Lane Cove Week in Review – 4 to 10 September 2017

Welcome to our Lane Cove Week in Review for 4 to 10 September 2017.

Local Election

The local council elections on Saturday saw the return of the Independents.  The results are not yet finalised in Central Ward.  However, Andrew Zbik, a Labor candidate, was elected as a councillor in the West Ward – the first time a Labor candidate has been elected in Lane Cove for 73 years.  There was also a huge informal vote – up to 8% in some wards.   Were the Ballot Papers too complicated or was this a type of protest?

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Hate Crime

ITC continues to be dismayed about hate crimes in Lane Cove. One Lane Cove resident had a rainbow coloured love heart on their car and a beer bottle was smashed against the car window and glass littered their driveway.

Violence on the Highway

A random attack on the Pacific Highway this week, near Allison Avenue Lane Cove has led to police asking for witnesses to the attack.

About 12.15pm on Wednesday (30 August 2017), a 54-year-old woman was standing at a bus stop near the intersection of Allison Avenue and the Pacific Highway, Lane Cove, when a man pushed her in the back causing her to fall onto the road.

A man driving past in a white ute stopped to provide first aid to the woman who suffered a fractured elbow and a fractured pelvis as a result of the fall. She was taken to hospital and has since undergone surgery.

Detectives from North Shore Local Area Command are keen to identify the Good Samaritan, believed to be a tradesman, who left prior to officers attending. It’s believed he could have vital information which could assist the investigation.

Police are also working to identify the man involved in the incident who is believed to have been sitting on the bus stop bench just prior to the incident.

He is described as being aged in his 50s to 60s with a dark beard, dark hair, and a medium build. He was wearing a dark coat, carrying a number of bags and has been described as appearing dishevelled.

The Good Samaritan or any other person with information about the incident is asked to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

There is raw video of the incident here, but warning it may distress some readers.

Lane Cove Fun Run

The Lane Cove Fun Run was a huge success again this year.  The fun run is a fundraiser for the Lane Cove Public School, however they are also donating funds to two local women’s shelters.  It is great to see entire families running together.

They were also kind enough to invite other community groups such as the Lane Cove Theatre Company, the Tambourine  Bay Scouts and the Lane Cove Junior Rugby Club along to raise money.  If you missed it, make sure you sign up for next year.

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Indian Bazaar

The Indian Bazaar was on again this year.  It was a wonderful sunny day for over 5000 people to come along and enjoy a fabulous atmosphere.  It is always on the second Saturday in September so keep that date free for next year.  It is a true family event.

Lane Cove West Public School

Lane Cove West Public School held their annual school production.  ‘The Enchanted Forest’ directed by Mrs Campbell and Mrs Lamb had a morning matinee and two evening performances. It was also the last production for  Mrs Lindsay Lamb’s last after 14 years sharing her creative expertise with the school’s students.

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School Holidays Activities

Term 3 is nearly finished (how does it go so fast?).  Time to start planning some activities for the kids.  Check out our guide here.
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Commuter Bus

We are closing off our Lane Cove Commuter Bus Survey in a few days.  We asked you if you were in favour of a Lane Cove Commuter Bus to the Lane Cove Shops.  At this stage, 94% are in favour.  You can answer the survey here.

Greenwich Baths – Reopening Soon

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