Author: Brodie Cowburn

A PLANNED community park in Chelsea will open later than expected. In August 2020, Kingston Council splashed out more than $5 million on a 3500 square meter block in Chelsea. The parcel of land is on 19 Tarella Road in Chelsea. Kingston councillors were told in February and June this year that the park would be open by September, but that date has since come and gone and the park is not ready. COVID-19 delays saw the opening date pushed back to December but there have been further delays. Kingston councillors have now been told by council officers that the…

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CRICKET MPCA WOMENS LANGWARRIN picked up a good win last weekend in MPCA Women’s cricket, getting the better of Tootgarook. Tootgarook won the coin toss and elected to bat. They put a total of 99 runs on the board from their 20 overs. Langy’s run chase started well, with openers Kiah Laughlin-Glen and Brittany Partington both putting runs on the scoreboard. Langwarrin hit the winning runs with six overs left to play and seven wickets left to spare. Pines secured a win on Sunday on the road against Rye. Rye struggled at the crease, only managing to put 56 runs…

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A DERELICT building on Davey Street has gone up in flames. A fire broke out on 8 Davey Street at around 10.30pm on 7 December. The site was under heritage protection, although Frankston Council had recently approved a plan to demolish the building subject to amended development plans. The fire warning issued read that there was “no threat to the community”. The blaze was declared all clear about four hours later just before 3am. Nobody was hurt in the blaze. Police have called the fire “suspicious”. A 29-year-old woman of no fixed address was arrested at the scene and charged…

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MORE than 1600 family violence incidents were reported in the Kingston area between July 2020 and June 2021. The latest figures released by the Crime Statistics Agency have revealed that there were 1692 local family violence incidents reported. The figure is virtually the same as it was in the previous 12 month period. For the first time, the CSA has included sexual offences in its Victorian Family Violence Database. Nearly 100 of the reported family violence incidents in Kingston were of a sexual nature. Overall statewide sexual offences recorded by police increased 10.8 per cent in 2020/2021 compared to the…

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CRICKET MPCA WOMENS THE inaugural MPCA Senior Women’s competition got underway last month, providing a new platform for athletes to showcase their talents. Pines, Tootgarook, Langwarrin, Balnarring, and Rye make up the new league. Balnarring have been the standout team across the opening rounds. They took on Rye at RW Stone Reserve on Sunday. Rye chose to bat first. They set Balnarring a target of 71 to chase down. Balnarring made quick work of their opponents with the bat. A great opening knock of 51 from Diane King helped her side to a swift win. Balnarring chased down their target…

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