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Hazelwood and Churchill (Victoria, Australia) local Girl Guide information noticeboard.

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Disabilities are many where people are concerned. How people react to their disabilities as well as how other people react and inter-react with those who have disabilities will change as knowledge and experience change both in our community, our daily situations and ourselves.

Guiding has many opportunities for both those with or without disabilities.  Learning about and exploring different aspects of disabilities helps all of us in our daily lives.  To this end always has been Service Badges that the members of guiding can work towards.  Enjoy finding out more about what and how these various badges have worked over the decades.  gain a wider knowledge of what other badges have entailed and what different generations of girl guides  have done towards earning these Service orientated badges.  Where possible follow ons have been hyper-linked for your interests.  Having a glimpes of what and where a simple service assistance has taken various Guides may help you better understand the Service components of being a Girl Guide in the Hazelwood and Churchill District Girl Guides.

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The story behind the removal of the external brick toilets.


When you enter some where made of brick and there are large cracks enabling you to see right through the double brick layers you just know not to sneeze or the walls may come tumbling down.  Removing the old brick external toilet should have been easy right?

Think again.

There was no money to pay for do anything of the sort. And there were no people left in the Support Group for assistance.  So the Hazelwood District leader had to wait for donations.

A parent paid for, and was subsequently paid back, the removal of the electric light that shone above the toilet block.

Then a plumber friend of a leaders changed minimal price for the capping off of the water pipes.  Which, with no plans available, no one knew where the water pipes were. The water pipes appear underground, from somewhere, and are about 10 cm away from the Gun Club side of the old toilet block slab. Being made of galvanized pipe and also being fifty years plus old these pipes are fragile.  The plumber warned of not disturbing the clay around them in any way.

For those using the Hazelwood [South] Hall  there was now no need as the extension build in the early 1990’s meant that.  Allocated people had the keys and were registered. The small bore (22) Rifle club toilets had been given a key when it was realised they had no toilets of their own.  Instead embers used the dingly old external toilets.

The Churchill Soccer club were annoyed with the change of the Hazelwood [South] Hall keys’
It was concluded that the Churchill Soccer Club no longer needed to use these facilities or the Hazelwood [South] Hall internal toilets as they had two operating sets of their own

The external toilets were finally pulled down by two men and their four wheel drive

The farmer lady behind the hall complained as the stack was not to go near her fence line.

Another three men on day then stacked the bricks up.  Mostly into one big pile.  The job was not able to be completed as the temperature was in the over 45 degree Cel.range.

A week or so later two others went down and were stacking the bricks.

These three actions cost over $1,500.00. and the job was still not done.
The District Leader had some wonderful uses for the recycled bricks.  plans were tentatively drawn up to be presented to the Department of Sustainablity and Environment and the Latrobe City Council. There is so much red tape that the brick were being ignores=d and once again were posing an Occupational Health and Safety issue.

Then came the people who threw down the bricks and generally destroyed all the work that was done to the pile.  Once Churchill Soccer mum came up and apologized as her child was one of the ones responsible.  The reason given for the action was that the father had left home.  He was one who stacked the bricks. Were the bricks picked up…”only if you pay us.”

Since that time the brick pile has gone gradually down. People have been assisting with the removal of the bricks for a few years now.

March 11, 2010 Posted by | electritian, External toilet, keys, plumber, Recycling, removal, team, toilet | 3 Comments