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of Pittwater, Australia
Annual General Meeting
& Offshore Children’s Services
We would like to invite you to a wine and cheese evening to provide you
with an update of the Centre and to meet Michelle Wickens our new
Director; and hear Michelle’s exciting new plans for our Centre.
Tuesday 27th April - 7.30pm to 9.00pm Scotland Island Kindy
This is a great opportunity to come and meet Michelle, hear her vision
for the Centre, ask questions and make any contributions.
- 7.30pm Registration and Welcome.
- 7.35pm Previous Minutes.
- 7.40pm Centre Update and Treasurers Report.
- 7.45pm Election of Committee Members.
- 7.50pm Introduction to Staff.
- 8.00pm Directors presentation of new program
and plans for Centre.
- 8.30pm Questions and Answers.
- 9.00pm Close of meeting.
Please RSVP by Thursday
22nd April to Nikki in the office on 9979 7856 or email
your confirmation of attendance.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Just a reminder that the cafe will be
open Sunday mornings selling delicious coffee and cakes.
Kindy Ten Dollar
Kindy Ten Dollar Tables got off to a good start last week with Bec and
her 'My Little Hippy' childrens' clothing stall and Boyd's organic
chillies both proving to be very popular with coffee shop
customers. Are you having a clear out? Got some
sell? Got a bumper crop of curry leaves? Want to
promote an island service? Then come down to the coffee shop
9.30am to set up a stall - no bookings necessary. You pay $10 to the
Kindy and then you can keep your profits. If you have
small to sell or something to sell but don't want to set up a stall
yourself, then we will also have a general produce stall where you can
have your products sold for you. I am happy to collect any
just give me a call. Barbara 0400 377 056.
YOGA in the PARK
Come and Enjoy
DRU YOGA in Catherine Park, Scotland Island
9.00 to 10.30 am
Through graceful sequences of movement, pranayama asanas, relaxation
and meditation, you can release tension and experience the full joy of
Suitable for all fitness levels and ages.
Bring a mat, blanket and a bottle of water
Ring Katya on 0414 187 916 or just turn up for a complementary
or ring Rosemary Haskell (99793301)
RESIDENTS MANAGE BUSHFIRE RISK
Pittwater residents are being invited to information sessions on the
updated Warringah Pittwater Bush Fire Risk Management Plan.
The plan will be on exhibition to from Friday 16 April until Friday 28
Two sessions are scheduled in Pittwater to discuss changes to the
- Thursday 22 April, 6pm to 7.30pm – Angophora
Room, Nelson Heather Centre, 4 Jackson Road, Warriewood
Council’s Natural Environment & Education Manager Mark
said the plan aimed to reduce the risk to people, property and the
environment through strategies such as hazard reduction and community
- Wednesday 28 April, 6pm to 7.30pm – Room 1,
Avalon Recreation Centre, 59a Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon.
Mr Beharrell said that sessions would be hosted by a Safety Officer
from the Warringah Pittwater Rural Fire Service.
“The info sessions are intended to be an open forum where residents can
ask questions and give feedback,” he said.
“The plan identifies the level of bushfire risk across Warringah and
Pittwater and establishes strategies to manage risk.”
to the plan include more targeted advice for residents, such as
assessing risk based on the type of terrain a property is located on, “
said Mr Beharrell.
The revised plan has been prepared by the
Warringah Pittwater Bush Fire Management Committee which includes
representatives from the Rural Fire Service, Pittwater and Warringah
Councils, National Parks, NSW Fire Brigade, Department of Lands and
other relevant land managers.
For copies of the Warringah
Pittwater Bush Fire Risk Management Plan visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au
Copies are also available at Pittwater Council’s customer service
centres and libraries at 1 Park Street Mona Vale and 59A Old Barrenjoey
Road Avalon. To book into an information session contact Kim
Caswell on 9970 1338 or email Kim_Caswell@pittwater.nsw.au
Media contact: Mark Beharrell, Pittwater
Council Ph: 9970 1368
SHAPING SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOUR THROUGH THE ARTS
Pittwater Council’s Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) will host an
inspiring talk about how art can shape a more sustainable environment
with ecology and sociology academic David Curtis.
The talk will take place at the CEC at Lake Road North Narrabeen on
Thursday 29 April at 6:30pm. This inspirational workshop will
focus on the role of visual and performing arts in shaping behaviour to
be more environmentally sustainable.
The workshop will help participants such as artists, scientists,
community workers, funding representatives, academics and teachers in
utilising fun, creative means for promoting their sustainability
Pittwater Mayor Harvey Rose said that the Council was looking at new
ways of engaging residents with the sustainability message.
“We’re fortunate to live in a community that has a high interest in the
arts and the environment,” he said.
CEC Executive Management Consultant Gary Jackson said that David Curtis
would demonstrate through his research how art can influence
sustainable behaviour. “Art events play an important role in mobilising
and empowering a community,” he said.
The audience will have the opportunity to see a part-screening of ‘The
Plague and the Moonflower,’ a production presented by the Armidale
community. This production demonstrates the need to transform
industrial humanity through direct encounters, with the natural
environment and art.
David Curtis has worked on community cultural development around NSW
for many years and has completed a PHD on how art influences attitudes
Limited bookings include light refreshments at $10 p.p. For bookings or
further information call Katherine Keighran on 9970 1366 or email
Media contact: Tina Demetriou, Event Manager, CEC Ph: 9970
FREE FAMILY HISTORY SEMINAR
Have you ever
wanted to learn more about your family tree?
To celebrate the 2010 NSW Heritage Festival Mona Vale Library will be
running a free family history seminar on Wednesday 21 April at 6.30pm.
Tony Dawson from the Manly, Warringah & Pittwater Historical
Society will give tips on how to begin researching your family
Library Manager Cathy Howie said that this is the perfect seminar for
those who are interested in knowing more about genealogy and how they
can get started.
The seminar will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and will include tea and
coffee. Bookings are essential on 9970 1600.
As part of the Heritage Festival there are also a few places left to
take a tour of Stella James House at Avalon on Sunday 18 April at
The tour of the Walter Burley Griffin designed house, will take in some
of the parks close to the house, as well as the house and
Led by the National Trust the cost of the tour is $15 for members of
the Walter Burley Griffin Society and $20 for non members. Bookings are
essential on 9970 1600.
The theme for the 2010 National Trust Heritage Festival is ‘The making
of our nation’ with a series of events across Sydney and regional NSW
until 24 April 2010.
For more information about festival events visit
Media contact: Sarah Thompson, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970
Septic Tank Inspections
It's that of the year again! The plumber will be on the island on Saturday, 1st May,
to do septic tank inspections.
The cost will be $60.00 (CASH) same as
If you are interested please call me to put your name and address on th
Phillippa Thomas.... 0407 244 677
If you have something for sale that
you think locals would like - let us know and we will put an
entry in the PON at the beginning of each month...
Yacht for Sale
26ft Stella Folk Boat previously owned by Ann Gash
Regularly antifouled, near new Doyle Fraser genoa
Lying on NE Scotland Island mooring
Please phone Bob Tippin on 99975626
No reasonable offer refused
Vehicle For Sale
Volvo V70 2.5T 4 door wagon, $6500-$7500 or make us an offer
Fantastic family car, our volvo has full service history, only 161,000
KMs and is in excellent condition. It also has 7 seats (two fold down
in the boot), so great for travelling with children. Has all the extras
including climate control air-con, power steering, all power windows,
leather seats, cruise control, heated front seats, power assisted
driver seat (with memory settings), front and side airbags. Reluctant
sale because we're moving overseas.
To take a look/inspect call Justin or Katy on 9997 1287.
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