Author: Bayside News

A LAW preventing councils from using debt collectors or legal action as a way of collecting rates could be implemented soon. The state government’s local government minister, Shaun Leane, has introduced a bill to parliament which limits the methods councils can use to chase debts. In addition to banning the use of debt collectors, a maximum amount of interest levied on unpaid rates and charges will be set by the minister. Council will also be restricted in its use of the Magistrates Court to collect unpaid rates when they have not been paid for more than two years. Leane said…

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A MAN has been hit with a fine for allegedly carrying graffiti equipment at Frankston Station. Last Tuesday 7 June, PSOs patrolling Frankston Station spoke to a 20-year-old man they allege was riding without a ticket and covered in paint stains. Police searched the man’s three backpacks and allegedly found 22 cans of spray paint, 42 aerosol can nibs, five texta nibs, two bottles of ink, blue overalls, a hi-vis jacket, and a hard hat. Police gave the man a $909 fine for possession of a prescribed graffiti implement without a lawful excuse. First published in the Frankston Times –…

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A WOMAN is wanted for allegedly stealing and using a credit card around the Frankston area. Police have released an image (above) of a women they wish to speak to about the credit card deception. Anyone who recognises her can contact Frankston CIU on 9784 5590 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. First published in the Frankston Times – 14 June 2022

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A WOMAN has had her car impounded after being caught driving while allegedly unlicensed and on drugs. Somerville Highway Patrol pulled the woman over in Carrum Downs last week, 5 June. They say the driver, a woman in her 40s, was unlicensed and then failed a roadside drug test. Police impounded the woman’s car for a month. She is expected to be charged on summons with traffic offences. Two hours after that incident, Somerville Highway Patrol members pulled over another car in Seaford. The driver, a woman in her 30s, also failed a roadside drug test. The driver is expected…

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MOUNT Eliza North Primary School student Ella Seaburgh will compete in the School Sport Australia Championship as part of the 11 to 19 years and under Victorian team in Queensland in September. The 12-year-old participated in a structured trial process to be selected for the aquathon/triathlon. She is dedicated to her sport, competing as a nipper every summer at Mornington Life Saving Club, training in open swimming, boarding and beach running. During winter she continues with her swimming (in the pool) and running and plays netball and football. Ella is hoping to raise around $2000 for the trip, which includes…

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