Lane Cove Week in Review – 11 to 17 July 2016

Longueville Rowers
Photo by Kylie Dunlop Photography

Welcome to our Lane Cove Week in Review, for 11 to 17 July 2016. Another quiet week, thanks to the school holidays, and many people escaping to warmer climes.

Don’t Forget your Sports Bras

We have been asked numerous times why are there now so many speed bumps at the entrance of Lane Cove Market Square car park. They have been installed to slow down cars so it is easier to take a photo of a car’s number plate. One Roving Reporter told us she now wears her sports bra when she is going to this car park!

speed humps bumps

Traffic Issues

On Monday 11 July, a Roving Reporter advised “Truck hit a light pole, corner of Centennial and Epping Road near motorcycle shop at 9:30am this morning. Fire engine still as electric wires down, blocked north bound Centennial from Epping to Mowbray”. We understand this caused significant issues throughout the morning.

On Wednesday 13 July, a Roving Reporter told us “To anyone wondering why the traffic on Centennial Rd going west has been horrific this last week, I rang the traffic guys to alert them and apparently he found two faulty light detectors on Penrose and Figtree streets and is sending an engineer to fix them now. Hopefully that fixes it! You can thank me later”. THANK YOU!!

On Thursday 14 July, a Roving Reporter told us traffic was bring diverted on a detour through Greenwich – “River Road (South bound, heading into Lane Cove) closed due to police/ranger operation just before Greenwich Hospital. Detour in place via Innes Road, traffic is slow as no signs are up so non-locals are lost driving around Greenwich!

New Gal in Town

Suzie’s Restaurant opened during the week. It is located on Longueville Road, between Patchai and L’Italiano. We haven’t tried it out yet, but if the food pictured on their Instagram feed is anything like what is served in house, we could be in for a treat!


Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Update

Regular readers would recall our previous rant about the state of the main change rooms at the Aquatic Centre, and the delays in getting them upgraded.

This week we received an update from Lane Cove Council

“The upgrade to the change rooms at the Aquatic Centre is almost ready to get underway – it looks like an early August start. Over the coming week or two pool users will be advised on the timing of the works.”

lane cove aquatic centre

Go the CATS

Thanks to a Roving Reporter on Twitter for sending us this photo of the triumphant Lane Cove Cats, who won under lights at Blackman Oval on Friday.

Lane Cove Cats

Walkers Party Hire at Fancy That

On Saturday, our friends Walkers Party Hire joined in the re-opening celebrations of Fancy That! Costume Hire in Crows Nest. Lots of colourful fun, and apparently copious amounts of Fairy Bread and red cordial!


Crime Report

This week’s North Shore LAC Crime Report:-

Low range PCA – Lane Cove

Around 9:15pm on Wednesday, 6th July a 33 year old male from lane Cove North drive his black Mazda in a northerly direction along Epping Road, Lane Cove. At the Epping Road intersection the male was stopped for the purpose of a random breath test.

The male was submitted to a roadside breath test which proved positive. As a result, the male was arrested and conveyed to Chatswood Police station for the purpose of a breath analysis.

The male was submitted to a breath analysis which returned a positive reading of 0.054 grams.

The male has been charged with Low range PCA (1st Offence) and will be required to attend Hornsby Local Court later this month.

Domestic Violence Assault – Lane Cove

About 10:45pm 6/7/16 police attended to an alleged DV incident in Lane Cove where a year 35 old woman alleged her husband had assaulted her. Police attended and conducted an investigation. As a result a 52 year old male was arrested and conveyed to Chatswood Police Station. The male was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and intimidation. He was bailed to appear at HLC on 23/08/16. A Police Issued Apprehended Domestic Violence Order was also applied for and granted to protect the victim and a 3 year old child at the location.

Steal From Motor Vehicles – Longueville

Police are requesting information from the public in relation to a number of steal from motor vehicle offences in recent weeks. Police have received reports of 6 incidents at Longueville. Police are investigating these incidents. Anyone with information is requested to call Chatswood Police Station 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Also, readers are encouraged to remove items of value from your vehicles or put them out of sight and to lock vehicles when unattended.

Reported to us by ITC Roving Reporters

On 11 July, a Roving Reporter’s car was hit in the car park behind Len Wallis between 3.15-3.45pm If anyone saw the culprit and have their number plate please let us know.

On 14 July there was a Road Rage incident on Burns Bay Road, heading up towards Penrose Street. Police and ambulance were in attendance.

Local Jobs

More local jobs listed on our Job Board this week – Looking for a casual childcare position, or helping with after-school care part-time? Also needed are swimming teachers, and a local is offering Maths & Physics tutoring. This and more! All the listings are HERE.

jobs in the cove

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