Lane Cove Week in Review – 6th to 12th June 2016

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After last weekend’s torrential rain, Lane Cove woke up to blue skies and a colder week.  The impact of the mega storm was still being felt in some areas.

Storm Damage

Parts of Lane Cove, Riverview and Linley Point did not have electricity until late Monday. Foxtel was also out in several areas.  If you have not seen pictures of the storm damage you can see them here.  The big wet resulted in those nasty little leeches coming out to play all over Lane Cove.

Traffic

After the storm, the pedestrian sign at Coles was hanging by the cables.

Coles Pedestrian sign

On Friday, a person who was driving a budget truck, lost the roof of the van (which ended up impaled on a tree) after being forced into the kerb by another driver on Tambourine Bay Road.  This road is always choked with traffic and really needs to only have parking on one side for safety.

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Parking

Four parking spaces on the ground level of the Coles Car Park (just near the exit ramp and near the charity clothing bin) are now Senior Citizen Car Parking spaces.   There are two signs on the poles but they are easy to miss. They have only just been declared Senior Citizen parking – so beware. The Rangers are booking people. It would be good if they had a sign on the wall where you drive in and on the floor of the carpark. The signs are easy to miss and ITC was looking for them.

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Business

A Pop up toy shop, where Kidstuff used to be, has popped up.  There is  50% off toys.

Mr ITC has noticed a shortage of eggs in the egg section of Woolworths.   Australian Egg Farmers Association spokesman John Coward told ABC Rural the shortage was caused by a combination of seasonal pressures, increased consumption, and uncertainty over new free-range guidelines, which will come into effect in late 2016.

 

Community and Charity

Well done to St Michael’s Parish Lane Cove Social Justice Group for stocking the pantry at House of Welcome. Thank you to everyone who donated items at the church or via the bin at Woolworths Lane Cove.

 

Photo Image: Mark Swift from Standens Real Estate

Photo Image: Mark Swift from Standens Real Estate

Sport

The Lane Cove Rugby Club Colts have made it to the Grand Final.   Support them on June 18th.  It is Lane Cove Colts vs Oatley Colts, North versus South, the battle of the bridge… Call it what you like, but Lane Cove Rugby tell us it’s one of the fiercest young rivalry’s in Sydney rugby circles at the moment. A rivalry, that has captivated attention of international proportions, now culminates in one last game at Tantallon Oval on the 18th June, 3:15pm. Find out more here.

Before the big game you can find out all about Viva Rugby 7’s –  a competition that the whole family can participate in.

Viva 7

Crime and Police Presence

Last week we reported there had been several incidents of car theft in Lane Cove and Longueville. Police confirmed 13 cars were broken into in Lane Cove and Longueville last week. Stolen items included laptops, cash, iPads, and sunglasses. Make sure you lock your cars and don’t keep personal items in your cars.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the NSW Coroner was warning people of a bad batch of Heroin that had killed 13 people in the last month (including one Lane Cove North resident and a Willoughby resident).

Real Estate

Blunts Real Estate proved this week that there is still value in the “older” apartment blocks.  This apartment on Mowbray Road sold after just one open house.

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Event of the Week – Tuesday 14th June 2016  Lane Cove Library

Associate Professor Paul Cozzi is an internationally renowned Urologist and he will be presenting a free seminar during Men’s Health Week. It is important that men have annual check ups and for certain men a blood test is necessary. Join ITC for nibbles and a drink (all manly food) and learn facts that could save your life or your partner’s life.  BOOK HERE

 

 

Find out more here about Associate Professor Paul Cozzi

ITC Men's Secret business

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