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Collapse Issue 536:<br />24 Jan 2022<br />_____________Issue 536:
24 Jan 2022
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Aged care home rapid test orders 'commandeered'
Council works budget of $18M for next financial year
Residents call for more time for rates submissions
Australia Day celebrations cancelled at Pearl Beach
Beach safety brochure produced for Pearl Beach
Two books to be discussed by book club
Lions club resumes monthly car boot sale
GUST founder wins Council environment award
Planting trees for leafy, shady streets
Business award to local Rotary member
Seniors' diaries offered for free
Rainfall is less than half January average
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Ettalong foreshore rezoning allowed to proceed
Dual occupancy application has detailed arborist report
Panel stands by its refusal of Ettalong development
Council to consider registering kiosk lease
Council to employ more regulatory planners
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Dangerous intersection becomes statistically safe
Responsibility remains for Rawson Rd level crossing
Treeless suburbs are literally killing us
More scrutiny needed in absence of character controls
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
First Aid training at the Bays hall
Trading hours cut due to staff shortage
Virus hospital admissions peak at 96
Leave a message for short-staffed PCYC
New chief at Umina aged care home
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Arts and crafts classes to start next week
Patchwork group holds social stitching day
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Five students achieve band six scores
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Umina Beach plays Minor Pairs final
'Faster' bike ride from Woy Woy
Outrigger club takes part in Newcastle regatta
Southern Spirit cricket results
Cricket results prior to last weekend
Under-70 bridge results
Twilight pairs at Ettalong

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Beach safety brochure produced for Pearl Beach

A beach safety brochure is being distributed at Pearl Beach to educate visitors and residents about the dangers of the beach.

A number of community education safety sessions were also being held.

Ocean Beach surf lifesaver Ms Louise Lambeth is author of the children's surf safety book, Annie and the Waves, has been involved in producing the leaflets and running the education sessions.

She said the beach had been classified as a black spot, following recent drownings and because of its sudden drop off into deep water and surging and plunging waves with a strong backwash, and lacking a beach patrol.

"Pearl Beach Cafe and Pearl Beach Patonga Real Estate are stocking these brochures plus my drowning prevention children's books and are making sure residents and visitors will be able to access these brochures."

Surf Life Saving Central Coast was creating a series of brochures with input from local clubs, she said.

She said the Pearl Beach Progress Association and council lifeguards were joining her in presenting "ongoing community education sessions".

Ocean Beach and Umina Surf Life Saving Clubs were first responders for Pearl Beach, she said.





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