Youth locked out of housing

YOUTH homelessness is on the rise and Mission Australia figures reveal nearly one in six young people aged 15-19 have experienced homelessness. The statistics include “hidden homelessness”, youngster...

Red moon a sight to behold

MARS sparkled down on Earth last Friday afternoon and evening (27 July) and a crowd of eager sightseers gathered at Olivers Hill to see the red planet in the sky during a lunar eclipse. Frankston res...

Labor comes to Baxter line party

THE electrification of the extension of the Frankston line to Baxter now has bipartisan support from both the Liberal and Labor parties. Federal Labor shadow transport spokesman Anthony Albanese visi...

Tax scammers hit the phones

TAX time is also scam time for thieves trying to intimidate people into handing over bank or credit card details to pay a fictitious tax debt. Scammers have been calling people throughout the Frankst...

Day carer wins accolade

LANGWARRIN family day care provider Vanessa Shaw has been recognised as Regional Educator of the Year after being nominated for a Family Day Care Australia award. Ms Shaw said it is “pretty amazing” ...

Pokies losses surge

Councils want state action COUNCILS across Victoria are uniting to demand changes to pokies laws but the plea seems to have fallen on policymakers’ deaf ears. The Labor state government, led by Premi...

Dogs homeward bound

LOST pooches will be quickly reunited with Kingston municipality owners who nominate a second and third contact for registered pets. Kingston councillors at the 23 July public council meeting unanimo...

‘Green land grab’ rejected

CENTRAL “green land” in Frankston is attracting interest for development as councillors debate how to push ahead with “greening” the city. The Times understands a state government department has in r...

Council morale ‘low’

CONFIDENCE in senior leadership at Frankston Council is low, according to the first staff survey conducted at council for many years. The results of an employee “alignment and engagement survey”, see...

Tenders face more oversight

CONCERNS over potential conflicts of interests will see greater oversight of a company set up by Frankston Council to manage aquatic and sports centres. Councillors at the 23 July public council meet...