Frankston Times 29 June 2021

Page 9

Gambling harm a focus of new play

THE drive and walk through COVID-19 test site at Frankston Hospital. Picture: Peninsula Health

Drive through COVID testing on hold THE drive through COVID-19 testing clinic at Frankston Hospital will temporarily shut this week. The testing service will close from 29 June to 2 July. Resurfacing works will take place while it is shut down. While the drive through service is closed, walk throughs will still be accepted.

More pop-up testing locations have opened while the hospital drivethrough is on hiatus. COVID-19 testing is available at Frankston Scout Hall on Nursery Avenue on 29 June, 30 June, and 2 July from 8.30am-4pm. People experiencing coronavirus symptoms can also get tested at Baxter Community

Hall, 211 Baxter-Tooradin Road, on Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July from 8.30am - 4pm. For more information on local COVID-19 testings sites visit


together on the Mornington Peninsula. The show aired on Sunday 20 June with Zak Stolz making it into semifinal one on Tuesday 29 June and Charlie Robbins heading straight into the grand final after winning the Power Tower in Heat 4. Ashlin Herbert also heads straight to the grand final after winning the Power Tower in Heat 2 and Troy Cullen makes it to the semi-finals. Sarah Blackmore doesn’t make it but will cheer on the Mornington ninjas from the sidelines. As one of the top ninjas, Herbert returns for his fifth season of Australian Ninja Warrior and is said to be “hungry for the win after a surprise elimination in the semi-finals last year”. Blackmore was diagnosed with ADHD this year and will be competing to “advocate for Ninja Warrior sports as an effective outlet for treatment”. Last year’s grand finalist Troy Cullen will be fighting for his place in the final again.

A CAUTIONARY tale of the harmful effects of gambling has been penned by an Edithvale playwright. Kieran Carroll has devised the play Enough is Enough. The story follows four gambling addicts whose lives start to unravel. The play is set around a bayside hotel with pokies, which does not shut until 5am. Gambling drives one towards criminal activity, another to counselling, another to illness, and another to grief. A bar worker observes the gamblers and watches their lives fall apart. Members of the community have helped put the play together by contributing their own stories. The performance concludes with a message from Alliance for Gambling Reform chief advocate Tim Costello AO. He will discuss the impact of gambling, and potential reforms. Gamblers in the Kingston local government area lose tens of millions of dollars playing pokies every year. Enough is Enough will debut at Chelsea Activity Hub in Chelsea on Sunday 18 July at 2:30pm, and Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale, Thursday 22 July at 7:30pm. Book free tickets at Enough-is-Enough-Gambling-Harmin-our Community Performances are subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Visit kingstonarts. for updates.

THE Mornington Peninsula-based ninjas. Picture: Supplied

Course set for ninjas FANCIED competitors in the Australian Ninja Warrior TV show which returned to Channel 9 last week train

Frankston City Council in partnership with the Victorian Government are offering a new grant program specifically to attract new businesses to vacant shopfronts across the city.



to revitalize a vacant space in Frankston

IF you share the vision and the passion for what can be, we invite you to apply online at

Frankston Times

29 June 2021


Turn static files into dynamic content formats.

Create a flipbook
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.