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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 3 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 4, 2008 MB NEWS BRIEFLY Green V8 forum THE Greens are holding a public forum at the Newington Community Centre on Sunday, September 7 at 5.30pm to say ''No'' to V8 Supercars at Olympic Park. It is expected State Cabinet will soon sign off on a plan to bring V8 Supercar racing to Olympic Park, after it received a feasibility study. ''Sydneysiders, and in particular nearby residents, should have a say on whether V8 Supercar street racing should go ahead at Olympic Park,'' NSW Greens MP John Kaye said. For details call Dr Kaye on 0407 195 455. Federal $1.2 m grant ASHFIELD Council is to receive a financial assistance grant of more than $1.2 million from the Federal Government. Federal Infrastructure and Local Government Minister and Grayndler MP Anthony Albanese made the announcement last week. Ashfield will receive $1,284,176 for roads and services. Free prostate advice FREE prostate cancer advice from specialist physicians and other experts is being offered on September 11 from 6pm to 9pm. The call- in is for patients, partners, family, friends, health professionals and the general public to discuss any needs in relation to prostate cancer. The number to call is 131 120. Young families support THE Benevolent Society offers a volunteer home-visiting service to support families with young children living in the Inner West of Sydney once a week for two hours. Volunteers can help reduce social isolation, increase the confidence and self esteem of parents, enhance parenting skills and encourage positive relationships. The next free volunteer preparation course begins in October. Phone 9310 5885 or email email@example.com Disabled sailors SAILABILITY Dobroyd needs you! The Summer sailing season starts on Sunday, September 14 and the group needs more volunteers. It gives disabled people the chance to enjoy sailing in specially-designed dinghies. Sail days are every fortnight starting from 10am to 3pm. The base is at Dobroyd Aquatic Centre at Rodd Point, Henley Marine Dr, Five Dock. Visit www.sailability.org/au/ dobroyd or phone Robert Domone on 9874 3642 (evenings). United they stand ENTRANTS are invited for Miss Unity (fitness, figure, model) and Mr Unity (muscle, sport, fitness) Australia. The Beauty, Health and Fashion Expo will be held at Drummoyne RSL on Saturday, October 4. Organiser Wendy Lamont, of Five Dock, is looking for healthy young people to enter and raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit www.missunity.com & www.mrunity.com or phone 0407 894 471. Greek old-age pensions PEOPLE who have worked in Greece may now qualify for an Australian age pension and/or a Greek old-age pension under a new social security agreement. Centrelink is holding free seminars in Greek to explain the benefits system, at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL on Thursday, September 11 from 10.30am- 1.30pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm. For details phone 131 202 to speak in Greek, or 131 673 for English or visit www.centrelink.gov.au Seniors Week grants APPLICATIONS are open for the 2009 NSW Seniors Week Grants Program. The State Government funds the grants program so local community groups can hold local activities such as dances, tours and cultural workshops during Seniors Week, March 15-22. Applications for grants close at 5pm on September 19 and successful applicants will be notified in early December. Visit www.nswseniorsweek.com.au or call the Seniors Information Service on 131 244. 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 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 our Community news Cr Paul Barron, Mayor Mayor's message 2051990i iww wk10 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL Due to the upcoming Local Government elections to be held on Saturday 13 September, Council took the decision at the August meeting not to hold the September ordinary meeting. However, in order to deal with development matters in a timely manner, Council will hold the Planning Committee Meeting on 9 September in accordance with Council's usual meeting cycle. For up-to-date information on Council meeting dates and times, visit www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. Additionally, the NSW Electoral Commission has opened an enquiry centre to assist voters with important information in the lead up to the Local Government elections. Residents can call 1300 135 736 toll free between 8.30am- 5.30pm Monday to Friday to find out their enrolment status, electorate information, pre poll and postal voting arrangements and polling place location details. Council is encouraging residents in the Municipality to hand in their old, inefficient working second fridge and have it collected for free as part of the "Fridge Buyback" scheme. To qualify for the Fridge Buyback offer, second fridges must be at least 10 years old, 250 litres or larger and in working order. Householders can arrange for collection online at ww w. fridgebuyback.com.au or by calling the Fridge Buyback toll free hotline on 1800 708 401. Fridge Buyback Program Returns The Strathfield Spring Fair is on Sunday 28 September at Strathfield Park from 10am-6pm. The fair will come alive with a great line-up of entertainment, free amusement rides, free pony rides, a Kidzone Tent, over 100 market stalls including environmentally friendly products, food from around the world, roving clowns and entertainers. A free return shuttle bus service will run between Strathfield, Homebush and Flemington Stations and Strathfield Park. For the latest event information visit w ww.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. Spring Fair Returns This Month Strathfield Library recently held a morning tea to say thank you to volunteers who generously knitted blankets as part of the Wrap With Love Project. STRATHFIELD SPRING FAIR Sunday 28 September 10am-6pm Strathfield Park, Homebush and Chalmers Rds Entertainment, 100 stalls, free amusement rides What's On Strathfield Council will focus on helmet awareness during NSW Bike Week (20-28 September), through a themed colouring- in competition. Winners of the colouring-in competition will receive a $40 gift voucher to use at Burwood Cycleworld. There are 10 Council funded vouchers to be won. If winners buy a Netti helmet from Cycleworld using the voucher (RRP $59), the store will subsidise the difference meaning they pay nothing more. The friendly staff at Cycleworld will ensure helmets are correctly fitted. For further details on the competition, visit www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. NSW Bike Week
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