Lane Cove Week in Review – 10 to 16 Oct 2016

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Welcome to our Lane Cove Week in Review, for 10 to 16 October 2016.

Quirky Fence on William Edward Street Longueville Goes Up in Fire

The Quirky/Crazy fence on William Edward Street Longueville went up in smoke last Saturday. The cause of the fire is not known. However, it does look like it started inside the property. This fence really is a dividing fence – you either love it or hate it.

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Charity Gardeners Raise Over $6000 for Breast Cancer

Congratulations to Keith and Maureene Smith who raised over $6000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation with their Huge Plant Sale. This twice yearly event, held in April and October, has raised over $12,000 this year. You can find out more about Keith and Maureene here.

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New Bus Timetable Changes Puts Extra Burden on Lane Cove Interchange

The combination of the new bus timetable changes and some buses no longer going into the city has put  severe pressure on the Lane Cove bus interchange. Two different roving reporters sent in these photos. One roving reporter waited 20 minutes from 8:20am to 8:40am to get on a bus. During that time 3 buses arrived 2 of which were at least 75% full! What is your experience? Please let us know.

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Lane Cove Junior Rugby Club Launches Touch Footy Club

Last Friday, Blackman Park Oval came alive with the Touch Footy. This comp offers boys, girls, mums and dads the opportunity to play touch rugby in a social setting. LCJRU believes this will drive participation across all ages and provide a great platform from which they can develop players into the 15-man game. It is all very civilized with a Ladies Lawn Area for after games drinks and dinner sponsored by Zjoosh.

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This is also a fundraiser for the redevelopment of the Tantallon Oval. LCJRU have worked with the Lane Cove Council to develop a plan to upgrade the facilities at Tantallon Oval that will see significant works undertaken on the grandstand. This development will include a full upgrade to the toilets and a major overhaul of the grandstand that will see a club house/shared community facility being built. You can help with this upgrade by making a donation

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Traffic Accident

Yet again, there was another accident on River Road West – this time near the Greenwich Hospital.

Magpie Swooping

Magpie Swooping is in full force at the moment and the most complained about spot is Karilla Avenue – so be on the lookout – find out more here.

Closing Down

Buby Bling in the Lane Cove Arcade opposite Found Gifts and Homewares is closing down.  It is rumored that a new formal hire wear shop will take its place.

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Donations Needed

Lane Cove Public School P&C would like your help – can you donate to their annual fundraiser. We know how generous Lane Cove businesses are!!  If you can help please email [email protected]

Crime Report

This week’s North Shore LAC Crime Report:-

Drug charge – Lane Cove North

Around 9:50pm on Thursday 29th of September police were patrolling Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North when they saw a blue Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan parked in the Lane Cove River Kayakers Carpark.

Police observed a male seated in the driver’s side of the vehicle. Due to the time and location police decided to check on his welfare. Police approached the vehicle and spoke with the 27 year old male from Ryde. It was at this time that a strong smell of cannabis emanating from the vehicle was noted by police, along with drug paraphernalia located behind the front passenger seat.

Police conducted a vehicle search locating a ceramic bowl allegedly containing cannabis. The cannabis was seized and weighed revealing a weight of 1.59 grams.

The male has been dealt with by way of a drug caution.

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