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Local Contact Guide
Woody Point Yacht Club:
Commodore Cocktail Party
- 1842 Pittwater Road, BAYVIEW
Fancy Dress - Movie Heroes
Front Door Ticket Sales
Members $55/Non-Members $60
Local Council Notices
MONDAY, AUGUST 6
put your material out as described below, and further in attached
brochure and the Pittwater Offshore Directory – BY SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
material not complying with collection guidelines will be left on the
road side for residents to arrange private collection.
- A maximum of 2 cubic metres of
vegetation for each household
- Leaf litter, grass clippings and
prunings TO BE PLACED IN HARD SIDED CONTAINERS
- Branches to be no longer than 1.2m
and BUNDLED AND TIED TOGETHER WITH TWINE
- No plastic, hessian or nylon bags
- No cardboard, foam or polystyrene
- No soil or untied bundles
For electronic versions of these calendars please see below
Western Foreshore Calendar
Scotland Island Calendar
Island Winter Fire Shed Dinner
August 11th, 7pm
Children under 12 $5
SCOTLAND ISLAND RURAL
Our main threat to the Island is from embers blown, with a strong wind,
towards us from a major bushfire in Kuringai Chase.
A bushfire taking hold on the Island could be started in other ways; a
petrol spill from an overturned vehicle, an uncontained house fire, or
Preparing our property for a possible bushfire, to minimise the
possibility of a fire taking hold, is good sense and should be part of
our overall property maintenance plan. Preparing now, is sensible,
before the start of the fire season, clearing fuel on the ground that
can be taken away in Councils’ green waste collection on the 6th August.
The term ‘fuel on the ground’ refers to the build-up of dead
vegetation, leaves, twigs, dead branches, dead dried bushes. This fuel
on a hot dry day with a strong wind blowing from the West or North West
is going to ignite from wind borne embers should there be a fire
opposite in Kuringai Chase.
The wind is going to blow this ignited material towards our houses,
most often houses with an exposed under croft. Most houses on Scotland
Island are built in a way that leaves them vulnerable to a bushfire,
built on steep slopes (fire moves fastest uphill) with generous
overhangs (decks) where fire can easily penetrate.
With this in mind keep your house underneath free of any combustible
material, stored timbers etc. Never store flammable liquids or fuel
(petrol) under the house, store well away from the house.
At the fireshed our fuel containers (all metal) are stored away from
the building in a metal box.
Keep at the base of your house a margin of at least 2 metres of
completely cleared ground. Keep gutters free of leaves and check eaves
for gaps. We have leaflets at the fireshed with further details.
Our approach to fire prevention is one based on common sense, we do
however become complacent if not threatened by fire for some time (as
we haven’t been) but we live in a high bushfire risk zone, to
acknowledge this and to prepare our properties makes good sense.
The fire brigade on the Island is looking for new active members if you
feel you can make a commitment to active membership contact me below or
speak to any brigade member.
We have training on the first Sunday of each month, drop into the shed
and see what we do, all visitors are welcome.
SOS for firefighters:
Service needs to triple its membership
Courtesy of MANLY
12 @ 12:01am by Andrew Priestley
by SIMON COCKSEDGE
SCOTLAND Island Rural Fire
Brigade needs to nearly triple its members to fully carry out its
duties, according to the brigade’s Captain, Ian White.
The volunteer brigade, which also handles ambulance and State Emergency
Service callouts on the island, has about 15 active members. But Mr
White said it is looking for 40.
“The brigade desperately needs more trained members to share the
workload,” he said.
“We’re one of the busiest in the local area and it’s all run by
According to Captain White, the brigade responded to 12 storm damage
calls, 11 medical callouts, six fire calls - including three boat fires
- and two vehicle recoveries in the past 12 months.
If volunteer numbers did not pick up, Mr White said the brigade’s
capabilities would be compromised.
He was concerned residents had become complacent since a serious blaze
had not occurred in the area since the Berowra fires a decade ago.
“As there has not been major local fires since 2002-2003, people have
forgotten how serious the bushfire risk is to the residents of
Pittwater,” he said.
“(If more volunteers can’t be found) the brigade would have to rely on
JOIN THE BRIGADE
Call the Rural Fire
Service on 9450 3000 or download a form at rfs.nsw.gov.au.
Out of Service
Trivia Night update and Thank you’s
The Kindy Trivia Night was
held on Saturday 16th July and what a fantastic night was had by all.
There was a raffle with prizes donated by various companies around
Sydney. We had the children’s artwork for Auction and a wonderful 2
night stay in Leura donated by a wonderful couple Jane and Mark. We
also had a handmade quilt which was kindly donated by Marie Kennedy
which raised in approx $400 – Thank you Marie.
A total of $2k was raised for the kindy that night all of which will go
towards new resources for the children.
Thank you to the following
Penny at Church Point
Mrs. Browns Health food shop
Toni & Guy Hair studio
Megan Browns dad for DVD player
Glenworth Valley Adventure Park
Samurai Horse riding
Liz @ Costume Hire
Barbara & Jason Harvey
La Mona beauty
Marie Kennedy for Quilt.
I would also like to thank everyone involved in making the night a
brilliant success and great fun. Thanks also goes out to the wonderful
compare we had on the night ‘Sally Kennedy’ of Lane Cove who came to
support the kindy. She was so wonderful and kept the whole night
under control, exciting and fun. Thank you Sally.
Photos from the Trivia
night can be seen HERE
Look forward to our next Kindy Fundraiser.
Liz Power (Director)
Kindy Opening Monday’s:
Dear Families the kindy is looking at opening on Mondays if you are
interested please contact Liz on 02 9979 7856 or email@example.com
to arrange enrollment forms and a visit to the Kindy. If this
ahead this will mean that the kindy is open 5 days a week from 7.30am
to 5.30pm for the first time ever. This is an amazing achievement and
thanks go out to all our wonderful families and committee’s for
supporting the Kindy throughout the years.
Upcoming Events for the
Kindy mini Olympics (Date to be confirmed) at Catherine park, Scotland
Island everyone welcome. $5 entry fee, sausage sizzle and lots of fun
to be had.
Kindy Disco – Friday 30th August from 6pm at the Community Hall,
Scotland Island. More info to follow shortly.
Delves Into School's 100 Year History
Get a glimpse of history on our doorstep as local teacher and
‘unofficial’ archivist Beverley Lewis presents her book Mona Vale Public School, Celebrating 100
Years on Tuesday 14 August at Mona Vale Library.
A Pittwater resident, Beverley Lewis is a former teacher and student of
Mona Vale Public School.
After completing teachers college and service in country NSW, Beverley
returned to teach at Mona Vale for 32 years before retiring in 2005.
Events librarian Catherine Buddin said Ms Lewis had put together a
collection of stories and photographs for a pictorial history published
to celebrate the school’s centenary.
“Beverley has created the book with another ‘unofficial’ archivist and
ex-teacher Bev Harvey. Together they have worked on the project since
1987," Ms Buddin said.
Pittwater Mayor Harvey Rose praised Ms Lewis for bringing together
significant moments in the school’s history which also includes an
original published history by Thomas Le Sueur.
"Not only is it a local story, but it’s collated and illustrated by
members of our local community, including artist Noela Cunningham who
has contributed many beautiful illustrations," said Cr Rose.
A copy of Beverley’s book will be added to the school’s time capsule to
be buried at the school’s 100 year festival day on Saturday 15
The talk will take place on Tuesday 14 August from 6.30pm at Mona Vale
Library 1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
Bookings are essential; to book phone 9970 1600.
Following the talk there will be book signings and light refreshments.
Admission is $8 adult, $6 concession.
Events & Promotions Librarian
Mona Vale Library
Mona Vale NSW 2103
tel 9970 1600 or 9970 1605 fax 9979 1465
Exhibition including images by June Lahm
1-19 August 2012
Incinerator Art Space
2 Small Street Willoughby
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9AM – 10.30AM
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• Increased flexibility
• Better performance in their chosen sport
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Bayview Sea Scouts
Coming up to Spring we are
promoting our annual Garden Products Fundraiser (fondly known as the
Bayview Sea Scouts are offering to deliver a range of quality garden
products to local homes for Spring.
Money raised will go towards Cubs & Scouts to participate in a wide
range of activities & adventures.
Support this worthy local cause, help yourself & your garden.
It’s the easiest way to stock up with heavy & bulky garden products
Because we do all the work!
Delivery to your door – Saturday 1st September 2012
Our scouts will be delivering for free our well - priced garden
products throughout the Pittwater community
- Good range of quality garden products.
- Hassle free & keeps your car clean!
- $5 dollar discount for orders over $130
(including Scotland Island and Pittwaters' western foreshores) on
You can print our order form HERE
Out - Laser Target !
Last week 19/7 I was off Eastern just after dark when I was targeted
with a very powerful green laser. It was coming from somewhere on
Bilgola Plateau. Fortunately I didn't look at it directly other wise I
m sure it would have damaged my vision. I have reported it Northern\n
Beaches police and the Water Police.
cot and accessories
High chairs (x 2)
Baby hammock, bouncer (naturesway)
Baby change base and change mat
Contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org
am looking for a temporary spot on a private pontoon for 1 – 1.5 months
along the west or south (close to Bell’s) sides of the island for my
PolyCraft (4.1m). Due to delay in construction of the private wharf
being built at Cargo I am seeking a temporary spot as we currently do
not have access to our boat on a daily basis as it is currently moored
on the east side of the island.
I am happy to pay rent for use of pontoon if someone would be generous
to provide us with a spot over the next month and a half.
If you can assist please contact Jillian on 0450 334 565.
Please contact Antony & Kirsty Bush
Ph 9997 8551
Mobile 0415 393 676
- Portable baby cot, almost new $25
- Baby Monitor $50
- Iwata Spray painting compressor gun, water based inks
etc $200 (for art, cosmetics, craft etc)
- Commercial bread/cake mixer $200 (worth more than
- Sewing machine and overlocker $100
contact Tracy Smith 0400311157
Sofa Bed with comfy innerspring mattress.
Comes with 2 covers- one blue and one brown.
Please phone: 0423 084775
For Sale - $30.00
Safe n Sound Convertible Car Seat from birth to 4 years.
It is an older one but would be perfect for an Island Car
Call or text Nicole 0403 229 677 for pick up at the Point
Services, Clubs &
Traders - On-line shopping
from your computer, through your door on Scotland Island. Contact
Graeme on 0419 460 331 or click
here for full details
of the Peace
- Bob Bolton - 9999 4092
of the Peace
- Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
of the Peace
- Paul Burchall - 0414 975 793
of the Peace
- Bob Mitchell (Mackeral Beach) - 0419 745 628
the Peace - Maureen Anderson - Morning Bay resident. - 02
9997-2659 or 0417-279-346
Community Arts Inc. - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan
9997 8079 email@example.com
- enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Point Yacht Club - http://www.wpyc.com.au
Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02
Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/
02 9997 5511
Island Lodge - Bed
Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or
Youth Hostel - 02 9999 5748 www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=31
Chambers - Celebrant (marriages, funerals etc)
Discount for all offshore residents. 9999 2445
Service - "No
job too small" - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community
sparky - www.sparky.com.au
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursdays - 0421762236 email@example.com
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 9979 3993 or
0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Mediterranean
cooking fortnightly - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday evenings - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
/ The Forth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
- Mondays on SI Phone Jen Cudmore 0425 212 849
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- second Wednesday of the month - contact Nila on 9999 2445
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call Gordon on
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
Assistance Line & Information
1444 or 9281 0000
Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Island Rural Fire Brigade
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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