Want a spot to chain your bike up in Manly? You’d better be quick!
With the rapid increase in the popularity of bikes in the Manly area, finding somewhere to park them is often a challenge.
The Council installed bike racks are filled to the brim, leaving cyclists with no option but to chain their bikes to trees, poles or anything that’s not moving!
Although the Council has installed more bike racks, the problem is they are designed to hold two bikes, but in reality can only hold one.
Have you had trouble finding somewhere to park your bike? What do you think would be a good solution?
Be on the lookout! There has been a concerning number of thefts in the Manly area recently.
Manly police have warned about an increase in Steal From Motor Vehicle offenses in the Seaforth/Balgowlah Area. The offender is smashing car windows and stealing any valuables inside. They are urging residents to make sure they remove any valuables from their cars to avoid being a target.
Police are also pleading that bikes are not left chained up in public places overnight. Thieves are cutting bike chains while no one is around to deter them.
Please pass on this info to neighbours and friends and ring the police on 9977 9499 if you see anything suspicious!
While the areas around Manly are generally clean, cigarette butts continue to be a major problem as they have to be picked-up by hand during clean-up.
Sunday's annual Clean Up Australia Day highlighted what a problem butts have become with 183 butts collected around one seat alone in a non-smoking park!
Has anyone got a creative solution on how we can prevent cigarette butts littering our beaches & parks?
There were no surprises in the selection of the priorities wanted by Northern Beaches residents at the public forum held on 29/2/12 for the NSW Government's Northern Beaches Regional Action Plan 2021.
Here are the top five in summary:
Transport - remove congestion; improve bus services
Quality Health Care - build new hospital, accessible by transport
Local Economy - local tourism; support local businesses & jobs; improved planning; infrastructure to support economic growth
Protect the Environment - improve sewage treatment to protect waterways
Affordable Housing - so young people don't have to leave the area; workers live locally
What do you think? Are these your top priorities for the area? What else is important?
Candy Bingham, Deputy Mayor, Northern Beaches Council. Background in marketing, public relations & community engagement. Author of five business books. Former Lady Mayoress of Sydney. Aka Candy Tymson.