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TWO people are wanted for stealing more than $2000 worth of items from Cheltenham shopping centres in March. Police allege the duo took items worth $1200 without attempting to pay from a shop on 1 March. An hour afterwards they stole $1000 worth of items from a shop at another nearby centre. An image of two people (pictured above) police wish to speak to has been released. Anyone who recognises them can contact Crime Stoppers Victoria on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic.com.au. First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 5 May 2021

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A MAN has been charged over a car crash which killed a 75-year-old woman in Carrum last year. The Chelsea resident died on 12 November, two days after the collision occurred at the intersection of Station Street and McLeod Road. Police say that a Toyota Hilux ute collided with a Mazda sedan. On 30 April they charged a 21-year-old Berwick man with dangerous driving causing death, careless driving, and fail to give way at intersection. The accused man was bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 5 May. First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 5…

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SITE reviews are underway to find a home for a new local aquatic centre. Kingston councillors have approved an Aquatic Facility Plan. Council plans to construct a new swimming centre somewhere in the central or south region of the municipality. Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said “aquatic facilities are extremely valuable for the community boosting the health and wellbeing of all ages, and also providing essential water safety education and a social gathering place for families  and friends to come together. This is a major investment for our community and requires rigorous planning to make sure it’s delivered well. Council is…

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A CROWD of more than 300 people gathered at Mentone Station last week at the official opening of the new station garden. The garden was completed as part of the level crossing removal works at the station. It features a deck over the rail trench with the old Mentone Station heritage-listed buildings, two Norfolk Island pines, and three Canary Island date palms. A SMOKING ceremony at Mentone Station. Pictures: Supplied The Level Crossing Removal Project says “the new station gardens include more green space and vegetation and wider paths, with ramps and handrails to improve access for all community members.…

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THE number of Frankston girls playing sports is on the rise. Statistics from AFL South East show that of all the junior football players in the Frankston area, around 21 per cent of them are girls. Women’s sport in Frankston reached another milestone last month, when Frankston FC fielded its first ever women’s team. Frankston Council says it is funding sporting ground redevelopments to keep up with the growing rate of girls playing football and soccer. Cr Sue Baker said “we are coming back to sport in our communities following seasons disrupted by the pandemic, so it is early days,…

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