In the Papers this Week August 19th 2013

Drivers Warned

Drivers must be careful of slippery conditions as many car accidents have been reported on local roads in recent times. Margaret River Police says there have been as many as five single vehicle accidents during the past couple of months. In an attempt to mitigate the threat, police is encouraging drivers to be careful of the wet conditions and slow down. Constable Kristy Miles stated, “We’re stopping people where we can. Even in an 80km/h zone, drop your speed when the roads are slick and flooded.”

Lions To Discontinue Glass Recycling Service

The Leeuwin Lions Club has decided to cease its glass recycling activity in Augusta, with glass collection service to be discontinued all together. The organisation has been managing the collection and sorting of glass disposables for almost three decades but recently announced to discontinue the service due to rising expenses in transportation and diminishing returns for the glass. Residents have been urged to drop these items to Kudardup Transfer Station.

Grant For Big Brekky

Margaret River Soup Kitchen’s Big Brekky has gotten even bigger and better thanks to a grant by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. Since its humble beginnings in February, the community breakfasts have been offering eggs, fresh fruit, cereals and beans on toast. Volunteers can now include waffles in the feast thanks to a new toaster, waffle maker and fry pan. An initiative of the Seventh Adventist Church, the Big Brekky is meant to help those who don’t have enough money, but aims to include everybody. The breakfasts are served at the Soup Kitchen on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7am-10am. Suggested donation is $3.

Athletics Club In Need Of Support

The Margaret River Little Athletics Club is on the brink of closing down and losing its entire equipment if parents fail to join hands to lend their support to the club. MRLAC spokesman Michelle Dowding said that the club was vital to the local community because it provided both kids and parents an excellent opportunity to spend healthy time together doing athletics. If you are interested in helping out the struggling club, please call Linda Henry at 0409 017 709 or Michelle Dowding at 0422 864 262, or email mrlacrego@gmail.com.

Liquor Stores Get Approval

The WA Liquor Commission has given the green light to retail giants Woolworths and Coles to set up liquor outlets in the Margaret River township, dismissing concerns expressed by locals that the stores would be devastating to the regional “brand”.  The commission issued liquor licenses to both these businesses this week, allowing them to set up “moderately sized” liquor outlets in the town. It said that the shops would offer more convenience and choice for local residents and visitors.

Get Dirty For A Good Cause

Join a weekend of family fun at the Dunsborough Dirt Dash taking place from August 31st to September 01st at the clubrooms of Dunsborough & Districts Country Club. Entries are now open and start from $15 for Dry Triathlon events, $25 for the 12 kilometre Dirt Race and a donation is needed to participate in the Leukaemia Foundation Sunflower Dash. To find out more, please email andrew@fixedstars.com.au or visit fixedstars.com.au.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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