Search:



Peppercorn lease paves the way for Guides good work

Posted: 8am 26 Nov 2020

Ferny Hills Girl Guides are all set to uphold the Guide Law for another five years thanks to a renewed peppercorn lease from Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Mayor Peter Flannery says the $1 a year lease will help the Guides keep the promise to “do my best, be true to myself, serve my community and Australia, and live by Guide Law”.

He says the lease renewal will ensure the girls can continue their important work around The Hills District.

“As a father myself, I know the importance of mentorship, leadership training and skills development for young girls to thrive,” Mayor Flannery says.

“That’s why Council will only require Guides Queensland to pay a peppercorn lease of $1 each year over the next five years for their clubhouse at Wahminda Park in Ferny Hills.

Mayor Flannery says Council provides hundreds of peppercorn leases to community groups and clubs to ease the financial burden of operating costs.

“This way, the dedicated volunteers at the Ferny Hills Girl Guides can focus their energy on supporting the girls to build new friendships and skills, rather than fundraising to cover their lease,” he says.

Cr Matt Constance (Div 10) says the lease renewal will help the Guides continue to deliver an exceptional service for local girls.

The Ferny Hills Girl Guides have held a lease with Council at the Wahminda Park clubhouse since 1999.

“So, it’s great to have them stay for another five with next to no rental costs on Council facilities.

“With the club supporting girls across Samford, Arana Hills, Ferny Hill and Ferny Grove, this decision is really an investment in our children and our region’s future.”

“I look forward to seeing the club continue to support our young women in conquering their fears, trying new things and growing into the leaders of tomorrow.”

Guides Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to enable girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members.

Find more local news here.

Share

Trending

Permits scrapped for parking

Motorists who park near Redcliffe Peninsula Line railway stations will no longer be required to apply for on-street parking permits.…

Moreton Bay makes the grade

Moreton Bay Region has some of the best waterways in South East Queensland, according to the 20th annual Healthy Land and Water report – but the high grades come with a warning.…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   16-5-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Volunteering legend shares his passion for helping others

As Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week, we catch up with Mark ‘Buster’ Keeton to find out why helping others is important to him. Find out all the incredible work Buster does and the four organisations he volunteers at here …

Community Groups   •   12-5-2022  •   Jodie Powell

Inspiring women win business awards

The Hills and Districts Chamber of Commerce celebrated the contribution of women to business with their inaugural Women in Business awards. Meet the winners and see the gallery.…

Local News   •   11-5-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Zonta Club Redcliffe says no to violence against women

Members from the Zonta Club of Redcliffe are helping to empower women and end gender-based violence by engaging with the community in various projects. Find out what the club has been doing to help the community here …

Local News   •   10-5-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Amazing designs to go on display at upcoming Quilt Show

Members from the Henzell Street Quilters have been busy preparing for their upcoming Quilt Show, which will be held at the Redcliffe Showgrounds later this month. Find out more about the group and their craft here …

Local News   •   6-5-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Six grant opportunities you can apply for now

A number of funding opportunities are currently available for community groups, businesses and individuals to apply for. Be quick though, as some applications close soon. You can find out more here …

Local News   •   5-5-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Gem Club Market set to rock Redcliffe

Lovers of all things shiny will have the opportunity to uncover some hidden gems, or possibly even a new hobby, at a special event hosted by the Redcliffe Gem Club this weekend. Find out more about the day here …

Close