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...

New deputy elected

FRANKSTON has a new deputy mayor. North-East Ward councillor Michael O’Reilly was elected to the role at council’s latest public council meeting on 2 July. A split 5-3 vote of councillors saw Cr O’Re...

A new story for all writers

EVERY story has an ending but another tale is always about to begin. That’s certainly the case for writer Mairi Neil who closed the book on 20 years as founder of the Mordialloc Writers’ Group when s...

New station gets office fit-out

RATEPAYERS will come to the aid of firefighters amid a slight funding shortfall to fit out its new Edithvale fire station. A new Country Fire Authority station was built on Station Street after the s...

Parking squeeze probe

THE squeeze on available carpark spaces around Kingston amid the rise of multi-unit apartment blocks will be investigated by Kingston Council. North Ward councillor George Hua introduced a notice of ...

Washed up tinny taken on ‘joyride’

THOUSANDS of dollars that could have been splashed out on a search and rescue operation off Frankston beach was saved thanks to CCTV surveillance cameras near the foreshore. When a 4-metre tinny cont...

New code for gifts

FRANKSTON councillors have agreed to a revised code of conduct as part of an annual review of behavioural guidelines. Changes to the code include a voluntary lowering of the dollar value at which cou...