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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

- August 2008 -

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 9, Issue 334 August 2008     


Kindy Curry and Quiz Night

Saturday 16th August at Scotland Island Community Hall

Kindy Curry and Quiz Night

Saturday 16th August at Scotland Island Community Hall from 7pm

Come n' test your trivia knowledge – get together a team of 6 or less or if you want two opposing teams - a table seats 12.

Come along for a night of entertainment and laughs, a belly full of Curry and drinks can be bought at the bar. It all kicks off at 7.00 pm sharp!

$25.00 for a great night out and for a worthy island cause.

Please call Nikki Gibson on 0425 227792 or email calfinal@bigpond.com to book in your team (up to 6 people)

Scotland Island Cafe

Scotland Island Cafe is open this Sunday 3rd August from 10am to 1pm.

We will be serving brunch, including omelettes, pancakes and espresso coffee - so come along and enjoy Catherine Park on Sunday morning.

The cafe is located next to the kindy playground in Katherine Park.

Car Share Update

It won’t be long before our community has a new transport option at Church Point, which will hopefully help relieve the pressure on the Church Point Reserve car park and the overflow into surrounding streets.

For people who don’t use a car every day, car sharing offers the convenience and flexibility of using a car, without the hassle of owning – and parking – one.

It’s effectively short-term car hire – for as little as an hour. You join the car share scheme, book a car on-line or by phone, jump in, drive it and bring it back to the same spot.

After initial discussion at offshore community AGMs, a volunteer committee canvassed local demand to find we had 58 households interested to join. We approached Pittwater Council which has now approved 2 initial spaces allocated for car share vehicles in the Church Point Reserve car park, with potential for more as demand increases.

You may ask why car share cars deserve dedicated spaces when no-one else gets them?

• It’s the only logical way to organise it, so the many people who drive the same two cars at various times of day and night can find them. That’s how car sharing works all over the world.

• These dedicated spaces won’t make the car park more crowded. One potential car share member has already sold one car that used to be parked there, and another is going on the market.

• If car sharing works here – and we hope it does – it gives members the option to sell a car they seldom use, or defer buying another one, hopefully making parking less of a hassle for everyone.

Of course car sharing is only one of many components to help relieve pressure on the Church Point area and ensure there is adequate infrastructure for the future. The intention never has been to reduce the number of car parking spaces at Church Point, but to give people an option to keeping a car (or buying another one) that is seldom used.

We’re currently working with Council staff and Go Get (the car share company, see www.goget.com.au) to finalise the details and will provide more information soon.

In the meantime, if you want to join the email list for potential members, or for more information, please contact Alan Hill in Elvina Bay, PO Box 444, Church Point, 2105. Phone 9997 6973 or 0419 012 640. Email: hillyuille@bigpond.com.



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