Frankston Times 16 June 2020

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Keeping clean during COVID-19 TEAMS of cleaners have been hard at work keeping Frankston safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of 25 cleaners have walked over 6000 kilometres during the pandemic sanitising Frankston’s hand rails, ticketing machines, seating, bins, traffic light buttons and poles, bicycle stands, street furniture, and door handles. The cleaners were recruited through the state government’s “Working for Victoria” program set up to help peo-

ple who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The mayor Sandra Mayer said “through this program, people have been able to go back to work, which does wonders for their mental and financial health and the local economy.” “Additionally, it means highly frequented public spaces, such as the city centre, the waterfront, shopping strips, parks and playground equipment are being cleansed and disinfected about

5G rollout rolls on FRANKSTON Council will not try to intervene with the rollout of 5G technology in the Frankston area. At their 1 June meeting councillors voted to “note the information by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, the Australian Government Department of Health and World Health Organisation who advise that there are no established health effects from the radio waves that the 5G network uses”. The vote was taken in response to a petition handed to council, which had been signed by 98 residents.

four times a day,” she said. “This program complements council’s existing cleaning regime and ensures we are doing our best to prevent the spread of this virus in our community.”

WORKERS keeping the Frankston foreshore clean to stop the spread of coronavirus. Picture: Supplied

Students write play IT is believed that when the Globe Theatre closed because of the spread of the bubonic plague in the 1600s, playwright William Shakespeare used the time to create the now famous play King Lear. Fast forward to 2020, and students at a local high school have used their time in lockdown to create a play of their own. Woodleigh School will livestream an experimental performance this week, which was devised by students while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. So Far Away was put together over a six week period. It is a collaboration between 27 students and three staff members. The performance will explore issues including homelessness, romantic relationships, virtual cafes, frustrations with Zoom and home school learning, sibling rivalry, and family connections. Students have created short sketches, which are connected through original music created by year 11 student James Ward. The piece will air at 7.30pm, 17 June. Search “Woodleigh School” on YouTube to find their channel and watch.

FRANKSTON libraries team leader Martina helping organise the click and collect service. Picture: Supplied

Library members can click and collect CLICK and collect services at local libraries are up and running. Frankston, Carrum Downs, and Seaford are open to collect reserved books by appointment. Library members can book out books, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines. Local libraries are expected to continue to open in stages after closing during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information at library. frankston.vic.gov.au.

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