Lane Cove Week in Review 12th to 18th August 2018

    Lane Cove hit the news this week with a police search after a stabbing incident in Lane Cove North.  A man was arrested a few hours after the incident.  Read more here.

    Wild and Windy Weather

    It has been windy in Lane Cove this week, the wind was so strong it took down the goal posts during the big Joeys v Riverview 2nd Grade Game on Saturday.  Thankfully no-one was hurt.  It did delay the big 1st grade game (which Joeys won).  This had an unintended consequence, the buses booked to take the Joeys boys back to Hunters Hill were also booked to take spectators out to the Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium.

    Parks Update

    Quite a bit happening around our parks and playgrounds this week.

    Kingsford Smith Oval Longueville

    The Basketball/Netball court at Kingsford Smith Oval in Longueville is nearly finished with a completion date scheduled for the end of August.

    Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts announced $100 000 has been set aside to upgrade Kingsford Oval and the Pavilion Building. The money is being funded by the NSW Government’s Heritage Near Me Local Strategic Project.  Kingsford Smith Oval is on the heritage register. Mr Roberts said: “This project will see conservation of the heritage listed pavilion at Kingsford Smith Oval and an upgrade to meet present day standards.”

    Blackman Park

    Lane Cove Council has announced they intend to install a fenced off area for dogs at Blackman Park.  This new 3000m2 space for dogs will provide a safe place for them to socialise and exercise.

    The park will include:

    • Agility play obstacles
    • Shade from trees and structures
    • Seating
    • Water stations

    What would you like to see in the Dog Park? Please complete the short online survey to provide your feedback on the equipment and features of the new dog park. Survey closes Monday 3 September 2018

    Spraying in Parks and Playgrounds

    Lane Cove Council contractors spray bindii and clover in a limited number of parks in Spring each year. Broadleaf Weed Spraying is scheduled from  20 August – 17 September 2018 using Javelin Select Herbicide. Notification signs will be put out at the major entrances to the parks on the day of spraying, immediately prior to the pesticide application. Signs will remain in place until the park is reopened for public use later that day. The public is requested to follow on-site signage and not to use the parks on the day that the pesticide is applied.

    Parks and Open Spaces to be sprayed include:

    106 Tambourine Bay Road
    Aquatic Park
    Blackman Park Picnic Area
    Burns Bay Reserve
    Central Park
    Charlish Park
    Corner of Ffrench St and Bent St
    Cullen Park
    Evelyn St Playground
    Goodlet Reserve
    Greenwich Sailing Club
    Hands Quarry Reserve
    Helen St Reserve
    Jago Street
    Kingsford Smith Oval
    Leemon Reserve
    Longueville Reserve
    Majorie York Playground
    Manns Point
    Mary Carlson Park
    Newlands Park
    Opposite Greenwich Wharf
    Shell Park
    Stringybark Reserve
    Tambourine Bay Park

     

    Entertainment

    The  Lane Cove Theatre Company’s production of Next to Normal continues to get rave reviews. The play is riveting, and ITC highly recommends you grab some tickets as it finishes this weekend.  Check out this review in Weekend Notes.  You can book here.

    On Friday night, North Sydney Federal MP Trent Zimmerman attended Lane Cove Theatre Company’s production of Next to Normal. This is the second production of the Lane Cove Theatre Company that Mr Zimmerman has attended. Lane Cove Theatre Company are thrilled to have his ongoing support, particularly at a time when they are working with Lane Cove Council to secure a permanent performance space.

    Lane Cove Theatre Company President, Lochie Beh appreciates the community’s ongoing support for the Company.

    “We are humbled that our performances are attracting the attention of our federal member Mr Trent Zimmerman. To be showcasing such a high calibre of production that continues to have growing interest across all parts of the community, reinforces the importance of the contribution we make to the Lane Cove municipality.We only exist through the ongoing support of our audiences and those who volunteer their time and expertise. We look forward to welcoming everyone to be a part of our future productions.

     

    Director of Lane Cove Theatre Company’s production of Next to Normal Kathryn Thomas (L) along with Lane Cove Theatre Company’s President Lochie Beh (R) were delighted to welcome Trent Zimmerman MP, Federal Member for North Sydney to Friday night’s performance of Next to Normal.

     

    Lane Cove is loving live comedy at the The Alcott. Local comedian Simon Kennedy – Comedian‘s gig was sold out on Wednesday Night. But don’t despair there are monthly comedy nights.

     

    Coles Lane Cove Closed Sunday Morning

    Shoppers wanting to do their shopping early Sunday morning, could not shop at Coles. Due to a nationwide IT issue Coles Lane Cove was closed until 10 am.

    Police Incidents

    The iStudio mobile phone shop in Lane Cove Village, opposite Nibu Café, was broken into on Saturday Night.  This followed a break-in at Randalls on Thursday night where batteries and other car accessories were stolen.

     

    Our Cover Photo is the epic sunset light over the city tonight as a storm cell drifted north, shot from Manns Point, Greenwich by Aegir Photography


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