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SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER
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Brigade - Fire
Prepare - Act - Survive
We are facing a prolonged dry period which increases the risk of
This is a further check list to help you prepare should we be faced
ember attack from a bushfire in Ku-ring-gai Chase.
It is your responsibility to reduce the risk to your family and your
The most important decision is whether you and your family will leave
early in response to a bushfire threat or if you will stay and defend
your property. If you decide to stay and defend your property here are
some pointers, but please see www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
for the full information.
Have a plan that covers both weekday and weekend depending on when a
Review your bushfire (ember attack) survival plan with your family.
Keep yourself informed and monitor conditions.
Is your property well prepared and maintained?
Do you have basic resources and equipment; hoses, buckets, wet sacks,
Block your downpipes and fill gutters with water.
Move all flammable items, such as outdoor furniture, doormats etc. away
from the house.
Do not stand on your roof with the hose, as the water will make your
roof slippery and dangerous.
Patrol the outside of your house putting out any embers or spot fires.
Wet down decks and the garden close to the house.
Keep all doors and windows closed.
Pets will need plenty of water shade and a safe place. Keep them
contained as fire vehicles will be on the roads.
Wear appropriate clothing that covers well and have drinking water
PREPARE ACT SURVIVE
We are still looking for new active members, if you think you can make
the important commitment please contact me below or any other member of
the brigade. Drop into our monthly taring session, first Sunday of the
month 9 till 12.00 and see what we do.
David Wardman SIRFB
Pittwater Offshore Wine
Wine Tasting Sunday 21st
Largest Selling Wine Syndicate Newsletter
the Wine that's fit to Drink :)
This is just a quick note to ask you to isolate the afternoon of Sunday the 21st
This is our major tasting for the year and I am assured by those in the
know that we have an absolutely wonderful range of reds and whites AND
a great bubbly to taste. Just in time for Christmas.
PIE am rushing back from Europe to be with you at this important event.
True, some French and Italian wines are drinkable. However with
Australia on the brink of recession (?) we must supprt our local
industry. Gather your friends and family, start preparing some
mouth watering nibbles and have plenty of early nights. This is
the tasting you must not miss.
All the dtails will follow in a week or two. I can tell you it is at
the waterside mansion of George and Deryn, on th South side of Scotland
I have asked HM to attend and I am awaiting her reply.....
Western Shores Grameen Group
GRAMEEN WILDFLOWER WALK
A happy group of 30 enjoyed sunshine, wildflowers, great food, good
company, a bush stroll and the beauty of Pittwater and her surrounds to
support the Grameen Foundation on Sat 15th Sep.
A team of volunteers cooked, served, organised, administered,
artistically created and supported the day. Michelle McDonald’s home in
Elvina Bay was our restaurant, café and base. Thanks
Michelle for such a wonderful venue.
Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed the day and to our 3 guides,
Helen Dauncey, Paul Webb, and Lisa Atkins for walking, talking and
sharing their wealth of local, aboriginal, bush and floral knowledge.
Thanks also to Church Point Ferry Service for their generous support
and of course to all the helpers.
Through participation on the day and donations over $1,670 was raised.
This will provide loans to a group of Kenyan women to enable them to
start their own small businesses. This will ultimately assist
them to provide for their families, their future and to help stop the
cycle of poverty.
Please follow this link if you would like to view more photos from the
MAYOR AND DEPUTY ELECTED
Councillors at Pittwater have elected a Mayor and Deputy Mayor who will
serve in the roles for the next 12 months.
The new Mayor is Councillor Jacqueline Townsend, who was first elected
to Council in 2008 and represents the southern ward.
Cr Townsend was elected earlier this month by voters on a platform of
fighting inappropriate development, protecting Narrabeen Lagoon and
increasing local sporting facilities in Pittwater. She also wants to
continue effective community consultation on important issues.
Cr Townsend said she was honoured to have been chosen for the role by
fellow Councillors. “I believe a good council reflects its community.
This is what we now have and I am looking forward to leading it over
the next 12 months.”
The new Deputy Mayor is Cr Bob Grace from the north ward, who is one of
the longest serving Councillors at Pittwater, having been first elected
Cr Grace said he was looking forward to working with the new Council.
“My focus is on preserving Pittwater’s environment and opposing
overdevelopment,” he said.
The new Council met for the first time this week. Newcomers are
Councillors Alex McTaggart, Selena Griffith, Kylie Ferguson, Sue Young
and Kay Millar. Councillors Townsend, White, Hegarty and Grace are
returning for consecutive terms. Cr McTaggart returns to Council after
a four year absence and was formerly Mayor and the independent Member
For more information about the election results visit www.votensw.info
or call 1300 135 736.
VISION OF PITTWATER BY 2025
Pittwater residents are being asked what kind of Pittwater they want to
live in by 2025.
The question is being put to residents as consultation gets underway on
a new community strategic plan for Pittwater.
The Council’s first strategic plan was developed with residents in
2008, as part of the state government’s requirement for all NSW
councils to develop long-term plans for their communities and review
them every four years.
The new plan will be based on over nine months of community
consultation, with the plan to be adopted in its final form by the
middle of 2013.
General Manager Mark Ferguson said Pittwater 2025, as the new strategic
plan is called, will influence all aspects of the Council’s operations.
“Our annual budgets and day-to-day operations for the next 12 years
will be directed by Pittwater 2025,” he said. “This is why it’s so
important for residents to comment on the plan’s goals.”
“Pittwater 2025 is based around the five key directions of the natural
environment, working & learning, good government, the built
environment and connecting the community, with strategies arising from
Newly elected Mayor Jacqueline Townsend encouraged residents to have
their say on the plan. “It’s a real opportunity for residents to have
their say about priorities and long-term goals for the local area,” she
The Council is offering a range of ways for residents to comment on
Pittwater 2025. Six community forums are being held during October in
Avalon, North Narrabeen and Mona Vale. To book into one, visit
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/pittwater2025 or phone 9970 1224.
An online discussion hosted by an independent market research company
will also be held on 14 November, which residents can book into at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/pittwater2025.
Residents can also comment online by ‘liking’ objectives, making a
comment or asking a question at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/pittwater2025
Media contact: Mark Ferguson, Pittwater
Council Ph: 9970 1105
BODY, HEALTHY MIND
Pittwater Council and Relationships Australia are inviting local
residents to participate in activities marking Mental Health Month in
The theme for Mental Health Month this year is "Celebrate, Connect and
Mona Vale Library will hold a free Tai Chi class to align body and mind
from 11am until 11.45am on Friday 12 October.
Events Librarian Catherine Buddin said the introductory class, led by
local instructor Neil Meyers, was open to people of any age. “In past
years HSC students have attended and found it extremely beneficial for
stress management,” she said.
“Simply reserve your spot and come along wearing comfortable clothing
and flat shoes,” added Ms Buddin.
Residents with a passion for the environment might like to drop in to a
free information session on Bushcare at Mona Vale Library on Saturday
13 October from 11am to 1pm.
The session, hosted by the Council’s Bushcare team, the Pittwater
Natural Heritage Association and Pittwater Community Gardens will
answer all your questions about environmental volunteering and
highlight the benefits too!
Pittwater Council’s Mayor Jacqueline Townsend knows the benefits of
being in a volunteer bushcare group, as a volunteer of the Elanora
Heights group. She praised the work of volunteer bushcare groups
“We have 36 volunteer Bushcare groups so we could really benefit from
extra volunteers, especially at Salt Pan Cove, Newport and Pindari
“Come celebrate our natural environment, connect with our volunteers
and watch your wellbeing grow from the experience, ” added Cr Townsend.
Relationships Australia will host their free Chill Out Tuesday event
promoting mental wellbeing for families at Warriewood Surf Club on
Tuesday 16 October from 9.30am to 4.30pm
There is also a free adult yoga class run by Katie Brown of Yoga Babes
and author of Mother Me - a mum’s guide to balance, wellbeing and
More information about Mental Health Month activities can be found at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au
Sunny Corner Yard
House, up the hill from Tennis first left and al long a bit
When: Sat 13 Oct and Sun
Where: Lizzies Yard
Time: 10am - 3pm
MUM BY DAY, POKER SHARK BY NIGHT
Mona Vale Library will host author Julie Braithwaite to present her
true story ‘Switching Suits. The Year I Became a Poker Shark’ on Wednesday 14 November from 6.30pm.
This fascinating story chronicles Julie’s adventure as she transforms
from bored divorced suburban mother to a poker shark who plays 184
tournaments in three months.
This entertaining tale tells of how a late-night viewing of celebrity
poker spurs an adventure through the city’s underbelly of strip joints
and midnight poker dens meeting unusual characters on her quest to be
the NSW poker champ.
In an interview with Northside newspaper Julie pointed out that she
wasn’t driven by the gambling aspect of the game, it was the characters
that drew her in.
“I had great fun and I met all of these fantastic people. That's what I
love about the game - the people that you meet along the way. Everyone
had nicknames, mine was Lady Braithwaite!” she said.
Mother of two and fulltime clinical psychologist in Sydney’s northern
suburbs, Julie still plays poker, however she has scaled back her
Having weaned herself off poker, Julie focussed on writing her book
which was launched in June this year. Residents are invited to Mona
Vale Library to be entertained by Julie as she shares some of her
memorable moments as a ‘poker shark’.
The talk will begin at 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 (pensioners and students only) and
cards must be shown.
Catherine Buddin, Mona Vale Library Ph: 9970 1605
Scotland Island Winter Fireshed Dinner
Photos by June Lahm - HERE
Photos by Julian Muir - HERE
Information from RMS
contacts, the following are relevant:
For All emergencies call -
Broken Bay Water Police –
All Search and Rescue, Lost Property and Criminal matters.
(If unanswered, the call will be redirected to Sydney Water Police who
will organise a suitable response)
Marine Rescue NSW - Broken
Bay – 9999 3554
(All services operate Friday afternoon/Weekends and Public Holidays)
Marine Rescue NSW –
Gosford – 4325 7929
(All services operate generally Friday afternoon, Weekends and Public
Holidays, with occasional phone/radio services during the week, for the
Brisbane Water and Broken Bay area)
Marine Rescue NSW – Terrey
Hills – 9450 2468
Offshore Rescue Co-ordination and Coastal Transits - Log On/Off
(Main Marine Rescue NSW Radio Base 24/7/365)
Marine Rescue NSW – Mooney
Mooney – 9985 9012
(All services operate Weekends and Public Holidays, for the Hawkesbury
Marine Rescue NSW –
Cottage Point – 9456 3055
(All services operate Weekends and Public Holidays, for the Cowan Creek
NSW Police have introduced a new on-line system called “I WATCH”.
It is run by Police Marine Area Command and is on Facebook, for
advisory, reporting and detection of stolen goods/boats, etc. The
system is freely available for use by the public.
December Holiday Let
Do you have family or friends coming to the island needing somewhere to
stay over December?
We are letting our tranquil 2 bedroom home while we are in the UK over
December and Christmas.
Set in a peaceful bushland setting just 4 minutes walk from Bells, the
house can sleep up to 8-10 people.
Having been newly painted throughout, the house has two
bathrooms, two living rooms and a large private sunny deck.
We are only charging $350 pw to caring, responsible holiday makers!
Please call 0402 752465 for further information.
Classic SAVAGE 4.1m
fiberglass half cabin (Avalon model) with 4 stroke Yahama 40hp
motor with electric tilt and front steering. Hull has been
fastidiously maintained and is in excellent condition. Recently
professionally slipped and anitfouled with 2 coats for 18 months
protection. Walker windscreen and Beashel cabin canopy
replaced 10 months ago. Bilge pump.
Since purchase motor has been professionally serviced on a regular
basis, was last serviced 10 months ago and is in excellent running
Boat has a full 12 months registration and has a Waterways Hull
Identification Number. Stainless steel secure fuel tank, oars,
anchor, fenders, life jacket and spare set of keys.
This is a solid and reliable boat in excellent running condition.
M: 0414 406 542
3.0mtr Polycraft Tuff
15hp Yamaha outboard motor
Motor & Boat only 2yrs old
Boat has motor guard & bilge pump & 2 life jackets, plus anchor
|Scotland Island Web Site
in Pittwater - Self Editing
go to the Calendar
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership Application - click
here to download
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click
here for information and contacts
Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click
here to download
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Childrens Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues,
Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email: email@example.com
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point
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Association, contact Michael Wiener at email@example.com
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