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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 27 2008
8 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 28, 2008 MB NEWS School lights at end of tunnel SHIREEN KHALIL Strathfield MP Virginia Judge chats to students Emily Flanangan and Eloise Walker and principal Julie Greenhalgh outside Meriden School where school speed zone lights will be introduced. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~P0611672 AFTER months of campaigning from Strathfield Council, schools around The Boulevarde will soon receive school zone flashing lights. Strathfield councillor Scott Farlow sent a letter to Roads Minister Eric Roozendaal requesting the lights earlier this year and received a reply in April saying the request had been noted. In June this year Cr Farlow said: ''The Boulevarde is quite a big street and people get a lot of speed up there. ''It's also an issue for motorists who don't see the schools because they are hidden away from the road.'' Strathfield State Labor MP Virginia Judge said the NSW Centre for Road Safety had selected the school zone around Santa Sabina College, Santa Maria Del Monte, and Meriden Junior and Senior schools for inclusion in the second year of the State Government's $46.5 million school zone up- grade. Three schools in the Drummoyne elector- ate -- Concord West Public, North Strathfield Public School and Rosebank College --will also receive school zone flashing lights. Drummoyne MP Angela D'Amore said: ''I am glad the State Government listened to our school community and is delivering on its commitment to improve road safety around schools.'' Mr Roozendaal said flashing lights were just one component of improving school road safety. ''Other measures to improve school zone safety include pedestrian overbridges, marked foot crossings, wombat crossings, pedestrian refuges, traffic signal-controlled pedestrian crossings or fencing which sep- arates children from traffic and guides children toward a safer crossing facility,'' he said. Ms Judge said the State Government was delivering on its commitment to improve road safety around schools. Hep B couple off the hook FIONA BRADY AN Inner West couple who went on the run because they didn't want their newborn immunised for hepatitis B can now come out of hiding. It is understood that the Croydon Park couple believed that aluminium in the vaccine could harm their baby son and fled with him and their three-year-old daughter last week. The mother of the child has hepatitis B and the Department of Community Services (DoCS) received medical advice that the baby was at high risk of becoming infected. DoCs received a Supreme Court order for the child to have the vaccine but the family could not be found. On Tuesday, DoCS said too much time had elapsed for the vaccine to be effective and they would not be taking further action. ''It appears that the parents of a newborn at risk of contracting Hepatitis B have not presented their baby for medical treat- ment,'' DoCS said in a statement. ''According to medical advice, there is no longer sufficient evidence of the effective- ness of any vaccination.'' The department said the case would remain open until it could verify the welfare of the couple's children. Crossing supervisors a no-show THE RTA tried to interview potential school crossing supervisors at Summer Hill Public School but none of the three applicants turned up for the interview. The Inner-West Weekly revealed last week that Homebush Public School, St Martha's Primary School and Summer Hill Public School are without crossing supervisors. The RTA also held inter- views for Auburn Public School and hoped there would be enough appli- cants to fill the position at St Martha's Primary but not all applicants showed up for those interviews either. A spokeswoman said the RTA would advertise the St Martha's and Summer Hill positions again and has been trying to fill both roles with relief supervisors but none are available. ''The RTA encourages parents and community members to apply for the jobs to help fill these pos- itions as soon as possible,'' the spokeswoman said. She said recruitment and training could take weeks. To apply for the roles visit www.jobs.nsw.gov.au special buys from thursday 28 aug produce prices effective 26/08/08 to 01/09/08 weekly news smarter shopping aldi.com.au OPENING HOURS: See your local store or www.aldi.com.au for details. Prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change. Produce prices valid from 26/08/08 to 01/09/08. All offers while stocks last. 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