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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
February 10,  2013
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Reminder - Road Works on Thompson Street
From Tuesday 5 Feb. for approximately 4 weeks.

Pittwater Council are carrying out remedial works and installing drainage on the steep section of road on Thompson Street leading to the intersection of Hilda Avenue (above Bell).
The road will be closed to both vehicles and pedestrians for approximately four weeks commencing Tuesday, February 5.

Cass Gye
02 9979 5853
0418 220 107
P O Box 52
Church Point  2105

Island Community Vehicle Out of Service
Tuesday 12 February to Friday 15 February.

Community Vehicle on service

 logo Sly Dogs at Church Point

Live music at Church Point Friday 15 February from 5.30 to 8.30

Sly Dogs will be performing at Church Point Friday 15.

Church Point Ferry Services will be running 2 late ferries -  8:30 and 9.00

Island Vegetation Collection
Monday, February 18

Please put your material out as described below, and further in attached brochure and the Pittwater Offshore Directory – BY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
  •     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 boxes
  •     No soil or untied bundles
Any material not complying with collection guidelines will be left on the road side for residents to arrange private collection.

Download Vegetation Brochure here (pdf format)


Clean Up Australia Day is here again – Sunday, March 3, 2013

SIRAC has registered Scotland Island to participate once again! 

This event encourages and inspires thousands of Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland and streets and really help make a difference to their local environment

If you would like to help out, either by grabbing a bag and filling it, or helping to supervise activities, please email cassgye@spin.net.au to put your name on the list.

Come down to your nearest Wharf to collect a bag between the hours of 9am and 12.00pm.  Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, sensible clothes and footwear – and don’t forget to bring some water too!  Toby and his crew will be out on the Laurel Mae to collect material.

Here is a link to the Clean Up Australia Day website if you want to know more:

Mission and vision - Clean Up Australia Day

Business Clean Up Day –Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Schools Clean Up Day – Friday, March 1, 2013

2723 Clean Up Sites registered as @ February 6!!!

Come and Enjoy

The Community Hall, Scotland Island
Tuesdays, 9.00 to 10.30 am
$ 17 per class, $60 for 4 classes.
Through graceful sequences of movement, pranayama asanas, relaxation and meditation, you can release tension and experience the full joy of life.

Suitable for all fitness levels and ages.
Bring a mat, blanket and a bottle of water

Ring Katya on 0414 187 916


Elvina Bay Grameen Group Wine and Tapas Night
Thank you

Thank you to everyone who attended our fundraiser - a Tapas and Wine night at Elvina Bay on the 25th January. It was a beautiful evening, with great food, sangria and wine and lots of lovely people who supported us.

We made $780.00 to help displaced women in Kenya start their own businesses.
In the last six months with our fundraising and donations we have raised a total of $2,250.00.

Again thank you everyone for your support and we'll let you know when our next fundraiser is imminent.

Free Soccer Training
Is your child going to play soccer this year?  FREE training at Tennis Park on Tuesdays after school
I am running a soccer skills and fitness session one afternoon a week until the season starts. At the end of each session we will have a friendly game.

Ages under 7 to under 13 welcome. I’m hoping the older experienced kids can help me run the session.
I am playing under 12s for Pittwater and have been playing for 7 years.

Every Tuesday afternoon 4.45pm – 5.45pm at Tennis Park (starting Tuesday 5th February).

canceled if raining.

Bring your own soccer ball and drinks and wear closed shoes.

If you have any questions call or email Tyler Ratcliff on 9979 7989 or via lisa.ratcliff@bigpond.com

Photos by June Lahm added to PON Online Gallery
Carols Afloat 2012 - Final Rehearsals at Tarrangaua

Click an image to go to the Galllery or use the link below....


Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade
Annual AGM - Sunday 3 March


Summer in the Cote d'Azur?

We are former residents of Lovett Bay and have recently rented in Elvina and done house swaps with a friend in Coasters. We now live half the year in Nice in the south of France and half the year here in Sydney. We are here now until late March and will be returning to Sydney in August.

Our lovely 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the Mediterranean and the harbour of Nice will be empty from then until February 2014.

Would anyone be interested in doing a house swap for any of that time? August is the busiest month there, but the height of the tourist season; from September it quietens down. And the autumn/winter months are rather like here in climate.

We can be contacted on christine.wild@me.com or 0487 630 711.

Chris Wild and Martin Bayliss

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