Ratepayers pay for parting gift

RATEPAYERS will foot the bill for a gift to departing Kingston CEO John Nevins. Kingston Council voted on 22 July to “approve the expenditure of $2,000 for the purposes of a gift to the retiring CEO”...

Bike found

POLICE are searching for the owner of a bicycle found at a Carrum address. The found bicycle frame is a Gitane Mach 1200. The owner of the bike is urged to contact Senior Constable Ross Williams at C...

Parking funds approved

KINGSTON Council has voted to note that a provision of over $2 million has been made to refund parking fines to ratepayers. Earlier this year, council announced it would refund fines to residents aft...

Fundraiser for family reaches $25,000

THERE has been an outpouring of community support for a local mother who died during childbirth last week. Chelsea Kindergarten vice president Bec Elizabeth and her daughter Peyton died last week aft...

Rail set for under road

THE state government has announced the removal of three level crossings on the Frankston line has been brought forward, with works now touted to be completed by 2022. It was announced on Sunday, 28 J...

SES members celebrate milestones

MEMBERS from the Chelsea SES are among those that have been recognised at the VICSES central region annual awards night. SES members Ron Fitch and Daniel Alpel both received recognition, earning a na...

Recycling woes hit Kingston again

FOR the second time this year, recycling from the Kingston municipality has had to be diverted to landfill. Kingston’s recycling service provider SKM shut its doors last week, leaving over 30 council...