Laneway under fire

FRUSTRATED Edithvale residents are imploring Kingston Council to close a laneway to public use and misuse. South Ward councillor Tamsin Bearsley tabled a petition from “about 20 residents” in the Nor...

Eateries may fill ‘empty’ building

THE council building on Frankston’s foreshore partly leased by the Frankston Yacht Club may be on the verge of gaining two new occupants alongside the club. After the latest 2 July public council mee...

Wells Street audit under wraps

AN audit of the troubled revamp of Wells Street will not be made available to ratepayers after councillors voted behind closed doors after the 2 June public council meeting to keep its contents “conf...

Breakfast club forms for needy

BREAKFAST for the homeless and disadvantaged will be served up at Frankston’s Chisholm TAFE campus after the education institute stepped up to the plate to host a meals service from October. City Lif...

‘No more’ pokies spread – council

A PLEA to stop any more pokies machines coming to the Frankston area is being made by council to state politicians. Councillors at this month’s public council meeting unanimously decided to write to ...

History in the frame for art

A MOVE from premises in Mentone to new digs in early 2016 was the impetus for an art group to paint a picture of its own history in book form. Mentone Mordialloc Art Group member Pamela Cooper compil...

Off-leash beach ‘outrageous’

A BACKLASH against a proposed 24/7 off-leash zone for dogs at Edithvale beach has seen residents gather on the foreshore to show opposition to the proposal. Some dog owners also attended the demonstr...

Animal rescuers fee free

KIND-HEARTED rescuers who adopt pets from Frankston pounds will no longer pay registration fees after councillors decided to “reward love with love” by dropping the fees for the first year of ownersh...

Axed boulevard trees ‘unhealthy’

FRANKSTON Council has come under fire over the sudden axing of trees on Cranbourne-Frankston Road. Readers have contacted The Times expressing alarm about “a desolate bomb site” left in the wake of t...

Business chamber ‘goes bust’ shock

THE members of a major business chamber group in Frankston will vote later this month on putting the organisation into voluntary administration. The Frankston Business Network (FBN), also known as th...