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Man and daughter test positive to coronavirus
Solar panels to shade carpark
Council to install soap in at least 12 public toilet blocks
Community group welcomes shared zone grant
CWA members make trauma teddies
Panel approves boarding house 'in the public interest'
Hardware supply store approved with noise conditions
Median DA time is 34 days, says mayor
New workshop approved for Men's Shed
Council proposes alcohol-free zones
Celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary
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Car boot sale put on hold until next year
Bridge players asked to pre-book sessions
Recognising the unsung heroes
Knitting rugs and quilts for Elsie's Retreat
Association is close to fundraising target for hall upgrade
Cake ingredients wanted
School holiday program at PCYC
Website for women with disabilities welcomed
Ettalong bakery wins prizes in national competition
Vouchers and rebates for energy bills
Woy Woy Bay has 5G coverage
No rain in almost three weeks
Outdoor healthy space in danger of being destroyed
Worst of the worst roam Chambers Place
Why not have shared zone on Ettalong waterfront?
Seating will only make thin lane thinner
Paperbarks slashed yet again
What is council spending supposed to achieve?
Covid testing shows no increase with local clinic opening
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Umina wins three lifesaving excellence awards
No spectators allowed at rugby union finals at Woy Woy
Tennis club celebrates member's 94th birthday
Ourimbah avoided an upset at Woy Woy oval
Outrigger club blesses its newest canoe
Semi-finals played for Umina Minor Pairs
New president for Umina bowls
Soccer results
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Seating will only make thin lane thinner

I write in reference to the article in Peninsula News 501 on August 24 about the laneway between Umina Beach surf club and Ocean Beach surf club being "upgraded".

For the Central Coast mayor Lisa Matthews to say that the installation of seating, signage and landscaping in this laneway is an improvement just shows the people who live here just how far out of touch she is to what this community really needs.

To install seating anywhere along this laneway is a dumb idea.

Seats will obstruct traffic the people who are fortunate enough to live on these beachfront properties, this is their only access to their properties.

Seating will only make a thin laneway even thinner and what's the point of seating when you will be only looking at property boundaries and backyards?

The $300k grant funding could be better spent on seating along The Esplanade so people can look at a view.

Or, the beach accesses at the end of South and Berith streets could be improved.

For a small community group to be able to lobby Council and achieve funding for a project very few have even heard of is remarkable.

It took many community groups, local MPs and lots of public pressure for this Council to even think about dredging the channel when lives could have been in danger.

Now we are going to get seats installed on the side of a road that doesn't have a verge for them to be installed on.

Smart move, Central Coast Council!

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