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Collapse Issue 481 - 28 Oct 2019Issue 481 - 28 Oct 2019
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New Woy Woy wharf plans announced
Bowling club celebrates Kitty's birthday
Plans for new Umina Mall 'shovel-ready', says owner
Month-long consultation about Woy Woy
Man dies following head-on crash
Workshop about planning for emergencies
Secure housing found for homeless people
Work begins on Hillview St nursing home
Proposal submitted for oval facilities
Council meeting proposed to answer resident questions
Proposal for four townhouses in Allfield Rd
Five townhouses approved under delegation
Council staff urge refusal of four-storey development
Amended fence plans approved for Wards Hill Rd
Construction certificate issued for group home
Vietname Vets receive support grant
New seismic testing film to be screened at Everglades
CWA branch visits guide dogs centre
Man charged over armed robberies
Awards for pride of workmanship
New aged care activity
Vintage craft picnic
Hospital staff dress colourfully
Mobile farm visits Umina
Pensioners may benefit from free solar power
Business wins travel industry award
Business award for outstanding employer
Food pick-up available through online app
Thanks for the coverage
Place phone tower in car park
Skill shortage remains a joke
Any reason for having to dredge of Lobster Beach?
The costs of dredging
Mallard ducks have disappeared
Let's have reasoned debate, not unsubstantiated slurs
A glimpse of the future
Woy Woy student helps children's hospital
Hospital delivers produce boxes
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Blues festival accessible only by water
Marion crowned Reciter of the Year
Free open air screening
Backyard concert will feature American singer
Play tells of East German survival
Two students among top three writers
Student leaders deliver care packs
Donations of toiletries wanted
Olympian meets with sports students
First victory for women's cricket team
Bailey wins medals in bowls championships
Pelicans win medals in State championships
Men's pairs champions
Swimming club recognises life members with plaque
Surf club members meet Prince Edward
Southern Spirit struggles after strong start
Junior futsal starts
Free training for disabled surfer volunteers
Peninsula Ducks start softball season

Workshop about planning for emergencies

A workshop for older people about planning for emergencies will be held at the Ettalong senior citizens' centre on November 4.

Central Coast Council will run the workshop, which is designed to help residents aged 50 and over to prepare for bush fire, heatwave, storms, destructive winds, floods and hail storms.

Council director Ms Julie Vaughan said the workshop would address two significant local features: the large senior population and relatively frequent severe weather events.

"We're no strangers to severe weather events on the Coast and this is why we've designed free workshops specifically tailored to help our seniors be better prepared for emergencies when they do strike," Ms Vaughan said.

"A connected and prepared community responds more effectively during an emergency and recovers faster.

"Emergency preparation is particularly important for our senior population who may be more vulnerable in emergency situations," Ms Vaughan said.

She said the workshop would help attendees understand their strengths, resources and vulnerabilities in emergency events.

It aimed to build resilience and self-reliance in the face of extreme weather through greater planning and personal preparedness.

It aimed to encourage residents to build strategies to stay safe during extreme weather and natural disasters; and to share an understanding of how to build long-term community resilience.

Mayor Cr Lisa Matthews said: "We are well into what will be a long and difficult bush fire season and major storm systems hit our region regularly.

"If you're over 50, I'd encourage you to get along," Cr Matthews said.

The workshop will run from 9:30am to 11:30am and registration at the Ettalong 50 Plus Leisure and Learning Centre is required ahead of the event.

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