Permit row could sink swim school

SOMERVILLE Swim School could be forced to close if its owners cannot come to agreement with Mornington Peninsula Shire over its hours of operation, class sizes and parking requirements. Evan and Caro...

Update for Crib Point

THE 10-year-old Crib Point township plan has been updated and is open for public input until 14 August. The plan sets out the strategic vision and direction of the town’s development and aims to prot...

VCAT showdown for shire and aero club

THE Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal has been called in to determine what activities Peninsula Aero Club can undertake at the Tyabb airfield. Issues being investigated are use of the east-west...

Clubs’ rooms damaged in ram raid

CLUBROOMS at Baxter Park used by Frankston South football and Baxter cricket clubs were badly damaged in a ram raid last week. It was the second time this year the clubhouse at the corner of Sages an...

Final siren sounds for sports season hopes

THE 2020 MPNFL season has been cancelled. AFL South East announced the decision to call off their competitions on 27 June. All senior football and netball divisions will not go ahead this year. There...

Timely stitches for charities

A CREATIVE idea that “sort of just snowballed” led to residents at Martha Cove Retirement Village knitting 351 beanies which, when sold to visitors, raised $870 for cancer research and care of the ho...

Alarm over whale-chasing boats

RESEARCHERS from the Dolphin Research Institute are worried about the welfare of a southern right whale mother and her calf after they were harassed by a vessel near Cape Schanck on Sunday. A volunte...

Aquatic centre naming process ‘flawed’

By Hugh Fraser*   IN May, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council officers presented only one name for councillors to “rubber stamp” as the name of our fabulous new 50-metre pool and aquatic centre a...

Elections like never before

ALL candidates in the October Mornington Peninsula Shire Council elections must complete a course on local government in August. The course requirement means candidates will be unable to keep their i...

Tracking night and day

SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol’s automatic number plate recognition system appears to be making it hard for those driving stolen, unregistered or other “vehicles of interest” to hide. The system is used d...