Monthly Archives: January 2014

International Women’s Day movie event

FYI- Opportunities for local women to participate in the annual event ‘Women in the North go to the Movies’  – tickets are free of charge. Please contact Ain directly on ainc@whin.org.au for more information if you have connections with women’s groups or women’s organisations in the local area.  Please note closing date of 31st January to contact Ain. ++++++++++++ Dear … > More

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General Meeting Tues 18 Feb 7.30pm

General Meeting-  Help reduce crime and stay safe! When: Tuesday 18th February 2014 Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm Where: Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre Address: Corner Snugburgh Way & Redding Rise Epping North Light refreshments provided. RSVP: for catering purposes by 5pm Monday 17th February to http://feb2014-mtg.eventzilla.net/ Agenda: Sandy O’Connor, Whittlesea Crime Prevention Officer from Victoria Police, will be attending … > More

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Trivia night MC needed- Mar 29

Do you have a passion for trivia?  Can you organise and guide a group of enthusiastic trivia night participants through a fiercely contested FUN competition and uncover the nights winning team? If so, we need your help! We’re looking for a MC to run the trivia side of things at our annual trivia night on Sat 29th March 2014 at … > More

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CFA commends residents

Whittlesea Leader Street Watch 21 January 2014 The captain of Epping CFA has commended residents who turned up to the Fire Ready meeting on Wednesday 15th January.  Captain Rob Saitta said about 50 residents attended the outdoor meeting in the park off Broadleaf Avenue.  “That’s 48 more than what we had last time we ran one,” Mr Saitta said.  “We … > More

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Not again!

Whittlesea Leader Cheryl Balfour with Sandro Olivo 21 January 2014 Emergency services and panic-stricken residents survived some close calls as grass fires, which are being treated as suspicious, took hold during oppressive heat. GRASSFIRES have left residents in a state of panic as suburbs including Epping, Lalor and Thomastown were shrouded in smoke during last week’s heat wave. LEFT: Firefighters … > More

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Epping Triple Fire Threat Contained

Whittlesea Leader 21 January 2014 Cheryl Balfour, Sophie Aubrey, Angus Thompson EPPING TRIPLE FIRE THREAT CONTAINED Meanwhile, firefighters this evening stopped the spread of a fast moving grassfire that was threatening homes on Melbourne’s northern fringe. The CFA issued a downgraded alert to residents of Epping, Mernda and Wollert advising them, it is now safe to return to their properties. … > More

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Fire Ready Mtg Wollert 21 jan 7pm

Just a reminder, if you live in Wollert or if you live in Epping and missed the fire ready meeting last week, there is an important Fire Ready community meeting Tuesday night, 21st February at 7pm. We should need no reminder about the importance of being prepared and knowing what to do in a grassfire emergency situation. SO- If you … > More

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Fire threatens homes, closes highway

The Age, January 17 2014 Nino Bucci Grass fires burning near the Hume Freeway are under control, but the road remains closed as Melbourne enters peak-hour traffic. About 2pm, 31 trucks were fighting a blaze near Epping and other smaller fires, including one that had come within 31 metres of a built-up area. A fire warning for the region was … > More

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Arsonists light Vic urban fringe fires

The Age, January 17 2014 Arsonists have deliberately sparked 12 fires in Victoria as soaring temperatures and strong winds create the most dangerous fire conditions since Black Saturday. Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said police believe 12 of the 68 fires burning across the state were deliberately lit. Most of those fires were sparked on the urban fringes of … > More

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ME TIME for mums

ME TIME for mums- a friendly group exercise class for women! These new exercise classes are delivered by personal trainers in a safe and supportive environment. Where: Epping Views Family and Community Centre 15 Lyndarum Drive, Epping North Melway – 182 B5 When: Mondays at 2.00pm – 3.00pm during Term 1, 2014 3 February – 24 March (excluding Labour Day … > More

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