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30 Oct 2023
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Consultation about Austin Butler Reserve opens
'Most pot-holed road' is repaired
Grant funding to repair Woy Woy baths and foreshore
Ettalong Uniting Church closes
Ferries diverted to Patonga
Phegans Bay foreshore plan forwarded for comment
Bill Jackson awarded life membership
Ettalong Bowling Club announces $1.9 million profit
New 'cell' could extend tip life by seven years
Council denies telling farmers' market to close
Police lay murder, drugs, and break and enter charges
Older women's network to hold fashion parade
Trivia night for Top Blokes Foundation
Donation of Christmas ingredients
Kingfisher takes refuge at Mary Macs
Koala song meter survey resumes
Busy weekend for Marine Rescue*
Working bee at Pearl Beach hall*
Pump training ahead of the bushfire season*
Hopes for positive response to road safety concerns*
Improving public transport accessibility*
Second highest daily rainfall in six months
Two-storey childcare centre proposed for Lagoon St
Dual occupancy plan has concrete instead of street tree
Two-storey dual occupancy proposed for Woy Woy Rd
What are the implications of 'modern planning'?
Op shop relies on passing trade
Rik Hart may not be around to keep his promises
Aged care provider reports $8.45M deficit
Event held at Woy Woy for Carers Week
Free clinic at women's health centre
Return to exercise class for new mums
Aged care staff raise $669 for breast cancer month*
Training in suicide prevention offered at library*
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Mural project gains backing of Rotary club
Starting a sewing project with Ghanian fabric
Arts and crafts centre closes for structural repairs
Short films about solving environmental challenges
Movie matinee at Pearl Beach features Caddie
Concert attracts 650 Beatles fans
CWA members attend Wyong theatre production*
Asbestos find leads to oval closure and remediation plan
Rotary club visits college campus farm
Year 6 students complete First Aid training
Crazy sock day raises money for Timor Leste
Grand opening for cricket clubhouse
Lions club donates sun cream dispensers to surf clubs
Leading the October bridge pointscore competition
Bad weather for Ducks
Two sessions to run in state-wide bridge championship
Charity bowls day held in spring sunshine
Eric Tweedale dies aged 102
Major Triples final contested in difficult conditions
Council sponsors surf life saving clubs
Veteran singles to be played on Sunday
Paddleboarders hold Halloween charity parade
President has great opening knock
Help with storage
Little aths initiates barbecue roster



Council denies telling farmers' market to close

Central Coast Council denied last week it had told the organisers of the Ettalong Farmers Market, to close.

The market opened as usual on Saturday.

Earlier market organisers said in a social media post: "We've received a call from the council advising the market is to be closed effective immediately due to anonymous complaints they have received about our residence at the Scout Hall."

An online petition, organised by a customer, calling on the council to allow the market to be kept open attracted 708 supporters.

Central Coast Council issued a statement to Peninsula News on Tuesday, October 24, saying it "has not advised the organisers of the Ettalong Farmers Market, which operates out of the Scout Hall, that they need to cease operating".

"As the market comprises all food truck type vendors, the operation of the market is exempt from a planning permit, so long as the property owner consents to the market being held in the location."

In a social media post on Thursday, October 19, market organisers said they had been told "they have allowed us to continue to provide our fruit and veg market inside the Scout Hall this week prior to our solutions meeting next week.

"Unfortunately, it means we are unable to have any stalls outside of the Scout Hall this week until further notice.

"Our whole purpose of inviting other stall holders to join us was to give them the opportunity to broaden their customer base and enhance our customers market experience with vibes and variety."

The petition, started by Ms Eileen Scobie on Saturday, October 21, said: "We call on central coast council to continue to allow the Ettalong fresh fruit and vege market to be held at Broken Bay Scout Hall, supplying us locals with a vibrant community-based source of fresh produce.

"I have seen this market grow from a small single table to this outstanding fun place over many years in many places.

"The social aspect cannot be overstated as our community gathers each Saturday morning to chat and buy amazing products.

"To lose Jamie, Andrew and family would be a tragedy for our area."

Organiser Mr Andrew Slade said: "The following Monday we received another call from Council advising us that they had not shut our market and that we were definitely free to operate.

"We run a vibrant farmers' market that is well loved and needed by the community."

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