Join us for a morning of FREE fun for the whole family!
SATURDAY 1st JUNE
9.30am – 11.30am
Sparrow Early Learning Sippy Downs
FREE Jumping Castle
FREE Animal Farm
FREE Make Your Own Pot Plant
FREE Kids Activities
FREE Goodie Bags
Sparrow Early Learning
7 Ochre Way
Sippy Downs QLD 4556
Ph. 07 5406 0235
We found this beautiful little boy about 3 weeks ago.
We live in Sippy Downs and he kept coming back to our house and spending a few hours with us in the garage, then he’d leave.
Shortly after this we heard him crying from the bushes across the road at midnight one night, so we took him inside and made him a bed. The next day I found a huge tick on him and took him to the vet to remove it. They did, then they scanned his chip. Unfortunately he’s registered to some-one who gave him away 3 years ago, and the emergency contact is no longer in contact with the previous owner.
He’s well looked after and I believe some-one must really be missing him. My partner Marty can be contacted on 0422 648 948. We do actually know his name but won’t reveal it. The real owner will know it 🙂
Thanks. Warm regards, Daisy.
SDDCA AGM – Community Meeting
Wednesday 29th August 2018 Commencing at 7 pm
Chancellor State College Primary Campus Hall, Scholars Drive, Sippy Downs
We have invited a fantastic range of community stakeholders and representatives to speak in order to provide the most informative update possible.
Presentations for the evening will include updates on both Sippy Downs Community Facilities Proposals and progress, Sippy Downs Community Club Proposal, Sippy Downs Drive Upgrades, Sippy Downs Parks Master Plan Results in addition to updates for Division 6 and Buderim electorates from Cr Christian Dickson and Brent Mickelberg MP.
SDDCA President Matthew Druce said “We cannot urge the community strongly enough to get along to this community meeting and SDDCA AGM to get a true and accurate snapshot of exactly what is happening locally, especially the two presentations on proposed community facilities for Sippy Downs.
Establishment of much needed community facilities for Sippy Downs is welcome news. We are calling on residents to come along and be involved in the progression of these facilities.
Open to each and every member of the community from visitors to residents and business representatives, this evening always presents a fantastic opportunity for locals to stay up to date with what has, is and will be happening locally.
The Sippy Downs Districts Community Association has been supporting and representing the best interests of locals in the Sippy Downs, Tanawha and Palmview area for over 13 plus years with the support of members and the community.
This is a FREE event!
I am proud to announce for the very first time publicly that council have now secured a 1500m2 piece of land in the Sippy Downs Town Centre to work towards delivering a community facility and library at Sippy Downs.
The land is located behind the Coles shopping centre and I’m excited to announce that $50,000 has been secured to start the necessary works to engage with the community to identify your needs. We will also look at the possibilities of carrying out joint ventures and partnerships to deliver a multi-purpose facility to maximise community use.
For those of you who have followed the journey for some time this is a major milestone and a genuine commitment from council to get the ball rolling and moving into something meaningful for locals.
Given the enormity of the project, I expect that engagement with the community would occur this calendar year to inform councils budget process over the coming years. It will also be imperative to seek external grants from the State and Federal Government to bring this dream to reality.
I am so proud to have travelled the journey to this point in time and I thank locals for their support and patience in this exciting process.
Please see the attached memo/images to fully understand the situation. You can view them by clicking each one individually.
When I have further information I will let you know.
We recently had the opportunity and pleasure to catch up with Des Cooper a local Sippy Downs resident who in August of 2013 set up the Village FM Radio Station at 80 years young. Now 85 Des is still going strong sharing his astounding music collection with the local and wider community.
We asked Des how all this came about and he shared with us, “It took me some 2 years to get all the music together and another 2 to get the licence sorted out”
“With my love of music and knowing a lot of people in my area are vision impaired – who can’t watch television or read papers – I thought I’d get a station started,” Des said.
“A lot of music gets lost and wasted, and it’s nice to bring it all back to life.”
So far Des has converted more than 7000+ songs from old records including 45’s, LP’s and 78’s and also, cassette tapes and videos into MP3s which he then plays on the air for listeners.
Des lives in the Bellflower retirement village here in Sippy Downs and operates Village FM from his home playing an eclectic mix of music for every taste with a full Programs & Schedule list available on his website.
“At breakfast time I love to play happy loving music for couples having breakfast and that sort of thing, for 9 till 12 I play a little bit more upbeat stuff and easy listening and then I do two hours of quieter stuff and that goes through early afternoon and then from midnight to about 4 am I do orchestral sleepy music, soft stuff which is nice.” Des Said.
But in amongst all that Des is introducing some 70’s and 80’s music as the demographics of the retirement village and wider community changes over time.
The station is licensed to transmit on the FM band frequency 87.6 MHz with an aerial power limited to an ERP of 1000 mW. Therefore the station services listeners within an estimated radius 2 kilometres from the approved transmitter site at the Des’s private residence, however with the online streaming service listeners can tune in from anywhere in Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast or anywhere in the world.
Village FM may well be the only station in Australia, if not in the world, broadcasting 24 hours a day and streaming on the net, from a retirement village.
Village FM aims to provide a variety of musical entertainment of a genre palatable to the residents of the Bellflower and Hibiscus Retirement complexes and the wider Sippy Downs Community. Village FM also to relays messages to residents in regard to social, sporting or leisure activities being organised or conducted by the retirement village management, village residents’ association, community website news and information and also community updates and opportunities for action by the Sippy Downs & District Community Association.
Des has a limited opportunity for local businesses to submit paid advertising which helps Des keep the station running and equipment maintained and when need be replaced and upgraded so if you are a local business who may be interested please do contact Des via his website linked throughout this story.
Des Cooper – Village FM
SCD – “Des becomes DJ at 80 to spin the classics”
ANRA – Village FM