Lane Cove News Week in Review 15th November to 21st November 2020

Over the years many people have complained about how dangerous the intersection at Longueville Road and Epping Road is for pedestrians.  This week a 60-year-old woman was involved in a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident at this intersection.  Emergency Services were in attendance.  NSW Ambulance advised ITC the pedestrian was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. She was conscious and breathing and had suffered injuries to her head and shoulder.

Celebrating Diwali

Earlier this week members of the Lane Cove Indian Community created a Rangoli to celebrate Diwali at the Lane Cove Council Chambers.  It will be on display in the foyer until Wednesday 25 November (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm).
Source: Lane Cove Council Website

Business Alert

We are pleased to announce a completely different type of business will be relocating to the store next to the Longueville Lane Cove. The former Smart Bargains store will be completely transformed and will now be the home of Rain Bridalwear. As you probably know it’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day. That is why the store is called Rain Bridalwear. ITC spoke to Jon (one of the owners), and he said he couldn’t wait to fit out the store and open in Lane Cove as all the locals he has met so far have been wonderful. By the Way, it rained on ITC’s wedding day, and ITC and Mr ITC are still together!!

Australian Army Training Noise Notice

Get ready for more low flying helicopters.  The Australian Army posted the following on their Facebook page:

“#NOISEALERT || Shout out to the residents of Sydney! Some of our troops will be conducting training over the next week in your area.
There will be helicopters flying at night and early in the morning, at a low altitude.
Please ensure you let your family, friends and any neighbours know that this training will be occurring.
This training is part of #AusArmy‘s regular training schedule and is designed to ensure #OurPeople are operating at the highest level of capability to respond where required, to support Australia’s national interests.
We acknowledge that these activities may result in disturbances to local residents. This disruption will be minimised wherever possible.
You should not be alarmed if you see low-flying helicopters or hear the associated noise. We appreciate the support of the local community during this important training period.
The training is being conducted in a manner that accounts for COVID-19 restrictions and good health management processes.
Individuals with concerns should contact Defence via: 1300 333 362.”

Huge Plant Sale

The Huge Plant Sale run by Keith and Maureene Smith raised a record amount for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Maureene told ITC the following:

“The COVID safe Huge Plant Sale is over and we, with the help of many, including you, raised $14 080.00.”
Do You Have a Dinghy Stored Along the River Foreshores?

It’s time to check your dinghy registration!

Lane Cove Council have noted

“Dinghy numbers are increasing across the local government area and are sometimes stored on sensitive bushland areas or other inappropriate locations. Any dinghy stored along any of Council’s public foreshore areas must be registered with Council or risk being impounded. Registration is free – owners simply need to complete the Dinghy Tag Application Form at Registered dinghies will receive a tag to place on their vessel.

Dinghies must be registered by 1 March 2021 – any untagged dinghies found after this time may be impounded by Council. If you require further assistance please call Council’s Open Space and Urban Services team on 9911 3555.”

2020 Has Been A Tough Year

In 2020, many of us have realised that looking after our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health.  There is no longer a stigma attached to seeking mental health support, and it’s okay to put your hand up and say ‘I need help’.

Ramsay Psychology St Leonards has opened a purpose-built Mental Health practice with eight experienced psychologists under the one roof. These experienced and trusted psychologists provide therapy sessions for individuals (children, teenagers and adults), couples and families, to assist through life’s many challenges.  Read More here.

ITC’s Lane Cove Podcast – November is Out Now

Find out all about one of Lane Cove’s most colourful and delightful resident Paul Bennett.


You will also hear about the wonderful work done in Lane Cove and Hunters Hill by Sydney Community Services and how they worked tirelessly to help people during the COVID19 lockdown.  We interviewed Sydney Community Services CEO Gill Batt.

Find out more here.

You can listen to the Podcast on your desktop, iPad or iPhone by hitting play below.

NAB Branch Closed

The NAB Lane Cove branch (and NAB Branches Australia wide) was temporarily closed due to a “physical threat”  on Wednesday at 1.30 pm.

Almost six hours later, NAB updated its social media sites to say it is “safe to return”.

7NEWS reported that a bomb threat was called in, originating overseas. However, NAB, Australian Federal Police or Queensland Police declined to confirm.

Fresh Christmas Trees

We all know that 2020 has been a tough year, and many people are looking forward to having some time off and spending time with families (unlike Easter 2020). ITC has received more requests than usual about where to buy fresh Christmas Trees in Lane Cove, so we are releasing our Lane Cove Guide to buying fresh Christmas trees earlier this year.

When you buy fresh trees, you are supporting regional NSW farmers who have suffered drought and fire. The farm which always provides the Tambourine Bay Scout trees was particularly hit hard this year.  Read More Here.

Lane Cove Tennis Club Championships

The Lane Cove Tennis Club held their championships today, and they had all ages groups from under 18 to Seniors.

Towel Donations

Speaking of Christmas, in the run-up to the Christmas period North Shore Veterinary Hospital Pty Ltd are appealing for towel donations for the hospital. Regular bath towels would be greatly appreciated.

Although they are always grateful for your generosity, they can not accept bedding or other household linen.

Thank you in advance for your help 🐾🐕

Step Up Basketball

Step Up Basketball have announced  a high energy class to introduce the amazing game of Basketball to Kindy kids and a session for  Years 1 and 2  every Tuesday at Lane Cove Public School (all school kids welcome)
Every Tuesday

Starting Session: 24th  November
Final Session: 15th December

Kindy Kids – 3.00 PM to 4.00 Pm

Years 1 and 2 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Classes are formatted to include:

30 Minutes of skill development

30 minutes of play to transfer skills immediately in a fun environment.

Book Here for Year 1 and 2
Book Here for Kindy

Judo4Kids in Lane Cove

A few parents on Lane Cove Chat by ITC have posted how much their kids are enjoying Judo4Kids at Blackman Park Lane Cove. ITC met Roman (the man behind bringing Judo to Lane Cove) for lunch, and he told us all about Judo4Kids – his passion for the sport and teaching it to kids is fabulous. Please find out how your child can try out Judo (they can even come next Saturday) or any Saturday up until the end of the term.  Read more here.

Little Red Robin Restaurant and Wine Bar

Last week, Little Red Robin Restaurant & Wine Bar was awarded the Northern Districts Local Business Awards for Most Outstanding Restaurant.  This week they posted a survey and would love to hear your thoughts about Little Red Robin and how they can continue to evolve and exceed your expectations.  Click here for the survey.

Crime and Police Incidents

Car Stolen Greenwich

Detectives from Ryde Police Area Command have charged two men after a Range Rover was stolen from a Greenwich home yesterday.

Between Sunday 15 and Monday 16 November 2020, a Range Rover was stolen from a home on Wisdom Road, Greenwich.

Upon discovering the vehicle missing, about 11.30 am (Monday 16 November 2020), the owner has enabled the vehicles GPS tracking system that led officers to a home on Bingara Road, Beecroft, where they found the vehicle parked in the backyard.

A 44-year-old man was arrested in the driveway, and police will allege a search of his pockets revealed a key to the stolen Range Rover.

A second man, aged 36, was arrested inside.

Officers will allege they found stolen property including Medicare and bank documents, a homemade taser, mace with nails protruding, a metal pole with razor blades attached, ammunition, jewellery and other electronic items during a search of the home.

Both men were taken to Ryde Police Station where the older man was charged with goods in custody (x2), and enter the vehicle without consent.

The younger man was charged with goods in custody (x2) possess a prohibited weapon (x3), possess ammunition and breach weapons prohibition order.

The men were refused bail and will appear in Burwood Local Court today (Tuesday 17 November 2020).

Police Looking for Information 

North Shore Police Area Command is seeking help to identify a woman who allegedly stole over $6000 worth of stock from the Lane Cove Chemist Warehouse on 7 November. CCTV shows the women enter the store several times between 4.44 pm and 5.23 pm. Police will allege that the woman stole several bottles of vitamin pills and several packets of various Voltaren products. The woman is described as 30-40 years old with Middle Eastern appearance, around 5 feet tall, long dark hair and wearing black pants, a grey hoodie and a light brown scarf with black polka dots. She was also carrying a black bag. Anyone with information should contact Chatswood Police on (02) 9414 8499

Wildlife in the Lane Cove Council Area

We are lucky to live in a council area where we have bushland and we are so close to the River.  Our Cover Photo is a King Parrott spotted in Lane Cove and sent to ITC by a roving reporter.

Below is a baby stingray which was spotted at Woodford Bay

Our week in review is sponsored by Fit Lane Cove.  They have five different studios in the one gym including their Exhale Studio for yoga and pilates.

It’s time to spend some time on you. With the festive season on the horizon, we can all become stressed and anxious with increased pressure at work, a busy social calendar and everything day-to-day in-between. Meditation is an effective way to destress, reconnect and rejuvenate your mind and soul.  Fit Lane Cove Exhale Studio has a weekly Mediation class that will help you you to unwind and release. FIT’s mission is to decrease stress, reduce anxiety and increase happiness as you enter the studio, allowing you to be more optimistic and more focused by making meditation easy and convenient for you to do.

You will undertake a regenerative, restorative meditation session where you will calm your mind, control your thoughts and find inner peace and balance.

For more information on Fit Lane Cove click here

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