• Local talent at TWT Club Six Sports Star of Year Dinner


    CREAM of the City of Ryde’s elite sporting talent will gather at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club this Friday night for the annual TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star of the Year Gala Dinner. An outstanding array of local athletes are vying for the prestigious award with all 12 finalists to share $12,000 in prizemoney [...]

  • Mayor Quinn blasts move to stop Council taking Baird to court


    Legal action of up to $150,000 to challenge the Baird Government’s process to forcibly merge Hunters Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde was approved by Hunters Hill Council after a heated debate last Monday night. The decision to fund the legal challenge was approved by five votes to one and saw angry words exchanged between Mayor [...]

  • Ryde spends half a million to abandon Civic Centre


    BY OUR CIVIC ROUNDSMAN RYDE Council will spend around $500,000 to move to new venues for meetings and staff offices at Top Ryde Shopping Centre and North Ryde. The half million dollar figure does not include rent for the new premises at the Binary Centre at 3 Richardson Place, North Ryde – which will accommodate [...]

  • Hunters Hill’s execution date scheduled for next month


    Hunters Hill Council could be abolished by the end of the month according to a timetable released to councillors by General Manager Barry Smith this week. The timetable warned that Local Government Minister Paul Toole could make a forced merger recommendation to NSW Governor General David John Hurley AC, DSC within weeks and a mega [...]

  • Public support for Eastwood Car Parking Petition

    Strong public support has followed last week’s announcement of a Petition to Ryde MP Victor Dominello and Transport for NSW seeking more short term car parking in Eastwood. Petitioners oppose the introduction of commuter car parking on the current Ryde Council car park in Rowe Street east which the State Government was proposing to take [...]



    Residents agree to do Hunters Hill Council’s job in Pulpit Point PULPIT POINT residents will voluntarily take on parkland and other work formerly done by Hunters Hill Council under a unique new Memorandum of Understanding. The Memorandum was agreed at last Monday’s council meeting and will see the Pulpit Point Home Owners Association maintain gardens [...]

  • Federal funding to support local community club


    LAWN bowling veterans, social barefoot bowlers and families are set to benefit following the recent announcement of funding for the Lane Cove Bowling & Recreation Club. North Sydney MP Trent Zimmerman said the federal government would provide $15,000 to contribute to the construction of a family-friendly outdoor area. “The Lane Cove Bowling & Recreation Club [...]

  • Baird leaves our schools to rot, says Mayor


    Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale is pictured with Labor’s Pru Car and ALP Candidate for Bennelong Lyndal Howison. High schools across the City of Ryde are being grossly underfunded by the Baird Government and are lacking in basic amenities such as carpets, toilets and playgrounds, Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale said this week. The Mayor made his [...]

  • Congratulations JB!


    The Weekly Times Managing Editor John F Booth AM celebrates 37 years at the helm of Australia’s most awarded Independent Community Newspaper this week. The Weekly Times was founded in 1921 by Charles H Engisch in  Gladesville but it was in 1979 when former Ryde alderman John F Booth took over that this newspaper expanded [...]

  • Top art works at artXtra! exhibition


    Lane Cove Art Society’s artXtra! exhibition was officially opened last Friday in Gallery Lane Cove at 164 Longueville Road. Pictured is patron Ian Longbottom, Lloyd Rees Best in Show prizewinner Margaret Vickers, Society president Chrissie Hayes and committee member Pat Wilson. The exhibition is open until this Saturday May 7 from 10am to 4.30pm with [...]

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