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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 5th 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 6, 2008 MB NEWS BRIEFLY Christmas shopping GET a headstart on your Christmas gift shopping and enjoy some nibbles and a glass of bubbly at a special fair in Drummoyne this Saturday. The Bizzy Mums Christmas Buyers Day will be held from 10am and 2pm in St Mark's Parish Hall, 31 Tranmere St. Most of the stalls belong to local mums who run their businesses from home and the products on sale include jewellery, food, gifts and accessories. This event raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and in keeping with the pink theme the Cupcake Factory in Drummoyne has donated pink cupcakes for the first 250 buyers. Great War not forgotten TWO Inner West women were part of the creative team that produced the moving World War I documentary due to air on SBS on Armistice Day next Tuesday at 8.30pm. Not Forgotten tells the story of men who died in the Great War through the names on the countless war memorials around Australia. From a population of less than five million, 330,000 Australian men served overseas in the war. Some 61,700 never came home, the highest casualty rate per capita in the British Empire forces. Kathryn Milliss of Ashfield, was Not Forgotten's cinematographer and the project's editor, Harriet Clutterbuck, lives in Five Dock. Bells ring loud for Ben IN memory of seven year-old, Ben Clarke, who lost his life to cancer this January, St Paul's Church Burwood and other churches across Sydney will Ring a Bell for Ben on November 12. The funds raised by the Oncology Children's Foundation will be donated to the Oncology Research Unit to help with research into childhood cancer. Visit www.ocf.com.au for details. Call to abolish State Gov NSW councils voted to abolish the State Government at their annual conference in Broken Hill last week. The action is unlikely to be carried out, but the motion was supported without challenge in the name of reducing costly duplication between state and Federal government. Meanwhile councils welcomed indications by Premier Nathan Rees that rate caps would be lifted. But moves by the State Government to charge councils payroll tax threaten to eat up extra revenue from rate rises. Pensioners get a break AS of July next year pensioners may get an annual $100 rebate after the former Burwood mayor John Faker put the motion forward at a recent council meeting. If the rebate is approved, it would be the highest rebate rate offered to pensioners. In 2004 to mid 2006 the rebate was $50, however it dropped $25 the following financial year. All councillors supported the motion, which will be reviewed as part of the budget process. The initiative may cost the council $160,000 per year. Wealth for Women THE Waterfront at Homebush Bay will host a weekend workshop for women who want to be wealthy and financially independent. Millionaire Mary King will speak at the Wealth for Women workshop this Saturday and Sunday. Ms King, a former pharmacist, will share her experiences and advice about how to pursue financial independence. To book phone (03) 9882 1886 or visit www.maryking.com.au No change in parking fees THE State Government is not considering charging fees for commuter car parks at railways stations, Transport Minister David Campbell has told a budget estimates hearing. STRATHFIELD Council our Community news 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 Cr Keith Kwon, Mayor Mayor's message 2051990i iww wk19 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL Council is hosting an Area Community Forum for Homebush (North area) and Homebush West on 26 November from 6.30pm. The forum will highlight the latest news about current projects, park improvements, economic development, sustainability initiatives and upcoming community programs and events. I encourage residents, in particular those from the Homebush north surrounds and Homebush West areas, to attend and to share your feedback about your neighbourhood. I look forward to meeting many community members at the upcoming forum. If you would like further information please contact Council on 9748 9999. Nominate for Australia Day Awards The Summer Holiday Readathon is on again this year from 10 November - 30 January and the Strathfield Library is encouraging young readers from 3-16 years to register. There are no limitations on what may be read. The Premier's Reading Challenge list or recommended reading lists from the library can be used as a guide. Prizes will be awarded and winners will be announced in February. Summer Holiday Readathon Returns Sydney South West's mobile BreastScreen NSW van is returning to Homebush West until 14 November, offering free screening mammograms for the early detection of breast cancer. The BreastScreen Service invites women aged 50 - 69 who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. Women aged 40 to 49 and over 70 years are eligible for a free screening mammogram on request. For more information or to make an appointment call 13 20 50. BreastScreen Van at Homebush West 2008 Young Citizen Sampavi Parimalanathan with 2008 Citizen of the Year Gladys Lim Nominations are now open for the 2009 Australia Day Awards for "Citizen of the Year" and "Young Citizen of the Year", which recognises those who have significantly contributed to the Strathfield Community. For an entry form, visit Council's Customer Service Centre, the Strathfield Library or www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. Nominations will be accepted until 12 December. AREA COMMUNITY FORUM HOMEBUSH & HOMEBUSH WEST Wednesday 26 November 6.30-8.30pm FREE Scout Hall, 53 Ismay Ave Homebush Light refreshments will be served What's On
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