Party ends when police arrive

FIVE people allegedly caught partying at a Somerville house on the weekend have each been fined $1652. Sergeant Damien Lombard, of Hastings police, said police knocked on the door suspecting a party ...

Churches unite to ease COVID-19 fatigue

By Barry Morris A SIGN on the front of the Anglican Centre in Mornington declares: “Our buildings may be closed, but our church is alive and well.” The sign reflects the spirit that has driven Mornin...

Cyclists want to close ‘gaps’ in trail

THE Bicycle Network – previously Bicycle Victoria – is urging Mornington Peninsula residents to provide feedback to the shire’s plans to “improve the cycling experience on the peninsula”. The RideSaf...

Gateway lead to Sorrento’s future

A MASTER plan for Sorrento will include a gateway to the ferry terminal and the main street, linking the town centre to the coastline with a “modern feel”. Developed from a 2018 coastal and marine pl...

Hearings could lead to airfield shut down

PENINSULA Aero Club says the enforcement order being sought by Mornington Peninsula Shire, if granted, will “effectively” shut down the Tyabb airfield. A news release issued by PAC president Jack Vev...

Farmers to be heard at school

A SIX-month program has been unveiled to get farmers to teach students about agricultural practices. The Farms2Schools program will give primary and secondary students an insight into how everyday ag...

Vote to change ‘offensive’ name

COMMUNITY voting for a new name for Blacks Camp Reserve at Somerville ends Monday, 21 September. Mornington Peninsula Shire decided to rename the reserve after “community feedback has indicated the n...

Mural for ‘lockdown legends’

A MURAL in the Mornington Secondary College year 8 area called Lockdown Legends aims to recognise those who reached high levels of achievement and engagement during lockdown and inspire others when t...

Garage fire fight

WESTERN Port fire brigades fought a garage fire in Nottingham Avenue, Somerville, 7.40pm, Sunday 9 August. Somerville CFA was quickly on scene with three fire trucks, followed soon after by Baxter CF...

Charged over drugs

A SAFETY Beach woman has been charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of a drug of dependence, proceeds of crime offences and firearms offences. The 34-year-old was among 11 people charged fol...