Police taskforce tackles family violence

RECOGNITION that they “weren’t being effective in tackling family violence” prompted Kingston police to help form Taskforce Alexis in December – and the results are proving its effectiveness. The fir...

Laughter the best medicine

THE humanitarian clowns bus is coming… hopefully. The charity group, which believes laughter is the best medicine to cheer up the ill and disadvantaged, is aiming to raise enough money to buy a Laugh...

Council ‘bullying cover up’

FRANKSTON Council is being accused of having a “cover up” culture as more details emerge of bullying claims at the civic centre. WorkCover was called in to investigate the alleged bullying of a counc...

Nursing service cuts staff

STAFF cuts at the Royal District Nursing Service’s Frankston and Rosebud offices will not affect patients, according to the service’s management. The organisation says there will be “no change to pat...

Cabin park upgrades on the table

TALKS between Seaford Beach Cabin Park owner Michael Hibbert and Frankston Council over a new 10-year lease for the site are continuing in the lead-up to a March deadline to agree a deal. The cabin p...

Uber’s night moves hurt taxi drivers

NIGHT-TIME taxis patronage across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula has dived after the launch of Uber’s ridesharing service in late December, according to frustrated cabbies. US based Uber, bac...

Council’s dog attack response condemned

THERE have been more than 900 reported dog attacks on people and animals in Frankston in the past four years. Frankston Council figures reveal there were 233 reports of dog attacks last year and 225 ...

Creek land bids process ‘muddied’

KINGSTON councillors will make a decision next month on three Crown land licences for Pompei’s Landing on Mordialloc Creek. But the waters of the expressions of interest process may have been muddied...

Bandicoot under threat from government

THE federal Department of the Environment is trying to take the southern brown bandicoot off its threatened species list. The move has angered conservationists in Frankston and Mornington Peninsula r...