Former Swan runs rubber duck race

SPECTATORS lined Frankston’s foreshore last Monday hoping their lucky ducky would be the one to win them some big bucks. It was a race meet with a difference trying to make a difference. The inaugura...

Who watches the councillors?

AN independent observer will be hired by Kingston Council to observe councillors’ behaviour and advise whether action is needed. Councillors backed Cr David Eden’s suggestion at a council meeting thi...

Guy open to wedge review

PLANNING minister Matthew Guy has indicated he will consider Kingston Council’s contentious bid to rezone land in the green wedge to a minimum lot size of 2000 square metres, possibly paving the way ...

Planting the seeds of success

PLANTING shrubs, cleaning off graffiti, picking up litter and even lobbying for a new public toilet in the shopping centre are worthwhile tasks being undertaken by the Chelsea Bonbeach Train Station ...

War memorial in doubt

FRANKSTON’S proposed new war memorial will not be completed in time for next year’s Anzac Day centenary commemorations amid councillors’ concerns about the project’s cost. The mayor Cr Darrel Taylor ...

Three wheels and a dream

IT’S a big challenge but Edithvale cyclist Alexandra Gale-Grime says she’s up or it. Next month she will cycle 600km through Thailand to raise money for a cause close to her heart. She and her team h...

Leash-free area bone of contention

DOGS may be allowed to roam free along Mentone Beach if a Kingston City Council 24-hour off-leash area trial is a success. A leash-free area could be located on the beach area adjacent to Charman Rd ...

Travel help needed for Strikers star

CRUNCH time is coming for young sports star Chelsea Ford. The 13-year-old from Frankston North is in the Victorian girls’ under-13 soccer team, has won five out of six boxing bouts and swims in a squ...

Push to join Bowel Movement

CARRUM MP Donna Bauer is on a mission to make the Bowel Movement one of the most talked about campaigns in the country. Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Of the 286...

Sculpture move ‘on the right track’

FORMER mayor Christine Richards and the Frankston Community Coalition ‘gang of six’ are pushing an idea to improve Frankston train station’s surrounds. The group has been talking to Frankston Council...