Boat ramp to get better

A $1.6m upgrade for Hastings boat ramp starting this month is scheduled to be finished in October. Stage one of the works by the state government will include replacing the existing boat ramp with a ...

Wheeled to safety

SES Sorrento crews used their “mule litter wheel” to evacuate a young mountain bike rider after he crashed at on the weekend. The 15-year-old came over a jump on the steep tracks near Red Hill and la...

Shots, fire at Baxter

DETECTIVES from the Armed Crime Squad are investigating a shooting and a car fire at Baxter, Thursday 2 July. Emergency services, including Hastings SES and Baxter and Somerville CFA crews, were call...

‘Vision’ aims to protect The Briars

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has unveiled a new “vision” for The Briars historic property at Mount Martha. The “largest environmental asset” on the peninsula has a wildlife sanctuary, picnic lawns, her...

Costly pit stop

A VISIT to the BP Service Station on Peninsula Link at Baxter did not go as planned for a Rosebud man, 8am, Wednesday 1 July. As Somerville Highway Police watched his black Ford sedan, pictured, driv...

Children in danger online

CHILDREN are not safe online, says Detective Superintendent Jane Welsh. “The reality is that increased online socialising and other activities caused by the global pandemic provides a greater opportu...

Less speed for safety

UP to 24 streets in Rosebud will be given 40kph speed limits as “part of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s efforts to improve road safety”. This comes after a study found residential areas of Rosebud, Has...

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...

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...

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...