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20 Jan 2020
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Umina power blackout on 43 degree day
Council approves plans for IOOF housing site
Australia Day celebrations to be held at Woy Woy
'Business as usual' despite factory fire
'We're not guilty,' says aged care provider
Busy day for Marine Rescue
Ettalong to get a spruce-up
Fire at Woy Woy tip took 90 minutes to locate
Call for more council funding for free open-air film nights
New proposal submitted for six-storey development
Hardware store proposal criticised by neighbours
Woy Woy CWA donates to Disaster Relief
Free emergency accommodation offered
Ministers' association holds prayers for bushfire victims
CWA branch delivers donations to South Coast
Community raises $14,000 for Pearl Beach fire brigade
Sewing bee to help injured wildlife
Arboretum receives second $20,000 grant
Group plans to plant 100 trees
New community garden in Umina
Talk about tree hollows as habitat
First Bays' breakfast of the year
Rotary club chooses exchange student
Free putt putt golf for children
Titanic theme for Pearl Beach dinner
Cinema under the stars
Taking part in breakfast program
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Councillors need to say no to destruction of our lifestyle
Turn down temperature in the Peninsula oven
Council has forgotten it is there to ensure equal rights
Council should pause and question population targets
Why do we bother with council and its elected officials?
Permanent budget needed to keep waterways open
Act on dredging and bad driving, but not roundabout
Find time to toast success
Watering grass and concrete
Constructive political action is needed
Climate action rejected for 40 years
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Men's activities result in improvement to well-being
Prosthetic limbs donated to 29 children
Cricket club raises $519 for cancer support
Film about gut health to be shown in Ettalong
Hospital staff provide drought aid and firefighter support
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Aboriginal history group shows four films
Choir holds registration day
Young singer wins music competition
English singer at folk club
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Teachers' photos in social media campaign
Fun fair to show centre's program
Aged care course to be held again
Collapse  SPORT SPORT
Jemma Smith wins silver in debut appearance
Netball player conducts training session at Woy Woy
Graded Pairs held at Umina
Bowling clubs name Club Persons

Ettalong to get a spruce-up

Ettalong will be getting a spruce-up in the next few months in the lead-up to the Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns competition, following an entry in the competition from Peninsula Tourism Partners.

Partners organiser Ms Dianne Haydon said that the group, together with Central Coast Council, had already started work.

This included removing litter on the beach and foreshore, providing more garbage bins, maintenance and improvement to landscaping and garden beds, removing graffiti and improving signage.

"We are taking a holistic approach for all the Peninsula, but with a focus on Ettalong," Ms Haydon said.

"We will be calling on assistance from the local community and Council to make these improvements and we'll be helping shopkeepers to make their shopfronts more appealing."

Mrs Haydon said Council had already started on installing new bins, and recycle bins, along Ocean View Rd and The Esplanade.

"This has helped a lot to overcome the problem of litter and overflowing bins, especially along the foreshore," she said.

Council has already poured the concrete slab for the new bus shelter on Ocean Beach Rd.

New directional signage around town would start appearing soon, including an information board at the wharf, she said.

"This will be particularly useful for visitors, especially at the wharf where there was a big gap - people were getting off the ferry and there were no signs to direct them to places of interest or even to the public toilets," Mrs Haydon said.

She said Council workers had also been in town revamping garden beds and landscaping.

She said Peninsula Tourism Partners was formed to enhance and develop business in Ettalong and have already held successful promotion events such as their Red Carpet Days.

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