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4 May 2020
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Petrol is cheaper at Broken Hill than on the Peninsula
Nine groups granted a total of almost $200,000
Bridge safety plan 'overkill', says association
Permission obtained for remembrance activities
John Twiner pays his respects
Council provides financial relief to ratepayers
Cancelled event turns a profit for thankful Rotary club
Community groups ask visitors to stay at home
Repairs made to walking track in national park
The Bays residents' lives change dramatically
Group asks residents to remain vigilant against weed
Travel card eligibility widened
Cafe closes after suffering break-in
Driest fortnight this year
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Ratepayers are becoming desperate
Confidence wanted in council management of funds
Work from home after lockdown ends
Esplanade footpath needs access for scooters and bikes
Extended library services should be expanded
Fuel profiteering as we are asked to pull together
Queensland Council installs toilet soap dispensers
Council replies to toilet letter
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Pearl Beach resident starts online support group
New aged care wing to be named Pozieres House
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Little Theatre turns to video conferencing
Carol's quilting selected for Australasian finals
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Students' return based on house groups
Students to be continue to study online
Work packs prepared for five weeks
Umina campus starts staged returns next Monday
School canteen to re-open on Monday
Preschool will meet in groups of 10
Pick-up process changed at Woy Woy South
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Killcare Surf Life Saving Club reports active season
Bay-to-Bay run cancelled
Cricket awards held by social media live stream
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Hoop pines planted to represent Woy Woy's fallen

Group asks residents to remain vigilant against weed

The Bays Community Group has called on residents to remain vigilant against the weed known as Farmer's Friend or Cobblers Peg.

Group president Ms Cathy Gleeson said the weed was often seen in gardens and on road sides, and was recognisable by the seed heads of fine black pegs that stick to fabrics, shoes and furs, as well as the small yellow flowers it produces.

"As a young plant, the leaf structure is easily identifiable and easily pulled out," she said.

"This weed is easily removed at any stage but the whole weed needs to be bagged, binned or buried deeply as quickly as possible to stop it spreading.

"This means taking care to pull out the whole plant including roots and any of the seeds or pegs attached to clothing," she said.

"Farmer's Friend will continue to reseed so it requires vigilance, early detection and removal to prevent it from reaching the flowering and seed stage and spreading."

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