Lane Cove News Week in Review 7th to 13th July 2019

Welcome to our week in review.  Hope you survived a cold and windy weekend.

Measles Alert

There is a measles alert for Lane Cove. A new case of measles was reported after a Sydney man recently returned from travel to South East Asia. The man, who reports being vaccinated as a child, spent time in parts of Hornsby, Lane Cove, Lindfield, Sydney CBD, Newtown and Erskineville, and also travelled by public transport while infectious: He was in Lane Cove on:

Tuesday 2 July

Bus from Stand R Wynyard Station to Lane Cove Interchange. Approximately 6.30pm.

Wednesday 3 July and Thursday 4 July

Bus from Lane Cove Interchange to Wynyard Station. Approximately 8.45am. Bus from Stand R Wynyard Station to Lane Cove Interchange. Approximately 6.45pm.

Friday 5 July

Lane Cove General Practice – Longueville Rd, Lane Cove. Approximately 8.30am to 9.15am.

None of the locations visited by the man pose an ongoing risk. It can take up to 18 days for symptoms to appear following exposure to a person with measles. People in the same places at the same time as the man should be alert for signs and symptoms of measles until 26 July

Business Alert

Well done to Figtree Greengrocer. They are again a finalist in the 2019 Fresh Food Awards for best greengrocer.

Chargrill Charlie’s now has table service and outdoor seating in the Lane Cove Plaza next to Guzman y Gomez.

The 2066 Litter Challenge

Well done to the volunteers who picked up rubbish at Cunningham’s Reach as part of the 2066 litter challenge. It’s not too late to join the little challenge.  Further details here.


Lane Cove Locals in the News

Meet Cervical Cancer Survivor Katherine Miller – she is on a mission to raise awareness about having the necessary tests for early intervention. Read her story here.

The Repair Café (supported by the Lane Cove Council) and staffed by local volunteers (including Lane Cove Citizen of the Year Bridget Kennedy) was featured in the SMH.  Read more here.

Sydney tenants are haggling over rents or leaving for newer properties as the city’s building boom continues to reduce rents with suburbs recording declines of up to 25 per cent in the past year.  It is becoming hard to lease out Greenwich homes and the number of applications for older units in Lane Cove has dropped.  Read more here.

Lane Cove featured on ABC’s Ask The Doctor.  The episode was on loneliness and what some people are doing to combat Loneliness. The episode featured the monthly games in the park at Helen Street held by The Lane Cove Community Chaplaincy. They are also featuring The Men’s Shed that started in Lane Cove years ago. The Lane Cove Men’s Shed is located at St Columbia Uniting Church.  View the episode here.

Crime Report

Lane Cove Police arrested two people involved in Lane Cove North break ins.  Read more here.

Fraud – Lane Cove

A 91 year old Lane Cove woman has fallen victim to a scam being defrauded of more than $6000 after a man claiming to be from her financial provider made countless calls to the woman over a period of several days last week.

The victim attended her local bank branch and spoke with the manager who reviewed activity on the woman’s account which revealed around 20 fraudulent transactions. Investigations are underway, with specialist officers providing support to the victim.

Do You Know This Person?

Lane Cove, 25/05/2019
North Shore Police would like to speak to the person depicted in the image below regarding an alleged incident at Lane Cove. If you know this person please call North Shore PAC on 94148499 or Crime Stoppers 1800333000. Ref# C71219850

Please note: Images could be unidentified victims, offenders or potential witnesses

School Holidays Activities

It’s not too late to book your kids into school holiday camps. Lane Cove has some great activities for kids including:

✔️ Bop Till You Drop Disco and Dance;
✔️ Fantasy Writing Workshops (for kids who love Harry Potter);
✔️ Art Workshops – including an option to have an art workshop at your home with kids      (get your friends together and have some entertain the kids while you sip coffee or champers);
✔️Soccer Camp, Netball Camp, Rugby Camp and Tennis Camps; and
✔️ Literacy Boosting, OT, Touch Typing and general school help workshops.

Read our School Holiday Activity Guide hereRiver Road Tennis Centre has a camp for the pupil free day on July 22nd 2019 (for some schools).

This week’s week in review is sponsored by Built By Dezign.

Look at this transformation done by Built By Dezign. A 1st floor addition and home renovation with new carport and landscape.

Built by Dezign are local builders and love working locally. Contact them today and see some of their work in the Lane Cove Area.

Upcoming Events

Fashion Parade

Lane Cove local Linda Botter has put together a spring fashion show that celebrate the journey of local cancer patients as fashion models as they showcase the latest spring fashion from Lane Cove stores that have come onboard to support this great cause. 100% of funds raised will be donated to Can Assist to support rural families in need of support who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Read more here.

Fundraising Gala Dinner

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios is a local not for profit gallery and studio that runs wonderful exhibitions and school holiday workshops. They are holding a gala dinner on Friday 26th July to raise funds for the Gallery.

Please join them for an evening of art, food and entertainment to celebrate the first anniversary of our Creative Studios.

Canapés followed by 2-course dinner and wine

Simon Kennedy MC in conversation with artist Peter Day

Artworks for auction and raffle

Friday July 26

6:00PM – 10:30PM

at Gallery Lane Cove

Upper level, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066

Tickets $150+GST

​All proceeds will go toward the fit out of our Ceramics Studio and development of our upcoming Sci-Fi Posthuman exhibition.  Book here.

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