Welcome to our Lane Cove Local News week in review, where we tell you what has happened over the last seven days in Lane Cove. As we start getting out and about and being allowed to do more, we will hopefully be reporting less on COVID19 and back to our regular Lane Cove News. This week, the biggest news item was the commissioning of the traffic lights at Burns Bay Road and Tambourine Bay Road.
The other big news was the start of school going back, and Lane Cove Public School made students feel very welcome (see our cover photo).
Let Their Be Lights
On the October 18th 2021, a Transport for NSW Spokesperson advised ITC the following:
Then the next day, after months of inactivity, the lights on Burns Bay Road and Tambourine Bay road are working. ITC wonders if Councillor Andrew Zbik’s request for Peter Primrose to ask a question in Parliament on the delay or ITC’s media request this week prompted some action?
We have already had reports of people not realising that the intersection has two no right hand turn restrictions.
Services Now Open
- All CRC customers are required to wear a mask, sign in using the NSW Government’s QR code, and remain in their vehicles until directed to enter the drop-off area by a staff member.
- Only enter when the boom gate is lifted for your car by a staff member. Please drive in slowly as vehicles may be queued in the driveway.
- All CRC customers are required to self-unload their items without any assistance from staff. Customers should bring someone along to assist if needed.
- All CRC customers must maintain social distancing when unloading and depositing items in the respective cages.
Lane Cove still has Active COVID19 Cases
The good news is that we have not had a new case in the Lane Cove Council Area since October 12th 2021.
This week The Alcott took preventative measures and closed after one of their back of house staff tested positive for COVID19. NSW Health advised them that they did not have to close, but they thought it was the right option. All staff tested negative, and The Alcott is open again. They released the following statement:
“The Alcott Lane Cove has temporarily closed due to one of their back of house team testing positive to COVID19. They have taken this step despite being advised that they are not required to close by NSW Health. The employee worked two shifts last week and has remained asymptomatic to date.
So you are informed, please be aware of the two dates they were in venue:
Wednesday, October 13th
10:00 – 22:45
Friday, October 15th (considered infectious)
12:55 – 23:15
The Alcott Lane Cove has posted the following on their site:
Please be advised The Alcott has made the decision to temporarily close effective immediately.
A valued member of our back of house team has received a positive result for Covid-19 today. He is double vaccinated and remains asymptomatic having been considered a close contact elsewhere.
While NSW Health guidelines advise closure is unnecessary as the case has been categorised as low risk, we have chosen this course of action to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring our venue is completely safe for you, our staff, and suppliers to connect with.
We will only seek to reopen The Alcott when the following measures have been enacted:
– All staff considered a close contact of our team member have been tested and returned a negative test result prior to re-commencing work
– All members have been notified via email that we have had a positive case in venue
– A full venue deep cleaning is completed immediately
– NSW Health Orders support the reopening of our venue
We are working with NSW Health to ensure the safety of our staff and members of the community.
We seek your support, patience and consideration at this challenging time. We can’t thank you enough for your understanding. We expect to be able to reopen safely in the very near future and will update you on further developments later this evening.”
As mentioned above, The Alcott is OPEN again.
COVID-19 cases and tests by local government area as at 8 pm 19/10/2021 Last 4 Weeks Data
|Cases*||Cases with unknown source||Total tests||Test rate (per 1000)|
The tables show the location of residence by Local Government Area (LGA) or local health district (LHD) of locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the last four weeks. It is based on the date the person first developed symptoms. When no date of symptom onset is available (it is either under investigation by public health staff or the person tested positive without showing symptoms), the date of the positive test is used. Infections are not always acquired in the place of residence as people often travel outside their area for many reasons (e.g. work, school and shopping). Cases without an NSW residential address and people who were exposed interstate or overseas are not shown. Case counts may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case reviews.*Includes all locally acquired cases (known and unknown source)
The data below the number of active cases (active cases are cases where a person is in isolation and is being managed by NSW Health)
Lane Cove has 91.9% of its eligible vaccination double jabbed – let’s go for 95%.
- Moderna (Spikevax) – for 12 years+ from pharmacies
- Pfizer (Comirnaty) – for 12 years+ from pharmacies, GPs, and NSW Health vaccination clinics
- AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) – for 18 years+ from pharmacies, GPs, and NSW Health vaccination clinics.
NSW Health has now published Vaccination rates by LGA. Link to stats here.
The official vaccine booking link is here.
Local vaccination info here:
Local Testing info here:
How to Wear a Mask Properly here:
Jack & Co to Open Second Store in Lane Cove
You may recall that 7 Eleven made the decision to close their store on Burns Bay Road. We are so excited to announce that Jack & Co. will be taking over!!
Get ready for great coffee, brilliant bakery items, yummy food and more Lane Cove West (the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow) photo: Kylie Dunlop Photography.
New Waxing Studio
Xpress Waxing Studio in Lane Cove has opened and is located in the Village Shopping Centre beside the old Adam Larissa shop and Soulful Fitness.
They are offering 15% OFF until October 31st!!!!
We saw a sneak peek of the salon via a video on their FB Page, and it looks fantastic! – https://fb.watch/8Ip-9cT6v5/
New Dining Option at Lane Cove Golf Club
Lane Cove Golf Club is delighted to announce that a new and exciting catering option will soon be operating from the clubhouse.
Cinnamon Klub opens to the public next Wednesday, October 20th 2021, with a delicious menu that encapsulates the best of owner and chef Kailash Bhandary’s 30-year career. Kailash is a Greenwich local with many ties to the community. The menu features all your fav Indian dishes – check out the menu here https://bit.ly/3ACLvYf
Simply head to www.cinnamonklub.com and peruse the menu. Orders can be placed from 5.30 pm next Wednesday.
Kailash used to own the Harbourside Indian in Lavender Bay .
Vince and Maria Mico Retire From Alerts Locks & Security
After 30 plus years in Lane Cove, Vince and Maria Mico have sold Alert Locks & Security Lane Cove and will be retiring. Their children grew up in Lane Cove, and now Vince and Maria are grandparents. They released the following statement:
“After a busy 31 years, I wish to announce that Maria and I will be retiring from Alert Locks & Security.
The recent arrival of our first Grandchild changed our whole outlook on life, which made our decision easy.
The business will be taken over on November 1st by a team of seasoned professionals who have many years of experience within the industry, including all facets of Electronic Security for home or office.
I assure you the new owners Ed, John, and Krish will sustain the highest level of support and customer service you’ve grown to know and count on.
Maria and I are very appreciative of the loyalty and support you have given our business, and we have thoroughly enjoyed building many great relationships with you over the years.
We’re both looking forward to spending time with our family and taking a well-earned rest! If you have any questions, please contact Alana Lewis on 9418 9277 or 0415236107.
Do you know a student studying for the HSC?
Library staff are opening the Library on Wednesday, October 27th, and Wednesday, November 3rd, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm for HSC students to enjoy some quiet study time and exclusive use of the Library. Numbers are limited, and bookings are essential. To book, please visit: https://bit.ly/3mM7ozj
Lane Cove Council Election Survey – Closing Soon
Incidents and Accidents
On October 13th 2021, a fire destroyed 61 Bridge Street Lane Cove. Seven fire trucks were in attendance and NSW Fire and Rescue advised all occupants evacuated safely.
Rebecca Mitchell – Raine & Horne
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