Homeless stay out of reach

HOMELESSNESS is surging with a 17 per cent increase in Frankston and a 10 per cent increase on the Mornington Peninsula in the five years from the 2011-16 census nights. Figures released by the Counc...

Libs offer cop shop at Bayside

FRANKSTON’S Bayside Shopping Centre has been earmarked for one of 12 new police “shopfronts” if the Liberal Nationals coalition wins the November state election. The $7.2 million plan to put police i...

Happy ending follows housing plea

A PENSIONER’S fears that he could be evicted from his fourth rental property in as many years struck a chord with readers – and it seems help is at hand. Larry (surname withheld) said he feared becom...

Roundabout way to safety

WITH a recent history that includes 17 crashes requiring emergency services, the intersection of Western Port Highway and Robinsons Road, Langwarrin, is receiving an overdue upgrade. A roundabout at ...

Walking to talk on mental health care

THE shortage of safe, long-term accommodation for those affected by mental illness in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula has one man fearing for the plight of a family member. John Bradford, o...

Eyes in the sky on street crime

SIXTEEN months on, the city’s extensive network of CCTV cameras monitored by officers at Frankston police headquarters is providing an ever-watchful focus on street crime. With 345 cameras at Bayside...

Plea for witnesses to alleged carjacking

DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses to the horrific hijacking of a woman’s car in Frankston, Monday 22 January, to come forward. Detective Senior Constable Jasper Shannon said “many people s...

Arrests after teen’s carjack terror

TWO men allegedly involved in the horrific carjacking of a young woman’s car in Frankston on Monday night were in custody Thursday morning. In the frightening 22 January incident 18-year-old Skye wom...

Group ‘frustrated’ by freeway talks

VICROADS and the state government have been accused of steamrolling a road through wetlands by sidestepping meaningful public consultation. Residents Against Mordialloc Freeway (RAMF) has organised a...