Lane Cove News Week in Review 24th to 30th November 2019

Big news this week with Lane Cove Council announcing parking for over 400 cars will be available in The Canopy on Friday 6th December 2019 (just in time for the lighting of the Christmas Tree event in the Plaza).

Ten years ago this week, Lane Cove Market Square opened. This was a game changer for Lane Cove as we got a Woolies and and an upgraded Library.

Lane Cove Helping Animals

The Sydney Morning Herald has published an article about Joni Freeman iwho is one of the organisers and a Facebook group administrator for the Animal Rescue Craft Guild, one of a number of groups popping up to coordinate community help for wildlife. She has seen the group “double in size and then double in size again” in the weeks since the bushfires, which has been “amazing to watch”.  Read more here.

Congratulations to Justin from Chargrill Charlies

Meet Lane Cove’s newest Dad. Congrats to Justin from Chargrill Charlie’s and his lovely wife Leah on the birth of their son Harley Roo Levinstein.

Sad News

Heart breaking 💔😇 news told to us by Soulful Fitness

“Sadly Cheryl from Adam Larissa (dress shop next door) passed away on Friday morning after falling ill the Saturday prior. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Cheryl’s life on Monday, 2 December, at 1 pm at St Michael‘s Church, 204 Longueville Road, Lane Cove followed by the Committal at Macquarie Park Crematorium and refreshments. We are all devastated and send so much love and support to her husband and children.”

Business Alert

Happy First Birthday to Little Red Robin Restaurant. They have been a welcome addition to the Lane Cove dining scene.


Flannerys Lane Cove has closed (they were placed into administration). Do not panic if you need health food, organic products, vitamins and minerals in Lane Cove. Go Vita Lane Cove sells many of the items sold by Flannerys. They are located just behind McGraths. It has been a family run and operated business in Lane Cove for 60 years and there Is no need to panic. Brad is also willing to order in products where possible if they aren’t in stock.  If you need Bulk items they are available at the Source Lane Cove.

Coming soon…. A butcher and delicatessen in Lane Cove Market Square LV Meat Masters
They will open on Wednesday (4/12/2019)
Pop along and check out many offers on their grand opening day



Due to popular demand, we are holding a second Drought Fundraiser at The Alcott Lane Cove. The event on 9th December sold out within days, so book your table now. Details here for 16th December 2019

Christmas Lights

Are you ready to enter the Lane Cove Christmas Lights Comp – sign up now it is free!! Thank you to our major sponsor Rebecca Mitchell Raine & Horne and Figtree Veterinary Clinic for being a prize supplier. We have also introduced the People’s Night. On 10th December we are encouraging everyone to ditch the car and walk around your neighbourhood and see the lights. We are asking people who have entered the comp to put out a collection bucket and to collect for Bushfire victims. Bring a gold coin and drop it in the collection box and then bring some nibbles and eat with your neighbours.  More details and a map of the houses that have already entered here.

School Holidays


School Holidays are fast approaching. River Road Tennis Centre and Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club have activities that start as soon as school finishes in 2019 (for those who finish early)

There are so many fun things to do in Lane Cove and close by. There are sports camps, swimming intensive, tennis, cricket, art workshops, dance camps, learn to sail, fun times with Bop till you Drop and more…

We all love our kids but they need something to do in the holidays and we need a break – so win win win.  Find out more here.

Incidents/Crime Report

The Fake Leather Jacket man is back. This is what one Roving Reporter told us

“The Leather Jacket Scam is alive in Lane Cove. My husband was in the street near our car about 10 minutes ago when a young Italian in a SUV pulled up to talk to him. My husband drives an Italian car and looks Italian (to other Italians!). The young guy spoke to him in Italian, telling him tales of losing money at the casino, being on the way to the airport, of living in Milan and wanting to buy a present for his wife. He offered my husband leather jackets “worth $10,000″ for him, his brother and anybody else we knew. Then he asked my husband how much money we had – he wanted cash! My husband came in to ask me about what might be going on. He hadn’t heard about this scam, but I luckily I had and quickly told him about it. We went out and spoke to the guy in Italian and said firmly ‘we don’t have any money’, my husband added that we don’t keep money because there are a lot of scams around. The young Italian guy shook hands all round, bid us a farewell and took off quickly. I didn’t think to get the numberplate. There are reports of this scam all over the world, the jackets are PVC made in China and any suede is apparently sheepskin.”

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