watson said.
“In the event that Russell is not available, Valerie Hardy who lives within a quick dash of the church will perform the duty.”
Vantage points to see the whales include the south breakwall and the beach entrance nearest the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club.
The CETP Project is being funded NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services, through the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce and managed by a community based management committee.
“This activity is a perfect example of how a forward-thinking village works,” said local resident and business owner Valerie Hardy.
“It uses the resources it already has without incurring further costs to the community.
“The whale migration is a joyous annual event and we want locals and visitors to celebrate this simple pleasure.
“Our gratitude goes to everyone at St Thomas Anglican Church who have agreed to support this little event in Bruns.”
For more information phone Russell Siwicki on 6685 1206 or Valerie
Hardy 0412 042 004.