Author: Bayside News

A NEW grant program to help Frankston businesses stay open late will be established next year. Frankston Council has agreed to put $120,000 of ratepayer money into the Invest Frankston After Dark Activation grant program. Frankston councillor Nathan Conroy said that council hoped the program would help Frankston emerge from the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Invest Frankston After Dark Activation Grant is a new grant program aimed to support Frankston City’s transformation into a vibrant, diverse, inclusive and safe destination after dark,” Cr Conroy said. “A thriving and dynamic night-time offering comprises a range of experiences including…

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A LOCAL fishing legend is among those who have been honoured at the 2021 Frankston Volunteer of the Year awards. The winners of the 2021 awards were Glenn Cooper, Andrew Maling, Hannah Swinnerton, Anne Clare, and local charity Local 2 Community. A $1000 prize to help fund Christmas hampers was handed to Local 2 Community. There are approximately 17,000 volunteers giving their time in the Frankston area. Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke has thanked those that donated their time to better the community. “I am humbled to celebrate our local volunteer champions who have stepped up when our community need them,”…

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A MAN and woman have been arrested as part of a police investigation into the trafficking of cannabis plants. Last week police executed search warrants in Seaford, Hampton Park, Braybrook, Keilor Downs, Berwick and Koo Wee Rup. During their searches they allegedly found more than 300 cannabis plants and six hydroponic setups. On 11 October, police arrested a 34-year-old man from St Albans and a 33-year-old woman from St Albans. They are expected to be hit with charges including traffick commercial quantity and cultivate commercial quantity. The man and woman were remanded in custody. First published in the Frankston Times…

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AN image released by police of Michelle Brown, who was murdered in 1992. The case has not been solved. POLICE are making a renewed appeal for information relating to the 1992 murder of Michelle Brown. Ms Brown was last seen at Frankston railway station between 8pm and 9pm on 1 March, 1992. Her body was found later that month in an old shed on Playne Street in Frankston North. In a statement released by Victoria Police last week, detectives released the facts of the case. They say that from around midday to 7pm on 1 March, 1992, 25-year-old Michelle Brown…

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MORE than 85 per cent of Frankston residents aged 15 and over are now at least partly vaccinated against COVID-19. 57 per cent of Frankston residents aged 15+ are fully vaccinated. As of 15 October there are 330 active cases of COVID-19 among Frankston residents. TLC Healthcare, which operates an aged care home in Frankston, has rolled out rapid antigen testing to every visitor, staff member and contractor. CEO Lou Pascuzzi said “in the four weeks since mandating our rapid antigen testing program, two people have returned positive tests. They have subsequently taken PCR tests, and one was confirmed positive.…

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