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July 7th 2017: Chilli July: Hot news from the Tweed has been published - see Newsletter tab.

April CCA News


Our big news is of course the recent flood. Many in our local community have been badly affected through loss or damage. Probably most of us have been affected in some way or other Our hearts go out to all those in this situation in the local community and wider afield. In terms of the Community Centre itself, we got off relatively lightly. The Rous River swept through the grounds but not through the main building. It did sweep through the mower shed and submerge our ride-on mower. This has since been rehabilitated thanks to Ed. The community veggie garden also sustained quite a bit of damage which the garden volunteers are already restoring.


We had a market scheduled for just after the flood but we cancelled this as inappropriate in the circumstances. Instead we invited everyone to a free sausage sizzle as an opportunity to catch up with people and a venue to provide information to flood victims. Quite a few people found time to drop in. Also present were members of the SES, our local firies and NSW fire and rescue members. Some of these latter had come from as far as Sydney to assist with disaster relief, so a big thanks to all of these.


The Community Association resolved to make significant donations to the mayor's relief fund and to Tweed Palliative Care. The latter is a worthy charity in its own right but also had its South Murwillumbah shop flooded.


One of the more badly affected premises in Chillingham was the pre-school which has been inundated a number of times over the past two decades. After the flood  pre-school staff approached the Community Association to discuss options to retain the pre-school in the village but reducing its flood risk. The option of relocating the pre-school to the grounds of the Community Association was raised and the Association has provided a letter of support for this idea. It seems both the Association and the pre-school could benefit from co-location. Of course this idea is in its infancy and detailed planning and financial consideration would occur before it proceeded.


Looking beyond the floods, our monthly market is a continuing success. It provides a regular meeting place to catch up with friends, and also the funds needed to run the place like insurance, power and telephone bills. Thanks to all the volunteers who donate time to run the market, cook and serve food. And we always welcome new volunteers on these market days; we find it a great time to catch up too. A regular part of our our markets is our Community Association jam stall. This now has a wide range of jams, chutneys and relishes all made by our volunteers. These products have acquired quite a reputation with lots of repeat purchases. Rowena is our jam coordinator and the stall income, and the range of products has really grown under her guidance.


On a more sombre note we have recently had a break in at the Centre. Of course we don't keep money or other valuables there but it cost a bit to restore the damage and put new locks on doors. Its a shame we have a few less community minded souls in our midst.


A reminder of the office holders in the Community Association; our president is Liz Harmon, vice president is Maggie Morrison, secretary is Ed Dryhurst and Treasurer is Lou Stuart.


Peter Liston

Public Officer

April 24th 2017: April Chilli: hot news from the Tweed has been published. Click here for the full pdf version

April 2017: To support the local community after the devastating flood on March 30th, the Chillingham market on Sunday April 9th will be replaced by a free sausage sizzle, cuppa and cake.


January 2017:

The first edition of 'Chilli: hot news from the Tweed' published. Click here for the full pdf version of Chilli - January 2017.

December 10th 2016

The CCA Christmas party at the Chillingham Community Centre was the best ever. Lots of children, wonderful atmosphere. Santa arrived in a mini-moke and distributed gifts to all the 'good' children. Great fun and delicious food - even a movie. Make sure you come next year.

November 5th 2016

Chillingham Community Association AGM was held 2pm 

September 25th 2016: Chillingham Voices NZ Tour Raffle drawn at their 'Taking Off 2' concert


  • 1st Prize: D Zipf, Palm Beach
  • 2nd Prize: R Kraemar, Duranbah
  • 3rd Prize: Lou n Ed, Chillingham
  • 4th Prize: Mary, Golf Club Murwillumbah
  • 5th Prize: B Lapham, Elanora
  • 6th Prize: G Fergus, Urliup
  • 7th Prize: B Firth, Murwillumbah
  • 8th Prize:  D Ryan, Palm Beach
  • 9th Prize: Dan, Natural Bridge

September 1st 2016: New chairs purchased for the Community Centre.

© Chillingham Community Association  2016