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•Issue # 45•Established 2014•HOME DELIVERED FREE •January 2018•

Change buses here Newcastle will have new bus routes and timetables from January 14. In one of the biggest ever changes to public transport in Newcastle, the ‘New Way’ as it’s being called, boasts more than 1280 extra services across the Newcastle Transport area. The changes are a result of extensive community consultation by the network operator Keolis Downer. In 2016 Keolis Downer was awarded a 10 year contract to run an integrated transport system across all modes of travel, including buses, ferries and, from 2019, the light rail. Routes that currently service the local area (continued page 2)

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(from page 1) including the 100, 222, 230, 235 and 363 will all be renamed, rerouted and retimetabled. “The community told us that they wanted frequent services to popular hubs to make public transport an attractive and viable alternative to travelling by car,” Keolis Downer Hunter Chief Executive Officer Campbell Mason said. “We will provide improved transport for Newcastle to meet the high demand between key activity centres such as John Hunter Hospital, the University, Charlestown, Kotara, Wallsend and the CBD.” “Four new services known as Routes 11, 12, 13 and 14 will have services every 15 minutes, you won’t need to check a timetable. If you turn up to a bus stop on a frequent route between 7am and 7pm weekdays the longest you will have to wait for a bus will be 15 minutes.” “We want to make it simpler for people to get where they want to go.” Mr Mason added. All routes that serve Lambton, North Lambton, New Lambton and New Lambton Heights are impacted by these changes and customers are encouraged to plan their new trip by visiting http://newcastletransport. info/ or calling 131 500.

Sonia Hornery MP State Member for Wallsend

Readers, advertisers and community groups are encouraged to contribute to Lambton & New Lambton Local with news items, community events and any matter of general interest to residents of the area. In contributing news items the contributor accepts that such information may or may not be published in print and/or online using websites and social media channels at the sole discretion of the publisher. No guarantee of publication is implied by this invitation to contribute. Except where otherwise noted herein, all information, photographs, text and images, within Lambton & New Lambton Local is subject to copyright. Material may not be reproduced and/or distributed in whole or part in any form without the prior written consent of the publisher. The views expressed within these pages are not necessarily those of the publisher. They might be, but they might not be. Who knows? ABN 48 260 331 896 Printed on Australian made paper containing up to 55% recycled fibre. Lambton & New Lambton Local is 100% recyclable....please do so but only after you read it!!!

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Return or recycle? Your call According to research, small drink containers account for 44% of the total volume of litter across NSW and have a detrimental impact on the local environment and community. To address this the State Government recently introduced a ‘Return and Earn’ scheme which encourages people to collect and return used eligible containers for a 10c refund. Most drink containers of sizes between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund, including plastic PET (#1) and HDPE (32), glass, aluminium, liquidpaperboard and steel. To date there are just three Reverse Vending Machines in the area, at Woolworths Supermarkets at Jesmond, Mayfield and Mount Hutton which will accept containers and provide the refund.

The 10c refund can be taken as an electronic funds transfer into a PayPal account, a voucher which can be redeemed at Woolworths stores or as a donation to charity. You can of course continue to place drink containers in your yellow

lid bin for recycling as usual. Containers recycled via domestic yellow bins will not attract a 10 cent refund for the householder. For more information go to www. returnandearn.org.au/

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Pedestrian improvements at Uni Work to improve pedestrian safety on University Drive at North Lambton is currently underway. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC announced the work in December. “The NSW Government has allocated $920,000 in funding to improve pedestrian connections and safety east of Sunset Boulevard,” Mr MacDonald said. “Mid-block traffic lights will be installed on University Drive between the main entrance to the University and east of Sunset Boulevard, to assist pedestrians to safely cross the road. “The traffic lights will have a two staged-crossing allowing pedestrians to cross one direction of traffic at a time and minimises the impacts on traffic flows. Pedestrian fencing will be

installed in the median to assist pedestrians to safely walk the short distance between the two crossing locations. Mr MacDonald said the project will greatly benefit University of Newcastle students enrolled at the Callaghan campuses. “Work will also involve building connecting footpaths, kerb and gutter, ramps and retaining walls to improve access to the new traffic lights.”

The work will result in the loss of three on-street parking spaces along the westbound lane of University Drive, however the loss of parking has been minimised by locating the crossing partly within the existing no stopping area near Sunset Boulevard.” The work is expected to be completed by March weather permitting. Lane closures and a 40 km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times.

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Congratulations to Susan Durbridge of Hobart Rd, New Lambton who was last month’s quiz winner. Your $40 Lambton Grocer voucher has been posted to you. Last month’s mystery photo was the Hunter Water reservoir at the corner of Lookout and Grandview Rds New Lambton Heights. You’ll find the answers to this month’s question within the pages of this issue. Question 1 From what date will the new routes and timetables for Newcastle buses be in operation? Question 2 What rank in the Royal Engineers did map maker Arthur Barrett hold? Question 3 What type of animal is a koel? Question 4 What does the acronym NICU stand for? Question 5 How much has the NSW Government allocated to improve pedestrian safety at University Drive North Lambton? Question 6 Where would you find the structure pictured below?

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I’m a resident of New Lambton Heights and regularly use the New Lambton shops in Regent Street. This is an attractive shopping and cafe precinct. However, the Telstra exchange is an unattractive blight on the streetscape. The building exterior looks terrible and the landscaping is poor and unmaintained. I am a Telstra shareholder and would appreciate if something could be done about this to improve the architectural look of the building and landscape so that it shows that Telstra cares about the local community. Is the exchange still used? Can it be relocated to a less obvious location so that the land can be developed for more appropriate retail uses? Is there a need for car parking on the Regent Street frontage? Rationalisation of car parking could provide more opportunity for landscaping and screening the building. Would appreciate if some action can be taken in consultation with Newcastle City Council and the relevant New Lambton Main Street group. The IGA store opposite is currently undergoing major renovations. It may be an appropriate time to do something. David Young - Christine Close, New Lambton Heights

Noticeboard reminder

Members of the Lambton Residents Group would like to remind you that there is a community noticeboard at the front of the Lambton Fruit and Vegetable Shop (Elder St, Lambton). Please leave any notices with the fruit shop staff and a member of the resident’s group will place it in the locked board. As we want to limit the size of notices, staff can also provide a card for hand written notices. The board is regularly checked to ensure notices are current and relevant for the local community. Thank you. Louise Evans - Condor Circuit, Lambton


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Wave your kids goodbye As summer holidays roll around, a regular event in the local area has been the January Wave Kids Program put on by Hunter Bible Church at Lambton High School. Now in its 16th year, Wave Kids has grown each year and now regularly sees more than 500 kids each summer. Pastor Sam Hilton, who oversees the event, says local parents contact the church in the months leading up to the January event because their kids loved attending the previous year.

“The kids have a great time, partly because all the section leaders are mainly from our uni-aged church service who take a week off to put on the whole thing. Plus there’s the sideline cafe for parents to relax with a free coffee while their kids are having a ball”. This year Wave Kids runs from Monday 15 to Friday 19 January. The cost is only $5 per day per child. Go to www.wavekids.com.au to register or for more details.

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New room for families at NICU Families with a newborn baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the John Hunter Children’s Hospital now have a dedicated space to relax, connect and take a break, with the opening of the Ronald McDonald NICU Family Room last month. “It’s a little haven away from the clinical environment of the NICU, great when we need a break or while our baby is receiving treatment,” said new mum Kimberly Bucan, whose baby boy has been in the NICU for 15 weeks. “The NICU can be a very clinical and scary place for new parents, so for them to be able to stepnext door into this very comforting Family Room to meet visitors, grab something to eat or chatwith a friendly volunteer, is a wonderful thing,” said CEO Ross Bingham. “Our charity aims to look after the whole family when they are going through the trauma of having a sick child, and this Family Room will certainly do that for many families across the region,” he said.

Above: Mr Stewart Leeman, Board Director, Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW, Lord Mayor of Newcastle Councillor Nuatali Nelmes and Mrs Margaret McNaughton AM, Board Member and Patron, Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW cut the ribbon to open the NICU Family room at John Hunter Children’s Hospital

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Mtn bikes support rescue chopper The Kurri Coal Face Pedal Mountain Bike Ride will be held on Sunday 8 April. This year the organisers are including a mines team challenge with three riders per team. The day also includes a 60 km Dash, 60 km general ride, 40 km ride, 20 km general ride, 20 km Schools challenge and 10 km family ride. It all starts from 8am at Pelaw Main school just out of Kurri. Included again in 2018 is the schools team challenge, a 20km course through the bush on mountain bikes. The Schools challenge is open to students in Years 5 and 6 as teams of two with both riders starting together. Any school or students that would like to take part are invited to go to www. rescuehelicopter.com.au/events to complete their entry.

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That was then, this is now Barrett’s 1910 Map

Maps, like photographs, provide a glimpse into the past. They allow us to see the shape of our city as it once was. One of the most important and fascinating examples is Barrett’s 1910 Map of the country around Newcastle N.S.W. Previously, maps were mostly concerned with property, and focussed on details such as parish boundaries and mining leases. Barrett’s map however was born of military needs. With the federation of Australia in 1901, defence became the responsibility of the national government, and it was soon realised that the scope and quality of current maps were woefully inadequate for military purposes. Because the newly formed Australian Army did not have

by Lachlan Wetherall

the expertise, in 1908 Colonel Bridges wrote to the War Office in London asking that surveyors and cartographers be loaned to Australia for a period of two years, to assist in local mapping. In answer to that request, the steamship Omrah arrived in Australia in April 1910 carrying four soldiers of the Royal Engineers, including Irish born Lance Corporal Arthur Barrett. The men were first sent to Newcastle, and for the remainder of 1910 worked on producing the map that bears Barrett’s name. It is an exquisitely detailed map, showing individual buildings, the location of churches, schools, post offices, and council chambers. The topography of the land is carefully

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laid out, with features such as creeks, vegetation, and the contours of hills. Important industrial landmarks such as quarries, mines, factories, and even chimney stacks are comprehensively documented. Barrett retired from the Army in 1919 to become the proprietor of a bookshop in Melbourne. A print of his 1910 map of Newcastle hangs in the rear room of the Newcastle Family History Society, in the Mechanics Institute building in Elder St. It is well worth a visit, to appreciate close up the beauty and detail of this remarkable and historic map, and for just a moment, to peer into the past. You can view these photos and more details at www. lachlanwetherall.com

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SCHOOL. I AM SO READY! Top of page: the Lambton, New Lambton and Broadmeadow portion of Barrett’s 1910 map. Courtesy of University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections. Above: the same area in Google Maps, 2018.

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MONEY

able to start the New Year for once without having to play catch-up? So with 2018 just beginning, now is the perfect time to start planning your financial strategy for the year ahead. Here are our top five New Year’s financial resolutions that you can make right now, so you’ll be in a better by Chris Stevens position by December. CPA Partner at GC Accountants, Lambton Resolution 1: I will review my household spending A detailed budget can be the most valuable tool you have for managing your finances. So if you find yourself regularly overspending, the beginning of the year is a great time to look at where your money keeps going. Resolution 2: I will manage my debts Clearing your debts might be easier said than done – but whatever you do, don’t stop chipping away at them. Remember, the longer your debts stay with Despite the best intentions, many of us will have you, the more you’ll have to spend on interest. finish last year on a low note financially. Resolution 3: I will improve my cashflow Whether it’s the cost of Christmas presents or summer Even if you budgeted carefully in 2017, did you find holidays, or unexpected expenses that cropped up it challenging to keep up with your regular expenses? during the last 12 months, wouldn’t it be great to be If you found yourself living from one paycheque to the next, it might be time to take a look at your incomings and outgoings to see if there’s a way to smooth out your cash flow. Resolution 4: I will start saving Once you’ve got your cashflow and debts sorted, it’s much easier to create a realistic savings plan and stick to it. To stay motivated, remind yourself that every bit you put away adds up – and could make an enormous difference in the long run. ■ Tax & Rental Property Advice Resolution 5: I will focus on the future ■ Small Business Experts ■ Self Managed Super By getting your finances under control for 2018, you’ll be in a better position to start thinking about ■ Business Set-up and Advice your long-term investment strategy. Depending on ■ Negative Gearing & Capital Gains Specialists your situation, you might prefer to focus on either Visit our website for the complete range your super or your non-super investments, or a www.gcaccountants.com.au mixture of both. If you’re not sure, we can give you the guidance you need.

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Summer under the sun

Happy New Year. January in Australia is a time when many of us take a small break. It’s summer, the days are bright, it’s hot and it’s not uncommon for businesses and individuals to either go away or have a holiday at home. From a psychological point of view, this is a really good thing. We work so hard over the course of the year. We are busy with work, busy with home, busy with families, busy with groceries and never-

ending laundry, busy with paying bills and keeping the whole show greased and oiled and moving. By the time December rolls around, most of my clients are telling me that they’re ready to stop. By the week before Christmas, I’m ready to stop too. One of the best ways to take a break is to get back into nature. We respond very strongly to nature. It makes us feel better, it lifts our spirits, we feel calmer and more relaxed. Psychologists call this phenomenon, biophilia – the love of life, or more loosely, the love of the natural world. When I treat Major Depression, I always encourage my clients to spend some time in nature. So over January, use Australia’s glorious summer to advantage. Where you can, swim in the ocean or ocean baths, walk Newcastle’s breakwall, get into the bush and smell the rich aromas of our native flora, listen to the birds, drive out into some rural areas, picnic by a river or creek, walk along a beach, scrunch your toes in beach or river pebbles. Getting out doors, away from television and computer screens and away from phone notifications (swicth them off for an hour) and enjoying some nature in summer does all the world of good. Stuart Edser - Counselling Psychologist

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Starting fresh

With the start of a new year, many of us are looking to give our bodies a kick start or maybe a fresh start. New gym memberships, new diets, and maybe even a detox. Our bodies naturally detox every day. The body takes harmful products, converts them to less harmful things and then gets rid of them. Pretty straightforward in concept but surprisingly complex in the body. These harmful products can be things like foods or chemicals we ingest, breathe in or put on our skin or by-products of natural processes in the body. Our bodies detox every day, day in and day out. So, is a detox even needed? Certain times of the year lend themselves to a detox; say after the holidays, a big night out or even a stressful period. However, a detox should support the body’s natural processes not overwhelm the body with harsh laxatives and fad diets. How is the best way to detox? First, eat clean. Wholefoods are the way to go. This means no packaged or processed foods, no refined sugar, no preservatives or additives. Simply lots of whole foods, meats, vegetables, whole grains and fruits in a variety of colours. This variety of foods and colours provide the necessary nutrients to support the first two stages of the detox process. There’s no need to go overboard. Appropriate portions and regular meals are best. Also, lots of fluids. Water, herbal teas, kefirs, kombuchas are all healthy fluids to help the body eliminate - the last stage of the detox process. Gentle movement and exercise are also good for elimination. A gentle walk or swim, especially in the open air, supports this last stage of detox. Finally, quality sleep is a must. Your body needs time to repair and heal. And simply rest. All of which support a healthy detox process. Implementing these four tips all help the natural detox function, which in turn, means a healthier you!


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PROPERTY

Matters with Sue Odgers of Elders Real Estate, Lambton

Handy hints for vendors

When it comes to selling a property sellers have one request for agents – to get the best possible price in the shortest possible time. If we work together a good result will be more likely, so with a little help from our clients’ everything should move ahead more smoothly.

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We relish shouldering the heavier parts of the burden of selling. – It’s what we’re here to do – but the more you can to do facilitate a sale, the more you’ll reap the rewards. Below is a selection of our top tips for vendors to help us on the way to getting the best results. They range from highlighting some of the most important areas for you to address, to those fine touches that might just help us get prospective buyers talking to us and getting an offer which you are happy to accept. Building inspection: Consult a building inspector and ask him to supply you with a signed report if there is something that needs rectifying, fix it. This is a great investment as it will ensure the contract will proceed to exchange and settlement with the least chance of any issues. Don’t hang around: Vanish to the neighbours’ place or the backyard when your agent brings a prospective buyer to your home. Nothing turns a buyer off faster than the owner trying to sell his own home as well as the agent, they think you are desperate. Know your market: Be realistic in your price expectations. Remember, if you are selling on a ‘down market’ you are also buying in a ‘down market’. Should you feel the price assessment is too low and you want confirmation of your market appraisal, you can always consult a Valuer. Repairs: Selling is the time to do those little things you have been putting off – sticking windows, loose door knobs, dripping taps, broken wire doors, leaking gutters, etc. Decorate: Remove any dirty marks from the walls and ceilings, touch up any chipped woodwork or torn wallpaper. In some cases a paint job costing only a few hundred dollars can add a few thousand to the eventual selling price. Keep paint colours neutral tones, unless they are feature walls. Extra space: Have your home comfortable and uncluttered. Clear bench-tops and remove excess furniture to give a spacious feeling. Family pets: Not everyone likes animals. Keep pets out of the way – if possible, outside of the house. Leave it to us: Your agent is skilled and trained in bringing negotiations to a favourable conclusion. Avoid discussing price, terms or other factors directly with the potential buyer.


VET Chat by Dr Fiona Wallace of New Lambton Veterinary Clinic

Noels and koels I often wake up at this time of year about 4am to the fairly piercing and urgent call of a male koel.. “quo-eel..quo-eel ..quoee..QUOEEE!!!”, but it took me years to actually see one, which is not surprising since they are shy birds who do most of their calling before the sun comes up. Yesterday our former volunteer and now Veterinary Science student Rachel rescued a koel from her garden, where it had moved in to eat the figs from the family fig tree (you can see him on our Facebook page!). Unfortunately he was dehydrated in the heat

and also very underweight judging from his sharp keel bone which should be well muscled on either side in a flying bird. We gave him a big long drink to hydrate him (this is always the first thing to do if you find a distressed bird - most will readily accept water via beaks from a syringe or even a teaspoon), we examined him for obvious injuries (none, luckily) and put him into our native room with a heat pad which he could move away from or towards depending on his body temperature. When he had settled we ran a blood profile to see why he might be so skinny – luckily all seems well. He is now on his way to a carer at the Native Animal Trust Fund for feeding up and observing to make sure he gets back on to his feet before release. If you find a bird or native animal in distress put it in a quiet warm dark environment, offer it a drink if possible, and pop it down to the vets. In our experience babies who have fallen out of their nests can’t go back to mum and dad until they have learnt to fly, although others have had success building easily supervised substitute nests accessible to parent birds.

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LAW

Matters by Chris Hill-Smith

Accredited Specialist-Wills & Estates of Appleton Law, Lambton

What effect does Marriage or Divorce have on my Will?

A marriage in general automatically revokes your will. There are a few exceptions to the general rule, for example, a will made “in contemplation of marriage” is not revoked. Another exception is that any gift made to your spouse or, the appointment of your spouse as an executor, trustee or guardian is not revoked if you are married to that spouse at the time of death. A divorce revokes any beneficial disposition, or gain to the former spouse and revokes any appointment of the former spouse as the executor, trustee or guardian. A divorce does not however revoke an appointment of the former spouse as trustee of property left in trust for the children of you and your former spouse. That ensures that the children of you and your former spouse are still able to receive an inheritance from your estate as is likely to be your wish. The former spouse is not prevented from making a family provision claim against your estate, in other words making a claim that they were left with no or insufficient provision in your will. What if I have signed a Power of Attorney or an Enduring Guardianship appointing my spouse or former spouse? Marriage does not revoke a power of attorney however the appointment of an enduring guardian is automatically revoked by marriage unless you marry the appointed guardian. In relation to divorce, neither a power of attorney nor the appointment of an enduring guardian are revoked by a subsequent divorce and there must be an express revocation signed and served on the former appointed attorney or guardian in order to ensure they cannot act under the relevant authority. If there is a significant change in your circumstances you should review your will to ensure that the will and other testamentary documents express your wishes and deal with your estate as you intend. With blended families we are often asked what can be done to ensure children of previous relationships do not miss out. Making sure your documents correctly set out your wishes is important.


WELLBEING

Matters by Lee Clements of Sensom Health & Wellbeing

Don’t call me Shirley Surely it can’t be 2018 already? How are you feeling? Overfed? Overheated? Sluggish? Well January is a perfect time to ‘Get Started’ on your health and wellbeing. If you are still reading this then perhaps you made a New Year resolution to get well, improve your strength and flexibility, reduce stress, and perhaps lose some extra kilos that have crept on over Christmas. Yoga can be a perfect solution and you don’t need

to be ‘fit’ to start! Through yoga you can improve your physical capacity and reduce stress in as little as one class. Weekly classes will help you feel so much better within your body and your mind. Attending 2-3 times a week is when you really start to feel the benefits including better sleep patterns, reduced stress and anxiety and overall improvements in health and wellbeing. Choose classes taught by experienced yoga teachers - they have the knowledge and skills to assist with injuries and mental/health issues. Attending classes in a studio also provides opportunities to connect with other like-minded people who are on their yoga ‘journey’. At Sensom Yoga, we offer a non-competitive and supportive environment with over 80 years of Yoga teaching experience to share. Our studios are spacious, visually beautiful and quiet, creating a feeling of peace. We cater for all levels of experience, and if you are restricted in your movement or would prefer private yoga, our highly experienced team can support you. Feel free to drop by; if we’re not teaching a class, we will be happy show you our beautiful centre and explain to you how we can help you make 2018 a special year. Surely.

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TRAVEL Matters by Ian and Sue Roberts

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Things are changing in land travel

If you’re planning a European holiday, take a moment to consider how things are changing in land transport.

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Traditional people-movers like trains and coaches are being challenged in many areas by web-based transport marketplaces - a little like Uber for longer distance routes. We recently experienced this phenomena when planning a trip overland from Venice, Italy, to Ljubljana in Slovenia. A direct flight was beyond our means, while trains and coaches required several stops. So, we went onto the website of a firm called GoOpti, which links travellers like us with transport companies in seven European countries. In technical jargon, the website uses data analytics and time/route algorithms to offer on-demand, shared shuttle services at the lowest cost possible. We entered pick-up and a drop-off locations, the number of travellers, the amount of luggage and our desired departure and arrival times. The luggage limit was particularly generous. The GoOpti system then offered us three transportation options, from which we selected a shared shuttle - and then we paid by credit card. The cost was far less than travelling the same route by air, rail or coach. On the morning, we received two emails informing us that the shuttle was on its way and the exact time it would arrive outside our hotel. The second email told us when the vehicle had actually arrived and the name of the driver. It was on time to the minute, appeared near-new; a modern, roomy, spotlessly clean and comfortable shuttle capable of carrying seven or eight people and luggage. There were only two other passengers, also travelling to Slovenia. At present, this web-based transport marketplace operates in Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Spain, but it is spreading rapidly across Europe. Take a look. For travel tips and information, follow Ian and Sue Roberts online at www.memorabledestination.com The team at Lambton & New Lambton Local wishes all our readers, contributors and advertisers a happy and healthy new year. We look forward to reporting your community news again in 2018. Please remember to support the lccal businesses that help us to bring the ‘Local’ to you each month. Mark - publisher


PHARMACY

Matters by Brett Plumb Pharmacist at Piggott’s Pharmacy Lambton

Heartburn is very common

It is a feeling of discomfort or burning rising up from the lower chest to the neck. Most of us at some time in our lives will experience heartburn – after a big meal, undertaking strenuous activity too soon after eating, or drinking too much alcohol or coffee. Heartburn (gastrooesophageal reflux or indigestion) is really very common. What is heartburn? Heartburn is caused by the contents of the stomach coming back up into the oesophagus where it can cause a burning sensation in the chest or throat. Persistent reflux that occurs more than twice a week is considered to be gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), and it can eventually lead to more serious health problems. People of all ages can have GORD. Causes of heartburn Occasional heartburn on the other hand can be caused by eating too much, from anxiety, and advanced pregnancy – to name but a few of the causes. Certain medicines may precipitate heartburn, and obesity or smoking may also lead to symptoms. Treatment of heartburn can include lifestyle changes as well as the use of medicines. Treating heartburn Simple changes to diet and lifestyle may assist in preventing or reducing heartburn. • Keep to a healthy weight. • Quit smoking. • Avoid foods that aggravate or cause symptoms. There are a number of medicines to treat heartburn. Quick acting antacids (e.g. Mylanta, Gaviscon, Quickeze) neutralise stomach acid, and longer acting agents that reduce the production of acid. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about other strategies that can assist with managing GORD. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist about the best medicine for your symptoms, particularly if you take any medicines for any other conditions.

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Local Community Group Notices CHILDREN & FAMILIES HOME-START FAMILY SERVICES Home-Start is a voluntary service offering support, friendship and practical help to families with at least one child under 5 where the parents are experiencing difficulty in their parenting roles or are under stress. For information about volunteering or Home-Start services ph 4952 9488 or go to: www.homestartaustralia.org/

HOBBIES & INTERESTS ALPHA TOASTMASTERS CLUB Come along to a meeting and learn how you can speak with confidence and improve your communication skills. Meetings are each Monday night at 6 for 6.15pm start Alder Park Sports Club, 132 Bridges Road New Lambton. More details are available at www.alphatoastmasters. org.au Email: enquiries@alphatoastmasters.org. au You’ll be amazed at how your leadership and confidence will grow.

COMMUNITY GROUPS 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 (except January) commencing at 5.30pm at Lambton Bowling Club. No RSVP needed. For more information email: lambtonresidents@ gmail.com or call Nicola on 0402 949 854.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS ROTARY CLUB OF WARATAH Our Rotary Club is keen to welcome all new members and visitors, and encourages “Service above Self” – our Rotary motto. Our primary focus is through service to the local community and our youth. Join us for dinner and meet our active members. Meetings are held each Monday from 6:15pm to 8pm at Memories Function Centre, Harris Street, Wallsend. Contact President Madeleine Atkins on 0447 523 221 or email madeleineatkins@bigpond.com for more information. BLUE GUM HILLS MENS SHED Operates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week, 9.00am to 2.00pm, 104 Sandgate Road, Birmingham Gardens. Ph 0437 525 888. ELERMORE VALE MENS SHED Elermore Vale Men’s Shed would like to thank our sponsors and the public for the support they have gave us in 2017 to get our shed up and running. We hope to open our shed again in 2018 with your ongoing support. New sponsors welcome LADIES AUXILIARY BLUE GUM HILLS MENS SHED Wallsend Sporties Club in the Gretley Room, starts 10am to 12 noon, every Thursday. Please contact 4965 6081 for more details. 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. 4952 9324

Community groups and organisations are invited to submit notices for publication free of charge. Email your notice to: lambtonlocal@gmail.com or post to PO Box 130, Lambton by 15th of the month. NOTE: Notices may be edited or omitted due to space limitations. Page 28 > Lambton & New Lambton Local > January 2018


Local Community Group Notices SENIORS GROUPS NEW LAMBTON COMMUNITY FRIENDSHIP CLUB We meet every Tuesday 10 am till 2 pm in the Trinity Church Hall corner Regent St and Portland Plc. New Lambton. Come and join other seniors for friendship, cards and musical entertainment as we age we need to get out of our 4 walls and expand our views on life. For more details phone Joy Loas 4952 2664. NEW LAMBTON/HONEYSUCKLE PROBUS CLUB is a mixed club enjoying monthly meetings with a Guest Speaker and regular monthly outings. The aim of Probus is for retired or semi retired people looking for friendship, fellowship and fun. We meet at the Kotara Bowling Club at 10am on the 4th Friday of each month. Please contact the President, Alvan Cummings on 4948 8839 NEW LAMBTON SENIOR CITIZENS & PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION 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, 14 Alma Road, New Lambton. Handy to bus stops! Contact Ph 4963 4631. LAMBTON SENIORS GROUP Offering friendship and support for over 55’s. 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. Ph Don 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details. New people always welcome.

MEALS ON WHEELS LAMBTON A delicious meal and a friendly face to your door. Meals on Wheels helps make it possible for you to stay independent in your own home. It’s easy, just sit back, relax … and let us cater for you. Our Lambton branch operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Lambton Meals on Wheels delivers to: Jesmond, Lambton, New Lambton, New Lambton Heights, North Lambton, Rankin Park and Waratah West. To apply for this service phone the general enquiries line 4957 7097 or the Lambton branch on 4957 0482 or email lambton@mow.net.au 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. Volunteers also needed to help with transport for the elderly a few hours a fortnight. For more details contact Gayle Grayson on 4960 8248 or 0425 090 670

SPORTING CLUBS LAMBTON PARK TENNIS CLUB It is easy to book and pay for a court at our club. 1. Just Google “lambton park tennis” and click on “Lambton Park Tennis Club-NSW-Australia” (www.tennis.com.au/lambtonpark). 2. Fill in the date and time you want to book. 3. Click on “Register”, fill in your details and create an account. 4. Click on “Sign up”. 5. Book and pay for your court - and you are all set. Next time you book it will be just a few keystrokes.We even have complimentary racquets and balls which any hirer can use if you don’t have your own. Any problems phone 0401 193 411. So start goggling and have a quick game of tennis whenever you like it at Lambton Park Tennis Club

Community groups and organisations are invited to submit notices for publication free of charge. Email your notice to: lambtonlocal@gmail.com or post to PO Box 130, Lambton by 15th of the month. NOTE: Notices may be edited or omitted due to space limitations. Lambton & New Lambton Local > January 2018 > Page 29


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Local Community Classifieds...

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HALLS FOR HIRE LAMBTON & JESMOND Morehead St Lambton, Main Hall and smaller hall called the Green Room, which has separate entrance, kitchen and toilets, off street parking. Also Hall at cnr of Cole and Hill Streets at Jesmond. All available for permanent and casual bookings. Very reasonable rates. Contact Rev Maree Armstrong at St John’s Anglican Church, Lambton. Ph 4957 1073

PET CARE Jill’s Pet Sitting Service. Live in (your home) or daily visits. Mature, non-smoking lady, police clearance & references. Full time business (6 years) with 30 years experience. Ph 0418 246 384

LAWNMOWERS 5 Victa lawnmowers, selling individually. All good condition. Ph 4955 7358 ROAD BIKE Cannondale Quick flat bar road bike, good condition $450 o.n.o Ph 4952 4064

NOTICES CHEMISTRY TUTOR GROUP With 20 years’ experience as a Chemist, an undergraduate degree with first class honours from the University of Sydney and a PhD at the Australian National University, I aim to inspire students to reach their academic potential. For students in year 10, 11, and 12, I provide custom designed lessons for private tutoring or group tutorials. For more details contact Daryl on 0459 184 742 ADS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS REALLY WORK....

IRONING DONE $25 a basket. Drop off my house (New Lambton) in morning, pick up same day Ph Lyn 0432 174 618 NEED HELP WITH IRONING? I can assist. $25 per basket. Efficient & reliable service. Drop off and pick up available if needed. Ph 0423 849 408 LEATHERCRAFT Handmade wallets, purses, belts etc. Classes available 4957 5501 or 0416 324 479 for details MOBILE SWIM TEACHER Austswim certified / insured. Teach 3 years to adult in the comfort of your own pool. For more details Ph 0477 313 914

HAPPY PAWS DOG SITTER Are you going on holiday? Let us care for your dog. Newcastle based drop-off dog sitting service. We treat your dog like family! . www.happypawsdogsitter.com. au or Ph 0425 275 648 WANT YOUR CAR CLEANED? Wash $30, polish $40 for smaller cars. 4wd and vans $50. We come to your house. Ph Mark on 0432 174 618

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For everyone over 15 years Heartfulness, Relaxation & Meditation 8.30am every Sunday (exc. public hols) at New Lambton Community Centre, 14 Alma Road, New Lambton. Sessions are free of charge. For details ph 0416 193 005

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