16 days ago

Donations for Winter Blanket with Love Appeal

Aaron from Chartwell

Winter Blanket with Love Appeal. Can you help those less fortunate?

• Collecting blankets, duvets (inners and covers), sleeping bags, baby sleep sacks, beanies, socks, warm jackets, raincoats, pyjamas, clothes, winter Bedding, new Pillows. In good condition.

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1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Electric Scooters

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Hamilton,

Should electric scooters stay or go?

Electric scooters are set to stay on Hamilton Streets with pedestrian and user safety remaining a concern.

Hamilton City Council's Infrastructure Operations Committee approved the extension to operate indefinitely and has opened up a previously exclusive contract to other operators.

Councillor Sarah Thomson said she had heard from the disabled community and older residents that sharing the footpath with scooter riders could be a terrifying experience, and she had recently experienced a close call herself with a scooter rider.

"I was coming around a corner, I was pushing [my son] Leo in a pram and I nearly collided with someone riding a scooter. Leo, who is 10-and-a-half months old, would have been the first one hit."

The committee has attempted to address these concerns, with three-monthly reports needing to be submitted to ensure companies and scooter riders are adhering to regulations. Public liability insurance worth $2 million will also be required from each operator.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Hamilton Press.

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2 hours ago

What's On: Beerescourt Bowling Club - Cancelled

Carl from Forest Lake

(behind the tennis courts) Club days Tuesday and Saturdays. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact Carl 0274307258
Beerescourt Bowling Club - Cancelled
  • Beerescourt Bowling Club
8 days ago

What's On: Mother's Day tea

Francesca from Three Kings

Step back in time! Treat mum to tea & scones served from the vintage china at historic Alberton. Sat 8 & Sun 9 May 10:30-3:30. $9. No booking required.
Mother's Day tea
  • Alberton