At the request of Brian's family his ashes were scattered on Pittwater following a short ceremony at Tennis Wharf where Assistant Commissioner Steve Yorke spoke in appreciation of Brian’s service to the Scotland Island community through his work with the Rural Fire Service and Ambulance NSW.
This was followed by a farewell get together at the fire station where Brian’s partner Jill was presented with Brian’s 10 year service medal from the RFS by Assistant Commissioner Steve Yorke and his service appreciation certificate from Ambulance NSW by Inspector Grahame Rathbone. Member and guests then shared memories of Brian with Jill and family over refreshments.
Brian will be sadly missed by all of us.
Members and Supporters
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade
Saturday, July 4 2015
Less than 2 weeks to go !!
Saturday 11th July 2015 commencing at 7:00pmThe Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade was formed in 1955 and will be celebrating its 60th anniversary with a formal ball at the fire station on Saturday 11th July 2015 commencing at 7:00pm
Everybody is invited but you need to book and pay online in advance.
If you are unable to pay online please contact our treasurer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative arrangements.
We look forward to your support to make this an enjoyable celebration.
The team at the SIRFB.
There’s no doubt about it, Pittwater’s community remains firmly opposed to forced mergers and wants Pittwater Council to stay independent, strong and local. Council’s Fit for the Future submission due today will reflect exactly that.
Last night at Council’s extraordinary meeting, Pittwater Council unanimously reaffirmed that it wishes to maintain the status quo and remain as it is within existing boundaries.
Council will today lodge an Improvement Proposal Case (without a supplementary business case) to IPART. This submission outlines a case for a strong, independent Pittwater.
Council commissioned an independent research company to conduct a random sample telephone survey with 89% of respondents supporting Pittwater standing alone. The result of Council’s community engagement also demonstrated overwhelming support for the status quo.
When asked about their support for a single council, an overwhelming 80% were not supportive.
Pittwater Mayor Jacqui Townsend said Pittwater’s independence remains front and centre in the community and last night’s well attended Council meeting was yet another testament to that.
“This follows our well-attended public meeting last month with some 350 attending, and the 3500 surveys our residents completed as part of our Fit for the Future community engagement process”, says Cr Townsend.
“I’m not surprised that so many of our residents have voiced their opinions – Pittwater people are passionate and hold this place very close to their hearts.
“It’s been an intense few months of community consultation in Pittwater and I can honestly say I’m so impressed with the level of engagement from our community,” she added.
Mayor Townsend also said that at the meeting Council also reconfirmed its commitment to the concept of regional collaboration for efficiencies through the Shore Regional Organisation of Councils (SHOROC).
“Continuing to work with neighbouring councils under SHOROC will allows us to achieve regional outcomes around lobbying, planning and supporting efficiencies; this partnership also gives us the scale that the State Government is looking for,” she said
All Council submissions are due to IPART today. IPART will then provide its recommendations to NSW Government in October 2015.
For the latest updates refer to our website www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/reform
To stay informed, please visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/reform
Contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1119
There’s fun for the young and the young at heart at Mona Vale Library in the lead up to, and during, the school holidays.
Mona Vale Library is always keen to encourage budding writers, and this week will launch their non-fiction short story writing competition: ‘When I was eight years old…’
Whether you are eight or 80, this is a great opportunity to write a creative piece describing what being eight years old means to you.
You may have grown up in Pittwater or arrived here later in life; either way Mona Vale Library would love to hear your recollections of that time.
There are three categories, each one with a cash prize up for grabs. Adults up to 1500 words, cash prize $200; secondary students up to 1000 words – cash prize $100; primary students up to 500 words – cash prize $50
To enter simply pick up an entry form from the library or download from www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/library.
To submit your entries, simply hand in a hard copy at the library or email to email@example.com Entries close at 5pm, Saturday 15 August, 2015.
Holiday highlights include the hands-on activities and games program being held on Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 8 July, from 10am until noon.
This session provides a space for young children to enjoy making Lego® creations, putting together jigsaws, connecting dominoes or playing board games – with the added benefit of no clean-up!
For an activity with a cultural twist, why not come along to the library and learn about Japan. The library will host a display of all things Japanese – complete with messages from children from the library’s sister city Tadaoka.
This cultural experience will provide our young residents with an opportunity to become pen pals with children their own age from Japan. In turn, our Japanese pen pals will have the chance to build their English skills and make new friends.
There is no need to book for either of these sessions, simply drop in and enjoy. Parents and carers will need to stay with young children.
Thursday 23 July with Li FengIn this historical piece, Li Feng traces her family history through four generations of women who sought to offer their children a better future against overwhelming odds.
Li Feng grew up in Mao’s communist China but came to Sydney as an adult to free herself from her mother’s huge expectations and demands. As her book depicts, many generations before her were also faced with a similar situation.
Date: Thursday 23 July
Time: 12 - 1.30pm
Venue: Mona Vale Library
1 Park Street, Mona Vale
Cost: $8 Adults $6 Concession
RSVP: Bookings essential!
Call 9970 1600 and reserve your seat today.
MON 29 JUNE - FRI 10 JULY
10AM – 6 PM
KINDY - 12 YEARSDrop in anytime during the school holidays and visit our display of all things Japanese!
Learn about Japan
Read messages sent from Japanese children
Do some origami or write a letter to a new friend overseas!
Bookings not necessary - just drop in!
Parents to stay and supervise little ones.
For more info call 9970 1600
FUN & GAMES SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY
10AM – NOON
KINDY - 12 YEARSDrop in during the school holidays
Hands on activities and games for all children
Lego, jigsaws, dominoes and board games
Come alone or bring a friend.
Bookings not necessary - just drop in! Parents to
stay and supervise little ones.
For more info
call 9970 1600
|Scotland Island Web Site||www.scotlandisland.org.au|
|click to go to the Calendar|
|Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page||click to go to Page|
|Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700||Number, Usage & Charges|
|Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404||http://www.sirfb.org.au|
|West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795||www.westpittwater.rfsa.org.au|
|Offshore Photo Gallery||offshore gallery|
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership details - click
here for details
|West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au|
Island Emergency Water
Complete details on website inc.
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Children's Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues, Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility & Equipment Hire
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Scotland Island Community Hall Bookings: http://www.scotlandisland.org.au/community/community-hall/|
|Pittwater Online News - http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com|
|Tick Fact Sheet|
|Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges||
|Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997 Ferry Timetable click here|
|Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190|
Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
|Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158|
|Manly Warringah Cabs - 02 9972 5600|
|Palm Beach Cruises - 02 9997 4815|
|PMC Hill - 9999 4902 http://www.pmchill.com.au/|
|Tanya Mottl at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au|
|L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000 http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale|
Traders - On-line shopping
from your computer through www.g2u.com.au
-delivered to your door Scotland Island by Scotland Island Traders
- Graeme Richmond - Mobile: 0419 460 331
|Justice of the Peace - Bob Bolton - 9999 4092|
|Justice of the Peace - Paul Purvis - 9979 9667|
|Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628|
|Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723|
|Justice of the Peace - - Andy
Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
|Pittwater Community Arts Inc. - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079 email@example.com|
|Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au|
|Woody Point Yacht Club - http://www.wpyc.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022 http://www.rpayc.com.au/|
|Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511|
|Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au|
Youth Hostel - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
|Handy Service - "No job too small" - Call Alan 0447 775 541|
|Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au|
|David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - email@example.com|
|Dog Wash & Grooming Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pittwater ECO Floor Sanding - LUCIO: 0425 376 986 email@example.com|
|Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf|
|Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406 483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431|
|@ Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449|
|Dru 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|
|Gurdjieff / The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979 3993 or Anne on 9999 3478|
|Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781|
|WOW - Women on Water - meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.|
|Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma email@example.com|
|Scotland Island Players - contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092|
|Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017|
|Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092|
|Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Offshore a capella choir – Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on 9997 2035.|
|Pittwater Council - 9970 1111 - email email@example.com Web site click here|
|Member for Mackellar Bronwyn Bishop, email clicking here or Bronwyn.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au|
|Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes, email firstname.lastname@example.org|
Arrivals and Departures
Sydney Buses: Information.
Timetables & Information.
|Country Link Rail:
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)||000|
|Police Assistance Line & Information||13 1444 or 9281 0000|
|Broken Bay Water Police||9910 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
|Scotland Island Rural Fire Service||9999 4404|
|Elvina Bay Rural
|Lovett Bay Rural
|Mackerl Beach Rural
|NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999||9265 2999|
|Rural Fire Service General information||9450 3000|
|State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES||13 25 00 9486 3399|
|National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information||9457 9322|
|Dept of Community Services: general information||9977 6011|
|Sydney Water||132 090|
|Energy Australia||131 388, (ah) 131 909|
can now join the
Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking
Look for the membership form link on the page. Return the completed form to SIRA at this address:
The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105.
Please NO CASH.
Contact the Treasurer email@example.com
Join WPCATo join the Western Pittwater Community Association www.wpca.org.au, contact Michael Wiener at
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