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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 26th 2008
24 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 27, 2008 MB STREETVIEW Get cracking on windfall Nicholas Simpson- Marshall Tania Tobin Matthew Bateup Deborah Somers Marilyn Homolka Canada Bay Council has received an early Christmas present of $293,000 as part of the Federal Government's infrastruc- ture program. We took to the streets of Concord to ask passers-by what they'd like to see the money spent on. Nicholas Simpson-Marshall, of Concord: I want them to use it on something for kids, maybe a skate park in Concord at Queen Elizabeth Park. It's good for young people to socialise. And also there are all cafes around here and no clubs. The kids around here have nowhere to hang out. Tania Tobin, of Wollongong: They've got the nice library now but they need more things for the younger community such as a community centre where they can learn things, somewhere nice and safe. The kids are the future of Australia and need to be guided in the right direction. Matthew Bateup, of Five Dock: I'm from Five Dock and (the) council has always managed pretty well as far as parks and catering for families. The park and swimming areas are fantastic and you can't complain. I'm a nurse so I can easily say I'd like it spent in health care. A library would be pretty good in Birkenhead. Deborah Somers, of Mortlake: I'd like to see a better bus service but (the council) can't do that. Buses don't come on time or they're too early. Even to have smaller buses to Majors Bay Rd would be great. Also, it would be good if they clean up all these factory sites. I live across the road from one and vandals go in; it's disgusting. There's rubbish in there, the fencing is broken and there are feral animals. Marilyn Homolka, of Concord: Fix the paving up because I fell and broke my hip four years ago and they still haven't fixed it. I tripped and I was in hospital for 15 days. And our street is an absolute disgrace with potholes. There's plenty to fix. OPINION Canada Bay Mayoral Column Mayor Angelo Tsirekas 2101334i iww wk22 Canada Bay Civic Centre 1A Marlborough Street, Drummoyne 2047 Locked Bag 1470, Drummoyne 1470 Ph: 02 9911 6555 Fax: 02 9911 6550 www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au firstname.lastname@example.org Citizen of the Year Nominations Nominations for the 2008 Citizen of the Year awards are now open. The Citizen of the Year awards recognise our most outstanding and dedicated contributors and leaders. Awards are presented in the categories of Sport Citizen of the Year, Arts and Culture Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year (12 to 24 years of age) and the overall 2008 Citizen of the Year (age 25 years and over). For further information and to download a nomination form visit Council's website or contact Council on 9911 6555. Nominations close Wednesday, 7 January 2009 and winners will be announced on Australia Day 2009. December author talk Charmaine Solomon comes to Concord Library on Friday, 5 December at 11am. Charmaine has written over thirty cookery books. Come along to hear Charmaine speak and learn how to make edible gifts to give to friends this festive season. Bookings are essential on 9911 6210. Powells Creek Tennis Open Day To celebrate the re-opening of Powells Creek Tennis Centre, an Open Day will be held on Sunday, 7 December beginning at 9am. There will be activities for the whole family, an opportunity to try your hand at tennis and a BBQ. For further information contact the Centre on 9743 4845. Christmas Events Council is holding a Christmas event on Thursday, 11 December at 6.30pm at Fred Kelly Place, Five Dock. Santa Claus will make a very special appearance and there will be festive entertainment plus lots more. Over the weekend of 13 and 14 December there will also be roving Christmas carollers in the shopping precincts of Wareemba, Cabarita, Mortlake, Chiswick and North Strathfield. Focus Groups - Ageing in Canada Bay Council is currently developing a Positive Ageing Strategy and from December through to February will be holding a number of focus groups relating to the ageing population. Council would like as many people as possible to be involved in these groups. To register your interest contact Council's Community Services on 9911 6580. Other ways you can contribute are through discussion papers and a survey which will be available on Council's website and from our libraries and Senior Citizens Centres. *WITH THIS ISSUE ONLY ✽ BUMPER ISSUE FREE 2009 calendar*
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