March 2015 Issue - Around Laverton

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MARCH 2015 - ISSUE No. 352
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Welcome Back to our March Edition - Just a few things you might have missed from last year!
December was definitely a time for sharing in Laverton
Community
Gift Giving
The Community Gift Giving is
an annual project organised by
Jesus Is Lord Church Victoria.
This is a great opportunity to
serve the Laverton community.
There were free activities for
the children. The Fairy Floss,
Jumping castle and face
painting brought smiles to our
local kids. They also gave away
toys and clothes for the
families. 200 hampers were
distributed and free health
screening test was performed
by medical professionals.
Thank you to all the businesses,
organisations and individuals
who donated money towards
this project.
Fun and laughter from the children at the gift giving
Christmas Lunch at the Hub
Laverton Community Integrated Services Inc
(LCIS), supported by The Laverton Hub and
local churches, put on a traditional Christmas
Day Lunch.
We have been told that the food was delicious
and there was plenty of it. The Turkey and
Ham with vegetables was cooked to
perfection.
After the main meal there was plum
pudding and/or Cheesecake for desert,
with a choice of fresh cream or yoghurt. Yum, what more could a person ask for!
Each person present received an
unexpected gift from Santa, who arrived
on a Fire Truck, however the person I
was talking to informed me that she did
decline the customary kiss from Santa.
(all in fun).
Don't forget our
upcoming AGM
at Around
Laverton will
be held on
13 APRIL
Pictured above some of the guests and volunteers at Christmas Lunch
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CONTENTS
Christmas Events
Roving Reporter/Chiropractic
New Anglican Priest
Bendigo Bank
Law In Laverton
Cr Carl Marsich
Joanne Ryan MP
LCIS
Laverton Hub
Altona Sports Club
Jill Hennessy
Churches & Community info
Laverton Police
Children’s World
March Events
Sports
Gardening/Golden Age/Scouts
Vet Help
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2014 Carols in Laverton
This event was well attended by
the community and Councillors
alike (see photos below)
We were entertained by a variety
of local performers, which
included the Hobsons Bay Band
and the Laverton Choir. Even
Colleen was persuaded to have a
sing along.
There was a free
BBQ for the community and of
course, you can’t have a
Christmas celebration without
Santa! Who delighted the kids.
Thank you to all who created and
attended! it was a lovely night.
Thank you!
We would like to send out a huge
thank you to the local businesses
who supported our volunteer
Christmas BBQ.
This was a great opportunity for the
volunteers in the office to get
to meet the loyal people who give their
time to deliver our paper to your door
every month.
This year we invited some of our local
contributors and our community
partners, the staff from the Bendigo
Bank.
It was a great celebration just before
the Christmas rush which was made
possible by the kindness of Tom Davis
from Bakers Delight and the local
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2014 Laverton Festival
Once again the sun shone on the Festival Day and the locals flocked to the
event. The local stage acts kept the crowd entertained and the rides
attracted the children. Santa’s arrival was greeted with squeals of delight.
The Bendigo Bank handed out gifts. The Scouts had their usual sausage
sizzle and many more groups provide food and goods to buy. It was a good
place to pick up that special gift for Christmas.
If you missed out you can look forward to this years' Festival in November.
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Around and About with
Our Roving Reporter Val
Welcome back readers. We hope you all had a
wonderful Christmas and New Year with
many reconnections with families and
friends, even if it was only by card.
This is the start of our 36th Year. This paper is
put together and delivered by residents of the
Laverton area all working voluntary. Some
have been with us since the start in 1979.
Most don't miss a delivery and if away or in
hospital they often make arrangements for a
friend to cover for them. We are very lucky
and privileged to have such a loyal band of
volunteers, but as happens most months
someone moves away or like me get to old to
be able to continue and so we need
PHONE:9360 9384
FAX: 9360 9544
replacements. This has happened over the
holidays so if you have ½ hour once a month
could you please ring us on 9369 1304 and
leave your name, phone no. and address.
Thanks.
The Community Garden in Bladin St has
become very productive with the
enthusiastic new members. They hold plant
& veggie swaps on the first Sat of each
month. These are becoming very popular
also. Our Mayor Cr. Colleen Gates attended
the one in Feb and was very pleased to see
the progress. In case you were not aware the
garden had to be moved from the rear of the
school to the front when the school
expansion happened and it has taken a while
to get it back up and running.
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As per last year the 2nd Laverton Cub &
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Landing Cubs & Scouts to incorporate
the new area, now with extra young
people joining them they desperately
need more leaders. If you have the time
the Association will give you the
training and you will learn and have fun
at the same time. If you can help please
call 0452 026 994 and ask for Lesley.
We would like to wish our Mayor,
Cr Colleen Gates a very happy
Birthday celebration for this month!
On a sadder note Mrs Phyllis Fox died at
Christmas. Phyllis was well known for
her tireless efforts with the young
people playing Badminton. Two of my
gang played in the competition and with
“Foxy” teaching did very well.
Amongst other things she also walked
the paper in her area for a time.
Condolences to her family from the
paper.
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Do you get regular health checks
perspective. High blood pressure, for
example, is known as the "silent killer."
In general most people pay close attention There are no signs and symptoms of
to auto maintenance. Whether the concern is hypertension, until it's too late. By the time a
tyres, brakes, transmission, or windshield person has had a heart attack or stroke, high
status, people make sure that their cars do blood pressure has probably been in place for
what they need them to do. People count on years. Similarly, the early symptoms and
their cars to perform effectively. No one . signs of diabetes are subtle and seemingly
wants a surprise, especially in a critical harmless. Fatigue and an inability to focus
situation. But in stark contrast, people often may be ignored or interpreted as mere
give much less consideration to their own symptoms of a stressed lifestyle. Frequent
physical functioning and capacity than they thirst and frequent urination might be
do to several critical performance factors conveniently explained away as side effects
of poor eating habits. Again, serious damage
related to their own automobiles.
may be done, possibly involving one's
The metaphor of machine upkeep for health
kidneys and vision, as a result of
maintenance is commonplace but apt. Most
undiagnosed and untreated diabetes.
of us allow our physical conditioning to
The solution to help prevent such potentially
deteriorate far beyond that which we would
serious health problems is to have regular
ever tolerate in our cars or even our power
check-ups such as annual or biannual blood
lawnmowers. The immediate consequences
pressure readings and blood tests.
of such neglect are the world epidemic in
diabetes, obesity, and ongoing high levels of Scheduling for such
check-ups will be
cardiovascular disease.
specific to the
What is required with respect to our
individual, based
physical health and welfare? As with our
upon age, medical
cars, the long view is needed. If we lease a
and family history.
new car every year, upkeep may be just an
The critical message
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every 12 months is necessary. As flesh-andlong view. Perform
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Importantly, feeling fine is not necessarily a service checks as
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welcome gift from the parish.
The Revd Chris Lancaster was
commissioned as Priest in Charge of
the Anglican parish of St Eanswythe's
Altona and St Clement's
Laverton/Altona Meadows on
Wednesday, 11 February 2015, filling
the vacancy created by the retirement
of The Ven. Liam Matthews.
A packed church of locals with support
from Chris's former parish of Brighton,
and many supporting clergy, shared in
welcoming Chris, his wife Anna, and
baby Gemma and in the formalities of
commissioning him in the manner of
the Anglican Church, led by the Rt.
Rev. Philip Huggins, Regional Bishop
of North and West Melbourne. Bishop
Huggins is noted for his warmth, and
for his strong support of humanitarian
causes. Baby Gemma clearly already
knows her name – each time she was
mentioned she answered with a hearty
roar!
The supper which followed was
enjoyable, and all in all a pleasant
occasion.
Fr Chris grew up in Canberra,
completing his music studies in
Newcastle, with two years there as
O r g a n S c h o l a r. A f t e r w o r k i n g
overseas for some years in youth
oriented jobs
in Great Britain and Asia he returned
to Australia to study for the ministry at
Trinity College [Melbourne] leading to
placements as Assistant Curate at
Sorrento and Rye, and St Andrew's
Brighton.
He married Anna in 2010; Gemma
arrived in August 2013.
Fr Chris is a keen supporter of
ecumenical partnerships. He is
presently Secretary-Treasurer of the
Australian Academy of Liturgy.
We welcome this pleasant family
confident that they will make a
significant contribution to these
church communities and to the local
communities generally.
And as ever, all are most welcome at
St Clement's for services Sundays at
8.45am and Wednesdays at 9.30am.
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This month the Altona, Laverton and
Point Cook Community Bank®
branches launches its Community
Partnership funding program. This
will replace the previous sponsorship
and community grants programs for
community groups, clubs and
programs.
Since opening the Laverton branch in
2000, Altona 2002 and later Point
Cook in 2007, over $3.1 million has
been distributed back to the
community and 400 organisations
assisted.
Laverton Community Bank®
Branch manager, Ashely Coles said
“The Bank is seeking mutually
beneficial partnerships from this new
program. We are looking to fund and
support organisations and programs
that benefit this local area.”
“We refer to ourselves as being
'Bigger than a Bank' and what we are
talking about is the outcomes we
drive that people don't expect from a
bank.”
Mr Coles said the local Community
Bank® branches demonstrates the
meaning of 'Bigger than a bank'
through the outcomes its customers
business produce for the whole
community just by banking with their
Community Bank® branch.
“For example we have
support Laverton Youth
Foundation, and
Community Centre.”
Altona, Laverton and Point
Cook Community Bank®
branches, Chair Henry Da
Silva said the Board and
staff are working to grow
the Banks customer base
to allow the unique banking
model to thrive and support
more organisations into the
future.
“Our Community Bank®
branches are well
recognised in the local area
for providing access to
funding in big and small
ways, and making a
difference. But this is only
possible because local
people choose to do their
banking, financial planning
and even insurance cover
with us.” said Mr Da Silva
“We are part of a wider Bendigo
Bank network and offer a full range
of quality banking products and
services. The move is easier than
you think, and makes a direct
difference.”
Submission for the Community
Partnership program are to be
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the branches Facebook page.
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LAW IN LAVERTON
By Norman Wittingslow
NEW BILL EPA
The Hon Robert Clark MP,
Attorney-General, under the
current Government's law reform
agenda, has introduced a new Bill
into Parliament, which is hoped to
become law in the near future.
This will give much greater
security for people who lose the
capacity to look after their own
affairs and will ensure, that
person/s appointed to act for and
on their behalf, are much more
accountable for their actions. If
the person so appointed does not
act in the best interests of the
person they represent, it may
result in imprisonment for up to 5
years, with substantial fines or
both.
The new Powers of Attorney Bill
2014 consolidates legislative
provisions for powers of attorney
and embraces supportive decision
making.
On 24 June 2014 the Powers of
Attorney Bill 2014 was introduced
in the Legislative Assembly. If
enacted, it would consolidate
legislative provisions for powers of
attorney, which currently fall within
the Instruments Act 1958, and
enduring powers of guardianship,
currently covered by the
Guardianship and Administration
Act 1986. The proposed Act
comprehensively covers the scope,
making and revocation of:
· non-enduring powers of
attorney
Nanscawen
Lawyers
·
·
powers of attorney for security
enduring powers of attorney
(financial)
· supportive attorney
appointments
It does not cover the appointment of
an agent for the purposes of making
medical treatment decisions. This
remains covered by section 5A of
the Medical Treatment Act 1988. It
does, however, provide that
revocation of such an appointment
will occur in the same way that any
non-enduring power of attorney
would be revoked under the
proposed Act.
While much of the proposed Act is a
consolidation of existing
legislation, the inclusion of
'supportive attorney' appointments
is a new development. Recognising
that some people require support in
making decisions, the proposed Act
would allow a person to appoint a
'supportive attorney' who is able to
assist their decision making, by
accessing or obtaining information,
communicating information or a
supported decision, or giving effect
to supported decisions. The
'supportive attorney' is not a
substitute decision maker - they
would not make decisions on behalf
of the person they are supporting and they cannot be a care worker,
health provider or accommodation
provider for the person.
The Bill also details more robust
enforcement mechanisms, which
Seniors Law have advocated for:
· creating new offences where an
attorney dishonestly obtains,
revokes or uses a power of
attorney to gain a financial
advantage for themselves or
cause a loss to the principal
expanding VCAT's powers,
especially the new power to
order compensation
(Incorp. H.C. Curwen-Walker)
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GOOD PRIZES
governing powers of attorney and
enduring instruments be
streamlined into one piece of
legislation, co-ordinating the
Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV)
submission to the Victorian
Parliament Law Reform
Committee's Inquiry into Powers
of Attorney. Seniors Law has also
advocated for supported decision
making arrangements, provided
that appropriate accountability
mechanisms are in place to protect
the interests of the supported
person. Seniors Law's views are
set out in detail in the SRV
submission to the Victorian Law
Reform Commission regarding
Guardianship Consultation.
We acknowledge the information
for this article was obtained from:
Justice Connect
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News from
Cr Carl Marsich
In this month's message I thought we could
go on a journey to see what's scheduled for
the coming months. Let's start at Pipeline
Reserve in Seabrook. You can now walk
along the 2.5 metre wide concrete path,
running along the south side of the reserve.
The only works that remain involve joining
the path up to the three courts. We're
currently replacing the fencing around the
access paths to these courts and once this is
complete, the extra few metres of path will
be constructed.
Now, let's go across the freeway and turn
right onto Railway Avenue. The remaining
sugar gums (Eucalyptus cladocalyx)
between Donald and Grace Streets,
earmarked for removal due to old age, are
coming out late March. They will be
replaced in the autumn planting season by
lightwoods (Acacia implexa), more suited
to the location. We are also in the process of
revitalising the busy precinct from High
Street to Grace Street with extensive
planting of new street trees on both sides.
Improvements to this strip will include a
full upgrade of the pedestrian area of the
shopping strip near Donald Street with new
paving, furniture, trees and garden bed
planting, expected to begin in June.
Crossing the railway line, we get to Lohse
Street Reserve which will receive a
makeover between now and May. The
play equipment will remain and it will
be accompanied by improved street
lighting, new toilets and a sensory
garden. The trunk of one of the sugar
gums mentioned earlier will cross the
tracks and find itself a new home in the
reserve as a climbing log.
The tender for construction of the A B
Shaw Reserve playspace went out
recently and construction should start by
April.
Finally, if we turn left onto Central
Avenue and head east we get to the
Altona Meadows Skate Park at H D
Graham Reserve. The concept plan for
the new junior skate park went out for
public consultation last month and
construction should begin in April.
And here our journey ends: from
Seabrook to the skate park. Which
reminds me – there's a big event taking
place at Altona Meadows Skate Park on
21 March. It's Summer Sounds meets
the skate series. Heat three of the Skate,
BMX and Scooter series will be taking
place on the ramps, while next door
there's Summer Sounds entertainment
courtesy of food vans and DJs.
If you fancy something more arty, the
new Woods Street Art Space brochure
has been released and is available on
Council's website. Of particular note are
the polymer clay jewellery workshops
on Mondays, the African drumming and
dance classes on Tuesdays, and the body
Let’s
celebrate
Cultural
Diversity
Week
14 to 22 March 2015
Join in for a week of fun and free cultural activities
in Hobsons Bay from 14 to 22 March 2015.
The program has something to offer for everyone including
cultural games, dancing, a multicultural market, activities
from children and ilm screenings. Come along, meet your
neighbours, talk about your culture and have fun.
Pick up your program from libraries
and community centres or visit
www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
works life drawing on Thursdays. Plus,
Woods Street will host a special Art
Sauce from 11am on Sunday 22 March to
celebrate Cultural Diversity Week.
One event I can recommend from my role
as proxy delegate on the Women's
Advisory Committee is the International
Women's Day event at the Laverton Hub
taking place from 2pm on Sunday 21
March.
Sitting on committees makes up a large
part of my time as well as being a
Councillor. I'm active on a number of
committees including chairing the
Metropolitan Transport Forum and the
Municipal Emergency Management
Planning Committee. I am also co-chair
of the Multicultural Advisory Committe,
delegate on the Hobsons Bay Community
Fund, and proxy delegate on the
Association of Bayside Municipalities,
Laverton Community Association, and
Metropolitan Waste and Resource Group.
If you wanted to speak with me about
these committees please call the number
below. And if you have questions about
any of the Council projects or events
mentioned above, you may find the
information on Council's website or you
can contact Council on 9932 1000.
Wetlands Ward Cr Carl Marsich: 0429
461 629 or
[email protected]
Mayor and Wetlands Ward Cr Colleen
Gates: 0457 916 615 or
[email protected]
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Dear Resident
For a Prime Minister who promised
he would help families with the cost of
living, Tony Abbott's first Budget was
a cruel one for Australian families.
It is also clear that low and middle
income families will bear the brunt of
his cuts.
Not only are they going to have their
Family Tax Benefits cut but they are
also going to pay for new taxes every
time they take their sick child to see
the doctor or fill up the car at the
petrol pump.
Before the last election Tony Abbott
made a promise to families that
there would be no cuts to health, no
cuts to education and no new taxes.
However,
it is families that will now
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pay for his broken promises.
For instance, a typical family
2 with a
single income of $65,000 and two
school aged children will be up to
$6,000 worse off each year.
That's around 10 per cent of their
entire family budget gone.
Tony Abbott has also broken his
promise to honour the Gonski
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school funding agreements and
announced $30 billion in school
cuts over the next 10 years.
And he plans to price thousands of
young Australians out of university
education by Americanising our
university system, increasing fees
on HECS, and cutting funding from
higher education and research.
Labor will stand up for Australian
families and fight against Tony
Abbott's savage cuts.
Yours sincerely, Joanne Ryan
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Education Centre’s, Childcare Centre’s and Family Day Care.
DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND
CARE (CHC50113)
Completion of this diploma qualifies people to work in Children’s
Services Centres in positions responsible for planning,
implementing and managing early childhood services including
supervising staff.
CERTIFICATE III IN AGED CARE (CHC30212)
CERTIFICATE III IN HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE
(CHC30312)
Are you passionate about providing care for the elderly?
Become qualified and start working with the elderly in Aged Care
facilities, Community Services providing aged care or in the homes
of aged care clients.
Laverton Community Integrated Services
Incorporated
T/A Laverton Community Children's Centre
15 Crown Street, Laverton
Phone: 9360 0964
The children’s centre has returned for 2015! Our early
childhood
educators
have
been
transforming and upgrading the play
spaces. The yard rejuvenation project is in
full swing with vegetable gardens and tree
planning soon to commence to provide
children with sustainable and adventurous learning
environments. How cool to sit in the shade of a tree!
The children’s centre offers a variety of educational
programs for children aged 0 - 5 years including Alternative
Care, Kindergarten and Long Day Care. We encourage
families to visit the centre and be amazed at the learning
and social possibilities for the children.
LCCC supports children in a variety of languages and offers
a comprehensive orientation program for new families. Our
centre offers a range of programs which are designed to
support the needs of the community and provide the
foundation for positive learning experiences in the lives of
children.
For more information please contact Ph: 9360 0964 OR
E: [email protected]
Laverton Community Centre
95-105 Railway St, Laverton
SHORT COURSES
RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL (SITHFAB201)
and how to maintain a safe environment. This accredited unit is
essential for anyone looking for or working in licensed premises. It
covers staff and license responsibilities, legal requirements
Tuesday 24th March 5.30–9.30 pm COST: $70.00 Concession- $60.00
LEARN ENGLISH Improve your English!
To make friends, to study, at work, at home.
Entry to class is by appointment to conduct an assessment.
Close to transport. Experienced teachers.
Lessons take place in a friendly, informal environment.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government
funding subject to eligibility requirements. People with a disability are
encouraged to apply.
FIRST STEP COMPUTERS
This class is designed for people who have little or no knowledge
of using a computer. No prior knowledge of computers
necessary.This 8 week step by step course will teach you all the
basic steps of using a computer including operating and
customising the Windows environment, create simple files in Word
and Excel and displaying pages in Internet Explorer.
Call the Centre on 039369 2726 for further information
about any of the above classes
PAGE 10 MAR 2015
Saving and Spending Workshop (Free)
Tues 21 April: 1-3.30pm
Everyday Banking Workshop ( Free)
Tues 5 May; 1-3pm
Bookings essential
Ph: 8368 0177
E: [email protected]
Community Café Weekly
Every Wednesday, 12noon-1pm
Laverton Community Centre (the Hub)
95-105 Railway St, Laverton
Every Friday, 12noon-1pm
Altona Meadows Community Centre
28 Trafalgar Avenue, Altona Meadows
3 course meal, both days cost: $8 / $5 (Conc.)
Bookings essential by Monday/Thursday
P: 8368 0177 E: [email protected]
AROUND LAVERTON
LAVERTON
COMMUNITY HUB
CULTURAL
DIVERSITY WEEK
EVENTS
Come and celebrate cultural
Diversity Week at Laverton
Community Hub at no charge.
Learn different cultural games
or try a Zumba class or simply
come and browse through our
pop up multicultural market.
All welcome.
My food, my story
Zumba class
Monday 16 March, 11am to 12.30pm
Saturday 21 March, 9am to 10am
At this cultural food appreciation morning
tea students will cook, bring along a dish
that is special to them and tell their story.
A dance-based itness class that uses a
fusion of Latin and International rhythms
with easy-to-follow moves. Designed for
all ages and itness levels.
Cost: FREE
No bookings required
For more information contact Wynette
McCaskill on 9369 2726
Cultural games fun day
Tuesday 17 March, 10am to 1pm
Fun games from around the world and an
opportunity to make new friends. Learn
games and sports from different countries
such as bocce, mah-jong and sepak
takraw. Vegetarian lunch.
Cost: FREE
To book contact Kiemi Lai on 0413 709 527
Morning tea with
arts and craft
Cost: FREE
To book call 8368 0100 or email
[email protected]
gov.au
Pop up multicultural
market
Saturday 21 March, 3pm to 9.30pm
Taste delicious Malaysian fare including
Satay and Fried Rice while browsing arts,
crafts and clothing stalls. Bring the whole
family.
For more information call 8368 0100
Pick up your program guide from
libraries and community centres or
visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
Wednesday 18 March, 10am to 12pm
Join the seniors from Laverton Golden Age
for a morning tea and participate in arts and
craft activities.
Cost: FREE
For further information contact Positive
Ageing Liaison Oficer on 9932 1539
AROUND LAVERTON
PAGE 11 MAR 2015
Altona Sports Club
“Your Community
Club”
Buelah & John
With over 5000 members,
Altona Sports Club is all about
community spirit.
Offering a great range of
services and activities, the club
hosts various sports, including
bowling, cricket and fishing, as
well as dancing, karaoke and
live shows.
Functions, such as wedding
receptions and birthdays, can
also be held at the club.
“We are a community club
offering a varied and diverse
range of services to the
Community, that the locals
love,” says manager Jeff Mill.
The friendly staff also embody
this philosophy.
“Our staff are very loyal longserving with most living within
our community. We all have a
strong focus on meeting the
needs of our members and
guests.”
Aside from sporting activities,
patrons can enjoy a great meal
in the club's Bayview Bistro
with spectacular foreshore
vistas, or drop by Seaview
Lounge, which is a casual bar
that's also set up to host small
gatherings.
On a Friday and Saturday
night, the lounge has live
bands or karaoke. Patrons can
bust a move on the dance floor
or take in twilight views of
Altona beach.
Open all year round, the beer
garden is becoming a wellknown gem of the club, while
members flock to the sports
bar overlooking the bowls
green, proving a popular spot
to unwind after work. It has
three large pool tables or
members can join in a poker
game on a Monday night.
Become a member of Altona
Sports Club and receive some
great offers and discounts.
Altona Sports Club, at
11 Altona Road, Altona,
i s o p e n 1 0 a m - 11 p m
Monday to Wednesday,
10am-12pm Thursday,
10am to 1-00am Friday
and Saturday, and noon11pm Sunday.
Inquiries: 9398 2283
PAGE 12 MAR 2015
AROUND LAVERTON
A word from
Jill Hennessy MP
With most of us back at work and the kids
back at school it feels like summer is well
and truly over, but there are some
fantastic local events scheduled and I
hope you get a chance to go along.
It is forecast to be a month of warmer
temperatures, so I do want to share some
quick tips about staying healthy in the
heat.
Extreme heat is a real health risk for our
community, so please keep an eye out for
each other, especially your elderly
neighbours and friends.
Make sure your family is drinking lots of
water and stay indoors. Young children in
particular need lots of protection from the
heat, as their body temperatures rise
quickly and they are at more risk of
d e h y d r a t i o n .
Please, never leave your child
unattended in the car, not even for a
moment, and if you see a child left
unattended call 000. Visit
w w w. k i d s a f e v i c . c o m . a u f o r m o r e
information
Warmer temperatures often mean we
spend more outdoors, so it's important
everyone remembers to be sun smart.
Skin cancer is one of the more
preventable forms of cancer, yet there
are more than 40,000 cases treated in
Victoria each year. So remember to Slip
on sun protective clothing, Slop
on sunscreen, Slap on a hat,
Jill Hennessy MP
Seek shade and Slide on some
sunnies! For more information,
State Member for Altona District
visit www.sunsmart.com.au .
I was also pleased to help
launch a new ad campaign for ·
·
Sanctuary
Altona
BreastScreen Victoria recently,
Lakes
Altona Meadows
to raise awareness about the ·
·
Seabrook
importance of regular breast
Laverton
screens for women aged over ·
·
Seaholme
50. All women aged 50-74 ·
Point Cook
years should undertake a free
breast screen every two years, ph: (03) 9395 0221
and BreastScreen Victoria has a: Suite 603, Level 1, 2 Main Street
screening clinics across the
Point Cook Town Centre
state, including in Werribee - 27 p: PO Box 6519, POINT COOK VIC 3030
Princes Highway, Werribee.
e: [email protected]
I encourage all women aged 50 w: jillhennessy.com.au
and above to book an
appointment on 13 20 50 or visit
www.breastscreen.org.au.
We know that early detection, through
screening, offers women the best
chance of successful treatment so it's
important that we spread the word and
remind our mothers, sisters, wives and
friends that a regular breast screen
could save their life.
PROUDLY SUPPORTS
If you have any questions about any of
these issues or other matters, please
d o n ' t h e s i t a t e t o c o n t a c t m e : AROUND LAVERTON COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
[email protected]
or 9395 0221.
1-9 Merino Street, Laverton North , 3026
Telephone 03 9368 5666 Fax 03 369 4088
42, Whittaker Ave, Laverton 3028.
Our practice is dedicated to the provision of high quality health care to its patients.
We provide a comprehensive range of family medical services including:
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 9.00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed
Our Doctors: Dr Chigozie Agbarakwe, Dr Thuyen Phan - Vietnamese
Tel: 9931 1551
YOU CAN ALSO SEE US AT ARROWHEAD MEDICAL CENTRE
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Monday – Saturday: 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday & Public Holiday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
AROUND LAVERTON
PAGE 13 MAR 2015
Pointcook Community Baptist
Church
Do you want to be part of a caring church that
offers sound bible based teaching for all the
family? Do you like a joyful worship service in
an informal setting? Then come to our worship
service.
Venue: Seabrook Primary School Hall
82-84 Pt Cook Rd, Seabrook.
Time: Service starts at 10.00 am on Sunday
Sunday School: JAMB Club for children held
during the service. Stay for a cuppa and chat
after the service. All welcome!
Bible studies also provided.
Enquiries: Pastor David Van der Putten
(03) 9017 7888
The Maaori Anglican Community Fellowship of
Te Wairua Tapu ki Poi Piripi-Inc
offers;
Weekly Holy Communion Services
(Bilingual)
St Eanswythe’s Anglican Church
cnr Queen & Bent Streets - Altona
Sunday School Class all ages &
Bible Study Lay Ministry Classes
Every Sunday
Time: 1.00pm
Officiation Priest:
Rev’d Danny McRoberts
General Inquiries: Lay President.
Mr Bing Harris 0411546231
All Welcome!
Queen Of Peace
Everingham Road Altona Meadows
Saturday 6.00 PM
Sunday 8.00 AM & 11.00 AM
Reconciliation Sat 11.00-11.30 AM
Do you play the flute or clarinet?
The Hobson’s Bay City band is keen to
welcome more musicians. You are most
welcome to attend Monday evening
rehearsals from 7:30 pm at the Newport lakes
Primary School, Elizabeth Street Newport.
Melway Pg 55 J3.
Contact Lesley on 0403 851 076 or
Email: [email protected] or check URL
www.hbcb.org.au
Visitors and interested musicians any age
most welcome!
COUNSELLING SERVICE FOR
FAMILIES TO BE HELD ON THE
CNR OF CAMPBELL & BELLIN
STREETS LAVERTON
Enter through School Gates
at Bellin Street
Counselling sessions
FREE OF CHARGE FOR
*Individuals
*Groups
*Families
All sessions are by appointment only
Monday- Wednesday 9am-3pm
Please ring 9315 2680
PAGE 14 MAR 2015
Lumen Christi
Point Cook Primary School
Thur: 9:15 Am
S. CLEMENT’S
ANGLICAN CHURCH
Altona Meadows/Laverton
(with S. Eanswythe’s, Altona)
Cnr Central Avenue & Skehan Boulevard Altona Meadows.
Regular Sunday Worship (Holy Eucharist) including Sunday School is held at
S. Clement’s at 8:45am.
Enquiries, please phone the Vicar, Fr. Liam Matthews
on 9398 1005
Jesus Is Lord
Church
Laverton Community Hub, 95-105
Railway Ave, Laverton 3028
Join us on our Worship Service
Every Sunday from 10am-12pm
ALTONA MEADOWS /LAVERTON
UNITING CHURCH
61 Central Ave, Altona Meadows
You are welcome to join us any Sunday
at 10am and some Sundays at 5.30pm
(Night owl service)
We worship in a circle and have groups
for children during part of the service.
Our Fijian congregation has
amalgamated with us this year.
We also have Bible study groups,
discussion groups, kids club, playgroup etc.
Contact Rev. Susan Malthouse on
9369 0384
Enquiries concerning the use of our building
to Lauris on 0409 354 932
The Salvation Army in
Hobson’s Bay
S. MARTIN de PORRES
Bellin St.
108 Queen Street Altona
Our Church Service
10.30 AM
Combined Family Worship
All Welcome
Laverton
Sunday - 10:00 AM
Weekdays - Tues 9:15 AM
Communion Service: Sat & Mon 9:15 Am
POINT COOK CHAPEL
Point Cook R.A.A.F. Base Sunday 9Am
Altona Christian Centre
Worship is held at
Altona Meadows
Community Centre,
28 Trafalgar Ave,
Altona Meadows,
Every Sunday at 10am.
Pastor Stephen Holt on
9395 1543
ALTONA EVANGELICAL CHURCH
68-72 NELSON AVENUE
ALTONA MEADOWS
Our meetings are:
Sunday10.00am Worship Service
Enquiries: 9315 6140 or
0412 124 602
Churches & Community Services
“A-men” group is offering a voluntary FREE services to the
community.
MOTTO: To be the hands and feet of God in the community.
VISION: Envision to consolidates all Godly men’s who are gifted with various trades and skills and
become a group of social entrepreneur for the purpose of reaching out the community.
MISSION: To be people’s SERVANT- Handymen for the people in the community.
Potential Skills: Electrical, Mechanical, Gardener, Carpentry, Labour, Engineering, Plastering,
Painting and Plumbing.
For more details call: 0439369545 (Manny) or
email: [email protected]
Become an AMES Volunteer Tutor
AMES Werribee requires volunteers for 1 to 2
hours a week to help new arrivals learn
English. Free training program provided.
Contact details: Katherine
8744 0011(Thurs & Fri) or email:
[email protected]
Carer Support
Grow-BetterTogetherCarersGroupfor
friendsandfamilyofthoseaffectedbymental
healthissues.Freeandconfidentialmeetings
heldtwiceamonthinLaverton.
Details:1800558268orwww.grow.net.au
AROUND LAVERTON
COHEALTH CLINIC
opening soon
here at The Hub!
Cohealth, a leading provider of
community health and support services
in and around Melbourne's northern and
western suburbs, is set to open services
in the purpose built clinic here at the
Laverton Community Hub late April.
According to cohealth's Director of
Clinical Services, Jane Canaway, the
new Cohealth clinic will have GPs,
counselling, and a range of other
specialist health professionals.
“We are very excited to be setting up this
clinic at the Laverton Hub. The services
at the clinic will develop over time in
response to the needs of the local
community”.
We plan to offer a range of health
services for young people, families,
refugees and asylum seekers.
Visit www.coheath.org.au for more
information about cohealth or email
[email protected]
Points to Ponder
Why are we Waiting? Just a couple of
questions!
Does anyone else find it frustrating to wait at
the Aircraft level crossing while the train is
still at Williams Landing?
I know of a local resident who was feeling
extremely ill and was being taken to Werribee
Hospital. this person was having an allergic
reaction (we now believe to antibiotics) and
was having trouble breathing and was
extremely red, amongst other symptoms.
They had to wait for the train to arrive at
Aircraft and then leave before they could
cross the railway line. In this instance it didnt
end badly, but what about the next time?
Another issue is the buses which travel, or in
this case do not travel, from Bladin Street to
Aircraft Shopping Centre. Again, it is
difficult for a person who has limited
mobility and does not drive to get to the
doctors surgery or any of the shops in that
precinct. In fact, it is extremely difficult to
get to Central Square! If you were to look up
the PTV directions you would be advised to
catch a bus to Laverton station, then catch a
train to Westona and then catch a bus back to
Altona Meadows! When will things become
easier for those of us who do not drive
Australian Testing Services has operated as an independent
training organisation since 1995.
As a Registered Training Organisation all qualifications issued are
recognised nationally under the Australian Quality Training
Framework.
With recent changes to OHS legislation the need to have safe systems
of work for your employees is more important than ever.
For further information on how to enrol or book for your organisation
see ad below.
Laverton Police
Station
Thieves and Burglars Still a focus
Doesn't time fly, as I sit here typing for
this the March addition I realise just
how quick the year is going. In the
Laverton Response Zone which
covers the Laverton, Altona Meadow
and Seabrook we are still plagued by
people who break into our Cars and
Houses. This is a Regional priority
and as such we will be conducting
operations both overt and covert in
order to attack these two particular
crime themes. I am asking you to be
extra vigilant in the coming weeks and
months.
Please focus on simple
preventative measures like locking up,
not leaving items of value in plain
sight and reporting suspicious
behaviour if you see it or know who's
doing it. This will help to make our
community safer place to live, simply
Call 000 or Crime Stoppers on
1300333000 or go to
www.crimestoppers.com.au
Finally over the coming Labour Day
Long Weekend there will be a
significant focus on traffic
enforcement with an emphasis on
alcohol, speed, driver distraction (ie
Mobil phones) and driver behaviour
offences. Thanks
Keith KISSACK
Senior Sergeant
Laverton – 1-7 Westgate Drive, Laverton North, VIC 3026
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Manual Handling
Operator Training &
Assessment
Operator Refresher Training
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Earthmoving Equipment Operator
Assessments Undertaken For:
Loader, Bobcat, Backhoe, Excavator,
Grader, Scraper, Dozer, Roller,
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Children’s Colouring Competition Birthdays
January
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To help us when organising prizes, please let us know if you are a boy or a girl.
Please tick a box. Boy
Girl
How to win an Around Laverton Prize
Certificates will be issued for first, second & third in each
age group.
1st Prize certificate = 3 pts.
2nd Prize certificate = 2 pts.
3rd Prize certificate = 1 point.
You need 6 points to win a prize from March-Dec 2015. Post
your entry to Around Laverton P.O. Box 152 Laverton 3028
OR Drop them off into the free box at Laverton
Newsagency.
LIKE TO LEARN KARATE?
Learn a highly
competitive sport
while getting into
shape at the same time
at Karate Club Wyndham.
This club promotes confidence,
self esteem, discipline and self
defence in a family atmosphere.
Join today we have a vacancies.
Enquiries to Glen 0402 016 050
WINNERS
Winner of 4 Years Old
1st
Reign Johnson
Winner of 7 Years Old
1st
Cindy Muliett
PAGE 16 MAR 2015
Winner of 8 Years Old
1st
Jasmine Orelli
2nd
Charlene Muliett
Winner of 10 Years Old
1st
Charli Johnson
Kahli Jefferies
Anusha Pai
Hayley Booker
Carmen Baldachino
Joshua Leung
Robbie Besazza
Grace Leung
Chloe Booker
Reina Hitchins
Benjamin Aqualina
James Wright
Zane Doney
James Muliet
1st
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10th
12th
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22nd
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Gulneer Kaur
Zahra Patterson
Sonia Coco
Nikita Vassallo
Nathan Xerri
Aidan Haley
Jordan Gasim
Zachry Mullenger
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Jamie Bearzi
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Chloe Wegener
Matthew Vaccaro
Taylah Ryhanen
Charlize Johnson
Isabelle Nasr
Katie Hollingsworth
Elaine Tan
Jade Simoni
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Send us in your favourite photos and we will publish them!
Do you have some time
to help deliver this paper?
If you have spare hour or so per month
we would love to hear from you.
Please contact our office or contact
the paper at 9369 1304
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MarchEvents
Senior Drivers Expo
Sissy Blvd
Tea 101: A world of tea
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday, 14 March 2015
Civic Centre, 115 Civic Pde,
Altona
9315 9464
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 15 March 2015
The Substation , 1 Market
Street, Newport
[email protected]
9391 1110
www.thesubstation.org.au
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Williamstown Library , 104
Ferguson Street, Williamstown
[email protected]
1 300 462 542
libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
Hobsons Bay Libraries:
Summer story times in
the parks and gardens
Holiday Pottery Classes for
Kids
Art Sauce - Cultural Diversity
Week
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Woods Street Art Space, 44
Woods Street, Laverton
Contact: Arts Officer
[email protected]
9932 2001
Empowering Woman
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, 07 March 2015
Saturday, 21 March 2015
109 Douglas Parade,
Williamstown
Contact: Lily
Mobile No: 0427 987 236
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Friday, 27 March 2015
Williamstown Botanic
Gardens, corner Osborne
and Giffard Streets,
Williamstown
Mesh mash Print Collective
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, 07 March 2015
Saturday, 21 March 2015
44 Woods Street, Laverton
[email protected]
Mobile No: 0419 160 067
For more details visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
Saturday 21 March
The Summer Sounds Skate Event
at Altona Meadows Skate Park, Queen St,
featuring live DJs, skate competitions
and food trucks.
PAGE 18 MAR 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, 30 March 2015
44 Woods Street, Laverton
Contact: Karen Steenbergen
[email protected]
Mobile No: 0417 539 343
World’s Greatest Shave
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Sunday, 15 March 2015
[email protected]
Telephone After Hours: 1 800 500 088
http://www.worldsgreatestshave.com/
Dollar Day at the Lighthouse
Saturday 21 March.
Come along and see what
bargains can be had
for just $1
AROUND LAVERTON
A N D W E D N E S D AY S O C I A L
NIGHTS: being a great way to come
and enjoy a hit and meet new people Let DOM and DAVE
with no obligation every Wednesday
www.domanddave.com.au
7:30pm to 9:30pm. Just turn up and Take care of your rubbish problems after hours
MERTON STREET, LAVERTON
*No GST payable
enjoy or call for further info if needed.
*Cheaper with a tip voucher
The team of coaches and committee Four courts now available so first in
*5 cubic metre trailer
warmly welcome back readers and wish first ''served''.
*ABN registered
all a very happy and healthy 2015. Whilst P R I V A T E A N D G R O U P
*Servicing Inner Melbourne and
all went quiet over the Christmas/New LESSSONS: Cardio Tennis is now
Western Suburbs
Year period to enjoy festivities and running for adults on Monday nights
9397-7617(A/H) 0408 141 337
holidays, a couple of members from our at 8.00pm with our coaches led by
Actual cost will depend on the amount of rubbish,
the distance of the rubbish to the trailer or if you help
h a r d w o r k i n g c o m m i t t e e e n s u r e d Dione and Danny.
us to load.
daily/weekly inspections of our facility and With the club being fortunate to have
it is with much thanks to them that the club high quality and accredited coaches
Switched on Services
For all your electrical needs
continues to be enjoyed by its members there is ample opportunity for other
ELECTRICIAN
and community.
lessons with group, squad, and private
WRTA SUMMER COMPETITIONS: lessons being conducted throughout the
Competitions for our senior and junior week.
teams re-started in February with most Until next month, good wishes to all
teams enjoying relative success so far. readers, stay safe and keep hitting
Believe it or not we are now undergoing winners.
Domestic
preparation for the winter competition in
Email: [email protected]
Commercial
the WRTA with teams and players
www.lptc.org.au
Reliable
needing to be finalised soon. So if you are Brendan J. O’Brien
Reasonable rates
Susanne Crotch
interested in joining our family friendly TCAV/TPA
Junior Secretary
club and competing either in competition, Advanced & Accredited
Call Glenn 0413 823 463
or socially, feel free to contact us for Ph: 03 9398 2339 or 0407 552 828 Ph: 03 9360 7905
further details. As we continually say, we
On a Friday and Saturday night,
are always looking for new members and
the lounge has live bands or
players for our affiliated competitions and
karaoke. Patrons can bust a move
with other competitions always available, Cricketers Wanted
on the dance floor or take in twilight
we are keen on expanding our mixed With over 5000 members, Altona
views of Altona beach.
team players and also appealing to our Sports Club is all about community
female readers (all ages, all experiences) spirit. Offering a great range of Open all year round, the beer
to set up teams for Ladies, as well as services and activities, the club hosts garden is becoming a well-known
Mixed and Junior competitions so if you various sports, including bowling, gem of the club, while members
flock to the sports bar overlooking
are interested in playing for our family
cricket
and
fishing,
as
well
as
the bowls green, proving a popular
friendly club give us a call now. Don't
forget our motto is: “Tennis is fun for dancing,karaoke and live shows. spot to unwind after work. It has
F u n c t i o n s , s u c h a s w e d d i n g three large pool tables or members
everyone”.
T U E S D A Y N I G H T S M E N S receptions and birthdays, can also be can join in a poker game on a
COMPETITIONS: Congratulations to our held at the club.“We are a community Monday night.
2 teams who both made their respective club offering a varied and diverse
Become a member of Altona
grand finals with our B grade team range of services to the Community,
Sports
Club and receive some
winning a close contest. Competition has that the locals love,” says manager
great
offers
and discounts.
just started with three teams now Jeff Mill. The friendly staff also
representing the club so good luck guys embody this philosophy.“Our staff are
Altona Sports Club, at 11 Altona
for a successful season. This competition
very loyal long-serving with most living Road, Altona, is open 10amis enjoyed by all who participate and is
played with a social feel which culminates within our community. We all have a 11pm Monday to Wednesday,
with players of all teams enjoying supper strong focus on meeting the needs of 10am-12pm Thursday, 10am to
our members and guests.”
at the end of the night.
1-00am Friday and Saturday,
Aside
from sporting activities, patrons a n d n o o n - 1 1 p m S u n d a y.
MLC HOT SHOTS FOR JUNIORS: Term
1 has commenced and places still can enjoy a great meal in the club's
Inquiries: 9398 2283.
available for 5-12 year olds to come and Bayview Bistro with spectacular
have a go in this non-contact and foreshore vistas, or drop by Seaview
enjoyable sport with the completion Lounge, which is a casual bar that's
recently of our own Australian Open we also set up to host small gatherings.
trust the interest and enthusiasm in tennis
with the nation's up and coming new stars
of Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Tomic and others
what a great time for tennis in this country.
FRIENDLY REMINDERS OUR COURTS
ARE FOR HIRE: Courts at our club are
now available for general hire Monday to
Friday and on Sundays at very generous
hire rates and subject to conditions in
respect of attire and respect of facilities
Rubbish Removal
Altona Sports
Cricket Club
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G
LAVERTON COMMUNITY
GARDEN (incorporating the
Laverton Garden)
91 Bladin St Laverton.
H a p p y N e w Ye a r t o a l l . O u r
Christmas break was a success at
the Hub. Our entertainer Jan Martin
and wife were great. This year we
also had a local young guest
performer who we thoroughly
enjoyed! Thank you Tayla Lauren.
We lost a long term member who
passed away before Christmas.
Nora Franks 92, will be sadly
missed. Annie is back with us after a
scare. Monica is back with us after a
short break. We would start our bus
trip soon. Birthdays: January Val
H. Joyce E. (Rocky) February Mary
B. Roma M. Eunice E, Sandra H.
New members always welcome!
We meet every Tuesday, come
along and join our Bingo sessions
from10am-2pm and Wednesdays
are craft days 10-2pm.
We are looking for a voluntary
Bus Driver once a month for small
trips, mainly on Fridays. Contact
No 99323030
Welcome back to 2015
We are currently getting some very
hot weather .
So watch your gardens as they will
need extra watering and mulching.
Dig up ,and divide and replant iris,
discard the large rhizome in the
middle.
Trim your pelargoniums, and use
the prunings for cuttings.
Now is the time to take cuttings of
native plants,
Pull out annual vegies from your
vegie garden and prepare for the
next crop.
Now is also the time to order your
spring bulbs.
Flowers to plant now are;
Marigolds, Candytuft, Larkspur,
Lobelia, Pansy, Poppies, Primula,
Stocks, Sweet Peas, Sweet
Williams, Cinerias, Delphinium,
Dianthus, spring flowering bulbs.
Vegetables; Carrots, Cauliflowers,
Herbs, Lettuces, Radish, Beetroot,
Broad Beans, Cabbage, Celery,
Garlic, Leeks, Parsnips and Silver
Beet.
Remember the weather is hotting
up so keep a eye on your gardens.
Till next month happy gardening.
For more information please ring on
04092026994
OLDEN AGE
CLUB.
The Hub 95-105
Railway Ave Laverton.
Phone :99323030
As members of the Highland
and National Dancers
Association Inc we teach
traditional Scottish dancing.
Our teachers are highly traned
and have danced for many
years.
If you have a child that would
like to learn we currently have
vacancies for boys and girls.
Please give us a ring on
0492026994
Nanscawen
Lawyers
10 Aviation Road Laverton
Ph: 93691126 Fax:93694272
New Trading Hours :
Mon - Wed
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
7am -8pm
7am - 9pm
7am - 10pm
8am - 10pm
9am - 8pm
2nd Laverton Scout
Old Geelong Road
Laverton
Welcome back to a new year
We still have vacancies for
youth members from the age of
6 years upwards.
We also have vacancies for
committee members and also
Leaders.
On 14 February, our scout went
to join the hundreds of scouts in
the city at the Big Day Scout
2015.
Following an exciting Street Art
Wide Game, we witnessed the
Investiture of Shane Jacobson
as the new Chief Scout of
Victoria. Special guest Dick
Smith presented Shane with a
certificate signed by the Queen
(Pictured below).
More entertainment followed
which inlcuded performances
from Sarah DeBono and Rob
Mills. (Pictured above right) If
you were there and have stories
and or photos of the day, please
send them in through
Facebook, our Website or to
our office and we will publish
them.
This is a very rewarding
organisation to be involved with
lots of fun and learning for you
and the youth of the area. For
more information please give
us a ring on 0492026994
(Incorp. H.C. Curwen-Walker)
12 NEVILLE AVE. LAVERTON
Phone (03) 9369 3311
MONDAY to FRIDAY 2pm-5pm
AT ALL OTHER TIMES PLEASE CONTACT HEAD OFFICE
Ph:(03) 9370 4911 Fax (03) 93751262
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VETERINARY HELP
By Dr. R. Cox
Cats and Crystals!
Cats are quite prone to crystals in
the bladder. There are several
types of crystals that can form, but
by far the most common is
struvite, which is made up of
magnesium, ammonium, and
phosphate.
A certain amount of these are
found in urine and can be
considered normal, but when
there is an excessive amount,
they can cause irritation of the
bladder, or urethra (the passage
from the bladder to the outside) or,
in male cats, they can block up the
urethra at the tip of the penis so
the poor cat cannot urinate at all.
This becomes an emergency.
The signs of a cat with an inflamed
bladder are usually a cat that may
appear restless, anxious, and
constantly trying to urinate, and
only passing a small amount. The
urine may be bloodstained. They
will often urinate in more obvious
places almost as if trying to get
your attention.
When a cats bladder is blocked,
the early symptoms can be very
similar. A male cat will usually be
licking at his penis excessively.
With time the cat becomes more
uncomfortable, and distressed or
painful. Eventually the black
pressure on the kidneys leads to
electrolytes abnormalities in the
blood, which can affect among
other things the heart, so that
severely affected cats are an
increased anaesthetic risk. If left
untreated and the cat cannot pass
any urine, it will die.
The treatment of a blocked
bladder is to unblock the urethra,
insert a catheter, and empty the
bladder, and flush out as many
crystals as possible. Usually the
catheter is left in for a few days
with the cat on a drip to flush out
the urinalysis tract as much as
possible. A common complication
if the bladder has been very
stretched, is that the bladder loses
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the ability to push urine out, so
although it is no longer blocked, it
may need to be manually
expressed for days, often
complicated by a swollen urethra.
Female cats rarely block, as their
urethra doesn't have the narrow
tip.
The causes can be multifactorial.
Cats can form quite concentrated
urine that encourages crystal
formation. Bacterial infection,
which may be obvious, or
chronic, low grade. Stress
seems to play a part - cats in
multi-cat households seem to
have a higher incidence.
Control is by diet - in the short
term, moist foods only, to keep
the urine dilute. There are many
brands of prescription diets to
reduce crystals, in both canned
and dry. Once a cat has had an
episode of urolithiasis (crystals in
the bladder) we consider them as
a permanent increased risk, and
would keep them on a crystal
preventing diet long term,
possibly forever.
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VETERINARY
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9360 0911
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4 week course for puppies
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Puppy School $160.00
8 week course for pups to
10 months.
Basic obedience, problem solving,
using positive re-inforcement.
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