Out and About

This page is the place to find out what is happening in the Tamar Valley. We welcome contributions from other community associations and organizations about  events in the Tamar Valley region.
Email information about your next event to    deviot.blog.manager@gmail.com

 Learner Drivers and Driver Mentors Wanted!

Are you a learner driver looking to increase your hours behind the wheel? Don’t have access to a vehicle and/or licensed driver to supervise your driving?
The West Tamar Learner Drivers Program is a community initiative that provides disadvantaged learner drivers with the opportunity to develop their on-road driving experience.Free driving experience under volunteer supervision is available to local residents who have barriers preventing them from gaining the necessary supervised driving hours to sit a provisional license test.

We are also looking for local volunteers to become mentors to assist novice drivers accrue on-road driving experience.

To find out more about the program or becoming a mentor please contact:

Janne Pinnington (Beaconsfield House) on 63831110 or beacy.h@bigpond.net.au

Ingrid O’Neill (Tresca) on 63944231 or tresca7275@hotmail.com or

Stewart Bell (West Tamar Council) on 63239206 or stewart.bell@wtc.tas.gov.au

Please Note:

Mentors will receive training (free) and will NOT have to use their own car, Driver Mentor Tas will be supplying an automatic sedan.

Learners will not be complete novices, they will have to do a lesson with a trained instructor to ascertain if they are ready to go out with the mentors, the program is primarily designed to assist with gaining the hours needed to sit for P plates for low income learners with no or limited access to a vehicle.

This should be a great show for all the family!



What:  Exhibition by the basketmakers of Tasmania
When: Opens Sunday 14th October at 3 pm     Then daily 10 am – 5 pm till 4th November.
Where: Artisan Gallery, 32 Deviot Road, Robigana, West Tamar.
Free entry

Jillianne Spencer the coordinator of the exhibition with some of the pieces.
On Sunday 28th October at  Artisan Gallery on the West Tamar there will be a gathering of basket makers from around Tasmania. The occasion is the opening of their exhibition  “Gather” which will be performed by Paul Jenkins, Executive Director for Tasmanian Regional Arts.
There are both functional and sculptural baskets, wall hangings and a chair made from willow  in the exhibition. All are very individual works of art in there own right with that innate beauty that handcrafted work possesses.

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