Wow, eight years young and still bringing you local news and as it happens!
First Post 1st November 2012
Who knew that 8 years ago our humble first post on the first day of November 2012 would transform the way Lane Cove’s 40,000 residents received their news, information, laughs, tips and updates. Today because of you; little In the Cove is a local news and media platform with a huge social ethos and community focus.
Thank You Thank You Thank You
Thank you to all the local businesses who have supported us by advertising with us and becoming a designated ITC Business Supporter.
Thank you to the charities, sporting groups and community organisations who inform us and work with us and tell people about us.
Thank you to every single ITC follower you are our sharp-eyed roving reporters helping to keep In the Cove – In the Know.
Our Most Memorable Local Lane Cove News and Media Articles
An ITC follower asked the other day ‘what are you most memorable stories you’ve covered?’.
They are all important but here are a few highlights from over the years.
Lane Cove Early Childhood Centre
Successfully lobbying for the Lane Cove Early Childhood Centre to be upgraded after both Lane Cove Council and NSW Health could not agree on a way forward. Read more here.
Do we need to say more? – At one stage ITC was out directing traffic while hundreds of cars remained trapped in the car park. This also resulted in Lane Cove Council reviewing its emergency call-out procedures.
Lane Cove Council Communication and Engagement
Lobbying Lane Cove Council on numerous other issues – and in particular better engagement and communication with the public. This has resulted in Lane Cove Council launching a Facebook page and also working on systems to assist with better customer service. A big shout out to Councillors Andrew Zbik and Daniel Strassberg who have taken on board ITC member’s comments and worked tirelessly to put in place communication policies.
Better Public Transport
Lobbying (pre COVID19 ) for better public transport. Do you remember the time ITC asked our local member Anthony Roberts and representatives of Transport for NSW to actually get on a bus at peak hour and see the problems first hand? ITC even met with the Minister for Transports staff at Parliament House to plead the case for more buses. Read more here.
Road and Intersection Upgrades
Lobbying for upgrades to the Diddy Intersection, Burns Bay Road and Mowbray Road particularly around slippery bends and accident hot spots. Read more here.
COVID19 Updates and Lockdown Events
Providing daily updates on COVID19 during the lockdown and in particular monitoring local cases and local community transmission. (Thank you to everyone who wrote to us during the lockdown and thanked us for our daily updates).
Promoting ANZAC Day in your driveway during the COVID19 lockdown. We produced an Australian’ first interactive bugle map so you could see how your street was observing this Australian tradition
Promoting the Bear Hunt map during the COVID19 lockdown.
Publishing posts about Sydney Community Services assisting the elderly and vulnerable (including their food drives)during the COVID19 lockdown as the demand for their services increased during COVID19.
And we can’t forget:
Reuniting Pets with their Owners
8 years of reuniting Dogs, Cats, Birds, Bunnies, Guinea Pigs with their owners -our Personal Best is 22 seconds.
Breaking Lane Cove Local News
You help us often break local news stories before the mainstream media. But what’s important is you get to hear it first AND our sources are extremely accurate. Just this month we have had three big local stories that were either not published by mainstream media or picked up after we published the story.
Here’s to 8 Years Young
Here’s to 8 Years Young and another 8 to come.
Yep In the Cove is In the Know
In the Cove is run by locals. It is the only online hyperlocal news and media business based in Lane Cove. We provide local free news – we do not have a paywall and will never have a paywall.
Lane Cove Chat by ITC – Chat with other Lane Cove locals about local issues, lost pets, local info and more on our closed Lane Cove Facebook group. We closely monitor membership, to make sure (as much as possible) that members either live or work in Lane Cove.