Lane Cove News Week in Review 13th to 19th September 2020

    Welcome to our week in review. A wet weekend has meant a few traffic accidents at the usual high accident zones.

    COVID19 Update – Another Positive COVID19 case at the Hunters Hill Club

    Were you at the Hunters Hill Club on Tuesday 8th September from 6:50 pm to 9 pm? A confirmed positive COVID19 case attended at that time. NSW Health is contacting all patrons who were at the venue at this time to review their exposure and identify any close contacts. Anyone who was at the venue at this time should be alert for symptoms and immediately get tested if any develop or have developed since this exposure, and stay isolated until a negative test result is received.

    Details of local testing sites here – you do not need a referral if you are tested at a public hospital.

    While the number of locally acquired cases recorded in the past few days is low, the virus is likely circulating among people in the community with mild symptoms. As such, the risk of outbreaks and a resurgence of cases remains.

    It’s vital that everyone who does have the virus is tested and diagnosed, in order to stop the further spread to others.

    NSW Health is again urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to come forward and get tested, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.

    This is even more important with the upcoming school holidays when people will travel across the state.

    COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community and we must all be vigilant. To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

    – If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay.

    – Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.

    – Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.

    – Wear a mask on public transport, ride share, taxis, shopping, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance.

    Johnston Crescent Magpie Swoops Again

    An ITC roving reporter advised us about the following:

    “I was attacked today outside my home by a magpie which went for me and left two holes and a stream of blood. This bird is constantly swooping and attacking people and did the same last year, I now don’t feel safe outside my own house or walking my dog on my street. I know there have been many complaints made to council, and I will be calling them about today’s attack”

    Read more here about how you can record magpie swooping incidents.

    Lane Cove Council September 2020 Meeting on Monday 21 September 2020.

    The Lane Cove Council will discuss the following agenda items:

    Have Your Say

    If you would like to make a submission about any of the above agenda items or any council issue you can address the Lane Cove Councillors before the Meeting to held on Monday,  21 September 2020.

    To comply with the directives of the NSW Government and in the interests of public health the meeting will be conducted online.   Members of the public will not be permitted to attend the Council Chambers. Councillors are also not permitted to attend in person and will be participating in the meeting via video conference.

    Council is currently trialling the use of video conferencing for the Public Forum by using the online meeting platform, Zoom.    A link to the video conference, which will include all Councillors attending the online Council meeting, will be made available by email for community members to participate.

    All speakers wishing to participate in the public forum must register by using the online form no later than midnight, 20 September 2020.   A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to the provided email address.

    The time limit of three minutes per address still applies so please make sure your submission meets this criteria. Alternatively, members of the public can still submit their written address via email to [email protected].

    Written addresses are to be received by Council no later than midnight, on the day prior to the meeting. (500 words maximum).  The meetings will continue to be live-streamed. Ordinary Council Meetings will be viewable via the webcasting page on this website.

    Your Chance to Be One of the First Swimmers in the new Lane Cove 50m Outdoor Pool

    Your chance to make a splash!

    Due to COVID-19, numbers are limited at the official opening of the new 50m outdoor pool and grandstand on Saturday 3 October. If you’d like to register your interest to swim in the first public races held at the pool on the day, please complete the online form by Sunday 27 September. There will be two public races, one for adults and one for children – these will take place as part of the opening event which runs from 10am – 12pm. Swimmers are encouraged to get their thinking caps on and let LCC know in 25 words on less why you’d love to be part of history at this special opening event…  Enter here.

    New Business Alert

    Are you sick of going to the Return and Earn machine in the Little Street Carpark and finding it is full or you have to stand behind a professional collector for ages? Don’t worry Lane Cove Return and Earn is now open and they will even pick up from your house. If you are as sports club or charity great way to fundraise.  Read more here.

    Two shops are currently being fitted out near The Canopy (see our Cover Photo).  One of them is the refurbishment of Story Cafe and another is fitting out for the new patisserie called  Lamin8 Patisserie  

    Upcoming Events

    Summer Sevens

    4 weeks until kick off! Get your teams together and go to to register for season 2020 of the LCJRU Summer Sevens!

    Fridays from 16th October to 4th December. Teams for girls, boys, mums and dads. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

    Get That Job

    For the last two years, Lane Cove Council has been holding seminars aimed at residents who have been made redundant or are having a hard time getting a job. The workshops are well attended. They are run by Lane Cove locals who provide their services free of charge; Mike Taylor and Katrina Digby.  Details here.

    School Holiday Activities

    School Holidays are fast approaching and Lane Cove has some great activities for kids including:

    • Fantasy Writing Workshops (for kids who love Harry Potter) and Whodunnit writing workshops⠀
    • Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios art workshops with experienced teachers and first class facilities including kilns⠀
    • Tae Kwon Doe
    • Multisports Camp, Cricket Camps, Swimming and Tennis Camps⠀
    • Learn to Sail and more

    More Info here.

    Tip of the Week

    Introducing our Lane Cove Tip of the Week.  If you have a tip please send it to us at [email protected] if we publish your tips (and you are the first one to tell us the specific tip) you will receive a Lane Cove Tea Towel.

    Are you using more coffee pods as you are working from home? Did you know you can recycle Nespresso coffee pods at Pure Flowers Lane Cove? They are located in the same arcade as The Cake Man – Lane Cove and Bakers Delight. Just park in The Canopy.

    Accidents and Crime

    A car was stolen from Mary Street Longueville late last week. The thieves entered the house for the sole purpose of finding the keys and driving off. Do not leave your car keys by the door – here are some other tips on how to avoid this situation.

    Accident Northwood Road and River Road

    Late on Saturday night (19th September) there was another bad accident at the River Road/Northwood Road bend car ended up in the bushes in Arabella Street.  The driver of the other car involved in the accident rescued the driver from the car.  He is a hero as the car burst into flames not long after.

    Accident Barwon Road/Figtree Road and Centennial Avenue

    The installation of a speed camera at this intersection does not appear to have reduced the number of accidents. On Friday night (18th September) there was another accident at this corner.

    Four Frogs Creperie

    Thank you to Four Frogs Creperie for being an ITC Business Supporter.  Without the support of our sponsors we would not be able to operate.  This week ITC had lunch at Four Frogs and our lunch companion had the Flambe Grand Marnier Crepe with Sugar – wow.

    Address: 115-117 Longueville Road Lane Cove, New South Wales
    Phone: 9420 3944
    Facebook Page:@Fourfrogslanecove
    Instagram: @fourfrogscreperie

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