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Collapse Issue 579:<br />09 Oct 2023<br />_____________Issue 579:
09 Oct 2023
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Council withdraws reserve from reclassification process
Ettalong ferry service may not resume for weeks
After-hours medical service announces closure
Umina chosen for Urgent Care Clinic
Baiting program to target wild dogs and foxes
Church holds Blessing of the Pets
Brigade members walk to Little Wobby to fight fire
Ferry wharf trees removed
Four gardens take part in Edible Garden Trail
Varroa mite eradication efforts abandoned
Grants to local groups*
Cooking competition held at Umina CWA*
Shade tree group seeks 'watering angels'
Monthly community breakfast raises funds for hall*
Dementia cafe held last week*
The reward of removing a weed
Crafts centre to hold exhibition and sale*
Food donated to Mary Macs for pets
Pelican Park and cricket club benefit in State Budget*
Official 'farewell' as Jane steps down from presidency*
Heritage boat challenge to run along Woy Woy channel*
Gardening club meets at Umina library*
Marine rescue training*
Rotary club holds Swinging 60s night*
Rotary club holds trivia night*
Council announces second year of 'stable' finances*
Free graffiti removal kits*
Low monthly rainfall for September
Planning Panel insists on boundary landscaping
Proposal for 21 flats in Trafalgar Ave
Submission claims consultant's remarks are offensive
Removal of large street tree approved by planning panel*
Architects show options for Peninsula Plaza
Lions Park future joins other Peninsula consultations
Two petitions oppose Austin Butler reclassification
Little about Peninsula in Strategic Planning Statement*
Reserve is less than a metre above sea level*
C'mon Rik, hit up that nice Mr Minns for some trees
Trees are not the enemy, urban heat is
Keep an eye out for sick pelicans as weather warms
No action on Peninsula heat island health crisis
Change of Hart, but not out of the woods
Yes, no or I don't know*
Aunt moves in to aged care facility to be near neice
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Umina artist wins ephemeral art prize
Musicians support Yes vote*
Patchwork group member showns three recent quilts*
Early childhood educators meet up at St John's
Woy Woy South is 'excelling', says principal
Positive behaviour brings joy, says principal
Call for parents to label jumpers
School raises almost $5000 through skipping challenge
A range of improvements at Woy Woy South*
New roofs on two school blocks
Students take part in netball gala day
Ettalong holds 'shelter in place' drill*
Donations wanted for Christmas raffle*
Ettalong Eagles in zone bowls finals
Woy Woy Lions under-12s show them how it is done
Ettalong charity bowls raises $1000
Outrigger club attends first regatta for season
Bunnies to hold annual general meeting*
Cricket club receives grant for mobile scoreboard*
Cycling club holds two rides from Woy Woy
Bridge club announces Saturday 'best three' winners
Fab Fenton hosts sports trivia quiz*
Beach patrol season starts
Surf club team completes Kokoda Trail trek
Association announces 'phase two' netball players
Social bowls ahead of NRL final
Photographers wanted for park run
Roosters announce signings for 2024
Two major soccer awards to Southern and Ettalong
Council grants $2000 for soccer marquee*
Boardriders hold joint party*
Swans receive grant for canteen equipment*



Beach patrol season starts

Central Coast Council and Surf Life Saving Central Coast have announced the official opening of the "beach patrol season" on Saturday, September 23, with yellow and red flags being put out on 15 Central Coast beaches including Umina Beach and Ocean Beach.

Council beach safety manager Mr Phil Cantillon said council lifeguards would patrol between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, while Surf Life Saving volunteers would patrol on weekends and public holidays.

During the Christmas holiday period between December 18 and January 28, the beaches would be patrolled for an extra an hour, from 9am to 6pm.

"Flags are up at Umina Beach and our volunteer surf lifesavers are back on the sand and along the shore," said Umina surf club publicity officer Mr Mike Begg.

"Feel free to come and say hi.

"We're currently patrolling from 9am to 5pm each weekend and on public holidays.

"Surf live saving clubs are about both preventing the loss of life and about saving lives," said Mr Begg.

"A life saver saves lives all through the year not just when the flags are out."

With more than 1000, the club had an education program, working with local schools and the public, providing training and qualifications on surf life saving skills and first aid from basic first aid through to advanced techniques.

"Members talk about being in situations where they saved a life, whether it is out doing the shopping, on holidays or finding themselves first on the scene of an accident," said Mr Begg.

Being in the right place at the right time, surf life savers can assist people in life threatening situations keeping them safe until assistance can arrive.

Mr Begg said: "People see the flags out on the beach between September and April, but everyday a surf life saver is walking amongst the community, with the skills to help someone in a medical emergency.

"Surf life savers are about making the community a safer place."

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