This week everyone was on the watch and alert for bushfires, remembering the brave souls who fought for our country and lending each other a hand.
The11th of November was Remembrance Day. A Day in which people are called upon to thank those who fought for our country. Once again the Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch invited a Lane Cove Resident who has a relative who served in the military to talk.
This year Mark Tesoriero, the third son of World War Two veteran, Signalman John Tesoriero gave a moving rendition of his father’s service record. Read more here.
Throughout the week a total fire ban was imposed with numerous reserves being closed on 12th November 2019.
Residents were advised by senior Rural Fire Service spokesman, Ben Shepard to “stay out of the bush”, for residents in Hornsby, the Blue Mountains, and even Lane Cove. Catastrophic fire danger was forecast for the 12th of November due to worsening conditions and people were urged to be cautious and aware. All schools in the 2066 and 2065 post codes were operational, however some schools outside Lane Cove such as Newington and Osbourne Park Pre School, were closed
There was a grass fire on Epping Road in Lane Cove North at Rotary Field on 14th and 15th November. Police are investigating if the fires were delibertately lit. They took a man into custody on 15th November 2019.
Bush Fire Help
Well done to Linda Garske and Elizabeth Krassoi (Hunters Hill Councillor and Lane Cove Business Owner) and volunteers. Donations were put together for the fire impacted community of Bobin. Bobin School was destroyed.
A new flower shop has opened in the old Glowing Flower premises on Longueville Road near the Longueville Hotel.
The artXTra at Gallery Lane Cove began this weekend. Lane Cove Art Society members paintings are on display for two weeks.
Gold for Gunnedah
Gunnedah is one of the severely drought impacted areas in NSW. This weekend Lane Cove Rotary and Councillor Andrew Zbik and his wife Brownyn (who was instrumental in the Gold for Gunnedah Campaign) visitied Gunnedah. Last year Lane Cove Residents came together and raised money for drought impacted farmers and local businesses. The money was donated to the Gunnedah Rotary clubs to purchase gift cards. Gunnedah is our sister city. Pictured below are Lane Cove Rotary Members, Gunnedah’s Deputy Mayor and President of Gunnedah West Rotary Club.
A male has been charged with drink driving after his car allegedly crashed into parked cars and flipped on its roof in Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North. The 32-year-old male returned an alleged breath test reading three times above the legal limit. The male allegedly told police he had six schooners before deciding to drive.
Mid Sunday Morning there was a car accident on Epping Road and Centennial Avenue. Emergency Services were on the site and the West bound was down to one lane.
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