Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Shell/Coles Express in Templestowe not currently selling petrol

I noticed the Shell/Coles Express service station in Templestowe (corner Porter Street and Fitzsimons Lane) had darkened out their prices and blocked the petrol pumps, so currently they don't appear to be selling petrol.

http://maps.apple.com/maps?q=-37.75226827594367,145.13433895906036

Kelvin Eldridge

Westfield Doncaster tipped for expansion to compete with nearby retailers | HeraldSun

Westfield Doncaster tipped for expansion to compete with nearby retailers | HeraldSun: WESTFIELD Doncaster is reportedly holding “meaningful discussions” with Manningham Council about expansion as neighbouring shopping centres lock in half-billion-dollar upgrades.

Kelvin Eldridge

Jordan Hinds persuades Manningham Council to reverse decision to sell Tatterson Reserve | HeraldSun

Jordan Hinds persuades Manningham Council to reverse decision to sell Tatterson Reserve | HeraldSun: Jordan Hinds, his mum Alanna, and sister Ava celebrate Manningham Council’s decision not to sell Tatterson Reserve in Templestowe.

Kelvin Eldridge

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Power outage Templestowe, Wednesday 25th November 2015, 10:10 pm.

The power went out for us in Templestowe around 10:10 pm. The power momentarily came back on but then went off again.

Checking the distributor information indicates the estimated time for restoration to be 2:10 am tomorrow. No reason was given for the outage. The affect area is local, but to me larger than I would have expected.

Kelvin Eldridge
www.JustLocal.com.au

Update: At 11:03 pm the power returned to normal.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Should Templestowe football club be advertising alcohol?

I read this article where in France and now New Zealand they appear to be trying to break the connection between sport and the promotion of alcohol to our youth with local advertising. I decided to check the Templestowe Football club site to see if one of their main sponsors was an alcohol related company.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/25800240/new-zealand-mulls-alcohol-sponsorship-ban/

Yep. Right there on the main page for their site the second advertiser you see is a beer company.

www.templestowefc.com

I've not been actively involved in cricket or football clubs, but from those I've spoken to over the years there does appear to be strong association between alcohol and sport. Drinking after the game and high level players going on to own pubs/hotels.

However it feels like this is a very indirect approach. Surely drinks after matches (if they occur) would be reinforcing the association far more than the advertising which seems to be largely ignored by most people. I'm sure the label in a person's hand is far more likely to be noticed than the ad on a site or around the ground which wouldn't even be noticed by most people.

It's easy to ban the advertising. I wonder what would happen if there was a no alcohol policy on the grounds of all council owned sporting venues. People still want to play sport and if it is important to those who participate in the sport, then perhaps it's time for those people to be proactive in looking after the interests of the next generation.

Next time I'm talking to my friends from the sporting clubs I'll ask a few more questions and see what is really happening in the local sporting groups.

Kelvin Eldridge
www.JustLocal.com.au/3106

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Lights Melbourne 2014 - 360 Porter Street Templestowe

I noticed a Templestowe house mentioned in the Christmas Lights Melbourne 2014 article.

www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/christmas-lights-melbourne-2014-house-out-west-aims-to-light-up-kids-eyes/story-fni0d91v-1227154150035

There's also another on the map provided. May be worth checking out with the kids.

Kelvin Eldridge
www.OnlineConnections.com.au
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Unfortunately I don't do Christmas lights;-)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Andrew Wallis finds freshwater crocodile in Ruffey Lake Park Templestowe.

Bird-watcher and photographer Andrew Wallis was strolling in Ruffey Lake Park in Templestowe on Monday when he found the reptile in long grass near some small ponds.

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Kelvin Eldridge
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