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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
July 13  9, 2011
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Scotland Island Rego Check Day



At Church Point Reserve during February, 2011 Council staff placed stickers on all water craft, canoes, kayaks in the reserve and along the foreshore.

If residents have a craft they no longer want, please notify Council so it can be identified on their records.

Residents whose craft is currently in use must immediately advise Council to avoid them being impounded.

A further 30 days only will be given for residents to make contact before removal of the unidentified craft.
Thank you for your co-operation and assistance.

If you have any queries, please contact Pittwater Council’s Reserves Officer, Tanya Carmont on 9970.1353 

Local Council Notices
Writing Competition Open for Entries

Pittwater residents with a flair for writing are invited to enter a competition to celebrate Local Government Week during August. The competition is being organised by the Local Government Association and Essential Energy.

Entrants need to state in 100 words or less how they would use $2000 to empower the Pittwater community. There are three categories: community group, residential and business. Topics for entries could include sustainability, energy efficiency and social responsibility

Pittwater Mayor Harvey Rose said entries could be about creating a project or service for the local community or improving an existing one.

“Entries are in the running for a slice of $6000 worth of prize money available to the winners,” the Mayor said.

“Ideas can be innovative but must be achievable,” added Cr Rose

The competition is now open for entries and closes on Monday 25 July at 5pm, with the winners announced in early August at the Local Government Week Awards in Sydney.

For more information about the competition and to download an entry form visit  gsa.wufoo.com/forms/empowering-communities-competition

Jann Hing – Local Government Shires Association Ph: 9242 4031

A Reminder to Share the Road

Pittwater Council is launching a campaign to remind drivers and cyclists about the importance of
sharing the road with each other.

According to statistics, cycling is booming across the Sydney region, with the number of bike riders
increasing by 10% every year over the last decade.

The Council’s Road Safety Officer Michelle Carter said that with the increase in the number of cyclists on the road, it was important for road users to adjust their behaviour and ensure the roads are safe for all.

Ms Carter said that the campaign, which includes press advertising and information on bus shelters, will focus on reinforcing safe and courteous behaviour for both drivers and cyclists.

“Drivers are reminded to drive at a speed that will allow them to stop safely,” she said.

“It is also essential that drivers look out for cyclists when they are opening their car door or driving away from the kerb, as well as leaving a reasonable space when passing a cyclist,” said Ms Carter.

Reminders for bike riders include:
  • looking out for turning cars and avoiding the ‘door-zone’
  • being in control, such as riding at a speed that allows you to stop safely
  • not weaving in and out between cars
  • using lights and wearing reflective clothing at night, including reflective tape on bags
Ms Carter also suggests where possible that bike riders make eye contact with drivers, even acknowledging their presence with a wave and a smile.

“This can be a great way to create a positive vibe with you and drivers on the road. It also guarantees that you have been seen, which may avoid a potential accident.”

Ms Carter said that the statistics for crashes in Pittwater among cyclists and cars average around
10 to 15 a year. “However, many cycle accidents go unreported, so the figure is likely to be higher.”

“In Pittwater the majority of crashes involve cyclists on main roads, especially Pittwater Road from Narrabeen through to Mona Vale and Church Point.

“This suggests that a number of those that ‘come a cropper’ are recreational cyclists, with the stretch along Pittwater Road through to the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park a popular route.

“Recreational cyclists also need to heed these important safety messages and as a courtesy travel in single file when cars are wishing to overtake,” added Ms Carter.

For more information on road safety issues in Pittwater visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au
Michelle Carter, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1196

Wanted Place to Rent

2 Weeks in October

A good friend of mine Glenn Davidson from Melbourne has fallen in love with our Island and Offshore living and would like to write up his PhD locked away in a boat or boat-shed on our shores.
He is seeking accommodation for any 2 weeks in October all he needs is: A bed, a toilet and shower and electricity to run his laptop off.
If you have a boat or boat-shed to rent in October please call or e-mail Glenn: glenn@co2ti.com, or 0418 590 140.
If you want to have a chat with myself first please call me on 9999 6526 or 0410 574 884.
All the best to everyone - keep warm!
Maria Mackiewicz-Turner

Home on Scotland Island
House-sit or rent for Christmas week 2011

Our big family is flying in from Darwin and Adelaide
House trained, happy and neat.
Gorgeous reliable people to feed your pets, water your plants for a week over Christmas
Can you help?
Phone Juliette and Guy 99792411

Items for Sale or Free!
Porter-cot - FREE
Not bad condition, with bassinet and change shelf also, extra mattress and sheets thrown in.
Must collect.

Wardrobe - FREE
Also not bad condition – needs a little work. w120cm d59cm h182cm.
Must collect.

Two Large Solid Wood Bookcases = $80 each
Both same size (roughly) w120cm d32cm h212cmOne with two drawers at the bottom.
Good condition.
Must collect..

Call or text Petra 0404 867 768

Boat Missing Update

Last week Church Point Water Police called to advise our boat had been found on the Eastern shore of the Island.

The Rego number had been removed but the outline on the hull was discernable . It appears the boat was set adrift and blew onto  the beach, after stripping every moveable item:  TOHATSU 30 HP OUTBOARD , FUEL TANK BATTERY (NEW ! ), CHAIN AND ANCHOR, AUTO BILGE PUMP, LIFE VESTS, NAV. LIGHTS, SUBMERSIBLE PUMP, PADDLE, BOAT HOOK, TOOLS IN BLUE TOILET BAG, even THE BEAUT FLOOR BOARDS which were caulked teak in two pieces.
Thanks to the thoughtful resident who called the Police and a special thanks to their service in returning the boat to Church Point and being in touch .
How do we prevent these filthy thieves ?
The boat, motor and fuel tank were all chained with heavy chain and serious locks. But not enough to resist bolt cutters .
If anyone gets any hint or receives an offer of any item, we will be so grateful to hear from you .
Alan & Marion Grundy

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