Lane Cove Week in Review – 1 to 7 May 2017

Welcome to our Lane Cove Weekly Review for 1 to 7 May 2017.

It was a big week of local Lane Cove events. If we lived in Hollywood, we would have called last week, the awards season.

Lane Cove Rotary Pride of Workmanship Awards

On Tuesday 2 May, the Lane Cove Rotary Pride of Workmanship annual awards event was held. ITC thanks Lane Cove Rotary for giving me the opportunity to deliver a keynote speech on the benefits of shopping local.

Lane Cove Council Citizenship Award

Photo Credit: Lane Cove Council
Photo Credit: Lane Cove Council

The annual awards were held on Wednesday  3 May to recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations within the Lane Cove community.

The 2016 Citizen of the Year Award went to long-standing volunteer Christine Butters.  

Christine has a long affiliation with St Andrew’s Uniting Church at Longueville, Lane Cove Music Club and Longueville Tennis Club as well as being involved with the Federated Music Clubs of Australia, pre-school committees, school committees, meals on wheels and Cove Craft during her decades of volunteering.

ITC has had the pleasure of dealing with Christine Butters in promoting some great events held at the Uniting Church like movie nights and their very popular annual market day. (Who does not love a White Elephant Stall?)

The full list of Recipients is here:

Citizen of the Year Christine Butters
Community Service Beryl Blok
Community Service Graeme Davis
Community Service Rosemary Lees
Community Service Lane Cove Linen Service Volunteers
Community Service Bruce Plummer
Honorary Lane Cove Citizen Bill Wallace
Honorary Music, Art and Culture Award Margaret Vickers
Leadership Peter Bennett
Leadership John Cameron
Leadership Anita Ho-Baillie
Leadership Bill McLaughlin
Music, Art and Culture Cecilia Egan
Music, Art and Culture Professor Adrian Lee
Outstanding Business of the Year Spotted Orchid
Sport Ruth Darling
Sport Kenneth Snell
Sustainable Citizen Alasdair Stuart and Wendy Bishop – Repair Café
Sustainable Organisation FoodFaith
Sustainable Organisation Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group
Workplace Council Rajiv Shankar
Workplace Council Mark Salmon
Workplace General Glennie Atack
Workplace General Dr Carl Wong


Lane Cove & Northside Community Services Offices

Lane Cove & Northside Community Services moved into the new building opposite the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre – 1 Pottery Place. LCNCS provides local support for local people. The event was attended by the Federal Member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman, the State Member for Lane Cove the Hon. Anthony Roberts, the Mayor of Lane Cove and the many Lane Cove Volunteers who spend hours helping out in the local community.

ITC often get asked about volunteering options in Lane Cove (in fact Lane Cove has been identified as one of the places in NSW where there is a high degree of community involvement).

You can volunteer in Lane Cove with Lane Cove & North Side Community Services. Volunteering opportunities are available in a range of services including Gardening, Meals on Wheels, Social Support, Community Transport, Disability Support, the Linen Service and the Community Visitors Scheme. Most services operate weekday mornings. For people who work full time, Easy Care Gardening also operates Saturday mornings and the Community Visitors Scheme allows you to set your own schedule. To find out more about volunteering with LCNSCS, contact their Volunteer Coordinator on 02 9427 6425 or email [email protected]

Lane Cove Art Society – ArtXtra Awards

Friday night saw was the opening night of artXtra. ArtXtra showcases the amazing talents of the members of the Lane Cove Art Society. ITC popped into the event to see the exhibition. There was certainly an eclectic diversity of artworks and genres including pastels, watercolours, oils, intaglio and screen prints.

The Guy Warren Prize was won by the talented Dana Dion Artist. Dana is one of the artists behind the popular Greenwich Village Arts Trail.

All works exhibited will be eligible for the prestigious Lloyd Rees Prize for Best in Show and are available for purchase.

Everyone was enjoying a drink from one of their sponsors Porter’s Liquor Northwood

Gardening and Sustainability on Show

Permapatch, Crop Swap Sydney, and Northside Repair Cafe held a combined open day on 7 May 2017. It was a beautiful sunny day in a gorgeous garden setting with celebrity gardener Costa joining in the fun. If you want to know more about these three groups just click here.


Local Business

La Provence Patisserie & Fine Food will be closed for between 4 to 6 weeks from 8 May 2017 for renovations. It will be exciting to see their renovated premises.


The Lane Cove Junior Tigers

The Lane Cove Junior Tigers held their annual Family Fun Day on the weekend. From all reports, it went off and many future state of origin stars were noticed.

Lane Cove Junior Rugby Union Club

For the last 2 years Walcha Rugby Club has hosted the LCJRU for a weekend of rugby and fun over the Winter school holidays. This year it was LCJRU’s turn to play host and they were delighted ot have over 30 boys and their parents join them last weekend in Lane Cove. The highlight was two evening games at Tantallon Oval featuring u10s and u12s team from Walcha and Lane Cove. The boys’ games were followed by an adults game featuring the Lame Cove Golden Oldies team. The Walcha lads were billeted out to LCJRU club members for the weekend and attended the Waratahs game on Saturday travelling with other members of LCJRU and participating in a March Past event.

Crime and Incident Report

Further to our report last week about Hi Lux Utes being targetted in North Sydney/Lane Cove, more Hi Lux Utes have been stolen in Lane Cove.  ITC knows of at least five incidents of stolen utes in the last month.

Aggravated Break Enter and Steal – Lane Cove

About 7:00am Saturday 29th April a male resident of a ground floor unit located on Birdwood Avenue Lane Cove was inside a bedroom of the property when he heard a rattling noise.

The male resident at first thought it was his flatmate who had recently left for work for the day, however soon noticed a male peering at him through his slightly ajar bedroom door. The resident challenged the male who immediately fled from the property, making off with a small amount of cash.

Police attended the location and conducted a thorough search of surrounding streets but were unable to locate the offender.

Police are investigating the incident and ask that if anyone believes that they have information that may assist in the investigation that they contact Chatswood Police (9414 8499) or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or

Break and Enters occurring in the local area in the last week
– Epping Road Lane Cove 29/04/17

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