All calm for ‘disaster’ ship’s visit

ALL was calm in Port Phillip and the view from HMAS Choules as it lay at anchor off Safety Beach last week. Signs of life on the land would have been unremarkable for those aboard the Choules at nigh...

Hands raised for roadside clean up

TEN enthusiastic volunteers got together to clean up sections of the Esplanade, Mt Martha, after the Around the Bay in a Day ride, Sunday 6 October. Over two-and-a-half hours between Ellerina and Bra...

Hastings drink driver

A 45-year-old woman was detected drink driving in Hastings last night (8 October) following a single vehicle crash. A member of the public alerted police after the car crashed into a ditch near the c...

Community input call on foreshore plan

A TOILET block, playground, boardwalk and more picnic facilities may be included in a new foreshore precinct around the Truemans Road beach car park. The features are being assessed by the Capel Soun...

Waiting in line

TEMPORARY replacement portable toilets at Capel Sound Foreshore Reserve are “horrendous” and don’t compensate campers and visitors for the loss of the old concrete block, a resident says. Chris Major...

Councils warned about corruption

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire, neighbouring Frankston and municipalities across the state have been warned to watch out for corruption when buying goods and services. The Independent Broad-based Anti-co...

Aged susceptible to a loneliness ‘epidemic’

By Barry Morris IN keeping with a worrying Australia-wide trend, loneliness is seeping across the Mornington Peninsula, fuelled by the growing number of elderly people living on their own. It is prob...

Paraglider crashes near pier

A MAN in his 30s was taken to Frankston Hospital with back injuries on Saturday afternoon (5 October) after his paraglider spiralled and then crashed into the ground at Flinders. It is understood the...

Burn off bans eased for season fire safety

RESTRICTIONS are being eased this month to allow owners of small properties to burn off for fire prevention purposes. Open air burning is allowed 9am-4pm, Fridays and Saturdays, on land less than 150...

Permits for take-off

PERMITS have been issued for the Peninsula Aero Club’s 2020 air show to be held in March. The mayor Cr David Gill said Mornington Peninsula Shire Council was “always committed to seeing the air show ...