Lane Cove Week in Review – 13 to 19 Feb 2017

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Welcome to our Lane Cove Weekly Review for 13 to 19 February.

More Public Transport Woes

Frustration again from Lane Cove commuters at the Lane Cove Bus Interchange. Here is what some commuters told us:

“Been waiting half an hour for a city bus at the interchange this morning. People are queued half way up Parklands. Every bus that comes by is full. We need buses that originate at the interchange in peak hour!”

“Another day living the dream in Lane Cove. Queue up the street, as normal these days!”
7:50am 253 didn’t come too, the next one 15 mins later was packed and didn’t stop, then 50 mins in the queue at the interchange watching several buses too full to pick people up, fun times…”

Seems like there are less buses. Spent 1.5 hours getting to work yesterday and another hour today. More buses needed especially considering all the new housing developments happening bringing in more people. Hopefully something is sorted out soon!

The latest from the Minister for Transport is HERE.

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Construction Site Accident

Our thoughts are with a young construction worker who slipped and fell at a site in Lane Cove North on Friday, and was impaled by a support bar. We had several people asking about a low flying helicopter in the area, and it turns out the Care Flight Helicopter had to land in the grounds of Mowbray Public School. More details HERE.

Photo by Joanna McPherson
Photo by Joanna McPherson

Help for Parents with new App

It’s that time of the year when nannies and babysitters are in high demand. Finding a nanny or a babysitter can be difficult, whether it’s for after-school pick up, or weekend and evening outings. A former Lane Cove resident Elspeth Price has come up with a solution after seeing a gap in the market.

Read more about Nannycure and how they can help you HERE.


More Changes at The Diddy

Launched on Australia Day, the Diddy’s new bistro operator ‘The Lawns’ has ceased operating after only three weeks.

Longueville Sporting Club is focused on delivering the best service to its members. We have recently had a change in our kitchen with Charles Bistro moving on after a successful 18 months. Unfortunately the new operator, The Lawns, who have been operating the Bistro at the club for the past few weeks have not been able to deliver on the full range of services that were originally proposed and as a consequence have decided to cease the operation of the kitchen. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience that may result in us not having our usual food service. The club will be taking over the bistro starting next Wednesday.


Screen on the Green Cancelled

The Sydney Weather is not playing fair, the last three screens on the green have been cancelled due to heavy storms.  Finding Dory was cancelled this week, we will let you know the rescheduled date.

Success for Lane Cove Author

Local Author Aura Parker goes from strength to strength. Scholastic Canada are publishing TWIG in French and English, in July, and Scholastic Asia are publishing it in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Japan and South Korea, in English Scholastic Australia. The book is delightful and available at The Burns Bay Bookery.  You can find out more about this delightful book HERE

New Sydney Uni Boatshed Has Been Completed

The Sydney Uni Boatshed is back on Burns Bay 10 years after it was burnt down.  You can find out more here.


Crime and Incident Report

Residents of a Kingslangley Rd Greenwich home were asleep on Sunday, when they were woken by noise about 1.30am. The residents made their way to the kitchen and saw numerous items were missing, before noticing a man coming out of their laundry. The residents challenged the man, who fled the property over the back fence. Police were called and started patrolling the area, before finding a youth hiding in the front yard of a home. Police chased and arrested the Hornsby Heights 17-yearold and found a number of items taken from the home. He was charged with aggravated break and enter and committing a serious indictable offence. He was given strict bail conditions and is due to appear in court later this month.

There was also further action on Kingslangley Road Greenwich when a party got out of control. Several police cars were in attendance.

A boy, 16, was punched, kicked and suffered a concussion, after an unknown man allegedly assaulted him at the birthday party at about 9pm on Saturday. The alleged offender was described as Islander or Aboriginal in appearance, aged 16-17, 180cm tall, with a solid build, and was wearing a red T-shirt and white hat. Police urge witnesses to phone Chatswood police.

Property of the Week

Looking to buy a new home in the Lane Cove area. Hazel McNamara from Ray White Lane Cove has just listed this property with stunning views in Longueville. Full details HERE.

property of the week


Join Ultraceuticals Clinical Trial Team and WIN $1000 worth of products for you and a friend!!

If you or your friend are successfully recruited for a trial, you will both go into a draw to win Ultraceuticals products of your choice to a value of $500 RRP, each!

The winners will be drawn and notified by 30th of April 2017. Entries must be submitted by 28th of February 2017. Participants may have multiple entries if you refer multiple friends, so start calling your mates!

Trial appointments are conducted in Gladesville during office hours. Volunteers test new, unreleased products and receive gifts at no cost! #sponsoredpost.  More details HERE.

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