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Grantville moves on after fire


After the fires: a beautiful photo at the Grantville Nature Conservation Reserve from the Kernot Grantville CFA facebook page taken by third lieutenant Allan Kerr.

WHILE the fires at Grantville and Glen Forbes are out, the community is coming together and supporting those in need.

A community meeting was held at the Grantville Transaction Centre on Wednesday, February 6 and provided the community with information about the fire.

Those attending were informed the fire was under control and that it was most likely caused by lightning strike.

Forest Fire Management Victoria is now in control in the fire ground and will continue to patrol and make the area safe.

Wildlife officers will be working in the fire area.

Anyone with concerns regarding water tank contamination or dam water replacement due to the fires should contact Bass Coast Shire Council.

A social worker from Bass Coast Health was on hand last week in Grantville to support residents of Grantville and surrounds impacted by the bushfires.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing distress as a result of the bushfires, please contact the Bass Coast Health social work department by calling 5671 3278, or present in person to the Grantville Transaction Centre during work hours.

During the fires, the Grantville tip was closed but is now open again.

Last week members from Narre Warren, Tyabb and Pearcedale CFA, who are also Critical Incident Support officers visited Grantville and met with local CFA members and offered strategies and support to deal with managing the stress of a fire in their home town.

The Grantville Business and Community Association (GBCA) is in the process of arranging a community Thank-You night and fundraiser at the Grantville Hall on February 22.

The night will be for all community members to come together and share time and their experiences after the recent bushfire at the Grantville Nature Reserve.

All emergency workers and their support organisations will be invited to attend and provide an opportunity to shake their hand and acknowledge their brave and often voluntary efforts in protecting the local community.

A sausage sizzle and cold drinks will be available free for emergency workers and at a small cost to all others, along with other fundraising activities so bring along your cash and gold coins.

The association invites people to bring along a small plate of biscuits, cake or nibbles to share as a way of thanking those involved.

A ‘Thank-you Fund’ is also being set up at Bendigo Bank Grantville where people can donate.

All donations and money raised on the night will be shared between all local CFA branches.

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