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October 2016

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Issue 30 •A community newspaper for Lambton & Nor th Lambton• FREE

Baby Health Centre reborn

Nevine Adlam will open Lambton Park Tea Rooms in the former Baby Health Centre building in coming months

The Lambton Memorial Baby Health Centre building on the Elder Street side of Lambton Park will get a new lease on life when Lambton Park Tea Rooms opens in by December. Local businesswoman Nevine Adlam and her husband Bruce, who also own and operate Memory Lane Antiques & Décor and The Vintage Rose Cafe in Elder Street, will branch out with an oldfashioned tearoom in the disused building. The building has been unoccupied for the two years since it was vacated by Hunter New England Health in September 2014. Lambton Residents Group raised concerns in mid2015 about such a community asset being left idle. Newcastle Council called for Expressions of Interest for adaptive re-use of the building in December last year. It is understood that Mrs Adlam was not initially the successful tenderer. The first choice tenderer withdrew from negotiations with Council. Chairperson of Lambton Residents Group Nicola Hirschhorn said the group was “Pleased to see that despite a delay the building will be put to use rather than left idle”. (continued page 2)

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(from page 1) “I am keen to provide a fabulous place for families and the community to enjoy this beautiful park. Lambton Park Tea Rooms will sell healthy food, including salads and baguettes, and seat up to 30 guests at tables indoors and outside.” Mrs Adlam told Lambton Local. “We will be looking to employ about 10 full and part-time staff,” she said. “I am just really thrilled to be given the opportunity as we have won it a through a thorough process of assessment.” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said “We are very excited about this development”. “Council officers have done a great deal of work in Lambton Park and the surrounding streets including construction of a shared pathway circling the park and renewal of the children’s playground. We also worked with Hunter Water and CityServe to restore Lambton Ker-rai.” Councillor Nelmes added. Lambton Park Tea Rooms will open after a minor refurbishment of the building and the placement of furniture and other decor dating from the early 1900s to 1930s.

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Carpark resurface welcomed Members and visitors to Lambton Bowling Club may have noticed the recent resealing of the Club’s carpark. The $60,000 project, which took two days to complete and required 240 tonnes of asphalt, was made possible in large part by a NSW Government grant. Member for Wallsend Sonia Hornery MP told Lambton Local she was pleased to help the Club access the funding offered by the NSW Government under the Community Building Partnership program in 2015. “The Building Community Partnership program allows MPs all over the state to provide eligible community organisations in their electorates with funding for capital works. The carpark at the Lambton

Sonia Hornery MP Member for Wallsend and Lambton Bowling Club Secretary manager Chris Holstein in the Club’s newly resurfaced carpark Bowling Club was certainly in need of serious work. Now those works have been completed, residents and visitors will be safer and the Bowling Club will be able to better serve the community.”

“The club would like to thank Sonia Hornery and her office for her ongoing support. The carpark now perfectly compliments where we are heading with the club.” said Club secretary manager Christopher Holstein.

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Newcastle Theatre Co. season

Lambton’s own Newcastle Theatre Company in De Vitre Street continues its 2016 season this month with an excellent play with a brilliant twist at the end. In Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz The Wyeths have gathered at the family home, in Palm Springs, California to celebrate Christmas. Their daughter Brooke has brought her second book for approval by Polly and Lyman- why? Well, it is basically a story of the family history, warts and all! Lyman is retired, after a movie star career and then a position as a US ambassador, Polly, his wife and Lyman ‘hob nob’ with Ronald and Nancy Reagan and present a whiter than white family but as Shakespeare says in The Merchant, “all that glisters is not gold”. What dark secret has been concealed? The interplay with regard to the powerful Jewish element, of the two sisters Polly and Silda as they cross swords, produces some fabulous comedic moments. Polly’s social pretensions versus the harsh reality of Silda’s alcohol fuelled life. (cont. next page)

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‘16 continues

Through the course of the play you will laugh and you will cry as deceits are revealed and siblings squabble and score points against one another. A powerful cast of David Gubbay as Lyman Wyeth, Katy Carruthers as Polly Lyman, Heidi Bush as Brooke Wyeth, Alastair Anderberg as Trip Wyeth and Tracy Ebbetts as Silda Grauman. This production is directed by Howard Rawlinson Other Desert Cities premieres at 8pm on Saturday 8th October with evening performances each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 22nd October. There are matinee performances at 2pm Sunday 9th and Saturday 15th October. For more information or to book your tickets go to: newcastletheatrecompany.com.au or contact the Box Office on 4952 4958 (3-6pm, Monday to Friday) Lambton Local has two double passes valued at $60 each to the winner’s choice of performance to give away to readers. To enter simply text ‘Other Desert Cities’ and your name and preferred performance day/time to 0455 210 000 by Thursday 6th October.

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Lambton’s loos a disgrace What a wonderful area you have at the town end of Lambton Park and how lovely are the gardens, well kept and with the historic building as your library it is a joy for out of town visitors like us to visit. My wife and I visit Newcastle regularly for medical treatment. Because we live away from the area we usually need to use the toilets - they are awful and a disgrace to the town. Is your council interested in improving this public facility because it is well beyond its use by date? Your local public may not be aware of the condition of these toilets, but can I suggest they need some urgent attention. John Fear - Forster

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If the letterbox pictured above is yours, you’ve won a $30 open order from Jarrett’s Quality Meats in Elder Street Lambton. To claim your prize simply call in to the shop and show some ID with your address on it to the team at Jarrett’s Quality Meats. You had better hurry though, the prize must be claimed by Monday 10th October or you will miss out. The open order for September was claimed by the lucky residents of 43 Howe Street, Lambton.
























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The Big


Congratulations to last month’s quiz winner, Miriam Gray of Spruce Street, North Lambton. Your $40 Lambton Grocer voucher has been posted to you. Last month’s mystery photo (below) was the Skate Park on Wallarah & Womboin Rds.

This month’s quiz questions are below. You’ll find the answers within the pages of Lambton Local... Question 1 In what year was the tramline on Howe Street closed? Question 2 What is the name of the new business that will operate from the former Memorial Baby Health Centre building? Question 3 Sensom Health & Wellbeing is situated on the corner of which two streets? Question 4 Which local hotel is holding its Oktoberfest promotion from 15th to 22nd October? Question 5 How many tonnes of asphalt went into the resurfacing of Lambton Bowling Club’s carpark? Question 6 Which chocolate biscuit is on

special this month at Lambton Grocer? Question 7 What is the title of Newcastle Theatre Company’s October production? Question 8 Where would you find the structure pictured below?

Send your answers in an email to lambtonlocal@ gmail.com with ‘Big Quiz’ in the subject line or post them to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 by Friday 14th October for a chance to win the $40 Lambton Grocer voucher.

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Local aromatherapy workshops

Wellness Advocate, Caz Wiseman, invites anyone with an interest in maintaining or improving their family’s physical and emotional health and wellbeing to join like-minded locals for her October and Novermber Essential Oils workshops at New Lambton Community Centre. ‘Essential Oils: Happy Kids, Happy Mums’ on Sunday 9th October will show parents how easily and naturally they can care for their kids using aromatics and blending remedies. “Imagine kids being calmer, having stronger immunity, and being more emotionally grounded. That has to make for a happier, calmer parent, doesn’t it?” Caz asked New Lambton Local. “I’ll also explain my own amazing experience with my son, Kynon, around focus and attention at school.” Caz added. November’s worskhop on Sunday 13th is titled: ‘Essential Oils: Love & Chocolate’ “This is one of my absolute fave topics - Learning how to live with healthy emotions naturally. It’s amazing that when I do these workshops people walk away with an improved sense of purpose and

Join like-minded locals for Caz Wiseman’s upcoming Essential Oils workshops at New Lambton Community Centre

happiness. Oh, and did I mention chocolate? There’ll be some divine chocolate treats infused with essential oils to try.” Caz said. Both the October and November workshops have a $15 entry charge which includes everything you’ll need for a make-and-take offer that you take home with you. For more information see below or to read about Caz’s journey type http://mynaturoils.earths-gift. com/ into your browser. To reserve your seat at any of Caz’z upcoming events go to www.eventbrite.com. au and search for ‘Newcastle Essential Oils’ events.

Essential Oils hands-on workshops Happy Kids, Happy Mums 2.30-4.30pm Sunday 9th October

Love & Chocolate 2.30-4.30pm Sunday 13th November

Happy Kids Happy mums aromatherapy workshop will show mums (and dads) how easily and naturally they can care for their kids using pure essential oil and blending. We will create a rollerball remedy that will support immunity building. Imagine your kids being calmer. Imagine fewer snotty noses and less sick time. Happier and more grounded kids means happier mums and dads. Each attendee will be given a rollerball remedy and recipes to take home. We will also share safety and dilution information for kids. $15 covers the make-and-take.

Learn how to live with healthy emotions naturally. People walk away from this workshop with an improved sense of purpose and happiness. Learn how to balance mood, regulate hormones, calm anxiety, manage stress, increase focus, joy and love. We’ll touch on gut health as a determiner of mood. Did I mention chocolate? -We’ll have some divine treats infused with essential oils. We will have fun combining chocolate with essential oil flavours like peppermint, spearmint & wild orange. New attendees receive a free wild orange oil just for coming along...but you must RSVP to secure. Bring a friend. $15 entry fee which covers hands on fun, chocolate treats and your choice of rollerball remedy made by you.

Both these events are at New Lambton Community Centre, Alma Rd New Lambton To reserve your seat go to mynaturoils.earths-gift.com or search Newcastle Essential Oils events at eventbrite.com.au You’ll find out plenty more information about Caz Wiseman and her journey with Essential Oils and other upcoming workshops mynaturoils.earths-gift.com

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Serenity and stillness at Sensom At Sensom Health and Wellbeing you can learn from renowned and experienced yoga teachers to find serenity and stillness for your body, mind and spirit in the beautiful calming yoga studios. Located at 22a Morehead Street, Lambton this truly is a beautiful space for you to experience yoga.

mindfulness and other meditation techniques to use everyday, whenever and wherever you may be! The concept of Sensom Health and Wellbeing grew over many years for owners Lee and Andrew. “After looking at several properties

right space in Newcastle. But as the saying goes – “…let it go and if it’s meant to be, it will happen”, and happen it did! “Out of the blue we heard about the former Latin dance hall in Lambton.” Lee told Lambton Local.

Sensom Health and Wellbeing is at the corner of Morehead & De Vitre Streets, Lambton Sensom Yoga offers a fantastic range of yoga classes including Hatha, Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Over 50s, Restorative Yoga, Beginner Yoga courses and more. Sensom Meditation offers that just didn’t quite meet our “Signed, sealed and delivered; we courses on a regular basis. Taught vision for the business, we had moved into the space and in only by experienced, well qualified and almost given up on finding the six weeks we’ve completed the respected teachers you will learn first stage of start-up.” Lee added. “The second stage will include a range of Massage and Body Therapies delivered by an amazing team of therapists who are experts in their fields”. To learn more about Sensom Health and Wellbeing, check out the yoga class timetable and take advantage of the introductory offer of two weeks unlimited yoga for only $30, call in and meet Andrew and Lee at 22a Morehead Street Lambton, phone 4957 9827 or go Owners Andrew and Lee have been growing the concept of to www.sensom.com.au/ Sensom Health and Wellbeing Centre for some years while searching for the right location to set up their business Page 12 > Lambton Local > October 2016

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Lambton then, Lambton now Transport history

The installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Durham and Hobart Roads marks a new phase for this fascinating microcosm of suburban transport history. In 1863 Lambton colliery built a rail line to carry their coal to port. No locomotives were used at first, loaded wagons were simply rolled down the track under the control of a brakesman, and empty wagons were hauled back up by horse teams. In 1868 with the establishment of New Lambton, a rough path was formed from Lambton, a road described at the time as “being about as bad a one as there is in the whole district”. The poor state of roads led to a concerted push for a decent main road into town, and as an incentive for the government to choose a route passing through New Lambton, the Lambton colliery offered to build a bridge for their rail line to pass over the main road. This offer was accepted and a rail bridge over Howe St was erected in 1876.

by Lachlan Wetherall

In 1887 the Wallsend tramway was built, and with insufficient space under the existing bridge, a second bridge was constructed for the trams. Originally just a single track, in 1911 the tram line was duplicated from Newcastle to the New Lambton side of the rail bridges. In 1926 with the change from steam to electric trams, the tracks were duplicated all the way to Wallsend, however there was insufficient width under the rail bridge to fit two tram tracks. Instead, a short section of ‘gauntlet track’ was laid under the bridge, where the outbound and inbound tram tracks interleaved without connecting. In 1949 the tram line closed, the rails were removed, and the tramway became a road for vehicular traffic, including buses. In 1957 Hobart Road underneath the rail bridge was excavated and lowered to allow double decker buses to pass through. Coal trains continued to use the bridges until November 1963, and in 1966 the bridges were removed. You can view these photos and more details at www. lachlanwetherall.com

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Above: Howe Street Lambton looking towards New Lambton in June 1938. From “Destination Newcastle”, courtesy of Greg and Sylvia Ray. Below: Howe Street/Hobart Road today with the recently installed traffic signals in operation.

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Caring for your largest organ us from bacteria and other organisms, cooling us when we sweat, stopping the loss of water from the body, and keeping our other organs and bodily structures covered and safe. However we tend to forget to look after this special organ of ours and when neglected it is unable to perform all its duties effectively.

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No it’s not your large brain, it’s your skin! The skin has many functions including protecting

A very common skin complaint is dry skin; this is especially evident after the cooler months, when humidity has been low. Other factors that can contribute to skin dryness include soaking in hot water, using harsh soaps, and excessive sun exposure. Dry skin if left untreated can progress to flaking, cracks and even sores. Dry skin can also cause itching, and a tight feeling on the skin.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms the first step to rectify your dry skin is to avoid some of the environmental factors that could be contributing, but also to liberally apply moisturising agents to rehydrate the skin. Simple moisturisers are often the best such as Sorbolene or Aqueous creams, and can be applied as often as needed. They are better absorbed if applied immediately after bathing, remembering to gently pat skin dry so that moisture is retained. Oils can also be applied if skin is very dry, as it also helps to prevent water being lost from the surface of skin. If your dry or itchy skin is particularly bad or worrying you ask you pharmacist or doctor for advice.

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Which personality type are you? There are four personality types •Upholder: by Anne-Marie Adams, owner/personal trainer at Inspirational Group & Fitness Training

If you are in this category you love ‘To Do lists’ and won’t break the rules. You also find it easy to make new habits which is great when it comes to a healthier lifestyle. Basically if you say you are going to do something for yourself or others you will get it done. •Obliger:

Listening to a podcast the other day they were talking about personality types. I found this very interesting because knowing your personality type can help you to be more successful with keeping a healthier lifestyle. One of the tests they talked about was the Gretchen Rubin Four Tendencies test and I thought I might give you some insights on how it may help you on your health and fitness journey.

You are great at taking care of others but not great at taking care of yourself. You need external expectations and accountability to keep you on track. This is where hiring a personal trainer, making a plan with your doctor or telling Facebook friends works really well. You will do anything not to let other people down. •Questioner: You need to research everything and understand why it will be beneficial to you. You won’t accept the norm or if some tells you to ‘just do it’. Once you have all the research and it makes sense to you it is quite easy for you to set and keep your goal. •Rebel:

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You like to be different and live in the moment. Planning is not your strong suit and you will not do something just because you are told to do it. You love it when something is unique and you reposed well to other people telling you, you can’t do something. If you want more information you can listen to the podcast Episode 7 of the Trainers Tribe or google ‘Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies’ and take a short quiz. Once you have discovered which personality type you are, you can then work to your strengths to create a health and fitness plan for you. So until next time Love life, dream big and become the inspiration


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Working part-time can give you the freedom to make the most of both your personal and your professional life – but you need to get the balance right. 1. Make a new budget. Although the perks of parttime work are undeniable, they also usually come with a pay cut – which means you’ll need to reconsider your finances. It’s a good idea to go back to the drawing board with your budget, so you can work out if you need to put any unnecessary luxuries on hold. 2. Boost your super. If your part-time status comes with a smaller paycheque, it also means your employer’s super contributions will be lower as well. So if you don’t top up your super now, you may be on the back foot when the time comes to retire. 3. Switch off on your days off. After years of managing a full-time workload, it can be tempting to try and squeeze the same amount of work into fewer hours. In fact, women working part-time report the same levels of chronic time pressure as men working fulltime. And while technology makes flexible work arrangements possible, it also becomes more difficult to switch off when you’re not working 4. Connect with your peers. When you’re not heading into work every day, you may start to feel isolated from your co-workers. But just as you have a team around you in your professional life, it’s important to feel supported in your personal life as well. One way is to create or tap into a social network of like-minded peers 5. Don’t forget about you. Sometimes you’re so busy keeping up with the conflicting demands of work and family life that you forget to take care of yourself. Every so often, it’s a good idea to take a break from your job and your loved ones to dedicate time to other things you enjoy. GC Accountants Pty Ltd ABN 46108440768 are authorised representatives of Count Financial Limited ABN 19 001 974 625, AFSL 227232. Lending services are authorised by Finconnect (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australian Credit Licence No. 385888

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Lambton High Notes

Israel Christian Identity

The late Christian writer Selwyn Hughes quoted in his marriage course, “Marriage God’s Way”, “If you don’t know who you are, you won’t know who’s you are”. World events coincide with prophecies of God’s word, but did you know that the punishment is first on true Israel before the tares (evil) will be removed in the coming Kingdom of God. Amos 3/1-2 “Hear this word that the Lord hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, you only have I known of all the families of the earth, therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” Read also Psalm 147/19-20 and Matthew 15/24. If you want to learn more from God’s word about your future heritage, email: flint1883@gmail. com. or write to, David McNaughton. PO Box 3313, Glendale 2285


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Term 3 has been a significant period for the school in terms of community, leadership, cultural and sporting achievements. It also marks the end of formal schooling for our Year 12 students. As a group they have been great ambassadors of the school and Lambton Community and we wish them well in their examinations and future endeavours. During the term we held a number of fundraising events. The Year 10 Commerce class held Sales Stalls making a profit of $2,500 which will go to the charity decided by the winning team; raised $907 for Daffodil Day; and held a Year 12 fundraising day Get Your Sporty On! Making a profit of $1,840. Our school captains, Ellie Bright and Andrew Gay, were awarded The Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement by the Honourable Adrian Piccoli, Minister for Education. This Award is one of the highest honours awarded to students in NSW state schools. It is awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence; sporting and/or cultural achievements; leadership skills; display values; and made significant contributions to the school community. Only forty students from the thousands of Year 12 students across the state are recognised with this honour each year. We also held a leadership luncheon to announce the 2016/17 Senior Leadership Body Executive. Congratulations to our newly appointed school captains, Clare Corliss and Jackson Price, vice –captains Emma Shakespeare and James Mace, and senior prefects Molly Jordan and Chris Holburn. The Music Department and students should be congratulated for the amazing performances at Lizottes. I would like to acknowledge the talented students and music staff for producing such a professional and entertaining experience. The event was very well supported by our Lambton Community. In the sporting arena, Lisa Cochrane was selected in the Australian Schoolgirls Football team; the Open Boys Football team made the NSWCHS State Football Final placing 2nd; Open Boys Hockey placed 3rd in NSW; Flynn Lanz and Eliza Carey competed at School Sport Australia Diving; Kai Chapman was awarded the Hunter Academy’s Male Athlete of the Year; Molly Arens represented the Australian Junior Matildas Football Team; and Molly O’Neill placed 3rd in 17+ Girls 3000m Walk at State Athletics.

Martin Rosser - Principal

Mind matters by Dr Stuart Edser PhD. MAPS. MCCOUNP. MASCH. Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health

Spring is sprung

Well here we are again. The smell of jasmine in the air and the azaleas are putting on a lovely show. Spring is here and it feels like life is returning. The long slow torpor of winter is done. Spring is actually a really great time to make a new start. There is probably no such thing as a total brand new start in reality. It was the fashion not so long ago to try a ‘sea-change’ or a ‘tree-change’, where people left their neighbourhoods and charged off to the coast or into the country to start all over again. Were they successful? Well, it was limited. Surveys showed that many people found the exercise not as fulfilling as they had hoped. They still brought their histories, their memories, their relationships and their behaviours with them and soon enough, some of the old stuff started to reappear. Added to that was the surprise that it was not always easy to break into an existing community where locals go way back. Still, sea-changes notwithstanding, I like to renew in Spring. The newness in the air, the warmth, the light is invigorating and it makes me want to get out and live life a bit more. To get outdoors, to walk and run, to swim in the ocean, to see friends and catch up with people, to go out to dinner, to see some movies, to dig in the garden and do a spring clean around the house. To discard some unhelpful behaviours and try some more positive ones. Spring brings the promise that life can be good and the motivation to make some changes. What part of your life are you thinking you might like to have a new start in? - Stuart Edser

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Vet chat

with Dr Lauren Alexander Greencross Vets, Lambton

What does spring bring for our pets?


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Welcome to spring! Winter is over, the weather is warming up and we are all keen to get out and about with our best friends. Whether you enjoy going for walks, trips to the dog park, the beach or coffee at your local dog friendly cafÊ, there is plenty of things to do with your pets in the Newcastle area. However, these activities can also lead to some risk of accident or illness in your pet. Every time your pet leaves your house or yard it may be exposed to disease or parasites. This sounds scary but any illness from these things can be easily prevented. Before heading out this season make sure your pets are up to date with their vaccinations, this will ensure your dog does not contract or spread parvovirus or canine cough. Parasites can also be picked up quite easily when out in public places so making sure your pets flea, tick and worm treatments are up to date will aid in preventing any nasty illnesses. We have already started to see paralysis ticks around Newcastle so please make sure your pet is protected from this deadly critter. As the weather becomes increasingly warmer it is also good to be aware of the temperature and how much exercise your dog is doing. A 30 minute walk on a 25-30 degree day can be enough for some dogs to develop heat stroke. Heat stroke is very dangerous and can be fatal. Pavement can also be extremely hot during the heat of the day and can cause burns to tender paws. This can be avoided by walking at cooler times of the day. A good tip is if the pavement is too hot for your bare feet then it is for you dogs paws. Off leash areas are also one of the most common places for fights and bite wounds to occur. Making sure your dog has regular training and socialisation from a young age will ensure that everyone can enjoy the park safely. The staff at Greencross Vets Lambton can assist you with further information and advice on your pet’s vaccinations, parasite prevention and training classes in clinic. Just call in or give us a call on 4957 8960.

Contesting or Disputing a Will by Chris Hill-Smith of Appleton Law, Lambton Disputes relating to wills arise from a variety of situations. There may be disputes about gifts that were given by the testator while they were alive and there may be disputes about the will after the testator has died. Contesting a will generally means that there is a question about the validity of a will, about the capacity of the testator to have made a will, or about whether there was undue pressure brought to bear on the testator causing them to make a will which they would otherwise not have made. In those situations an “interested person” may make an application to the court seeking a grant in solemn form. The court will then make a decision based on all available evidence. The reasons why a will may not be valid are many and varied, including that the will was not executed in conformity with the laws. There may be a dispute as to whether there is an earlier will in existence. It might be claimed that the testator did not have the mental capacity to make a will at the time he or she executed their will. Or it may be that undue pressure was placed on the testator to make a will in a certain manner which benefits undeserving beneficiaries and excludes others. The other type of claim which is sometime called a will dispute or contesting a will, but in reality is disputing the gifts made in the will is what is known as a family provision claim. ‘Family provision’ claims are made when a beneficiary believes they have been unfairly dealt with under the will or perhaps that they are more deserving of a gift or a greater gift than they received. While it is commonly thought that for a court to have the ability to alter the gifts made in a will when

someone makes a family provision claim means that a will is “not worth the paper it is written on”, it must be remembered that the vast majority of wills are carried out exactly in accordance with the wishes of the testator. It is also important to realise that even in the few cases where a court decides to award provision or further provision from a will to an applicant, the court does not rewrite the will or seek to achieve fairness or equality among the various parties, but rather it is very much a needs based application. That means that the court will only interfere with the gifts in the will to the extent necessary in the circumstances. Courts are reluctant to override the principal that a person is entitled to give their estate away as they wish. Disclaimer: The content of this article is provided for information purposes only. The contents do not constitute legal advice and should not be used as such. Formal legal advice should be sought in particular matters.

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Local & Live entertainment this month Bar 121

Fri 14

The Rumour

Lambton Park Hotel

Thu 6 Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Fri 7

Fri 7

Dean Kyrwood

Fri 14

Tim Rossington

Sat 8

The Years

Sat 15

Alpen Akustik

Fri 21

Audie Franks

Sat 22

Alpen Akustik

Fri 28

Dane Fitzsimmons

Sat 29

King Shakey

Thu 13 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 14


Sat 15

Hayden Johns

Sat 15 The Bad & The Ugly

Fri 21 The Big Bangat 22 Counterpart

Thu 20 Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Fri 28

Fri 21


Sat 22

Pat v Cat

Grant Walmsley Freebird Duo feat. Saralyn

Bobby C

Thu 27 Jam Night with Ty and Zane

Lizotte’s Sat 1

Fully Booked Function

Wed 5

Live N Local

Fri 28

Bonny Wythes

Thu 6

National Music Academy Showcase

Sat 29


Fri 7

Movers & Shakers

Sat 8

Killer Queen

Sun 9


Sat 29


Hotel Jesmond Fri 7

The Steves

Fri 4

The Remedy

Fri 21

The Levymen

Fri 28

Michael Mills

Wed 12 All our Exes Live in Texas Thu 13 Kinky Friedman Fri 14


Sat 15

Alex Lloyd

Lambton Bowling Club Duke of Wellington Hotel Sat 1


Fri 7

Mark Wells

Sat 8

Zane Penn Duo

Fri 28

Robbie Urquart Duo

The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. Page 24 > Lambton Local > October 2016

Local & Live entertainment this month Sun 16 Magical Lunch with Jay Scott Berry

Fri 14


Sat 15

Rubber Bullet

Sat 15

2pm & 8pm

Wed 19


Fri 21

Love That Hat

Wed 19 Harry Manx

Fri 21


Sat 22


Sat 22


Thu 20 Yeshe

Fri 28


Fri 21 Unlocking the Doors the ultimate Doors showcase

Sat 29


Northumberland Hotel Fri 7

Sat 22

Jim Overend

Piano Lounge

Doug Parkinson honours Joe Cocker

Tue & Thur 4-5.30pm Angamus

The Starlight Room

Sun 23 Lazy Sunday Lunch with Sara Storer

Fri 14


Sat 8

Mitchell Coombes

Wed 26 Eleanor McEvoy

Fri 21

Aaron Hood

Sun 9

Sunday matinee

Fri 28

Newcastle Grammar School Brass Razoo

Fri 28

Brien McVernon

Sat 29

Absolute 80s

Sun 30 Taasha Coates (The Audreys)

Newcastle Theatre Co.

Other Desert Cities A play by Jon Robin Baitz Directed by Howard Rawlinson

Sat 8


Sun 9


Wed 12


Von Dylan 1pm Belinda Marks 2pm

Wests New Lambton

Wed 12 Songs in the Key of Motown

Marble Bar Sat 1

Wed 19 Hot Chocolate & The Real Thing

The Steves

Fri 7 Greg Bryce & The Bad Things Sat 8

Mark Wells Duo

Fri 14

The Rattle Sat 22 This Crazy Life Tour Please note that some venues were unable to provide their entertainment listings before going to print with this issue.

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Local Community Group Notices NEIGHBOUR AID SOCIAL SUPPORT We offer companionship to those over 65 years, transport to appointments, assistance with shopping, social interaction, activities and lunch at our centres. We also have day bus trips every month. For more details contact Gayle Grayson on 4960 8248 or 0425 090 670

NEW LAMBTON SENIOR CITIZENS & PENSIONERS Make new friends while enjoying a warm and caring fellowship as well as to partake in the fun games of bingo and chats over a cuppa. Where? The New Lambton Seniors Assocation, located at the New Lambton Community Centre. For more details contact Barry Hoare secretary on 4963 4631

KNIT & NATTER Meet new people, make new friends at knit & natter every Monday. Meet at Mayfield Church of Christ, cnr Werribi St & Gregson Avenue at 9.30am. All ladies welcome. Phone Lyn for information. 49529324

NEWCASTLE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC. Was formed in 1983 and is dedicated to family history studies. The society welcomes visitors to their library in the Mechanics Institute Building at 68 Elder Street Lambton which is open each Thursday 1 pm - 3.30 pm and Saturday 10.00am - 3.30 pm (except public holidays). The next monthly meeting will be held at Tuesday 4th October at 7.30 pm in the Mechanics Institute, Elder Street Lambton. Guest Speaker: Mr Warren Henry on the subject “The Ark in your Pocket”. All members and interested visitors are welcome. For more information contact 49578296.

LAMBTON RESIDENTS GROUP All residents of Lambton area are welcome to come along to our monthly meeting. You too can be a part of some exciting and worthwhile initiatives and projects for our local area. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month commencing at 5.30pm at Lambton Bowling Club, Karoola Rd. No RSVP needed. If you would like more information you can email: lambtonresidents@gmail.com or call Nicola on 0402 949 854. THE LADIES PROBUS CLUB OF NEW LAMBTON Our motto is “Friendship and fellowship”.Activities, which are voluntary and at participant’s own cost, include: Monthly meetings, birthday luncheons, day trips, theatre, walking, craft, “monthly book club” and canasta groups. Phone Pat 4957 6629 or Laelia 4951 2939 for further details.

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LOLLYPOP’S PLAYGROUP Every Wednesday of school term, 10am-12pm. Come and join our friendly, welcoming group for toys, games, stories and play. 0-5 year olds, parents, grandparents and carers welcome. Anglican Church Hall, 18 Morehead St, Lambton. Ph 4957 1073 for more details.

LAMBTON SENIORS GROUP Offering, friendship and support for over 55’s. We meet at the Anglican Church Hall, Morehead St, Lambton every Thursday 9am for canasta or other card and board games, carpet bowls from 12.30 pm. Monthly coach trips and special occasion luncheons. Ph Don 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details. TRUE ISRAEL CHRISTIAN IDENTITY If you are Anglo- Saxon- Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian and would like to know more about your future heritage in the Gospel of God’s word for his coming Kingdom; email: flint1883@gmail.com or write to David McNaughton. PO Box 3313 Glendale 2285 LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP NOTICES Are free of charge. Just email us your information by no later than the 15th of month.

GUYS AND DOLLS PLAYGROUP We meet every Monday of school terms, from 9.30am to 11.30 am, at the Uniting Church, cnr Portland Place and Regent Street, New Lambton. Children from 0-5 years accompanied by a parent, carer or grandparent are welcome to join us for play activities, music, stories and games. We are affiliated with the NSW Playgroup Association. For more details phone Ros on 49521292.

All community groups and organisations are invited to submit notices for publication. Include general information about your group as well and details of upcoming events. Email your notice to lambtonlocal@gmail.com or post it to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 by 15th of the month. Every effort is made to include all notices as submitted. Notices may be edited or omitted due to space limitations.

Local Community Classifieds...

Placing your Local Community Classified is easy! Email: lambtonlocal@gmail.com or post the details to PO 130 Lambton 2299 by 15th of the month. Be sure to include your name and contact details for if clarification and/or verification are required.

FOR SALE CUSHION COVERINGS Cushion & foam recovering. 100s of indoor & outdoor fabrics to choose from, 20 years experience. Ph Nichole 0402 779 007 HOSPITAL NURSING BED Electronic Arlick Hopsital Nursing Bed. King single with pressure care mattress. Only used for 1 week $1800. Other assorted aids for sale. Ph 4956 4016 MOBILITY SCOOTER Mobility scooter with hood. Never used. Cost $4000, sell for $3500 ono. Ph 0411 443 370 PINE BOOKCASE 2900mm L x 700mm H x 200mm D, two shelves. Very good condition $115 Ph 4952 1647


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HALLS FOR HIRE Main Hall and smaller hall called the Green Room, which has separate entrance, kitchen and toilets, off street parking. Available for permanent and casual bookings. Very reasonable rates. Contact Rev Maree Armstrong at St John’s Anglican Church, Lambton. Ph 4957 1073


IRONING DONE $25 per level basket. Drop off my home (New Lambton) in morning, pick up afternoon. Ph Lyn 0432 174 618

Call Amanda: 0410 181498 amazingmantis@gmail.com

CAR DETAILING $30 per car. Will come to your home. Ph Mark on 0432 174 618

PET CARE Jill’s Pet Sitting Service. Live in (your home) or daily visits. Mature, reliable lady with references. Full time business (5 years) with 30 years experience. Ph 0418 246 384 ANAIMON: THE STARFALL Congratulations to Eve Morley of North Lambton who was the winner of last month’s giveaway of Tim Nancarrow’s first novel.

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Lambton Local is the only community newspaper home-delivered free each month to the residents of Lambton and North Lambton (Newcastle, NSW)