Lane Cove News Week in Review 28th February to 6 March 2021

Welcome to March, and goodbye, Summer.

Clean Up Australia Day

The Stringy Bark Creek Residents’ Association, supported by Lane Cove Council, organised a very successful Cleanup Australia Day in Lane Cove North, cleaning up our local Batten Reserve Bushland and the surrounding streets.

  • 72 local residents of all ages (from 4-80 years old) attended
  • Clean up area was Lane Cove North areas including – Batten Reserve and Yengorra Bushland  including all surrounding streets – Johnston Crescent, Epping Rd, Elizabeth Pde, Moore St, Gordon Crescent, Kullah Pde, Pinaroo Pde
  • Lane Cove Mayor Pam Palmer, Councillor Andrew Zbik (and his son) and Councillor Frances Vissel attended to help out
  • The Lane Cove Girl Guides came and worked really hard cleaning up (10th year in a row supporting this event)
  • 250 kg of rubbish collected, including 25 full to brim large bags (all sorted into recyclables and other rubbish post-event by the volunteers)
  • Interesting items: LOTS of non-disposable face masks, bike, office chair, tyres, steel piping and metal bars, 3 bags full of glass bottles, over 100 take-away coffee cups and lots of plastic wrapping
  • All volunteers were able to have free sausage sizzle cooked by local Johnston Crescent volunteer extraordinaire Andrew Britt paid for by Lane Cove Council
  • Stringybark Creek Residents Association has been organising the CUAD events in this area for over 20 years! Over the years, we have seen a gradual decrease in rubbish, however – take away coffee cups, soft drink bottles, and plastic wrapping still the most littered item – followed by the face masks this year!

Well done to 30 joeys, cubs, scouts and ventures from the Tamborine Bay Sea Scouts together with leaders, parents and members of the community who worked together to clean up Tambourine Bay Reserve, Burns Bay Reserve and the Cycle Path next to Epping Road for Clean Up Australia Day.

Bus Stuck in Hamilton Street Riverview

There are several bus routes in the Lane Cove Council area where bus drivers have to navigate narrow streets and cars parked on both sides of the road.  An empty bus punctured its rooftop gas tank on a tree branch near the corner of Hamilton Street and Pengilly Street Riverview.  Residents told ITC the sound was deafening.  It took about 10 minutes for the gas tank to empty.  NSW Fire and Rescue and NSW Police were quickly on the scene and advised residents to stay inside and keep their windows closed.

Lane Cove Locals in the News

Bridget Kennedy is one of the founders of the Sydney Edible Garden Trail.  

She was featured on Gardening Australia on Friday Night 5 March 2021. Her garden is one of the gardens that will be open as part of the Sydney Edible Garden Trail.  You can view the programme here.

The Sydney Edible Garden Trail is on the weekend of 20 and 21 March 2021, and you can find out more about the event here and buy tickets.

The Sydney Library of Things is One Step Closer

The Sydney Library of Things is a library where you can borrow items that you would only use once or twice (like a drill or a water pressure cleaner).  The North Sydney Council has agreed to provide space for the library at the Coal Loader in Waverton.  The Sydney library of things founders includes two Lane Cove Locals, Bridget Kennedy and ITC.  We would love you to follow our Facebook page and get involved.  Like our Facebook page here.

North Sydney Repair Cafe

Have you got a broken item? Need knives sharpened or a tool fixed? Don’t throw it away – get it mended for free at Repair Cafe Sydney North.

They are open the first and second Sunday of the month, but you must book – further details here.

Crime and Incident Report

Each week In the Cove receives a report on police activity in the lower north shore. We have noted an increase in break and enters in the area and we have contacted our local state member Anthony Roberts and asked him to speak to the North Shore Command to see if any action can be taken to lower these incidents. We will also be contacting the Lane Cove Council to see if they can put pressure on the police to increase the number of patrols in the area.

Aggravated Break Enter and Steal/4 x Motor Cycle stolen – Lane Cove.

Sometime between 1:30 am and 4:40 am Monday 1st March 4 motorcycles were stolen from a home in Joseph Street, Lane Cove.

Unknown offenders have forced entry into the garage of the home during the early hours of Monday morning, at the time the occupants of the home were asleep in the home but were not disturbed. The offenders managed to make off with 4 Husqvarna motorcycles and some other personal property valued at almost $50,000.

Police have commenced an investigation into the matter are appealing to anyone that may have noticed any suspicious activity at the stated location during the given times and dates to please contact North Shore Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or

Drug Arrest in Greenwich

Police have charged a 40-year-old Greenwich man with the possession and supply of prohibited drugs following his arrest in Ronald Park, Greenwich, last week. Police will allege that around 6:45 pm Friday 26th February, they observed the Greenwich man loitering in Ronald Park, Greenwich, shortly after a vehicle arrived, and the man entered the vehicle where an exchange was made. Read more here.

Break and Enters in Lane Cove

We have had several reports of break and enters (particularly motor vehicles) in Longueville and Lane Cove West.

Man charged over alleged sexual touching – Crows Nest.

A man will appear in court today, charged after allegedly sexually touching a teenage boy on Sydney’s North Shore yesterday.

About 1.40pm yesterday (Monday 1 March 2021), a 17-year-old boy was walking to a bus stop on Falcon Street, Crows Nest, when he was approached by a man who began making sexually suggestive comments and attempted to kiss and hug the boy.

Police were told the man then sexually touched the boy.

The incident was reported to officers from North Shore Police Area Command, who attended and commenced an investigation.

A short time later, police arrested a 42-year-old man, who was taken to North Sydney Police Station and charged with sexually touch a person without consent.

The man was refused bail to appear at Manly Local Court today (Tuesday 2 March 2021).

Peanut Butter Jelly

This week in review is sponsored by Peanut Butter Jelly.  Peanut Butter Jelly is located in The Canopy and is owned by a Lane Cove local.  It is wonderful to see some of the restaurants in The Canopy sponsoring In The Cove, and please support those who support ITC.  On ITC Lane Cove Chat, a member posted this review:

“Just wanted to share that we had a wonderful time at Peanut Butter Jelly yesterday. We celebrated our daughter’s baptism, and so had a large booking. The staff were so great and looked after us; the food was delicious, and having access to the grass area and playground for the kids while we enjoyed a long lunch. Lucky to have such a great place here!!”

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