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of Pittwater, Australia
Scotland Island Rego Check Day
IMPOUNDED CRAFT REMINDER
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS
At Church Point Reserve during February, 2011 Council staff placed
stickers on all water craft, canoes, kayaks in the reserve and along
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
Competition Open for Entries
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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:
Carter also suggests where possible that bike riders make eye contact
with drivers, even acknowledging their presence with a wave and a smile.
- looking out for turning cars and avoiding the
- 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
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
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.”
Pittwater the majority of crashes involve cyclists on main roads,
especially Pittwater Road from Narrabeen through to Mona Vale and
“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.
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
Michelle Carter, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1196
Wanted Place to Rent
2 Weeks in
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
Home on Scotland
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.
Wardrobe - FREE
Also not bad condition – needs a little work. w120cm d59cm h182cm.
Two Large Solid
Wood Bookcases = $80 each
Both same size (roughly) w120cm d32cm h212cmOne with two drawers at the
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.
Rego number had been removed but the outline on the hull was
discernable . It appears the boat was set adrift and blew
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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Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or
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