Lane Cove News Week in Review 1st March to 7th March 2020

    Welcome to our week in review.  The week started off windy and finished with rain and showers.  This inclement weather did not stop Lane Cove’s #toiletpapergate.  Toilet Paper is still hard to obtain in Lane Cove.

    Lane Cove featured on A Current Affair, SBS (see below) and in the Sydney Morning Herald as one of the suburbs buying up toilet paper.

    Toilet paper was stolen from Caltex Longueville and the toilets at Lane Cove Market Square.

    Coles has now imposed a limit of one pack per customer.

    When will this madness stop?


    Lane Cove Trees

    With the windy conditions, branches are still falling down around Lane Cove.  Our photo below is a branch which came down near St Michaels Longueville Road during the windy conditions on Monday 2nd March 2020.

    Helicopter Drills Over Lane Cove

    On Tuesday 3 March 2020, both ITC and ITC Lane Cove Chat erupted with people asking why helicopters were flying so low over Lane Cove and Greenwich.  It was an army drill and these drills will take place all over Sydney until late March 2020.  It was not, as some people suggested, an emergency toilet paper drop.


    Rainy Weather, Bad Driving and Crashes

    No matter how busy you are, drivers still need to slow down in rainy weather.  The Lane Cove Public School Pedestrian Crossing Supervisor, Stephen Miller posted on ITC Lane Cove Chat, that he had nearly been hit three times on Wednesday morning with drivers ignoring him on the pedestrian crossing in Austin Street.

    The Lane Cove Public School really appreciate Stephen Miller and they know how hard he works to keep the kids safe and the traffic moving. They put up this sign below to show their support.

    By the way, Stephen is a fascinating man who wears many hats and you can read about him here.

    On Friday two accidents were recorded in Lane Cove – one on Epping Road near Cox’s Lane and one on River Road West near Bridge Street (it looks like it may be just past the area where a non-slip surface was applied by Lane Cove Council).


    Calling All Lane Cove Artists – Leave Your Mark on Lane Cove’s Streetscapes

    Lane Cove is home to a number of public art projects including artworks, poetry, artist memorials and temporary displays.

    Lane Cove Council is seeking an artist to design and complete artwork for a Street Library. This project will involve the artist designing the Street Library, then working with a local long daycare centre to deliver the artwork in a hands-on workshop format. The project is open to artists who reside in the Lane Cove area and greater Sydney.

    The Street Libraries Project encourages the community to donate, swap and borrow books from mini wooden houses located within community parks and streets. By decorating with painted artworks, the Libraries enliven the local streetscape, raising awareness of the Libraries and reducing the likelihood of vandalism.

    The design needs to:

    • Be original, colourful, appropriate for public display and engage the theme of children as storytellers
    • Replicate the dimensions of the Street Library: 56cm (h) x 53cm (w) x 36cm (d)
    • The artwork must cover all exterior sides of the Library and any text must be minimal. The interior of the Library must also be painted in a light neutral colour.
    • The design should be simple so that preschool students are able to participate with the painting of the Street Library.
    • Consideration must be given to a circular area of approximately 15cm diameter which will be covered by a Love Where You Read sticker by Council.
    • To reduce the likelihood of graffiti tagging occurring, designs must only have small areas of block colour.
    • Designs must be an original artwork with Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights remaining with the artist.
    • The artist must have a Working With Children’s Check and be willing to work with children in a local long daycare centre to complete the artwork.

    Find out more and download the design brief and application form.

    Submissions close on Monday 16 March 2020.

    For more information contact Lane Cove Council’s Arts and Community Events Assistant on [email protected] or (02) 9911 3596.


    Lane Cove Council Online Payments

    Lane Cove Council has more online payment options.  You can now request a limited range of services online and pay for them online (much better than filling out a form with your credit card details and emailing it to them).

    You can now report missed bin collections online!!!  The online payment page link is here.

    Lane Cove Golf Club to Hold a Pro-Am

    Lane Cove Golf Club will be hosting a Pro-Am on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

    The ProAm has the approval and support from PGA Australia and the Lane Cove Council.

    A substantial portion of the funds raised will go to local charities within the Lane Cove Council area.

    Lane Cove Golf Club is looking for sponsors. Various sponsorship packages are currently being finalised and will range from a major sponsor with naming rights to sponsoring a hole. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Noel Rowland [email protected]

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    First Fridays in Lane Cove Plaza

    Every First Friday of the month, Lane Cove Council organises an event in the Lane Cove Plaza from 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm.  This month it was a chai making workshop (see our cover photo).  Put the 3rd April 2020 in your diary to visit the Lane Cove Plaza for their next First Friday.

    Carisbrook House Jazz Afternoon Rescheduled to 29th March 2020

    Due to rain, the very popular Carisbrook Historic House Jazz night was moved from today to 29th March 2020. These events always sell out, so book soon.  Link to book is here.

    Upcoming Events

    Celebrate International Women’s Day in Lane Cove on Thursday 12th March 2020.. International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements and works to advance gender equality. Join Lane Cove Council to hear from inspiring and successful Lane Cove women. Gain insight into their personal journeys and the events and people that have shaped their success. This will be followed by a Q&A panel. #EachForEqual
    • Lai Coates – Malaysian-born artist and potter, architect and devotee of Peranakan culture.
    • Norma Tracey – Social worker and psychotherapist.
    • Bridget Kennedy – Artist, gallery director, creativity and sustainability advocate.
    • Nell Campbell – Showgirl, icon, gardener.
    • Jacky Barker – Founder of In the Cove.

    Finger food and refreshments provided.

    Booking Link here.

    Tue Mar 17 Lane Cove Music Concert


    Thu Mar 19 Annual Charity Golf Day


    Thu Mar 19 Seriously UnSerious Tennis at Lane Cove Club


    Thu Mar 19 Drag Bingo at The Alcott


    Sat Mar 21 Sydney Edible Garden Trail


    Sat Mar 21 Lane Cove West Family Fun Day


    Sat Mar 21 Family Fun Day to Celebrate the Grand Opening of Lane Cove West Montessori Academy
    Sat and Sun 21/22 Mar Carisbrook House Devonshire Tea and Open House


    Thu Mar 26 How To Have Conversations With Your Teen…


    This week in review is sponsored by Carlile Swimming.

    Meet Josh from Carlile Swimming Lane Cove West. Josh has been working for the company for over 9 years! He started as an instructor back when he was still in high school and is now the PM Coordinator of the state of the art purpospe built Lane Cove West Carlile swimming pool.

    Josh loves his job and recognises swimming as an asset for life… and ITC agrees!

    Carlile Swimming at Lane Cove West offers industry-leading swim programs for all ages and abilities. Carlile continues to lead the way in customer service and has just launched a new online system and Carlile App which makes it easier for parents to check on bookings, change family details and receive updates on their child’s progress. Carlile Lane Cove West is proud to be one of the first Carlile swim centres to offer this new system along with their convenient self-check-in kiosks.

    Josh at Lane Cove West is proud to work at Carlile and loves seeing how the kids grow in confidence and skills each week. Carlile is definitely the school you can trust with your child’s swimming development and growth. They are not just a swim school; they are a family.

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