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4 Oct 2022
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Three council reserves still on the market, CEN claims
One per cent of council grants for Peninsula community
Council starts beach patrols early
Men's Shed receives further $20,000 grant
Three groups benefit from Club Grants
Umina CWA cooking competition
Call to support establishment of alternative schools
Ferries diverted
Firefighters called to Umina house fire
Vietnam Vets receive support service grant
Tender sought for landfill cell design at Woy Woy tip
Volunteers wanted for Woytopia Festival
Naidoc event at Mingaletta
Teddy bear tribute to a late husband
Fire brigade seeks four part-time fire fighters
Sydney's 'Roaring 20s' to be relived
'Slime lab' at shopping centre
Coronavirus case numbers level off to 190
September rainfall was well above average
Four-unit development planned adjacent to bowls club
Dual occupancy application requests street tree removal
More than 120 DAs remain 'under assessment'
Simple and safe solution is to install roundabout
Dementia sufferers often feel isolated
Ratepayers' objections overridden at ratepayers' cost
Council decisions - administrator or dictator?
'Putinesque' is legitimate description of DA process
Is placing Council under administration not intervention?
'Girls' Night In' to raise funds for Cancer Council
Hospital visiting restrictions change
New Telehealth system for aged care home
Sit Saturday Sunrise meditations start
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Little Theatre holds auditions
Awards made for Little Theatre's Flash Festival
Folk club to hold performers' night
Patchwork group shares achievements
Bridget wins silver medal with Sydney North tennis team
Students present projects at 'sustainability convention'
Ettalong's HeadStart program is about to start
Preschool to set up 'loose parts' play yard
Great North Walk to receive upgrade
Stage 2 students share $100 prize pool for reading
Twilight Spring Fair planned for October 15
Umina United beat SEU 6-0 in women's grand final
Rugby club to have most important meeting since 1975
SEU Reserves win WPL grand final
Bridge club plays Spring Pairs
Charity bowls raises $1320 at Ettalong
Women's charity day raises $2000
Access restricted to leisure centre
Spectacular Twenty Twenty Two
Tennis club wins grant for re-fencing project
Junior touch rep team trials announced
Rooster Juniors seek coaching interest



Council starts beach patrols early

Central Coast Council has started its beach patrols early this year, from Thursday, September 22.

Council unit manager Mr Phil Cantillon said while many of our beaches would be supervised, everyone needed to be "surf smart".

"Council's lifeguards will patrol our shorelines from Monday to Friday, and Surf Life Saving volunteers keep everyone safe on weekends and public holidays.

The beaches will be patrolled 9am to 5pm until the end of the season on April 25.

Over the Christmas holiday period, from December 19 to January 29, the beaches will be patrolled for an extra hour from 9am to 6pm.

"We remind all community members to swim between the red and yellow flags, and to stay informed with weather updates and any subsequent beach closures on Council's Facebook page.

"Board riders are asked to keep outside the black and white flags on each side of the red and yellow flags, as these indicate the surf craft exclusion zone."

Mr Cantillon said beach-goers should swim at supervised beaches only.

"Always obey the signs which indicate any hazards present," he said.

"Always listen to the lifeguards and lifesavers.

"Never run or dive into the water, as the depth can change quickly.

"If you are unsure of the conditions, ask a lifeguard or lifesaver.

"If you get into difficulty, stay calm, raise your arm and yell for assistance.

"Children should always be supervised by an adult at all aquatic locations.

"Avoid swimming for at least one day after heavy rain to decrease exposure to stormwater pollution.

"Be aware of obvious signs of pollution such as litter, odours and surface scums following heavy rain."

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