Author: Bayside News

FRANKSTON has been named Victoria’s Sustainable City of the Year. The award was presented at this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Sustainable Cities Awards ceremony by acting environment minister Gavin Jennings. The city was nominated for 10 categories and won in the Young Leaders category: Fresh Entertainment, and the Clean Beach/Waterway category: Frankston Waterfront Festival. Frankston received high commendations in the community action and leadership category with the Wells St Farmers Market; the litter prevention category with Residents against Graffiti in Ashleigh Av, and the Environmental Sustainability category, with Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre. Frankston mayor Cr Sandra Mayer said the…

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IT’S Bash time again! No, there’s nothing violent to this group of misfits, in fact it’s more like peace, love and mung beans with the Variety Hippies. The madcap team is made up of local identities John Willis (Bear), Don Hailes (Mezzmo) and Roy Seamark (Jock) who set out on an annual pilgrimage having plenty of fun and collecting for a very worthy cause, Variety – the Children’s Charity. Every state has their own annual Variety Bash but The Hippies are part of the Victorian sector. This year’s event is set to be huge as it marks the 25th Anniversary…

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POLICE are appealing for public help in finding a burglar who was disturbed at a Frankston country club last month. The incident happened at the Syke Rd club just before midnight on 30 May. Police believe the burglar gained entry by scaling a three-metre high wall and then walking through a courtyard. A security guard on a routine patrol disturbed him going through drawers in a staffroom. After a short confrontation with the guard, the burglar ran from the club, scaled a wall, and ran off towards Frankston North. Police have released a face image of the burglar in the…

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FRANKSTON police are investigating a burglary and theft from a house in St Johns Wood, Skye, 3pm, Sunday 7 June. Three occupants in a red Ford Laser, previously stolen from Wantirna South, were seen leaving the driveway. Jewellery and other household electrical items were stolen but their value is not known at this stage. Detective Acting Sergeant Mark Garrett, of Frankston CIU, said a witness saw a man running from the house to the car carrying a TV. He attempted to block the car in the street but it was driven around him and sped off. The offenders are described…

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A POLICE officer was injured after intercepting the driver of an alleged stolen vehicle in Cranbourne on Saturday afternoon (20 June). Police pulled over the car with four occupants just before 3pm. As the police officer was walking towards the vehicle the driver attempted to drive around the police vehicle, striking the officer and pinning him between the two vehicles. He was taken to hospital with severe leg bruising. Three youths, aged 16 from Narre Warren, Carrum Downs and Dandenong, and a fourth youth, 14 from Carrum Downs, have been remanded in custody to appear at a children’s court. They…

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