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Ward councillors vote for Farnell Rd approval
Nursing home receives visit from alpaca
Application for five-storey 83-room hotel in Ettalong
Two-storey 'boutique' boarding house proposed
Sand artistry at Kiddies' Corner
Better shopping centre access to George St
Hotel proposal draws comment before exhibition period
Democracy has failed, says residents' group founder
Council staff at odds over street tree planting
Chamber receives $30,000 to promote local business
Council staff recommend rate rise
Matting installed to provide wheelchair beach access
Volunteers wanted to water street trees
Wicks returned for third term
An honour to be returned, says Wicks
Tesch urges support for on-demand bus service
Donation to Men's Shed
CWA branch president speaks on radio
CWA celebrates Mothers' Day with scones
CWA branch shows second fastest growth in NSW
Scouts donate to community garden
Hospital supports employee cycling for cancer cure
Lions club holds tea cosy expo
Parenting program at community centre
Strom Talk for World Environment Day
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Sandplain lends itself to different drainage solution
Universities drive up house and rent prices
Stop outrageous boarding house development
Nasty mood at pre-poll booth
Metres of plastic propaganda is unacceptable
Demerit points are gained, not lost
Declare property portfolios and conflicts of interest
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Morning tea attracts 250 people
Aged care facility receives accreditation
New barbecue and dining area opened
Women urged to take advantage of BreastScreen van
Chinese dance treat
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New nurse educator starts
Volunteering for 76 years
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Jordan Richardson named as Archibald finalist
Artisan show planned for Wagstaffe hall
Literary lunch attracts 120
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'Inconsiderate' parents endanger school children
Drama students perform Harry Potter
Request to not visit skate park before school
Ag students attend Beef Week at Wingham
Third in Woy Woy Cup competition
Rugby 7s gala
Nathan wins $50 for remembering pi
Campus contributes to Adopt a Farmer
Woy Woy South to get new roofing
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Ettalong venue for Senior Sides championships
Anja returns from Spain with silver medal
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Umina in 11th place
Jemma Smith part of medal-winning contingent
Woy Woy's best performance despite defeat
Woy Woy does well in pennant competition
Margaret Smith narrowly defeated in grand final
Former Bunnies player signs with Melbourne Storm
Umina bowling club champion
Donations to children in Zambia
Umina United to celebrate 40th birthday
Young life savers attend Collaroy workshop

'Inconsiderate' parents endanger school children

"Inconsiderate, lazy and arrogant" parents who use the Kiss and Drop Zone at Umina Beach Public School as a "gossip-chat station" have been criticised by other parents of students at the school.

"Children are being deliberately placed in a dangerous position," one parent has told school principal Ms Lyn Davis.

"Our School Council has raised the matter several times and reminders have been placed in the school newsletter regarding the use of the Kiss and Drop Zone," said Ms Davis.

Ms Davis said she recently received a letter from a frustrated parent regarding the issue.

She said she felt compelled to publish the letter in the school newsletter after a student was almost hit by a car at the Kiss and Drop Zone on May 20.

The letter-writer suggested that parents use "the large council car park at the end of Sydney Ave".

Ms Davis said: "Please keep our children safe and do not drop them off or call them to your car in the middle of the road.

"It is a very short walk from the surf club to the school.

"Parents are reminded that they cannot park in the Kiss and Drop Zone between 8am and 9:30am and between 2:30pm and 4pm and drivers should remain in their vehicle.

"Council rangers have been in attendance and will continue to attend in an attempt to ensure that parents drive and act responsibly at drop off and pick up time," Ms Davis said.

The letter-writer stated: "On several occasions. I have witnessed parents (children long departed) standing on the roadside of vehicles engaged in conversation oblivious to the surrounding environment and the cars, one to two tonnes of heavy metal, jockeying for a position within a 100m space allocation.

"At times, cars are two abreast.

"This space is set up by the council and public school system for parents to utilise and to deliver our children in a safe and orderly manner," the letter stated.

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