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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 14th 2009
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 15, 2009 MB NEWS BRIEFLY Mum pleads guilty A LEICHHARDT university lecturer has pleaded guilty to drink-driving six times over the legal limit with her three-year-old daughter in the car. Fiona Rummery, 41, made the plea at Burwood Court on Tuesday. The social sciences lecturer from the University of Western Sydney was arrested in Haberfield on December 10 after driving her sedan into a parked car at the intersection of Ramsay Rd and Gillies Ave. She recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.320. The woman and her daughter were uninjured in the crash. She will be sentenced at Burwood Court on February 25. Arty invitation ASHFIELD residents have been invited to take part in a community art project from 11.30am to 1.30pm on January 22. The artwork will have an Aboriginal influence and will be installed into the Brown St pedestrian underpass in early February. The project will be facilitated by Aboriginal artist Jamie Eastwood. It will be held on Level 4 of the Ashfield Mall near the Post Office. Phone Anthia Hart on 9716 1866. Housing scholarships SIX students from the Inner West will each receive a $2000 scholarship to help them complete their HSC studies. NSW Housing Minister David Borger said 173 students from across NSW who live in public housing would share $346,000 to help them finish their education. ''We want to make sure that young people who live in social housing have every opportunity to complete their HSC and move on to higher education if that's what they want to do,'' Mr Borger said. Saturday banking WESTPAC Five Dock is now open on Saturdays. The branch is open from 10 to 1pm. It is located at 153-155 Great North Rd. Phone 9712 3888. Ice cream van is back LOOK out for an ice cream van with a difference in Sydney Olympic Park this week. Events NSW has put its own bright pink ice cream van on the road as part of its Vivacity09 campaign to highlight the events happening in Sydney this summer. The van even plays a version of Greensleeves remixed by Paul Mac and King Rocker. The Vivacity team will be handing out free Vivacity flavoured sorbet -- watermelon, mango, raspberry, boysenberry with a hint of lemon. The ice cream van will be in Station Square (outside Olympic Park train station) on Showground Rd from 8am to 3pm until Friday. Kennards staff bonus MORE than 40 staff at the Concord head office of Kennards Hire and the company's nearby Burwood branch celebrated Christmas with a surprise $3000 bonus. Defying the economic gloom, the family-owned company, based on Parramatta Rd, has made the unexpected payment to 600 workers across Australia. Chief executive Peter Lancken said the company had enjoyed good trading results in recent years and was in a position to provide a Christmas ''fiscal stimulus''. Top BMX mix arrives THE 2009 BMX Colony and Forgotten Tour has arrived. The team will be stopping off at key BMX hotspots including Five Dock Skatepark today (Thursday) at 4pm and will appear at some of the best BMX stores in Australia. They will participate in riding sessions, jams and barbecues. The BMX games will kick start on January 23. BMX fans can expect Australia's Ryan Guettler, the number one Vans BMX rider who will return home to headline the tour, along with Jaie Toohey, Zac Miner, Colony's Clint Millar, Alex Hiam, Josh Mette and Jed Mildon. For details visit www.vans.net.au STRATHFIELD Council our Community news Please note Council is in recess. Council and Committee Meetings will recommence in February 2009. 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 2021348i iww wk29 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL Council has recently installed nine floodlights at bus shelters located at the Strathfield Town Square following a safety audit conducted by Council together with the NSW Police and RailCorp. The lighting improvements will help to improve safety and deter anti-social behaviour in the community. Additionally, Council will continue to work in partnership with NSW Police and other agencies to implement safety programs and crime reduction initiatives. Bus Shelter Lighting Improvements AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATION Monday 26 January 8am-12pm Strathfield Park FREE Appearance by Strathfield's Australia Day Ambassador and World Superbike Champion War wick Nowland, animal farm, sausage sizzle, entertainment by "Wild Aussies" What's On Cr Keith Kwon, Mayor Mayor's message Happy New Year. I would like to thank the community for their support over the past few months and I look forward to serving the community once again in 2009. As a major holiday period passes, another important one is imminent, that being Australia Day, a day when we celebrate all that is uniquely Australian. Council is proudly hosting a free community event on Australia Day on Monday 26 January from 8am. One of the most important aspects of the day will be the awarding of the Citizen of the Year and the Young Citizen of the Year Awards, along with the citizenship ceremony. I look forward to seeing you at Strathfield Park on Australia Day. Council together with the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority is hosting a Birdwatcher's Breakfast to celebrate World Wetlands Day on 31 January at Mason Park. The Birdwatcher's Breakfast includes a one-hour tour of the wetlands, guided by Council officers and ecologists, followed by breakfast in the park. For bookings contact Jeanie Muspratt of Council on 9748 9999. Birdwatcher's Breakfast At Mason Park Community Calendar Now Available Council is encouraging community members to pick up a free copy of Council's 2009 Community Safety Calendar from Council's Customer Service Centre and Strathfield Library until 30 January. This project was a joint initiative of Strathfield Council and NRMA Insurance Communityhelp Grants Program. Ken Sackville (left) and Louis Neskoski (right) from EnergyAustralia joined Mayor of Strathfield Keith Kwon on a tour of the recent lighting improvements at Strathfield Town Square.
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