Community Vehicle Out of Service
SIRFS Winter Fireshed Dinner
Have Your Say - Fit for the Future
Mona Vale Library
Co-Op Club -
Keeping Company: SALTWATER
Long Term Lease Wanted
Local Contact Guide
Community Vehicle Out
Monday 4, May to Monday 11, May
Lovett Bay Boatshed, May
Island RFS Fire Shed Dinner
1st for the Season and a
little bit different !
Saturday 9th May 2015 from
Call for Singers to
join a Women's Choir
A women’s choir has
started under the direction of Dr John Lloyd.
Ten members now practise
at his residence in Florence Terrace once a week (Wednesday) 7pm to 9pm
was one of 12 local government areas to be declared a natural disaster
zone, after the recent storms.
Council’s disaster clean-up plan is in full operation, and we continue
to work with emergency services and contractors to clear large trees
and vegetation debris as quickly as possible.
Spoiled food waste
A skip bin is available for Pittwater residents who have been without
power, to dispose of spoiled food waste (only) at Beeby Reserve Car
Park, Mona Vale until 5pm Friday 1 May.
Council will be providing a vegetation clean-up service to deal with
trees and vegetation debris from the storm. Please leave
vegetation that cannot fit in the lime-lidded bin (lid must be closed)
in manageable bundles on the kerbside. This collection may take some
weeks and may involve a number of separate collections.
These will be running as normal. If trucks are unable to access your
street for safety reasons, please leave your bin out and it will be
collected at the first opportunity.
Important contacts during
Ausgrid Emergency: 131 388
Call Pittwater Council on
9970 1111 for:
trees on public land that are posing a risk to safety
flooding as a result of drainage issues on public
damage to public buildings or Council infrastructure
Thank you for your patience as we continue the clean-up
operation. Stay updated as the emergency response and clean-up
continues on our website and via social media.
Council has advised that
there will be an additional vegetation collection on the Island.
At this stage due to limited service providers they have not been able
to lock in an exact date.
They estimate that in two weeks they should be able to get an
indication from their service provider on when exactly this will
They just need some time to prepare.
Watch out for an update in due course !
There will never be a more critical time to
have your say.
Pittwater residents will soon receive a detailed information pack on
Pittwater Council’s response to the NSW Government’s ‘Fit For The
All residents are strongly encouraged to review this information pack
and have your say. The pack can also be accessed via our website, www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/reform
. Give us your feedback via the online survey. Come along to our public
meeting and pop-up displays to have your say before 5 June 2015.
Whilst Council remains committed to a strong independent Pittwater
Council providing local representation and delivery of local services
to the people of Pittwater on the existing boundaries, "it’s now a
matter for our community to consider and voice its opinion on the three
options. We need to hear what matters most to the people before we can
make our submission to the NSW government,” said Pittwater Council’s
Mayor Jacqui Townsend.
Fit For The Future informative pop-up displays will be set up at
Pittwater Council’s Customer Service Centres and Libraries in Mona Vale
Cr Townsend reassured residents that she and her “fellow councillors
advocate a consultative approach to local representation, and are
available to listen to the community. I urge residents to come forward
to discuss their views including how they feel about local
representation and amalgamation”
Councillors will be available to answer any questions at the Fit For
The Future display area at the Food and Wine Fair at Winnererremy Bay
on Sunday 3 of May. You are also encouraged to contact your
councillors individually. Contact details can be found at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/councillors
A Public Meeting will be
held on the 19 May at the Pittwater RSL in Mona Vale from 6.30-8.30pm.
Come along and have your
MONA VALE LIBRARY
Movie nights and book sale
The next screening is Good
Morning Vietnam, on Thursday 7
May from 6.00pm.
Our next Robin Williams movie will be Good Morning Vietnam. The
admission price is a $5 donation towards the creation of a reading room
and book purchases for the community of Soibada in Timor-Leste.
Pittwater Council has a Friendship Agreement with Soibada and works
with the community-based group Pittwater Friends of Soibada to raise
funds for identified projects. We are holding book sales on movie
nights to raise additional funds. To date our movie nights and ongoing
book sales have raised over $1,000 for this worthy project.
Help us choose the last movie in the series. Voting cards for the
‘movie-goer choice’ are now available – place your vote now!
Mona Vale Library 1 Park
St Mona Vale
Thursday 7 May 2015 6pm
Bookings essential: 9970 1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Buist will join us to
speak about her first psychological thriller, Medea’s Curse at our May
The novel's protagonist is forensic psychiatrist Natalie King, who
works with victims and perpetrators of violent crime. Women with a
history of abuse, mainly. She rides a Ducati a size too big and wears a
tank top a size too small. Likes men but doesn’t want to keep one. And
really needs to stay on her medication.
Now she’s being stalked. Anonymous notes, threats, strangers loitering
outside her house.
Anne Buist is the Chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of
Melbourne, and has over 25 years clinical and research experience in
perinatal psychiatry. She works with Protective Services and the legal
system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder and also
teaches, researches and directs a mother baby unit.
12-1.30pm Thursday 7 May
Cost: $8 Adults $6
Concession including a light lunch
Bookings essential: 9970
1600 or email@example.com
Co-Op Club Presents: May 2015 Bookings
Church Point Cafe
play between 3-6pm
Artists play between
May 3: Urban Gypsies Quartet :
Gypsies Quartet are an instrumental Jazz, Latin, contemporary band
featuring nylon string guitars, cello and percussion. They represent an
exciting direction in Latin/Jazz mixed with world music influences
exploring a wide range of styles and genres from breezy Bossa Novas to
fiery improvised virtuosity. Each instrumentalist is a master of his
medium and the results are imaginative, mesmerising and highly
and technique, a shimmering high class act!" - Lloyd
Bradford - Australian Stage
May 10: Rick Melick & band :
a career that spans 4 decades Rick Melick has spent the last six years
traveling the world with US blues rock artist Joe Bonamassa. With Joe
and others including Eric Clapton, John Denver, B.B King, John Hiatt,
Paul Rodgers and Beth Hart, he has performed at every major festival in
the world from The North Sea Jazz and Montreaux Jazz festivals to
W.O.M.A.D and the East Coast Blues & Roots festival and has worked
in some of the worlds great theatres and arena stages.
On Sun May 10 Rick and his
band will play till 8pm to celebrate Mother’s Day at the Co-Op Club.
Rick will sing and play piano with his great band, introducing us to
their version of Soulful blues & country in the style of the late
great Ray Charles and other legendary artists.
...”Perfect Nicky Hopkins
blues piano stylings…” - John Hardaker – Liveguide.com.au
May 17: WASSADO :
Diakite was part of Mali's generation of pioneering musicians in the
1970s and ‘80s, composing and performing music heavily influenced by
the Wassoulou styles of his homelands in southwestern Mali. Moussa
joined the ‘Super Rail Band de Bamako’ as it's lead guitarist in 1979,
also playing with the legendary Toumani Diabate's ‘Yanga Orchestre’
and eventually joined world music star Salif Keita from
Since moving to Sydney in 1992, Moussa has inspired the
Australian African music scene. Most recently he has been in Mali
recording an album of his music in collaboration with some of West
Africa’s finest, due for release later this year. Join us for a special
performance of Moussa’s 100% dance guitar band WASSADO also featuring:
Ben Kidson – drums, Nemo Lynn bass & Len Samperi guitar
24: The Sly Dogs :
Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs return to the Co-Op Club. They are our
beloved house band and the word is spreading about this very cool
outfit with their brand of dirty blues & funky grooves. Come on
May 31: Kate Lush & band:
Add to her devastating voice great original material and an outstanding
band and you have a Sunday afternoon not to be missed. Think soul
infused rock, Memphis blues with a dash of Susan Tedeschi..
There’s a kind of infectious joy that comes out of Kate Lush’s music
that captures your imagination. She puts her heart and soul into every
song and every performance and it shines through with unmistakable
brilliance. Add to that her devastating voice, great original material
and an outstanding band and this is a singer-songwriter not to be
Go prepared to be blown
Manly Art Gallery & Museum 30 October – 29
Manly Art Gallery &
Museum and the MAG&M Society support and encourage creativity on
the Northern Beaches and invite expressions of interest
in the 6th exhibition of new works by members of Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society and Northern
artists are invited to create new works in response to a
theme - ‘saltwater’.
The exhibition is open to artists working in all media, including
digital media, painting, drawing, printmaking,
textiles, sculpture, glass and ceramics. We anticipate a dynamic
exhibition of works across a diverse range
Artists are encouraged to become members of the Manly Art Gallery &
Museum Society. If you are not
already or your membership is not current, pop into the Gallery or call
9976 1419 to join. The Society plays a
vital social and fundraising role for the Gallery. It enjoys the
support of its membership and is committed to
the development of artists, audiences and the collection through its
diverse programs. Funds raised by the
activities of the Society assist with the conservation and purchase of
artworks for the Gallery’s impressive
collection of paintings, ceramics, prints and photography. The Society
also presents the annual Manly Youth
Art Award, the Life Drawing Studio, Manly’s Big Draw family event and
the Keeping Company exhibition as
well as other activities for its members and supporters.
Download further Details and application form HERE
Family Looking for Long Term Lease
Family of four is looking
for a long term property lease as of late April / start of May.
We are a working couple with two teenage kids currently living in
Lovett Bay and our lease expires at the end of this month. We have
excellent references. Our elderly parents come visit frequently, so
good access is a must for us.
Our ideal new home:
Important note: we love nature and protecting the environment and
therefore keep our pets indoors or in an enclosure at all times.
- has a minimum of four bedrooms
- has two bathrooms
- has an internet connection
- has a home office
- is north facing
- preferably is a waterfront property
- preferably has a (deep water) jetty
- has solid stairs/steps from the jetty to the house
- is preferably located on the Western foreshores
- is either furnished or allows for our own furniture
- permits two house trained indoor cats
- allows for a sturdy but removable pet enclosure on
the deck or in the garden
- has a fair weekly rental rate in line with a long
Please contact Richard and Saskia by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone on landline 9997 7438 and mobile number 0431 912 824.
A pair of prescription glasses on the Thompson Street walking track
just up from Hilda Avenue half way to the “boulder”.
Contact Cass Gye 0418 220 107
While I was recently holidaying in NZ my 2 lovely pet hens escaped
their coop on Monday March 30th.
The black one was killed by a dog that day at the house but no sign of
the golden one, she has always been a great flyer so I was wondering if
you could please put a note in the PON just in case someone has her.
I’d love to know what happened to her or even get her back if by some
chance she survived.
Our home is by the top of Eastern stairs.
My contact details are 0425 310 659 or 9997 6822 Work
Car Battery Lost on Day of Yamba Protest
Our car battery was taken
from Bells Wharf on the afternoon that the Yamba protest was on.
It was placed inside a beige shopping trolley with shopping bags on top
of it. By the time we returned to Bells the shopping trolley was still
there, but the car battery was gone. The battery is of the lead acid
type and therefore not suitable for boats.
If you know where our battery is or who took it, please contact Richard
and Saskia by email email@example.com
or by phone on landline 9997 7438 and mobile number 0431 912 824.
Alternatively, the battery can be anonymously returned by leaving it
inside a bag on the ferry.
Boat parts missing following storm...
On Monday night in
the great storm our Polycraft boat got swamped and sank. Think the
bilge pump either failed or couldn't cope.
The good news is Pittwater Marine have got the motor running but other
bits and pieces such as the starter motor, battery etc. need replacing.
When it sank several items floated away - the most important being 4
blue plastic hatch covers. One turned up at Church Point public wharf
today and I'm hoping others have washed up on beaches. We also lost
several life jackets - mostly children's but also 2 of the inflatable
ones - the type with a pull you inflate after you're in the water. Some
of this stuff may be on the ocean floor under the boat but the water is
still too murky to see.
The hatch covers are the most important - missing are 2 square ones and
one with a rounded side.
Would be grateful if anyone finding could give me a ring on 0419 432
It turns out the square one we got back is pale blue
and not from our boat which is turquoise in colour. So we are still
missing 3 square ones (one with carpet on it) & 1 triangular one.
Some were reported at Tennis Wharf but they were navy blue.
So if anyone is missing a square light blue hatch cover please contact
Dearest parents who would
love a child free night/day
I am an experienced babysitter who would love to babysit your
child/children for a day or night. I have experience with newborn
children to children of the age of nine. I like spending time with
children and keeping them busy, and I also have experience with putting
childeren of all ages to bed. If needed I can prepare food myself and
do small chores like dishes, ironing and general cleaning up. I am
available through the weekend and during the week after school. For
more information you can contact me by email or by phone. I am looking
forward to hearing from you.
Converse School Shoes Stolen at PITTWATER HIGH
On 25 March our daughter’s shoes were taken from the locker room at
Pittwater High. She had placed them next to her burgundy coloured
backpack. No one handed them in since.
They are the black leather Converse sneakers that are commonly used as
school shoes. The shoes were only two months old, in good condition and
are a size six.
If you know where our daughter’s shoes are or who took them, please
contact Richard and Saskia by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone on landline 9997 7438 and mobile number 0431 912 824.
Alternatively, the shoes can be anonymously returned by dropping them
at the school’s admin desk.
Moving out Garage Sale
Saturday 9, May
From 8 am
At : 57 Robertson Road
Dominique & Mario Ruel
mob: 0403 490 515
Looking to Share Septic
I am for any participants for septic pump out, less expensive divided
Antonia Kitching email@example.com
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
|Dynamic Yoga - Tuesday PM.
& Saturday AM. Phone Nadine 0402 752465 email@example.com
|Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes –
Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
/ The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma email@example.com
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
and reviewing recordings
|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 Service
|Elvina Bay Rural
|Lovett Bay Rural
|Mackerl Beach Rural
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
25 00 9486
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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