Three fires in a week in Lane Cove.
The first fire was last Sunday at the Lane Cove Sailing Club shed, then a fire in William Edward Street (caused by an electrical fault) and then another fire in Merinda Street. The last fire is being treated as suspicious.
The William Edward Street fire had over 30 fire fighters in attendance. Luckily no-one was injured in any of the fires.
Lane Cove Council Meeting
The monthly Lane Cove Council meeting was held on 17th September.
Several residents complained about a proposed function at Greenwich Baths where a liquor licence had been granted. The residents were of the view that service of alcohol is not prohibited at Greenwich Baths pursuant to the determination of the Lane Cove Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel of 4th August 2015.
The Lane Cove Council resolved to asses the viability of a Lane Cove Gift Card to stimulate spending in Lane Cove.
Councillor Scott Bennison was elected as the new Deputy Mayor.
The Councillors voted to amend Lane Cove Council’s Event Management Policy by including the following:-
“4.2.1 Single-Use Plastic
The following event requirements will apply to all Council run events:-
- Single-use plastic items such as bags, plates, bowls, cups, straws, cutlery, bottled water, lids and take away food containers are not to be used, sold or distributed;
- All avoidable plastic packaging, including cling wrap, plastic bags or similar must not be used in the purchase, sale, distribution and transport of food or goods;
- Balloons are not to be used, sold or distributed at outdoor events.”
SMH calls Lane Cove the home of notable crime identities
According to the Sydney Morning Herald Lane Cove is a place of Coke and Crime. This snippet was in Saturday’s newspaper.
Coke, crime and Lane Cove
Who knew sleepy Lane Cove was home to so many notable crime identities?
First, former Kings Cross strip club boss Michael Amante sold his five-bedroom house for $2,785,000 recently. The sale came two years after Amante (son of “Ashtray” Frank Amante) was banned for life from holding a liquor licence after a drug raid on his former Kings Cross club Dreamgirls.
Now, the nearby mansion that was until recently home to convicted cocaine dealer-turned-property developer Joseph Frangieh is set to rack up a suburb record.
The landmark property, which encompasses one of the suburb’s few tennis courts, is being sold by Frangieh’s estranged wife Sharon, who set a suburb high of $4.25 million when she bought it two years ago.
A source from the Frangieh camp says Joseph has already moved to Queensland.
If you have clivia’s then get some CCTV as there is a clivia thief on the loose in Lane Cove.
Aggravated Break and Enter – Greenwich
Around 10:40am Friday 14th September the resident of a home on Giles Avenue Greenwich was showering in the first floor bathroom of the property. At this time a male offender has forced their way into the home by smashing a ground floor window at the side of the home.
Upon finishing her shower the home owner, aged in her seventies, has walked into her bedroom to find the male going through her belongings. The female yelled at the intruder who fled, the home owner gave chase but soon lost sight of the male.
The offender is described as male, Caucasian, aged in his 30’s, approximately 170cm tall, medium build, short brown hair, clean shaven, wearing light coloured shirt, beige wind breaker and tan trousers.
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).
North Shore Police Area Command would like anyone with CCTV who lives around Longueville (and in particular near the Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club) to contact them if they have CCTV footage on Saturday morning that might shed some light on the fire at the club.
Wow this is probably the gloomiest week in review we have written in a long time.
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