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The Weekly Times - TWT - April 11th, 2018

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6 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 11 April, 2018 Eastwood fatality prompts police to warn of high risk POLICE have stressed the importance of pedestrian safety after a 61-year-old woman was hit by a car and killed in Eastwood last Saturday. The fatality occurred around 2.40 pm at the intersection of Rutledge Street and East Parade, Eastwood and the woman was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition, where she later died. The 62-year-old male driver was taken to Ryde Police Station where he was charged with Dangerous driving Occasioning Death and Drive Manner Dangerous and Negligent Driving. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Burwood Local Court on May 30. The fatality has prompted police to issue a statement to urge motorists to be aware of pedestrians. “It is easy to become complacent about safety, especially on a familiar route such as on your way to or from work. “Taking risks and not being mindful on the roads can have serious consequences. “It’s important to have your head in the moment and make safe decisions when crossing the road.” The police statement also urges pedestrians to take care. “Before you cross the road look before you cross. “Just because someone else decides to cross, doesn’t mean it’s safe for you, make sure you unplug your earphones and put away your phone. “Never assume that an approaching vehicle can see you, or will stop for you. “Wait until all vehicles have stopped before you step off the kerb “Avoid crossing between parked cars or at the front or back of buses and large vehicles ”At intersections, check for turning vehicles before you leave the kerb, and while you are crossing the road and wear bright, light coloured clothing at night or in reduced visibility conditions.” Police also urge pedestrians to use pedestrian crossings and wait for the walk signal. At trac lights don’t enter the road if vehicles are moving through the crossing or if the red don’t walk signal shows.” Hunters Hill’s General Manager calls it a day HUNTERS Hill General Manager Barry Smith will retire this year after 22 years of service to the heritage municipality. His retirement was announced last Thursday night and Hunters Hill Mayor Mark Bennett has released this tribute to him: “Following a long career of public service within Local Government, Council was advised that General Manager Barry Smith will not be renewing his Hunters Hill General Manager Barry Smith. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO contract with Hunter’s Hill Council. “His retirement becomes effective in September this year. “Mr. Smith not only has almost 46 years of outstanding service to Local Government but has been a prominent figure within Hunters Hill for the past 22 years, providing strategic leadership through dicult times. “He has continued to provide valuable counsel to the Council and our staff. I want to publicly thank Barry for his service and dedication to serving our community and helping to grow this Municipality.” Mr. Smith will perform the role of General Manager until September when the council will seek to fill the vacancy. Mayor Bennett concedes it will be a challenge to find a replacement but Mr Smith has left the council in a strong position. “Barry Smith has demonstrated leadership and energy during his time at Hunters Hill and he hands over a stronger team and organisation, well positioned for future opportunities and his legacy is one which Council can build on for a competitive, focused organisation which is committed to innovation and investment in the community service and infrastructure that are at the heart of this Municipality.” Mr Smith told The Weekly Times he will spend his retirement helping to look after a new grandchild and on gardening. He leaves Hunters Hill with many friends. “Those of us who know Barry personally admire him not only for his business efforts but also or his personal lifetime values as a devoted husband, father and soon to be grandfather,” Mayor Bennett said.” NEW SIGN HELPS TRAFFIC FLOW CLR BERNARD PURCELL was able to surprise and delight members of Eastwood Chamber of Commerce at their monthly meeting at Club Eastwood on Monday night announcing a new one way sign had been erected earlier that day in Hillview Lane. It had taken only six or seven years of persistence by the Chamber to achieve the result! Clr Purcell is one of the new Councillors on Ryde Council who waved the magic wand to achieve the result which will ease trac congestion in West Parade. Eastwood Chamber president Vic Tagg viewed the new signs with Clr Purcell after Monday’s Chamber meeting. TWT on-thespot PHOTO. 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Wednesday 11 April, 2018 THE WEEKLY TIMES 7 Centenary of WW1 1914 - 1918 F in a l WW1 A n z a c D a y C e n te n a r y S This y e a r ’ s 2 0 1 8 A n z a c D a y s e r v ic e s wil l b e the l a s t o f the s p e c ia l C e n te n a r y C o m m e m o r a tio n s e r v ic e s r e - 2018 ANZAC DAY SERVICES m e m b e r in g a l l tho s e who s e r v e d in Wo r l d Wa r 1 a n d e s - pecially those who paid the Supreme Sacrifice in 1918. e k l e s l p u a s p e c l d 1 c o m m e m or a e d n e e k ac k n l e d n g al l e e r e d s e r c e od , K g an d C ou n an d e k l e s r e ad e r s ar e d p p ar u l ar u s ou r of f am m e m b e r s or r s ou r c ol u m n s S e n d u s A n ac D u , P O B 123 R e The We y Tim wil ay tr ib te in ial Wor War off tive ition x t we ow gi thos who the ir vi to the ir “G in tr y” the many who laid down their lives paying the supreme sacrifice for their fellow countryman and woman. The We y Tim in vi te to ay the ir tic tr ib te in hon il y ot he in next week. tr ib te to: TWT z ay tr ib te ox yd 1680 or email at contactus@weeklytimes.com.au or go to our website – weeklytimes.com.au – and fill out the special Anzac Tribute form on the home page. Hunters Hill students join Hunters Hill RSL Sub Branch representative ed Balantyne to collect the soil samples on Remembrance Day. TWT onhe-spot PHOTO Hunters Hill Great War soil samples find a resting place SOIL samples collected by students on Remembrance Day from the Hunters Hill RSL Sub Branch in Alexandra Street will be among thousands honoured at Sydney’s Anzac Memorial for Anzac Day. The soil samples are part of a commemorative project to honour service men who “ansrd call in the Great War”. Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts said the Hunters Hill soil samples will join more than 1,600 samples from across NSW. is a riil announce this important project to commemora sacric those who served their country and contribud Anac lacy,” Mr Roberts said. “These soil samples were collected from sis r un sldirs nlisd ar bin cllcd as part of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Soil Collection project. “All soil samples will be placed in the renovated Hall of Service with the name of the town next to them. “Many Australian soldiers who enlisted to serve our country in World War One came from the Lane Cove electorate and we want to make sure we ar crain their contribution”. Mr Roberts said will be an honour to visit the Hall of Service at the refurbished Anzac Memorial where the soli samples will be appreciated and com- rad b nerations to come. irs r acrss dn rin have made an enor- us sacric r Ausralia in rin cnics and i is ital that we continue the Anzac spirit and remember their sacri- c said. The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project Soil Collection is part of the NSW Govern- ns urad Anzac Memorial in d Par durin Centenary of Anzac. The Anzac Memorial urad ill b cplete later this year. THIS year marks the final year of the Centenary of World War One and Anac Day Services throughout The Weekly Times territory will reect this important milestone. BALMAIN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: The historic Balmain Dawn Service at 6am held at Loyalty Square, corner Darling Street and Beattie Street, Balmain. The Dawn Service is hosted by the Inner West Council. BEECROFT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: Assemble at 2.45pm in Beecroft Shopping Centre carpark for the 3pm March to the Beecroft Cenotaph. Following the service there will be a concert of ten pipers from Pipers Of Distinction in the Beecroft Community Hall sponsored by Alan Drew Funerals. BREAKFAST POINT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: Dawn Service will be held on the Village Green at Breakfast Point from 5.45am hosted by the Breakfast Point Country Club. The Breakfast Point Country Club on Village Drive will also host the Breakfast Point Anzac Day Luncheon at the club from 11.30am with tickets at $50 per person. CONCORD WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: Dawn Service will be held at the Concord RSL Community Club in Nirranda Street, Concord from 5am and will be attended by Drummoyne MP John Sidoti. SUNDAY, APRIL 22: Dawn Service to mark the end of the Centenary of Anzac will be held from 5.30am at the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway in Killoola Street, Concord. DRUMMOYNE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: The Drummoyne RSL Sub Branch will hold a Dawn Service at 5.45am at the Council Chambers on the corner of Lyons Road and Marlborough Street. EPPING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: There will be an Anzac Day Service at 2pm in The Epping Club Ballroom followed by wreath laying at the Boronia Park Cenotaph. There’ll also be an Anzac Day Dawn Service at 6am in Forest Park, Epping. Visitors should assemble in the park at 5.45am. FIVE DOCK SUNDAY, APRIL 22: A Memorial Service will be held at the Five Dock Park Memorial from 11am. NEXT GEN HEALTH CLUB RYDE AQUATIC CENTRE 504 Victoria Rd Tel: 8005 7001 www.ifo.com.au/sale GLADESVILLE SUNDAY, APRIL 22: The Gladesville RSL Sub Branch will host an Anzac Day Service from 10.30am (to be seated by 10.45am) in the Gladesville RSL Club Auditorium. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: The Gladesville RSL Club will host two-up games in the Sunset Bar from 1pm and the Dragons vs Roosters game will be shown live on the big screen from 4pm. HORNSBY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: Hornsby RSL Club in High Street will host a day of events that commences with a Dawn Service and March from the club at 4.30am followed by a talent quest in the club showroom at 11.30am. There will be two-up games in the showroom from 2pm and the events close at 6pm with a performance by the Hornsby RSL Pipe Band. HUNTERS HILL MONDAY, APRIL 23: The Hunters Hill Anzac Eve Memorial Service will be held in the Town Hall in Alexandra Street from 7.30pm. The march to the Town Hall will gather at the Hunters Hill RSL Sub-Branch Hall corner Alexandra and Ady Streets at 7pm. This year’s event recognises 100 years of Women in War and the 95th Anniversary of this Commemorative Service held continuously in Hunters Hill. The guest speaker is award winning writer John Misto. LANE COVE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: Dawn Service will be held at Lane Cove Plaza from 7.15am hosted by Lane Cove Council and the Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch. Wreaths will be laid by all branches of the services, the Scouts and other groups and associations. This is a major event with a full band. Participants are advised to assemble before 7am. NORTH RYDE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: Assemble at 6.45 am for a march from North Ryde Oval in Cressy Road for a 7am Dawn Service at North Ryde RSL Community Club Cenotaph in the Memorial Garden. Two-up games will be held in the club’s Auditorium from 12 noon and a Sunset Service will be held at the Memorial Garden from 6pm. RYDE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25: The City of Ryde will hold the Anzac Day Service in Anzac Park, West Ryde from 9am followed by a morning tea at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club from 10am. This year’s event commemorates the end of the Centenary of The Great War. 3 APRIL 20 21 22 24 26 27 28 CIRCLE THESE DATES

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