A must for all
Scotland Island residents
More than one quarter of the Island’s properties need to be cleaned up
to make them safe in the event of a bush or house fire.
The Warringah Pittwater Fire control Centre’s Fire Mitigation Officer,
has been inspecting the Island’s properties since we did the May 2009
To date 240 of the Island’s 351 properties have been inspected and 64
maintenance or Section 66 Notices (that’s forcing you to clean up) have
a little over one quarter of the properties inspected needing attention.
This highlights the need to action by our community.
So, the Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade and the Warringah Pittwater
Rural Fire Service District Office and assisted by SIRA are offering
residents training in how to be prepared for a fire.
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security just because we keep
getting rain and the threat of fire seems reduced.
Following the establishment of precincts around the Island, the
appointment of Precinct Coordinators and the May 2009 Island door
knock, we are now set to offer some basic training to residents who
want to know how they can reduce the risk of fire impacting their
homes, and their neighbours homes.
training session will be held on Sunday 21 November starting at the
Fire Station at 9am.
There will a presentation, and then hands on, showing how to reduce the
risks around various island homes, concluding with lunch at the Station.
The course will look at:
This is open to any resident of the Island who wants to gain more
information about how to ready themselves and protect their families in
the event of a fire.
- Three ways fire can impact a dwelling;
- Exposures/risks around your home;
- Preparing home;
- Preparing your property;
- Preparing yourself, which includes completing
your Bush Fire Survival Plan; and
- Fighting the Fire
And remember, while the Rural Fire service is seen as a “bush fire
brigade” your Brigade on the Island is a village brigade, trained to
fight house fires as well as bush fires. With this continuing rain, the
brigade members are more likely to have to attend to a house or
structure fire, rather than a bush fire.
I urge all residents to consider this important opportunity as well as
becoming a member of the Brigade.
People wanting more information about the precincts and how they
operate should, in the first instance, contact Greg Roberts on 9979 5228
Anyone wanting information about joining the Scotland Island Rural Fire
Brigade and becoming trained as a bush and village fire fighter should
contact the Station on 9999 4404 or any of the field officers listed
Captain Tim Byrne 0416 003 205
Senior Deputy Captain Graeme Richmond 0419 460 331
Deputy Captain Ian White 0400 600 958
Those interested in attending the course, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone Tim on 0416 003 205
Kids on the Coast
Summer School Holiday Fun !
Council’s Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) is revving up for
sensational summer fun with the early release of its ‘Kids on the
Coast’ School Holiday Program which will run from Monday 10 January to Thursday 27
January (excluding the public holiday on Wednesday 26
new summer program is sizzling hot with the inclusion of eight brand
new activities. As always The ‘Kids on the Coast’ program promises to
provide healthy, fun and engaging field-based activities that will keep
kids aged 5 -12 years enthralled and amazed for hours.
consistent inclusion of new programs enables previous attendees to be
inspired to experience and learn more. The new highlights on the Fun
Activity Menu includes ‘Lava Lovers’, ‘Bug Hunt’, Rainforests of the
Sea’, ‘Gourmet Garbage Gremlins’, ‘Outta Space!’, ‘Snappers, Stingers
& Stabbers’, ‘Something Fishy’ and ‘Dinosaur Mania’.
addition to these new activities expressions of interest are being
taken for the ever popular ‘Fishing Clinic’ run in partnership with the
NSW Department of Industry & Investment and ‘Surf Safety’ run
partnership with Surf Educate Australia (SEA). Additionally we are
taking expressions of interest for ‘Kids Yoga’.
As always the
‘Kids on the Coast’ program takes kids on eco-adventures of discovery
to a myriad of exciting outdoor environments including beaches, rock
platforms, headlands, bushland, eco-gardens and the foreshores of
Gary Jackson, the CEC’s Executive Management
Consultant said our new programs give children the chance to meet and
mix with other children as well as being inspired and excited to learn
about our natural environments in fun and interactive ways.
parents wanting to motivate their children with healthy, engaging,
hands-on activities, Kids on the Coast is the ideal school holiday
experience. All programs are inspiring, safe, educational and
course, great fun!” said Mr. Jackson.
Two hour sessions are held
from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. The cost is $20 per child per
session, with full-day sessions from 10am to 3pm at $55 per child (for
standard activities), including supervision between sessions (BYO
lunch). The Fishing Clinic is $40 which includes giveaways, with Surf
Safety sessions costing $49.50.
The CEC is located on the lagoon
waterfront at Pelican Path, Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen, only 300m
from the North Narrabeen beach entrance.
Online bookings are now open at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/ceckids or
call 1300 000 CEC (232).
For further inquiries please call Bianca Smith on 9970 1313 or 0406 561
384 or email email@example.com.
Tina Demetriou, CEC Events Manager, Tel: 02 9970 1675
M: 0428 102040
- Freestanding Range - Kitchen Cabinets
Fisher & Paykel 375 L
Fridge Freezer - works well
Electric Range (Free Standing) - works well
Complete L Shaped Kitchen - Cabinets, drawers, sink etc -
(would require new bench top)
Need to arrange your own transport.
Contact Nathalie - 99994449
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