Lane Cove News Week in Review 4th to 10 August 2019

After a stunning few days of warm weather, the Arctic winds struck and caused a bit of chaos in Lane Cove.  We received reports of trees/tree branches coming down.  Our picture below is a home in Northwood.


The good news is that the windy conditions meant washing dried quite quickly – but you had to make sure you secured items to the line with numerous pegs – one of our followers found out the hard way.  The arrow is pointing to a pillow case that escaped from the clothes line.

Is the Shopping Local/Eating Local Message Succeeding?

ITC has received reports that the last two Saturday mornings have seen Lane Cove buzzing.  A vibrant Lane Cove is a great Lane Cove and it wonderful that people are starting to shop in Lane Cove again.  Remember there is parking in Little Street Carpark as well as Lane Cove Market Square.  We have also heard a rumour that 400 car parks in The Canopy might be ready just in time for Christmas.  You can read an update on the Canopy here.

If you really want to support local buy a Lane Cove Gift Gard for Dad this Father’s Day.  The card can only be used in the Lane Cove Council Area and therefore you are supporting Lane Cove businesses.  More details here.

Public Transport

Since the new bus timetables started last week, the State Government has drastically reduced the number of Hills Bus Services (particularly during non-peak times) This has created issues for Lane Cove residents who have friends and relatives who live in the Hills and want to visit Lane Cove. They now have to take a train and a bus to get to Lane Cove. One ITC follower contacted ITC as her mother (who used to help her with her kids) is now finding it takes so much longer for her to visit  Lane Cove. It was also a Hills bus that used to go from the Lane Cove Interchange to the QVB.  A petition has been launched asking the Minister for Transport to reinstate the buses.  You can sign the petition here.

Lane Cove Public School Open Day

All Lane Cove car parks were full on Tuesday 6th August as Lane Cove Public School celebrated Education Week with their open day. The theme for the 2019 Education Week was Every student, every voice. It is a celebration of student empowerment and how the NSW public education system gives students the skills they need in order to have and express a voice during their own educational journey and as engaged global citizens.  Below is some of the work showcased by the Lane Cove Public School Students.

Community Grants

This week the Lane Cove Council hosted their Community Grants Presentation Ceremony.

Over $478,000 was awarded to 24 local community groups to help them grow, expand and reach out to local residents.

Famous Actor in Lane Cove

This week actor Marcus Graham combined with the Lane Cove Theatre Company to present an acting masterclass. He will be returning for another acting masterclass, if you are interested in attending this class email Lane Cove Theatre Company here.

Lane Cove Locals in the News

Hummingsong Choir

Did you see some familiar faces on Australia’s Got Talent tonight (Sunday 10th August 2019). A number of Lane Cove residents appeared on Australia’s Got Talent on Channel 7. Their choir “Alkira” is part of the 450 strong “Hummingsong Choir” on the North Shore. (They used to practise in Lane Cove but had to move to a bigger venue in Chatswood to rehearse each week.)

Amanda, a choir member, told In the Choir they not only have a fabulous time singing together, but have raised close to $150,000 for local women’s refuges. They are passionate about supporting the prevention of domestic violence and those affected by it.

The Choir hopes local Lane Cove people will enjoy seeing many familiar faces from around Lane Cove.

Artist Matt McLary

Artist Matt McLary was selected to be part of the Eden Unearthed exhibition (think Sculptures by the Sea in a garden setting).   He created an artwork called Message Tree.

Message Tree is an interactive sculpture upon which the audience is invited to hang anonymous, (or not), messages of their own design: thoughts of wisdom, random musings. Messages are written on card in plastic spheres and jars hanging from the tree, allowing viewers to become part of the installation. Matt is already well known in Lane Cove for his installation artworks.

Matt McLarty has been commissioned by various councils (including Lane Cove Council) across Sydney to paint signal boxes and has had various private commissions.  You will see Matt’s signal box entitled Risen from the Flames at the intersection of Epping Road and Sam Johnson Way, Lane Cove West. The artwork celebrates over 120 years of continuous industry and employment in the Lane Cove area. His work depicts the Chicago Starch Mills on the Lane Cove River in 1894, the great fire of 1897 and the industrial area as it stands today.  Matt also created a Guiding Star for last year’s guiding star installation in Lane Cove Plaza.  Read more here about Eden Unearthed.

Aura Parker – Local Children’s Author

Local Aura Parker was in great demand for this year’s Love Your Bookshop day (Saturday 11th April 2019).  Aura has released several children’s books.  Her books have been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and she has featured on the Children Book Council of Australia notable book list.  Aura is pictured below reading one of her books to an excited crowd.

Information Kneaded

This was posted on ITC Lane Cove Chat – can you help solve this mystery…..

“Can anyone here solve the mystery of the ever-present loaves of what look like sourdough bread that are always dropped on the left hand side of River Rd, after Greenwich Hospital and the school zone ends, as you start to head down the hill… Perhaps someone feeding the wildlife? 🧐 🥖”  Please email ITC if you have any info that sheds light on this mystery.  You can contact ITC here.

Police and Crime Information

We don’t usually share police reports outside the Lane Cove Council area, but many of you drive along Pacific Highway at Artarmon so you might be interested in this police report.

Drug Supply – Artarmon

Around 9:30pm Thursday 2nd August police received reports of a white van being driven in an erratic manner along the Pacific Highway, Artarmon. Police commenced patrolling for the vehicle and located it a short time later at the intersection of Mowbray Road.

Police approached the vehicle and observed the driver, a 33 year old female from Wollongong, slumped over the steering wheel. Police will allege that when trying to rouse the driver they observed a glass pipe containing a white residue, commonly used to smoke prohibited drugs, next to the driver.

Police searched the vehicle and will allege they located more than 200 glass pipes, pills, liquid and a crystal substance all believed to be prohibited drugs in various forms as well as cash and a large knife. The driver was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station. She was charged with a total of 7 charges relating to drug possession and supply, dealing with the proceeds of crime, possession of a knife and driving under the influence. She was refused bail to front Parramatta Local Court.

Grass Theft

There is a grass thief out there (and we mean real grass). Lane Cove Council recently replaced the footpath In Ronald Avenue Greenwich and replanted the grass. This week someone some person decided to steal the freshly installed grass. A local resident asked ITC to let people know about this theft. If you have any CCTV or any information please forward it to the Lane Cove Council.

Succulent Theft

A number of succulents were stolen from Helen Street Lane Cove North near Daom Salon.  If you have any information on this of CCTV please let ITC know here.

Upcoming Events

Food and Wine of Spain

Little Red Robin Restaurant has just released information about their next wine and food evening.  They will be showcasing the food and wine of Spain.  Further details here.  Book soon as these evenings do sell out.

My Kids Market – 18th August 2019

Are you looking for some bargains on Baby and Kid’s stuff? The popular My Kids Market NSW that local families have come to love will be back in Lane Cove on Sunday 18th August!

My Kids Market NSW is run by Mums for Mums and provides local families and businesses the opportunity to come together in one great event! The market will be filled with stallholders upcycling their family’s gently used baby and kids goods that they no longer need and small businesses wanting to reach out to their local target market.

The market is held at St Ignatius College Riverview

Drag Bingo is back BABY!!!

It’s such a fun night. So grabs some bff’s and pals and head down to Lane Cove Golf Club on 12 September 2019. Bookings are essential. Book early as this event has sold out before.   Further details here.

Fashion Parade with Local Cancer Survivors as Fashion  Models

Come and join in the fun at Liverity’s inaugural fashion show. Celebrate the journey of 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.  Further details here.

This week’s weeks in review is sponsored by Lane Cove Physio.  Lane Cove Physio is located on Longueville Road.  Their premises include a state of the art hydro therapy pool and a gym.  They offer exercise classes for all ages.  Their mums and bubs physio classes and their Aquatic Natal classes are very popular.  You can read about their classes here.

Lane Cove Physio have a great focus on helping people with sports injuries and also how to avoid sports injuries. It’s running season and they have put together some tips for preparing for your next race.

Lane Cove Physio offers an Injury Clinic on Monday nights from 5pm-6:30 pm where you can pop in for a quick assessment and they can advise you on whether or not further treatment is required and how long you can expect until recovery.

The injury clinic is bulk billed for those who have private health insurance as a short consult.

Please phone ahead to let them know you are coming by calling 94285772.

Lane Cove Physiotherapy

237 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone: 9428 5772
Email[email protected]

Lane Cove Physio are one of ITC’s fabulous Platinum Sponsors. Without their support, along with our other sponsors, our website would never have been possible. #itcplatniumsponsor

Cover Photo

Our Cover Photo was posted by Carole Wilson on ITC Lane Cove Chat.  These kookaburras were making the most of Leafy Lane Cove.  Apparently a group of kookaburras like this signifies rain.

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