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25 Jul 2022
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Umina loses its last bank branch
Census figures show increased skew to older age
Bruce Judd celebrates 93rd birthday
Brigade members help a neighbour
Dr Reid visits CWA branch
Beekeepers urged to remain vigilant
Missing children found
Trees planted in Lone Pine Ave for National Tree Day
Council plants dune vegetation for National Tree Day
Umina man wins $2.6 million
Retired principal to stand for Legislative Council
Garbage truck dumps its load in Ettalong
Woytopia festival stalls available
Council to discuss including youth in community life
Queen Jubilee grant for mature waterfront fig tree
Clean4Shore removes polystyrene from Patonga
Community spirit shown in beach clean-up
Historic ferry 'in action again'
Greens ask Minister for immediate council elections
CWA branch attends inquiry into homelessness
CWA branch sells jams through local cafe
Take care around schools, Crouch urges
Wettest year recorded in 18 years
Review sought of Paton St refusal
ACF branch calls for Austin Butler sale to be rescinded
Petition started for Ettalong foreshore lighting
Approval granted for 273 Peninsula trees
Feature native vegetation for a better business plan
Council should have started rock pool safety work
Will history repeat itself?
Work at aged care home continues despite rain
Aged care home suffers virus outbreak
Central Coast Health provides boosters at Woy Woy
Mental health sessions offered
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Pearl Beach Singers to hold concert
Little Theatre stages David Williamson's Travelling North
Winners of ephemeral art trail announced
Plenty of patchwork projects at crafts centre
Volunteers wanted for book fair
Teacher has baby girl
School raises seven times heart appeal target
Cheerleading team qualifies for national championships
Replacing lantana with local species
Daisy is Griffin of the Week
Designing and controlling their own models
Grandparents' day at St John's
School creates Year 2 Museum
Savannah is 14th in the state
Target program interviews to be held in August
Students prepare for Laycock St showcase
Preschool takes part in National Pyjama Week
Chickens at community childcare
Picnic lunch at Ettalong for Education Week
School athletics carnival postponed
Parents reminded to observe parking signage
President's Cup attracts 11 bridge pairs
Umina women finally complete Major Singles
Roosters to hold Old Boys Day
League Tag win against Terrigal
Surf clubs hold pool rescue championships
Applications open for netball representative season
Junior basketball season starts
Round one defeats in pennant competition
Presented with reserve champion prizes
Roosters' Reserves win Terrigal game
Softball registrations open
Swans presentation night
Touch coaches wanted for representative season
Soccer presentation postponed until October



Trees planted in Lone Pine Ave for National Tree Day

The Grow Urban Shade Trees group celebrated National Tree Day on Sunday, July 24, planting street trees in Lone Pine Ave.

The group purchased the trees of species stipulated by Central Coast Council.

Council identified the locations along Lone Pine Ave where trees could be planted, and 41 residents were invited to have a tree planted on their verge if they were willing to care for it.

Of these, 15 residents took up the offer.

Group member Ms Jan Deighton said: "Residents were excited to be part of this project and are looking forward to the prospect of a shaded pathway."

Another member Ms Lesley Harvey said it was also a great learning experience for the many volunteers who came to help on the planting day.

Group member Ms Deb Sunartha said the group was encouraged by the residents offering to care for a tree, recognising their contribution to a more liveable environment for future generations to enjoy.

She said reasons given for choosing not to have a tree included concerns about leaf drop, the possible impact on their lawns, a dislike of trees and needing their verge for car parking.

Ms Sunartha said the group was wanting to offset the huge loss of mature shade and habitat trees that the Peninsula has suffered.

"Our council planners have approved the removal of 253 trees since the start of 2020, as a direct result of development applications for multi villa, secondary dwellings and new house builds,.

"If this rate of tree removals continues, many locals fear that the Peninsula will see even hotter summers, disappearing bird life, shadeless walks, poor air quality and less liveable conditions."

She said the Greener Places Strategy adopted by the council recommended the retention of trees to protect our environment and ensure sustainable development. "This strategy is being ignored."

Group founder Ms Jen Wilder said: "What prompted us to select Lone Pine Ave for our National Tree event'was the tree loss that resulted from the new Lone Pine Plaza development.

"Shade trees must be installed here to offset that loss and reduce urban heat.'

"We hope that this project will inspire other Peninsula residents to plant a native tree in their yard or verge to increase canopy cover and enhance our local area."

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