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Collapse Issue 583:<br />27 Nov 2023<br />_____________Issue 583:
27 Nov 2023
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Staff recommend against Austin Butler reserve sale
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Christmas lights to raise money for Vision Australia
Lifetime resident awarded life membership
Two Peninsula residents win environment awards
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Rotary club raises money for pelican rescue
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Volunteers sought for Christmas tree sales
Men's Shed thicknesser is reconditioned
Peninsula Men's Shed holds fundraising exhibition
Family history group meets
Book donations wanted
Tennis players have an early Christmas lunch*
Brigade seeks new recruits*
Reid raise petrol price disparity
Progress association elects committee*
Representatives sought for Youth Parliament*
November rainfall is about average
Five units proposed for multi-dwelling development
Planning panel rejects multi-dwelling proposal
Council to tell Minister of planning review intentions
Shopfronts recommended for funding support
The most cumbersome and unfriendly refund process
Outdoor exercise classes stop
IPART highlights need to budget for green infrastructure
Urgent care clinic opens
Volunteer director retires after 30-year tenure
Hospital opens new mental health ward
Bowling clubs thanked for fundraising*
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Local authors sought for book launch program
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Singers announced for Opera in the Arboretum
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Students challenged to super-size everyday objects
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St John's farewells Year 6 teacher
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Visual arts students produce 84 pots*
Students search for solutions to food waste and nutrition
New parents' executive at Woy Woy*
Ettalong takes national bowls title in BPL Cup
Free rescue course for recreational surfers
SEUFC announces new head women's coach
Bridge pairs competition played on Remembrance Day
Charlie named grand champion in karate world cup
Preparing for disabled surfers' season
Charity bowls day raises $2040
Umina Beach wins through to Division Four final
Southern Spirit cricket results
Netball open representative team chosen*
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Greg Shirley is Major Singles champion
Umina veteran pairs play final*
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Outdoor exercise classes stop

For several years, Live Life Get Active has been running outdoor exercise classes on Woy Woy Peninsula, first at Umina, then Lions Park at Woy Woy and recently at Kitchener Park in Ettalong.

The Council has always participated by providing the use of space in public reserves.

At the beginning Council also assumed the costs of running the classes, but this responsibility was taken over by the State Government, who finally relinquished their participation several months ago.

Since then teachers' salaries have been paid by Live Life Get Active itself.

Live Life Get Active, not having the funding to continue running classes without outside financial support, has decided to terminate the classes in Kitchener Park.

The classes, which are held five days a week, have proved extremely popular.

From Monday to Thursday they are get fit classes, and on Friday it is a yoga class.

I only have experience of the yoga class at which there are rarely fewer than 30 participants, who are all from extremely different walks of life: young and old, women and men, beginners and experienced.

There are always some young mothers with babies, and sometimes an elderly man with his dog who sits quietly on his own yoga mat.

It goes without saying that many of these people would never be able to enjoy the benefits of yoga in a more formal - and expensive - setting.

Wouldn't it be possible for Council to step in to pay the costs of running these valuable and life-saving classes?

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