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FRANKSTON YCW is set to host a footy game to honour the final year of the Anzac Centenary featuring The Rising Son guernsey listing those who served. Frankston YCW’s Jie Coghlan, left, Wayne Capp, Frankston RSL president Kevin Hillier and Ash Eames are getting ready for the big game. See story page 5. Picture: Gary Sissons
Neil Walker firstname.lastname@example.org TAXPAYERS’ money could be heading to a sports stadium at Jubilee Park if a Frankston Council plan to divert funding from its original destination of the Frankston Basketball Stadium in Seaford. Council CEO Dennis Hovenden says council has approached the state government to ask that the state’s $2.5 million part of the money originally earmarked for the Seaford stadium upgrades instead go to a multi-purpose sports stadium at Jubilee Park. Mr Hovenden said council “fiercely wanted to protect the funding” for the Frankston region after negotiations with the Frankston Basketball & District Association (FDBA) over a new lease for a planned multi-milliondollar upgrade of the Bardia Avenue stadium in Seaford could not be resolved. The CEO said “the Jubilee solution”, as it became known internally at council, emerged as an option after a majority of councillors voted in November last year to walk away from council contributing $4.5 million of ratepayers’ money to upgrade the Seaford stadium. The council push to divert state money to Jubilee Park comes after federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther made a series of claims under parliamentary privilege late last month about alleged misconduct at the FDBA. Mr Crewther had been brokering “last chance” talks between council and the FDBA shortly before his explosive parliamentary speech in an effort to save $5.2
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Let there be lights Neil Walker email@example.com MATCHING funding announcements from both major political parties seem set to be a political tactic in the lead up to November’s state election. Premier Daniel Andrews attended the Frankston Dolphins’ first game back in the VFL last Saturday (7 April) and announced a re-elected Labor state government would include $700,000 towards new lighting at the club’s stadium. The lighting followed a similar pledge by Liberal opposition leader Matthew Guy late last month when Mr Guy said $650,000 of taxpayers’ money would go towards new stadium lights if the Coalition wins government (“Friday night lights for Dolphins’ stadium”, The Times 26/3/18). Dolphins general manager Gary Buckenara said the lights will cost about $1.9 million in total and the club hopes Frankston Council and the federal government will also contribute towards the project. “It will be great for the whole region because it would bring an opportunity for Friday night or Saturday night games or VFL games of the week to be played here,” Mr Buckenara said. “That brings more people into the business area of Frankston so it’s a win for businesses within Frankston.” He suggested ALFW games could be televised at the stadium since the lights ensured evening play is “broadcast quality”. Mr Andrews said in a statement: “The Dolphins are a proud part of Victoria’s football history and a cornerstone of this community – this funding will en-
sure they have the facilities they need to train, win and grow. “The Dolphins are Frankston, through and through. With this investment, we’re backing the club and the community.” Frankston is one of four “sandbelt” seats along the Frankston line that are pivotal to each parties’ chances of forming government in November. Frankston, Carrum, Mordialloc and Bentleigh are all marginal seats. “This investment will help strengthen our club and our community – building success on and off the field,” Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke said. “It’s great to see the players back out there, and I’m looking forward to cheering on the mighty Dolphins this season.” Mr Edbrooke faces Liberal candidate Michael Lamb, a police officer based in Frankston and latterly Mornington as part of new police unit in Mornington to tackle drug dealing and trafficking across the region, in November’s election. The Labor MP won the seat at the 2014 state election with a margin of less than 1 per cent so the electorate is regarded as being ultra-marginal. The Dolphins’ Frankston Park stadium is named SkyBus Stadium for its first season back in the VFL after coming out of voluntary administration last year. Federal Liberal Dunkley MP Chris Crewther late on Friday (13 April) switched on new lights at the Frankston Dolphins Junior Football Club at Overton Road in Frankston South. The lighting for juniors was funded by $300,000 in federal funding, a state contribution of $100,000 and $27,000 from Frankston Council.
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Lights up: Dolphins under 11 player Ed takes a screamer. Picture: Gary Sissons
DOGS of all ages, breeds, shapes and sizes will be the centre of attention at Mt Eliza Rotary Club’s third Bark in the Park Dog Expo on Sunday 22 April. This event will be held 10am-2pm in John Butler Reserve, Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza. Fun competitions include best trick, “waggiest” tail, best dog hair style, most alike dog and owner and best golden oldie. Dogs can be entered into more than one competition. The expo will also include market stalls specialising in pet products, training aids and dog-friendly items, children’s activities, a sausage sizzle and other refreshments. Owners will be able to pose for a photo with their dog. Entry is free and there is a small entry fee to take part in the competitions. Money raised will go to Rotary’s community service projects including Dogs for Kids with Disabilities, planting trees in the John Butler Reserve and helping pay for two teams of year 11 students to participate in the Model United Nations Assembly to debate their solutions to some of today’s world issues. “The the Bark in the Park Dog Expo will certainly appeal to children with their dogs but parents and grandparents will also really enjoy the day,” Mt Eliza Rotary president David Rew said. “It is intended as a light-hearted day for the local community to get together and have fun in the company of their best mates.” Photos of dog can be uploaded to Facebook and be in the running for prize before the expo by gaining the most likes. To upload, go to Facebook: Bark in the park 2018 Mt Eliza Dog Expo. Registration for the online competition closes midnight Friday 20 April.
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A MAN stabbed in the back at a unit at The Ambassador complex was airlifted to Melbourne’s Royal Melbourne Hospital with life-threatening injuries on Tuesday (10 April). The 24-year-old fought a 44-yearold man at the apartment before the stabbing. His condition was later downgraded to critical after the fight at 3pm on the Tuesday afternoon. Police called to the apartments found the stabbed man, 24, in the breezeway at The Ambassador, the site of a former hotel. A 44-year-old man was arrested and charged later that day after himself ending up at Frankston Hospital’s emergency department for treatment for cuts and bruises, described as “minor” by police. The two men “are known to each other”, Senior Sergeant Stephen McKenzie said. The latest violence at The Ambassador units comes after an 18-year-old woman was slashed by a knife by a male acquaintance on Saturday 3 March in an unrelated incident. In October last year a man wielding a chainsaw allegedly cut down the door of a unit at The Ambassador complex following a fistfight between two men on nearby Nepean Highway-
Bright spark lights up A LANGWARRIN man is lucky to be alive after trying to remove a gas tank from a car using an angle grinder on Tuesday morning. The Ford sedan’s gas tank exploded, likely due to sparks from the angle grinder, on Cranbourne Road at about
10.45am on Tuesday (10 April). Paramedics treated the man for “cuts and abrasions” after an ambulance was called in the wake of the blaze. “It’s best if experts remove gas tanks from vehicles,” Senior Sergeant Phil Hulley, of Frankston police, said. The unregistered car was destroyed in the fire resulting from the gas tank detonation.
The pair were arrested by Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives after the vandalism spree that damaged 34 vehicles. Criminal damage charges are pending and the two boys will appear in a children’s court at a future date.
Uninvited guest’s ride POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an alleged carjacking at The Gateway Shopping Centre in Langwarrin last Sunday (8 April). A man, 28, got into the passenger seat of a dark green Holden ute in the carpark of the shopping centre at about 6.45pm on the Sunday evening. The 20-year-old driver was forced to drive off and got out of the 2013 model ute about five minutes later. He did not suffer any injuries. The vehicle was spotted in Langwarrin, Cranbourne and Clyde before being found dumped in Cranbourne. A Cranbourne man was arrested over the alleged carjacking and is on remand. Senior Constable Nicholas Jung, of Frankston’s Crime Investigations Unit, would like to hear from any witnesses to the alleged carjacking or the ute’s movements in the hours after the incident. Call 9784 5555 with information.
Tyres slashed TWO 13-year-old boys were arrested days after several cars in the Frankston North and Seaford areas had their tyres slashed on Tuesday 3 April and Wednesday 4 April.
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POLICE are on the lookout for a 21-year-old woman named Jessica Swindle, above, who has several warrants out for her arrest related to car thefts and drug offences. She is described as 165cm (about 5ft 4in) in height, with a thin build and brown hair and blue eyes. She is believed to frequent the Frankston, Dandenong, Doveton, Rowville, Boronia, Knox and Bendigo areas. Anyone who sees her should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au online.
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FROM 4 MAY – 18 JUNE Upcoming changes to the Frankston Line
Works will continue to remove the level crossing at Skye/Overton Road on the Frankston line and build the new Frankston Station and will affect the way you travel. The sooner we get this done, the sooner you’ll be on your way.
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Frankston Station closure
• On the Frankston line between Carrum and Frankston from first service on Friday 4 May until last service on Sunday 27 May
• On the Stony Point line between Carrum and Stony Point from first service Friday 4 May until last service on Sunday 27 May
• Between Kananook and Frankston from first service on Monday 28 May until last service on Sunday 17 June.
• Between Leawarra and Kananook from first service on Monday 28 May until last service on Sunday 17 June.
• To allow for parts of the current station to be demolished, the southbound lane of Young Street, Frankston will be closed from Friday 27 April until Monday 25 June. • From 22 April station facilities will begin to relocate to the Fletcher Road carpark to prepare for major station works
to begin. Frankston station will close from first service Friday 4 May until last service Sunday 17 June. • A temporary station will be in operation in the Fletcher Road carpark to service replacement buses before, during and after this period.
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Names game for Anzacs THIS year is the closing chapter in the ANZAC Centenary, an Australian wide project in support of those who served and continue to serve today. In support of the significance of the 2018 commemoration, the Frankston YCW Football Club will be holding a special commemorative service on Saturday 21 April at their home ground in Jubilee Park. Frankston YCW will be taking on the Frankston Bombers and a service will be held prior to the game. A heritage flyover is planned to close the remembrance service. “From an embryo of an idea and member
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HUNDREDS of thousands of giant spider crabs are about to begin their annual migration into the sandy shallows at Rye and Blairgowrie. The armada of orange crabs arrives as the bay’s waters begin to cool in May and stays until July. Marine biologist Sheree Marris said that, as the name suggests, these crabs are massive, with long spindly legs and bodies up to 17cm wide. “They move in organised chaos on eight long legs,” she said. “Their weapons are swollen claws and their mission is to seek shelter in the safety of the shallows, moult and, in some cases, mate.” Ms Marris said that, like most crustaceans, the crabs’ hard armour protected them but didn’t allow them to grow. “They need to get rid of the old armour and grow a bigger one,” she said. The crabs secrete an enzyme that separates the old shell from the underlying skin, while a new soft paper-like shell grows beneath the old one. They then absorb seawater and swell up, causing the old shell to open up like a lid allowing the crab to extract itself. “Once one crab starts to moult it sets off a chain reaction and the rest of the orange-clad army moult almost simultaneously,” Ms Marris said. “Moulting allows the crabs to grow and helps rid them of parasites and other animals growing on their shells, including bacteria that can weaken and erode their protective uniform.” It is thought that by aggregating and moulting together, the crabs have less chance of getting eaten: it’s a simple case of safety in numbers. However, during this moulting process, the soft crabs are vulnerable to the mouths of hungry hunters. Stephen Taylor
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Continued from page 1 FDBA president Gary Emery told The Times the basketball association is talking to peak body Basketball Victoria about the terms of reference for an investigation into the allegations made in parliament by Mr Crewther. The FDBA denies the allegations. “We fully support and welcome an inquiry because we’ve got nothing to hide,” Mr Emery said. It is understood that an investigation by a QC, independent of Basketball Victoria, would be welcomed by the association. Mr Hovenden said council has written to Victorian Sports Minister John Eren asking the Labor state government to consider diverting $2.5 million towards basketball courts at Jubilee Park. Frankston YCW Football Club also plays its peninsula league footy matches at Jubilee Park. Kosta Pandos, spokesman for Mr Eren, confirmed council had written to the state government and said: “The Labor government is working to ensure that basketball continues to grow at the grassroots level – and Frankston is no exception. “It’s disappointing that council have resolved to not support the upgrade of the Frankston Basketball Stadium in Seaford. “We’re happy to consider any new proposal or project that would en-
courage more locals in Frankston to get on the court, close to home.” Mr Crewther indicated in his parliamentary speech that council may re-enter lease negotiations with the FDBA if there were changes at board and management levels. Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton rejected this possibility last week. “No - absolutely not,” Cr Hampton said. “Council has found the association impossible to negotiate with. We have bent over backwards as a council to do a deal.” An agreement could not be reached with the FDBA on the terms of rent reviews and the scope of future upgrades to the stadium. The Bardia Avenue stadium was funded by the FDBA and is leased on council-owned land. The FDBA was prepared to contribute $1 million towards the stadium upgrade. Council is gearing up to lobby state and federal politicians for funding for major projects in the Frankston area in the lead up to imminent state and federal elections. Mr Hovenden said he does not believe the collapse of the Seaford stadium project that involved three tiers of government funding will impact on political parties’ enthusiasm to be involved in future projects in the area.
ALL roads lead to a state election in November and voters should prepare for a steady flow of political pledges in marginal electorates along the Frankston line. Politicians from both major political parties were out in force last Monday (9 April) to begin wooing voters by making big promises on road infrastructure projects. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Aspendale Gardens first up to announce the planned $375 million Mordialloc bypass will no longer be tolled and will be a freeway. “We’d all rather be home with friends and family than stuck in traffic – that’s why we’re getting things done in Melbourne’s south-east and building the Mordialloc Freeway,” Mr Andrews said. The Premier — accompanied by Labor state MPs Tim Richardson (Mordialloc), Sonya Kilkenny (Carrum) and Paul Edbrooke (Frankston) — told assembled journalists at the announcement that making the road toll free is “the right thing to do”. Liberal opposition leader Matthew Guy was making an announcement of his own in Mordialloc while Mr Andrews was in Aspendale Gardens. The Coalition vowed to scrap Kingston Council plans to narrow a section of Beach Road to build the final part of the Bay Trail for cyclists and walkers alongside the busy road. A 5-4 majority of councillors voted last year to narrow the road to avoid losing more native vegetation when
building the adjacent walking and bike path. VicRoads has advised council the proposed narrowing is within its guidelines but protesters have flagged concerns about cyclists’ safety in any narrowed section of the road between between the Mentone Lifesaving Club and Peter Scullin Reserve in Mordialloc. The section of Beach Road would be narrowed from 14 metres on average to about 13 metres in width. Kingston Central Ward councillor Geoff Gledhill, also the Liberal Party’s preferred candidate for Mordialloc, joined Mr Guy at the Beach Road announcement on Monday. “Geoff Gledhill has been working hard and listening to the local community and raising those concerns with my team,” Mr Guy said. “Geoff is focusing on the issues that matter and he’s fighting for his local community and that’s why we are backing his policy to fix Beach Road and make it safer.” Cr Gledhill said: “Over 5000 local residents have voiced their objections to Kingston Council’s proposal and support my plan for a safer Beach Road and I’m very pleased that Matthew Guy is listening to locals. “I’m working hard with Matthew Guy on a number of important local issues that I hope to announce soon.” Mr Guy accused Labor incumbent Mr Richardson of being “missing in action” on the narrowing of Beach Road. Construction of the long-mooted Mordialloc Bypass will begin next year with completion due by the end of 2021.
Monday’s announcement added about $75 million to the now $375 million project cost and changed the route of the road. The state government says the project will create more than 400 jobs and cut 10 minutes off a trip between the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Dingley Bypass. The freeway will connect the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village, establishing a continuous freeway from Frankston to Clayton. The new freeway will have entry and exit ramp interchanges at Springvale Road, Governor Road, Lower Dandenong Road and Centre Dandenong Road. A new interchange will also be built at Thames Promenade. An Environmental Effects Statement is to be done by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning amid some concerns about the impact the new bypass may have on the nearby Seaford-Edithvale Wetlands. Voters in the seats of Mordialloc, Carrum, Frankston and Bentleigh can expect several visits from both Premier Daniel Andrews and opposition leader Matthew Guy in the months leading up to polling day in November. The marginal seats, dubbed the “sandbelt seats”, are seen as crucial to politicians’ hopes of winning or staying in government. The four seats swung to Labor at the 2014 state election and a swing back of just 1 per cent would deliver Carrum, Frankston and Bentleigh back to the Liberals.
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AN artist’s impression of the liquid hydrogen- to-gas plant planned at Hastings. The state and federal governments have agreed to put $100 million towards a four-year pilot program extracting hydrogen from brown coal at the Loy Yang power station in the Latrobe Valley. The gas will be shipped from Hastings to Japan while the unwanted CO2 emissions are stored underground in the Latrobe Valley.
to convert gas imports. Mr Turnbull said it was “amazing to think that brown coal from Victoria is going to be keeping the lights on in Japan". Kawasaki has estimated hydrogen from brown coal reserves in the Latrobe Valley could power Japan for 240 years. The timeline outlined in the HESC would see work start next year on constructing the “pilot facilities” with operations beginning in 2020 and run for about one year. A decision on the plan’s commercial viability would be made “in the 2020s”
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Compiled by Brodie Cowburn WE deeply regret to announce the death while on active service of Private C. R. Peninsula Wilson, who Motor was killed in France on Ltd. Pty, April 3rd. Before S-CO-FFEE enlisting he was a constant visitor to Frankston and was a captain MEOUSENCE of the Kooyong Club. *** like it; too.!!" i ~Yii a r THERE are twenty one candidates deliciou Cup of Cofuee for the NationalistAnomination in the at a Moment's Notice Flinders Election. The following is the Supper list stated in alphabetical order. or other John Abbott, R M. Captain So Anderson, Eoaily ab d the fabsolute S. isBruce, M.C, Croix de Guerre; by F. Buckley, F Russell Coldham, W. B. Grouse, Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Hanby, Your Grocer sells BROOKE'S I J. Henty, William Home, Reginald Kelly, Jeffrey Macpherson, E. F. Mitchell, K. C.; A C. Moreley, Charles Pearson. Lieutenant, Charles Pickett James Rouget, E. H. Symonds, M. to Frankston Weekly Service--Mornington Campbell Smith, W Ernest Williams, Murniugton One jl'days, arriving in iranketon p.m. Leaving 36 Tiain to Mornington to City, Returning H. M. Williamson, Dave White. from Melbourne. Train the: *** 6d. 3s; Return, Fares-Single, 4s NOMINATIONS for the Labor selecHire Timte--Night or Day. for at any tion in regard to the Flinders seat in the said he recognised it as his duty to work Association, and he hoped that the House of Representatives closed on Motor Accessories Powder Tyres, Petrol, Repais,: Stocked.. with theeffected. council and promote harmony council and members ofefficiently the progress Monday. and promptly Grant Cars. and co-operation between them and the association would work in glove Agentshand for Buick and There were two nominations, but, Work Given. i?:.::; in Motor Driving and Progress Mechanical Association. togetherLessons for the improvement of the in view of the necessity of choosing *** district; he also desired to express their a candidate as early as possible, the discomf'rt brought parableholding of tc THE newly formed Athletic Club at appreciation of the fine work done by a ballot was dispensed with 'of through Frankston is opening very auspiciously. Cr Flannagan during his term as presiand the central Mr indAl executive selected atising-froi --BTua At the initial meeting Mr C. Gray was dent of the Progress Association. Gordon Holmes,cffiuvia barrister and solicitor, disagreeable appointed President, Mr Tevendale hon. Cr Flood most cordially endorsed the for the position. is absolutely abolished in Builderand was confiand Contractor Sec and Mr W W Young Treasurer. remarks of Cr Blacker, *** hours by usirng The objects of the Club are for cultident that both bodies working in hearty FRANKSTON Mornington Shire Council STREET. BAYZ vating physical culture and developing co-operation could dp much to advance BEFORE proceeding with the agenda Powder 'Pedol.' that he has BEGS to shire. intimate the muscles of the body in healthyas the prosperity of the business, paper the president took the opportunity is with to exercises. Cr M’Arthur acknowledged Supply to express the congratulations of the above, 'Pedol'has er for Chilthanks the compliment expressed by The secretary would be pleased if any council on the election ofequal Cr M’Arthur a afing, as president and of Allthe Mornington Diseases person having gymnastic material that Cr Blacker and brother councilors and Progress BRICKS, AND CEMENT-PAINTS AND OILS LIME,
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he is not using would forward it to him at Osborne House for the use of the members. *** MR John McGowan the excellent baritone singer, late of the J. C. Williamson Opera Company, will renew his popularity with a Frankston audience sharp at 8pm this evening at the Repatriation Fund concert. *** MR Pat Coleman, Frankston’s ever popular basso, will reappear in the Mechanics Hill this evening at the Repatriation Fund concert in Frankston. *** AT the Frankston Methodist Church Mr A. Corlett will preach on Sunday morning next. In the evening the service will be conducted by young men of Methodist Club, South Richmond, who will also occupy the choir, render an anthem, and a couple of solos. Mr G. Ernest Tonkin, of Kyneton will preside at the organ. *** A BULLETIN on Potato Culture written by Mr J. T. Ramsey, potato Expert of the Victorian Department of Agriculture has just been issued. In addition to information regarding planting and harvesting and the results of experimental tests carried out by the Department mention is made of the more common potato diseases (illustrations of which are given) and methods of prevention and treatment are suggested. Free copies of the bulletin may be obtained from the Director of Agriculture. *** A FOOTBALL match will be played on Monday next at Somerville, between
the Frankston and Somerville Juniors. Frankston will be led by A. Tevendale, (captain) *** WE remind our readers of the sports to be held in the Frankston Park this (Saturday) afternoon, commencing at 2pm. sharp. A grand novel programme, including horse jumping and hunting events, a race for draught horses, and children’s races etc., has been arranged. Promises of entries have been received from all over the Peninsula and Dandenong, Berwick and other adjacent district, so that good fields may be expected. The amount raised will go to swell the Repatriation fund. *** Cranbourne Frankston Road AT a meeting of the Cranbourne Shire Council on Saturday, April 6th, Messrs Shaw, White and Korner attended as a deputation and presented a petition signed by a large number of persons, asking that the above road be put in repair. Mr Shaw said the petition included the signatures of the President and some of the councillors of the Frankston Shire. They had been working hard to have this road put in repair and if Cranbourne Council would attend to the portion within its boundary it would be of great advantage to the residents of this district. It had been in bad order for quite a long time. The President of the Frankston Council thought it might be brought into the list under the Country Roads Board’s subsidiary roads scheme. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 20 April 1918
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The Catastrophic Squeegee Confrontation By Stuart McCullough BEFORE I knew what was happening it was too late. I waved my arms, I called out, I pulled a face that sat somewhere between alarm and despair, but it was to no avail. He had started and he wasn’t going to stop. There was no turning back. He was going to press on regardless. Having reached the point of no return, there was little I could do other than make sure the doors were locked and hope that the lights would change. Call it an over-reaction; I simply didn’t want anyone to clean my windscreen. Ordinarily, I’m all over it. Within two hundred metres of an intersection, I’m surveying the landscape, trying to spot anyone holding a squeegee and a water bottle. They can be awfully hard to catch sight of and I’m sure some of them use camouflage, but I’d like to think I have my eye in. Once seen, I make sure I do everything I can short of getting out of the car and draping myself across the bonnet to clearly communicate to my squeegee-wielding friend that – no – I do not want my windscreen washed. It starts with the hands, which are raised, fingers splayed and moving in opposite directions, to indicate that anyone thinking of trying to clean my windscreen should desist instantly from advancing on my car. Then there’s the dramatic pantomimeinspired shake of the head and the mouthing of the word ‘no’ such that a lip reader in outer space could easily get the gist of what I’m attempting to communicate. I’d like to think I was unambiguous. ‘Move on’ is all I’m really trying to say. ‘Find someone who
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