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30 Mar 2020
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Beachgoer increase sees 52 rescues at Umina Beach
Fishing operators say they struggle to stay viable
Peninsula fuel 50 per cent higher with crude price drop
Early end to patrols, but beaches remain open
'Character statement' may be developed for Council ward
'Resilience plan writes itself' as needs arise
Rotary president returns to home confinement
New York trip turns to nightmare
Leisure centre and theatre close as council cuts services
Bays Fair won't be held until next year
Italian festival postponed
Rotary club cancels Opera in the Arboretum
Information on government website
Chamber joins in buy-local campaign
Wicks urges residents to remain calm
Council forecasts $32.5 million deficit before virus costs
Council elections postponed 12 months
Council to tender for after hours call service
The dire trend of planning approvals on the Peninsula
Toilet condition appalling
When the Peninsula relied on bore water
Offers to share toilet paper
Health District 'as prepared as humanly possible'
Public health service cancels non-urgent surgery
Private hospital offers surgery to 'relieve load'
Woy Woy Hospital changes visiting hours
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Photographers and artists wanted by arboretum group
Art prize winners announced
Benefit concert postponed
Folk club cancels March concert
Theatre group reschedules plays to next year
College campuses transition to online learning
Teachers are designing activities for home learning
School adopts Batlow as 'bushfire buddy'
Schoolwork prepared for online learning
Students take part in photography workshop
Events cancelled, postponed and proceeding
Umina launches Learning at Home portal
School attendance drops to 15 per cent
School subscribes to online learning programs
Southern Spirit declared runners-up after washout
Women's sevens final played at Woy Woy
Netball association may face tough decisions
Woy Woy Lions activities postponed at least until May
Soccer players wait for news about season's future
Swans season deferred

Bays Fair won't be held until next year

The Bays Community Group will not hold its annual Bays Fair until next year.

Group president Ms Cathy Gleeson said the Fair's organising committee made the decision to postpone the event in line with current restrictions around public gatherings.

Ms Gleeson said the committee was looking at March 14 next year as the new date.

"After consultation with the organising committee, it has been decided to hold off until next year as the logistics of securing another available date this year, combined with advice from authorities to not hold events attracting large crowds, next March looked like the safest option," Ms Gleeson said.

Ms Gleeson also called on the Bays community to be responsible and empathetic during these times.

"As this current health crisis changes rapidly, please take care and listen to what the authorities are encouraging us all to do.

"Check in and ask your elderly neighbours and anyone you know who may need assistance during these trying times.

"You may be able to help out with shopping or other errands.

"In times like this, it is great to be a part of a community that rallies around and looks after each other.

"It was great to see a few people have already posted on the Bays Community Facebook page offering this kind of assistance," Ms Gleeson said.

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