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21 Sep 2020
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Wicks called to intervene in bridge dispute
Policy changed to allow burning at Patonga properties
Online and on-site voting for Diggers' board
Chickens hatch at Woy Woy
Woy Woy bingo resumes in Ettalong
Council to spend $7.5 million from contribution plans
He can remember the Harbour Bridge being built
Brigade offers online advice instead of open day
CWA branch receives grant for internet and television
Trolley loads of groceries donated to Mary Mac's Place
No firm date for water main project, despite 22 breaks
Over-55s village is almost finished
House demolition permitted
Changes approved for renovations at club
Proposal for three two-storey units
Application for granny flat display centre
Councillors achieve three years in office
House fire attended by 40 firefighters
CWA branch sells jams and pickles
Rotary hears about rainforest book
Rotary club makes workmanship award
Men's Shed annual meeting
Recognised with life membership
Library opening hours extended
Book fair postponed until restrictions are eased
Food and wine donated for fundraising raffle
Peninsula businesses named as awards finalists
Below average rainfall so far this month
Raising money while walking the streets
Support sought for funding application
Take your own trolley if you want to put your dog in it
Dog poo is a pollutant and health hazard
Use of bikes in parks is not black and white
Spend taxpayer and ratepayer money for all
Frustrated with trend to advertising litter?
Second aged care provider pays bonus shortfall
New resident moves in at 103
Aged care home reviews future in-person visits
Podcasts made for Women's Health Week
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Arts Trail held on long weekend
Bouddi Foundation awards initial round of grants
Students discover flying fox skull
Student finishes in top five of national music competition
CWA branch sponsors student excursions and activities
Student reports on Girrakool and Bulgandry excursions
Yuki completes five-month leadership program
School photos taken individually
Scholarship available for Bays resident
Excursion to outdoor education camp
Umina surf club hold awards presentation online
Three finals played at Umina on 'Super Saturday'
Junior touch accepts registrations
'Come and try' water polo
Bicycle group holds 'coffee cruise' to Woy Woy
Netball results
Soccer results
Bridge club attendance halves

Frustrated with trend to advertising litter?

Am I alone in my frustration at the latest trend for advertising material by supermarkets and other organisations to now appear on the ground at the foot of my letterbox which has a "No Junk Mail" sticker?

I have no beef with those people who read and gain information from such literature when it is placed legally in their letterbox, but I choose otherwise.

An email to Central Coast Council was answered fairly quickly but the essence of the reply was that I needed to provide details of the perpetrator for action to be taken.

That is difficult, when the nuisance appears to happen during darkness at the foot of our long driveway.

When I supplied images of the material, I was told the Council Officer would contact the distribution company.

The material kept coming.

I had to resort to a large hand-written ugly sign before the pollution stopped.

I then removed the sign and the illegal rubbish appeared again.

Yes, it is illegal because Section 144A of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 defines advertising material as any paper product (including a leaflet, brochure or magazine) or other material thing, that contain advertising or promotional matter.

Advertising material can only be deposited in three ways - directly into people's letterboxes, into newspaper receptacles or under doors to premises.

People cannot place advertising material under a vehicle's windscreen wipers (or wedged into a car door), on top of property gates or fences, in a public place, in open private places and in other inappropriate areas where it has the potential to become litter.

The pile of such material outside some homes in our street clearly signals to those of a light-fingered persuasion that the house is empty.

If you have a similar problem, please join me in my single-handed campaign to stop this latest violation of our pollution laws and do something for the environment.

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