Welcome to our Lane Cove Week in Review for 24 to 30 July 2017.
With a backflip as big as any world class gymnast could perform, the Liberal State Government has abandoned plans to amalgamate Lane Cove Council with Ryde and Hunters Hill’s councils. An outstanding issue is the subject of the legal fees. Will the State Government refund the legal costs incurred by local councils? Now that amalgamation is off the agenda (for now), the Lane Cove Council has to show that it is an effective council that listens to it stakeholders. Council elections will be held on 9 September 2017. Voting is compulsory. If you are away that weekend, make sure you apply for a postal vote or pre poll before you leave. There is NO absentee voting for local elections. Further information is here.
This week it was announced that Carlile Swim School Lane Cove Aquatic’s contract expires in October and Bluefit will take over the swim school at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre. If you are a big fan of Carlile, don’t fret as they are in the process of finalising a purpose built swimming facility at Lane Cove West Business Park with parking. If you can’t get the days or times you want, you may also want to consider other local swim schools such as Brewer Swimming which operates out of St Ignatius Riverview and Macquarie Park.
The queues are back and the loaded buses driving past bus stops are back. ITC has a meeting with Anthony Roberts this Friday and will be giving him copies of all the info you have given ITC. Please make sure you update us this week.
The Boomgate at Lane Cove Market Square continues to frustrate local shoppers. On Saturday morning the boomgate would not open and the Rangers had to be called in to override the system. Earlier this week ITC noticed the boomgate was making some strange noises when it was going up and down, later on in the week ITC noticed it was only half a boomgate. When will the Lane Cove Council just accept that the system is broke and needs to be fixed?
La Piazza will be closed for renovations for a six week period. ITC understands that they will be installing two ovens (wood fired and standard pizza oven).
Cops in the Cove
Crime and Incident Report
Incidents Reported to ITC
House Break-In and Car Theft – Lane Cove North
A break in was reported in Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North. On the evening of 26 July, a house was broken into, car keys were stolen and VW Passat taken.
Warning from a Roving Reporter – Lane Cove West
“For the second time recently I have been followed getting off the bus at Lane Cove West at the top of Moore St. Both guys were hoping I was going to take the short cut through the bush and both times luckily I noticed them behind me, stopped, pulled out my phone and looked around. Had I not been on a call or not looking I’m sure I would have been robbed on that bush track as it is a blind spot from the road. Both times they then took off down Epping Rd when they realized I was not moving from sight on Epping Rd. Please be careful getting off the bus even in broad daylight!!
From the North Shore LAC Facebook Page
Thanks to all who come to our Coffee With A Cop event at Lane Cove this morning. Especially the children from Birrahlee Preschool. It was great to meet and talk to you all.
Arrest and Charge of Break/Enter Offender – Lane Cove North
Police have charged a 35 year old Chatswood man following an investigation into break and enters occurring locally in recent months.
On the evening of Tuesday 13th June the female resident of a ground floor unit on Murray Street Lane Cove North locked and secured the windows and doors of her property before going to bed for the night. Around 9:00am the following morning the female resident was woken by noises coming from another part of her home. The lady went to investigate and has allegedly seen the Chatswood man attempting to climb through the kitchen window of the unit.
The victim confronted the Chatswood man who immediately ran from the area. Police attended the location and conducted extensive patrols but were unable to locate the offender.
As part of the extensive investigation being undertaken by police into this incident break and enter offences taking place the offender was identified by way of photo board identification.
On Wednesday 12th July the Chatswood man attended Chatswood Police Station at which time he was placed under arrest and charged with one count of Break and enter a dwelling house with intent to steal. He was granted strict bail and will go before Hornsby Local Court in August in relation to the matter.
Break/Enter and Steal – Lane Cove North
Between 8:00am Monday 10th July and 8:00pm Friday 14th July unknown person/s have gained entry to a unit on Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North.
The unknown person/s have accessed the property via an unlocked ground floor window at the front of the property
Once inside, the offender/s have made their way to the master bedroom where they have rifled through the belongings of the home owner.
Property stolen from the premise includes a men’s watch and accessories valued at almost $7500.
Police are asking for anyone that may have noticed any suspicious activity at the stated location during the given times and dates to please contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au).
Thank you to a fab roving reporter who sent us our cover photo this week. Our roving reporter spotted 15 brush turkeys and 2 rabbits enjoying Stringy Bark Creek. If you want to know more about Brush Turkeys the Lane Cove Council is holding a talk on Living with Brush Turkeys on 17th August. More details are here (it was very popular last time it was held).
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