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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 15 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 16, 2008 MB NEWS BRIEFLY Vote on the future of Victoria Rd online at www.innerwestweekly.com.au Getting up to speed SPEED up your Business Growth, a free seminar for Canada Bay businesses will be held in Concord Library on October 29. The seminar will include useful tips for business owners such as how to identify weak links and how to devise strategies to increase turnover. It will be led by Kirsty Spraggon who has 15 years experience in every facet of the sales industry. The seminar begins at 6.45pm. Bookings are essential. Phone 9911 6524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Take an hour to care NURSING homes have many residents who are lonely. Volunteer visitors are urgently needed. All it takes is one hour a fortnight. Phone Philippa on 9558 3244. Kids find fresh a blast A HEALTHY eating campaign aimed at kids has resulted in a dramatic increase in the purchase of fresh produce from school canteens. The Fresh for Life 'Blast Off and Win' Canteen Campaign, which was run by Sydney Markets Limited in schools across NSW and ACT during August, encouraged school kids to increase their consumption of fresh foods by 91 per cent increase. An Exodus of words THE Exodus Foundation in Ashfield has been granted $2.23 million in federal government funding to extend its indigenous literacy program across Australia. The Foundation, established by Reverend Bill Crews, runs its Tutorial Centre literacy program in NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory. The program assists indigenous children whose reading level is at least two years below average. Scouts celebrate SCOUTS from around NSW will converge on Sydney Showground in Homebush later this month to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scouts Australia. The Centenary Camp begins on Saturday, October 25 with a welcoming ceremony followed by friendship games. Celebrations will continue on Sunday, beginning with the ''Let's Celebrate'' march at 9am. The Federal Government has also acknowledged the anniversary by naming 2008 the ''Year of the Scout''. Stun guns ready for duty EVERY police area command will be given two taser stun guns fitted with a camera. Duty officers and sergeants have been trained to use the tasers and 1500 more officers are in line for training. Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said tasers provided officers with a less-than-lethal alternative to firing a gun in a threatening situation. Opposition police spokesman Mike Gallacher said tasers should be issued to front line police, not desk staff. Fare increase pending RAIL fare increases of up to 30 per cent are forecast under a recommendation from the prices watchdog IPART. Public submissions are being sought on the proposal which charges passengers for distance travelled under a 30/70 split between users and taxpayers. Submissions can be sent to email@example.com until November 5. Victoria Rd upgrade RESIDENTS have until Friday, October 24, to comment on a proposal to improve pedestrian and cyclist facilities as part of the Victoria Rd upgrade. The $156 million project aims to improve the reliability of public transport on one of Sydney's busiest bus routes. Drummoyne State Labor MP Angela D'Amore said the proposal to improve cyclist and pedestrian facilities was an important part of the Victoria Road upgrade. The proposal can be viewed on the RTA website at www.rta.nsw.gov.au/victoriaroad STRATHFIELD Council Business papers for Council and Committee meetings are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, libraries and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au from the Saturday prior to each meeting. Council Meetings First Tuesday of the month Second Tuesday of the month Third Tuesday of the month (As required) Meeting Ordinary Council at 7pm Planning Committee at 6pm Environmental Committee Social Committee Economic Committee Venue Council Chambers 65 Homebush Road Strathfield Iron Bark Meeting Room Strathfield Library and Information Centre 65-67 Rochester Street Homebush For further details of meeting times and locations contact Council's Governance department on 9748 9930 council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 p) 9748 9999 f) 9764 1034 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 e) firstname.lastname@example.org w) www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au our Community news Cr Keith Kwon, Mayor Mayor's message 2051990i iww wk16 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL At last week's Council meeting, my fellow councillors unanimously supported my Mayoral Minute to forgo my entitlement of a Mayoral vehicle, a Toyota Prius, and to revert the Mayoral allowance to the minimum, for the benefit of the community. My main motivation for taking these steps is my concern as Mayor that utilising a ratepayer funded Council vehicle, would not be appropriate at a time when family budgets are stretched to the limit due to increased interest rates, higher grocery and petrol prices and the global economic downturn. While I acknowledge that the Mayoral vehicle, a Toyota Prius, has set a great example for the community because it is a hybrid, I believe that this vehicle can be better allocated to benefit the community. I am also pleased to have received unanimous support for my motion to discontinue Councillor suppers after meetings and for it to be replaced with a supply of tea and biscuits. As Mayor, I am committed to maintaining community confidence as this is part of an ongoing task and one which is built on our actions. Please feel free to contact me on any Council related issues as I am interested to hear from you so that we can continue to represent the interests of residents, ratepayers and the community at large. BUSHCARE MARIA RESERVE Saturday 25 October 9am-12 noon FREE Meet at the end of Elliot St, South Strathfield What's On Council together with the RTA have purchased a new radar and variable message sign trailer. The "What Speed are you Doing Now?" campaign aims to remind drivers of the speed at which they are travelling in an effort to slow down drivers in the Strathfield Municipality. Over the coming months you may see the radar trailer carrying out Courtesy Speed Checks on local roads within our community. The radar will assist you with a friendly reminder from Council to check your speed, be safe and slow down, or thank you for travelling at a speed equal to or lower than the posted speed limit. What Speed Are You Doing Now? Council, together with the NSW Police Force and The Smith Family, is pleased to announce the trial of Korean Mother's Playgroup has been extended until 16 December. Korean Mother's Playgroup Continues Strathfield Park has a new addition, after Council recently installed new picnic shelters and benches in time for the warmer weather. The park now features three A-frame style shelters and one gazebo, along with a number of benches underneath the structures. The shelters, which provide protection from the weather, are larger than the former picnic settings, providing more space for larger gatherings. Additionally all the structures are wheelchair accessible, and the benches are high enough to allow wheelchairs to tuck underneath it. New Picnic Shelters Installed Mayor of Strathfield Keith Kwon and Constable Jason Fuller from Flemington LAC with Austin Morris of Council discussing the Speed campaign launched in the Strathfield Municipality.
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