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Collapse Issue 493 - 4 May 2020Issue 493 - 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

Extended library services should be expanded

The extended online services being provided by Central Coast libraries (Libraries extend free online resources, Peninsula News, April 20) are to be heartily welcomed but they should not be seen as merely a temporary measure to tide us over the current difficulties.

These extra services not only should remain permanently in place but should set the pattern for further expansion into these user-friendly areas that will encourage library use.

This is the correct direction for library development in the region.

It should be generously funded by using the resources set aside for the unnecessary monumental central library that council is proposing to build in Gosford.

Incidentally, that is the worst location, as well as a waste of money.

What the Central Coast needs is a widely decentralised system of small libraries for direct local access, supported by powerful online programs which provide strengthened capacity to reach out to global information sources.

That is what a 21st-century regional library should look like.

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