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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
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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
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Where are the commuter parking spaces?
No limit to high-handed council behaviour
Short-term gain at economic, social, environmental cost
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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
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Learning from home this week
Preschool celebrates Naidoc Week
Students sent letters about targeted programs
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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

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Group may ask for Bays roads to be 'shared zones'

A request may be made to have roads in The Bays area officially designated as "shared zones" if a suggestion made to The Bays Community Group committee is supported.

The share zones would give pedestrians equal priority with vehicle movement.

"Although the legal speed limit for The Bays is 50km, most residents agree that there are very few places in The Bays where 50kmh is a safe speed to drive," said group president Ms Gwynneth Weir.

"Many residents drive at safe speeds, approaching narrow sections and blind corners with caution.

"But we all have experienced vehicles travelling at a speed that might be legal but is certainly not safe.

"It appears that some drivers think that the 50kmh limit is a required speed, rather than the maximum speed allowed."

Ms Weir said the committee would make a submission based on "what the residents think could be done to make our roads safer".

Residents should contact the committee with their ideas, she said.

"The State sets the speed limits on roads everywhere in NSW but our local council looks after the actual roads in The Bays.

"In many areas of The Bays, there are no footpaths beside the road.

"What about asking the State to put in additional signage in these places to indicate that the road is shared by pedestrians and vehicles?

"These signs usually have a speed limit that is lower than 50kmh.

"What about speed humps?

"Do you think they would help?

"The State is considering reducing the maximum speed limit from 50kmh in certain residential areas.

"Should we be making a case to the State for at least some of the roads in The Bays to be included?"

Residents should send their ideas by email to thebaysemail@gmail.com.





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