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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 30 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 31, 2008 NEWS BRIEFLY Carr's private passion FORMER premier Bob Carr will share his reading experience with the audience at Ashfield Library on Friday at 6.30pm. In My Reading Life (Penguin), a personal investigation into the nature of democracy, dictatorship, decency and the hard-wired human condition, Bob Carr shares his profound love of books and reading -- books you've never heard of, books you've always wanted to read, books you will rediscover afresh. He discovers, through his great love of the written word, that decency can survive the greatest tests, giving us all cause for hope. Mr Carr was premier from 1995-2005. Sushi shop's appeal BURWOOD Sushi Train will drop its Sushi prices to $2.90 on August 5 and donate part of the proceeds to the Red Cross to help vicitms of the China Earthquake which killed 69,000 people in May. The Sushi Train is at 59 Burwood Rd, Burwood and is open from from 11am to 9pm. Feral cats killed THE culling of a feral cat colony in Powell Street, Homebush is now complete. A spokesman for Strathfield Council said cage trapping was used to catch the cats. ''Council has not received any further complaints regarding this issue,'' the spokesman said. The colony came to the attention of the council in May. It voted unanimously in favour of a one-off cull despite opposition from animal rights activists, including Animal Liberation's Lynda Stoner. Councillors also voted to investigate feral cat colonies in Hornsey and Henley roads, Homebush West, and under the railway bridge at North Strathfield. 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 Environment 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 Paul Barron, Mayor Mayor's message Saturday 2 August 10-11am, Strathfield Library and Information Centre. 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush, Melaleuca Room. For further information contact Linda Seeto of Council on 9748 9999. Meet Your Councillor Sessions 2051990i iww wk05 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL Council is working on a number of sustainability initiatives for the long-term benefit and future of our community. Council has set greenhouse gas reduction targets for both Council (50 per cent by 2015) and the community (25 per cent by 2015) to provide the focus for action. At present, Council is working towards achieving Milestone 4 in the Cities for Climate Protection Program and is implementing key actions identified in Council's Greenhouse Action Plan. These include the installation of energy efficient devices in Council buildings and facilities and the monitoring of resource use including water and energy consumption in Council owned buildings and facilities. Council also supports Greenfleet Australia, a not for profit organisation, that plants native trees throughout Australia to offset carbon dioxide emissions. Through Council's membership to this program, 590 trees have been planted helping Council to further reduce its carbon footprint and environmental impacts on our community. For further information on Council's sustainability initiatives visit www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. To continue to provide residents with access to library services during the construction stages of the Strathfield South Community and Library Centre, the following arrangements have been organised: • Weekly bus service to transport people to and from High Street and the Main Library in Homebush • Monthly community bus service to the Main Library to pick up people from High Street on the first Wednesday of the month • Branch Library users offered the opportunity to become temporary home library service clients where a personal profile is developed and resources delivered and collected from their homes at agreed times • Branch library users given extended loan periods and increase in borrowing limits • An outdoors return chute located at the High Street site For further information on library services, please contact the Main Library on 8762 0222. Branch Library Closure AREA COMMUNITY FORUM STRATHFIELD & HOMEBUSH Wednesday 20 August 6-8pm FREE Strathfield Town Hall For further information contact Council on 9748 9999 What's On This week celebrates Local Government Week and Council is inviting community members to find out more about Council's services and facilities. In addition, there will also be a free native tree giveaway whereby residents can visit Council's Customer Service Centre and collect a free native tree. For further information contact Council on 9748 9999. Local Government Week Over 200 community members joined together to watch the live telecast screening of Pope Benedict XVI delivering his final mass on 20 July at Strathfield Park. Council would like to say thank you to those who attended and also to residents who warmly welcomed pilgrims into their homes as part of World Youth Day 2008. World Youth Day Mass Santa Sabina Year 4 school students during Local Government Week participated in a tour of Council's Chambers. Is your business the best? truelocalbusinessawards.com.au Register your business now at
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