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12 Jul 2021
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Audit finds Woy Woy car spaces will cost $211,000 each
Ferry service abandons pet ban plan
'We cannot afford to be complacent' - Crouch
CWA still waiting for compensation for wharf land
Group may ask for Bays roads to be 'shared zones'
CWA branch calls on council to be 'fair and transparent'
ACF branch calls for retention of playground and tree
Media release ignores facts of playground strategy
Palm Beach ferries diverted
Actions of first Administrator should be examined - CEN
Grants program opens with $900,000
Wicks wants the Central Coast 'a stand-alone region'
More improvements to Patonga hall
MPs call for more government support
Speed camera program raises fines not safety - Tesch
Use vouchers with local businesses, Tesch urges
MP runs colouring and drawing competition
Pearl Beach Challenge postponed due to lockdown
Rotary club takes 'Christmas' holiday
Six topics identified for church purpose statement
Umina Rotary hears about Clean4Shore success
Egg and bacon roll morning still planned
Garage sale might have been better with good weather
Date for fete at Patonga
Four books to discuss at next CWA book club
Guide dog puppy raising is 'giving back to community'
Bays group registers for QR code
A new theme for a new president
Leadership positions vacant at Baptist church
Tree lovers welcomed
Pandemic winner
Clean4shore to hold annual meeting
Rotary awards honorary memberships
Fellowship awarded to club treasurer
Plans to fly to England
Shops offer online ordering and contact-free pick-up
Thanks to Rotary club from Uganda
Little rain for start of July
Four-unit development proposed for Paul St
Planning comments may go unnoticed
Three-unit development proposed for Bowden Rd
Liquour licence applications considered
Go ahead given for Mutu St factory
Where are the commuter parking spaces?
No limit to high-handed council behaviour
Short-term gain at economic, social, environmental cost
Access is 'main obstacle' to aged care staff vaccination
Tribute paid to 'learned and loved older Australians'
A sign of brighter days ahead
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The Bays art show postponed until October
Dates set for rescheduled Bays art show
Bays' book on sale
Book launch postponed
Learning from home this week
Preschool celebrates Naidoc Week
Students sent letters about targeted programs
Bowls club raises $5000 on charity day
Cycling 'tour' continues
Cycling Tour duration extended
Tesch congratulates Wimbledon winners
Golf club publishes 10km map
Junior touch registrations start
Bowls clubs proceed with Mixed Kingfisher carnival
Oval availability welcomed
New infrastructure for soccer field
Tribute paid to Freddy Querruel
Southern Spirit registrations start for all teams
Tennis registration postponed
Umina surf club opens online registrations



Umina Rotary hears about Clean4Shore success

Manager of waterways clean-up project, Clean4Shore, Mr Graham "Jono" Johnston, has told the Rotary Club of Umina Beach about the success of is project.

Mr Johnston said the aim was to remove rubbish from the Central Coast waterways while educating high school students to become environmental warriors.

He said engaging young students was the measure of the program's success and that he had seen a significant improvement and cleanliness in the local estuaries.

The Return and Earn program for redeeming cans and bottles for cash had also contributed to less tidal estuary rubbish.

However, recently students collected 1320 plastic bottles washed up on an island in Phegans Bay, he said.

Mr Johnston said the floods in February and March resulted in a huge amount of rubbish floating down the Hawkesbury River.

He said most of the rubbish, which included such items as fridges, lounges, containers, trees and even caravans, ended up on the local beaches and estuaries.

Mr Johnston said Clean4Shore had been operating since 2011 and currently had student involvement from seven high schools up to Lake Macquarie.

The project expanded into the Hunter River last year and retrieved thousands of bottles, corks, styrofoam containers and other general rubbish from around the Hexham Bridge.

It completed around 110 field trips each year with "community partners" providing skips for rubbish collection and Council assisting with tip fees.

Clean4Shore recently received a $250,000 Government grant to offset costs of fuel and maintenance of the boats and to purchase personal protective equipment for the participating students and volunteers.

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