Frankston Times 18 February 2020

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Ambassador arrests spike Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au POLICE have made 20 arrests at the notorious Ambassador Hotel since December last year. Police operation “Diplomat” has been running at the hotel for just over two months. In the week ending 9 February, five arrests were made at the apartment complex. One of those arrests was made on 6 February when police charged a 31-year-old Frankston man who allegedly drove a stolen car towards detectives, forcing them to take evasive action. The man was charged with two counts of theft of motor vehicle, reckless exposure police by driving, resisting police, and committing indictable offence while on bail. He was also charged with one count of reckless conduct, possess methamphetamine, possess shotgun ammunition, and negligently dealing with proceeds of crime. The alleged offender was remanded to appear at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 14 February. Frankston Police Senior Constable Carly Robertson said “we are seeking for owners to unite against criminal activity at the Ambassador Hotel.” “We also have concerns about apartments being left unsecured and being used by squatters,” she said. “We are seeking for people and tenants to come forward if they know of unsafe practices or criminal activity.”

A POLICE operation is underway at the infamous Ambassador Hotel. Picture: Gary Sissons Other arrests made at the complex were for volume offending, theft of motor vehicle and theft from motor

vehicle, and drug offences. The Ambassador Hotel has a notorious reputation owing to a long

history of criminal activity occurring within the complex. The police operation is ongoing.

Deadline for pool registration soon HOME owners must register their pools and spas with council by 1 June. Amendments to the building act made late last year have made it a requirement for councils to keep a register of swimming pools and spas that exist within the municipality. Frankston mayor Sandra Mayer said “the deadline is getting closer and quite a few pool and spa owners are yet to register with us. This includes fixed, temporary, inflatable and relocatable pools and spas with a depth more than 300 millimetres.” Registering a pool comes at a cost of $79 to the property owner. “Agents and tenants are unable to register pools or spas and in the case that they have applied, the owner will need to call our customer service team to provide their consent,” Cr Mayer said. “Pools can be registered online or by visiting one of council’s service centres. When this is complete, owners will need to engage a private building surveyor or inspector to assess whether their barrier meets the required standard. “The standard will depend on when the pool or spa was built and council will provide your specific details when confirming your registration. When the standards are met, the surveyor or inspector will issue you a compliance certificate which will need to be lodged with council.” Frankston.vic.gov.au or call 1300 322 322 for more information.

MAREEʹS TOURS Theatre Events

Day Tours

D AY T O U R S WARRAGUL ARTS CENTRE “Partners in Crime” starring Rhonda Birchmore Friday 6th March $80.00 includes lunch, show and transport HEIDI MUSEUM Wednesday 25th March $70.00 includes lunch TIDEMASTER RIVER CRUISE Wednesday 1st April $90.00 includes buffet lunch onboard

Extended Trips

Overseas Trips

LOCH VILLAGE AND POOWONG Wednesday 15th April $60.00 includes lunch EDGARS MISSION Wednesday 6th May $75.00 FYANSFORD SILO ART Wednesday 27th May $90.00 includes coach, lunch & ferry trip home

Contact Maree on 9750 0066 and leave your details

www.mareestours.com

Staying Connected Program SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO ARE 65+

For older people living in the Frankston community, our social support volunteer program Staying Connected matches and coordinates volunteers who provide you with one-to-one social support. Our volunteers may provide home visiting, social outings or social support activities, and of course, a little fun, laughter and companionship along the way!

For more information, please

Phone Us

1300 558 368

Email

contact@genu.org.au

Karingal St Laurence Limited ABN 74 614 366 031 | ACN 6014 366 031

FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE FRIDAY MARCH 20 - 8PM Frankston Times 18 February 2020

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