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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 22 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 23, 2008 MB NEWS Expert insight about asthma IF you are one of Australia's 2.2 million asthma sufferers, you will be interested in a free public health forum taking place at Concord Hospital next week. The head of the hospital's respiratory department, Prof Matthew Peters, will chair a panel of health professionals who will discuss their experiences and approaches to treating asthma. The other panel members are a clinical nurse consultant, a physiotherapist, a phar- macist and a reflexologist. Australia has one of the highest asthma rates in the world and while Prof Peters said there was ''very, very, very effective treat- ment'' for asthma, there was still no cure. The forum will look at how to properly diagnose, manage and treat asthma and how to develop an asthma plan. Prof Peters said there were a variety of preventative treatments which matched almost everybody with asthma. ''We like to construct individualised care plans for asthmatics so they understand what their asthma is about,'' he said. ''How they should be feeling when they are well, how they might recognise either by symptoms or by measuring their lung function that they are not well, and what actions they should take so they don't end up in the emergency ward.'' The forum which is presented by Canada Bay Council and Concord Hospital will take place in the Clinical Science Building at 6.45pm. Bookings are essential. To book phone 9911 6524 or email email@example.com Just follow the bridges THE quintessential Sydney event -- the Seven Bridges Walk -- is on again this Sunday and it's free. The walk is a great way to get healthy while seeing close up several icons of the harbour with the family and possibly raising money for several worthwhile charities. Participants can encourage their family, friends and colleagues to pledge a sponsor- ship amount for each bridge and village they conquer. The bridges are Sydney Harbour, Pyrmont, Anzac, Iron Cove, Gladesville, Tarban Creek and Fig Tree. Starting points are at any of the ''villages'' along the route. The villages will be at Cadman's Cottage, Circular Quay Way; Pyrmont Bay Park, Pirrama Rd, Pymont; King George Park, Manning St; Rozelle; Hunters Hill Scout Hall, Durham St; Blaxlands Corner Central Park, William Edward St, Lane Cove; Brennan Park, Hazelbank St, Wollstonecraft; and Burton Street Park, Burton St, Milsons Point. The walk is just that. It is not a race and there is no set length of the course to be completed. The course is open from 8am-5pm on Sunday and there will be free event shuttle buses available for those who do not wish to walk the entire course and want to return to their starting point. A sponsorship page can be started by registering then following the link from the Seven Bridges Walk website www.7bridgeswalk.com.au Night to shop and socialise ST Ambrose Primary School Parents and Friends Association will hold its inaugural Shop and Socialise Market Night at the school grounds, Stuart St, Concord West on Friday from 7.30pm. With alcohol available, children under the age of 18 are not permitted. Do some pre-Christmas shopping from a range of businesses owned by parents at the school as well as other businesses, while raising funds for the school. The children's art auction starts at 9pm. There will be market stalls, second-hand books on sale, lucky dip and lucky door prizes, raffles, entertainment and more. 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 wk17 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL This week celebrates Carers Week, which acknowledges the great contribution carers make to the lives of a relative or friend and to the community. Carers are indeed the unsung heroes in our community and I would personally like to express my gratitude to the wonderful carers in the Strathfield Municipality. Council supports and provides community services to assist people in the Strathfield Municipality who require assistance. These include the Strathfield Aged Day Care Program operating at the Strathfield Community Centre, the Strathfield Access Working Group which aims to improve access for residents with a disability, and the Homebush-Strathfield Meals on Wheels service. If you would like further information about these services please contact Council on 9748 9999. MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN 8pm, Strathfield Park Rotunda, Free 25 October: 'Darjeeling Limited' (Rated M) What's On The Cooks River Sustainability Initiative (CRSI) is part of Strathfield Council's commitment to sustainable water management. Residents from the Strathfield South Subcatchment, which includes parts of Strathfield South, Belfield, Greenacre and Chullora, are invited to attend the Strathfield South Subcatchment visioning session on either Wednesday 29 October or Thursday 30 October from 6-9pm at Strathfield South Bowling and Recreation Club. During the sessions, staff will work with residents to build a future vision for water based on residents' ideas, which will be used to guide the development of a local water plan. To book a place at a session or for more information, please contact Council on 9748 9999. Strathfield South Subcatchment visioning sessions Your new cat or dog needs to be microchipped and registered by law. You can register your family pet with Strathfield Council, by providing the following: • Your pet's certificate of identification (microchip certificate from the Companion Animal Register); and • A copy of your pet's certificate of sterilisation or other evidence of desexing (required if you are applying for a reduction in registration fees). You can register your pet in person at the Council Chambers, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield, or at Council's pound -- Enfield Animal Hospital, 94 Coronation Parade, Enfield. Additionally, there are also two leash free areas for dogs located in the Municipality, at Elliott Reserve along the Cooks River, and Matthews Park. In all other parks and public places in the Municipality dogs must be on a leash at all times. Registering your Cat or Dog Council, together with the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change, recently hosted a community field day at Cox's Creek Bushland Reserve, Greenacre. Community members enjoyed free activities including an informative walking tour, bush regeneration demonstrations, wildlife display and a free BBQ. Cox's Creek Bushland Open Day Photo courtesy of Brynley Walters.
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