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2008 Christmas Party at Nangarin
Where did all the Children come from?
That was the common call by many residents who attended the 2008 Nangarin Community Christmas Party. It was a fantastic turn out but none of us realised there were so many children living in the Estate - perhaps it's the wide open spaces that we enjoy and can't hear anyone's else's children apart from our own.
Whatever the reason, it was a unanimous decision the Christmas Party was a huge success and one that brought the Community together. A huge thankyou needs to go to Alex, Colleen and Anita for all their hard work, together with Lin and Kevin who were able to entertain the kids with many activities that most of us got tired just watching! Well done guys and a huge (although belated) thankyou from us all.
We have scheduled the last Saturday in November as the annual Community Christmas Party, so please put it in your diary now. This year we are also going to trial holding the AGM immediately prior to the party, so this year the AGM will be held at 12 midday on Saturday the 28th November 2009 with the Christmas Party following at 2pm. Confirmation will be sent out closer to the date, but please pencil this one in now.
|Fire training completed at Nangarin!
Twenty three residents from sixteen properties in The Ironbarks, The Grange, The Vines and The Briars participated in some basic training in the use of our firefighting equipment on Sat 6th & 13th Dec. This involved rolling out hose, connecting it to & using the portable pumps by drafting water from a dam near the BBQ area. It is intended to use the equipment to protect our homes by drafting water from residents swimming pools and water tanks should the situation arise when homes are threatened by fire. A map has been compiled indicating where dams, swimming pools and water tanks are located in the estate. Each of the trained residents has been given a copy of the map, a list of all trained members with contact details and location of the four pumps and six cabinets.
Should any other resident wish to become involved they should call John Davis on 4677 0659
For more information!
A Bus Service for Wollondilly Anglican College
Over the past year their has been a significant increase in the number of Nangarin resident students attending WAC. No doubt you have been frustrated by the lack of an adequate bus service to and from the school? A bus service would mean residents would save on fuel costs, reduce emissions impact on the environment, promote a community spirit among our younger residents, provide the security and safety of our children travelling in numbers together, help encourage independence in our children and not to mention the convenience!
If you are a WAC family and would benefit from such a bus service please send your expression of interest by 31 March 2009 via a form on the Nangarin website
.The information requested would be beneficial for us to have when approaching the bus company.WAC Bus Form
Use of the Nangarin Fire Weather Index
Most Nangarin residents should be aware that a local
weather station has been installed and the data from that are available through
the Nangarin website - see Estate Related Links
. The link
gives local information relating to temperature, humidity and wind, and tides
at Sydney Harbour. A second link associated
with this weather station shows the daily Fire Weather Index (FWI) for
While the FWI cannot predict whether an attempt at
ignition will occur, it can give residents substantial information on how a
fire might operate should it do so. The index that comes with the weather
station software is the same local weather system used in Canada and New Zealand. The Bureau of
Meteorology (BoM) in Australia
uses a slightly different system.
The BoM data comes from nearby weather stations, the closest
of which is Camden
Airport. Based on
this information, local fire authorities make decisions relating to fires that
might occur at Nangarin. Please click here to read the complete article on the Nangarin website.
| Wanted - roving journalists
In order the keep the newsletter interesting,
we are seeking information and stories from residents. Do you have
a great photo you can share? Do we have some sporting or Academic
stars amongst the community? Any items of interest can be forwarded
direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
The following letter was recently sent to the local Police Area Command notifying them of the anti-social behaviour that a few people have engaged in. Hopefully both this letter and a similar one sent to each residence will reduce or eliminate this practice.
To Local Area Command
I am writing to you as the strata
managing agent for the Nangarin Vineyard Estate regarding some unsocial
and potentially dangerous behaviour that has been occurring within the
estate on the public roads.
Physical evidence of burnouts is evident on the road as you enter the property
and numerous residents have reported incidents of excessive speed of vehicles
as they negotiate the property.
There have also been several reports
of unregistered motorised vehicles being driven and ridden throughout the
estate, both on the public roads and the common property.
At the request of the Nangarin Executive committee I have written to all
residents and have enclosed a copy of this letter for your benefit and
While the by laws and management
statement for the Estate have provision to deal with unregistered motor
vehicles on the common property, they are often seen negotiating the public
road in order to get from one area of the estate to another.
I now write to you in an endeavour to secure more patrols for the estate
in an effort to curb this behaviour and minimize any risk to any individual
within the estate.
MACARTHUR STRATA PTY LIMITED
For and on behalf of DP270216
Cleaning of the BBQ Area
The estate's bbq area and tennis court are
there for the enjoyment of the residents' families and friends. Cleaning materials
have been provided in the bathroom for the users of the bbq facilities. Residents
are asked to ensure that, after use, the bbq, bathroom, tables and fireplaces have
been cleaned and ready for the next group. Residents
are asked to please remove their own rubbish and cigarette butts as there is no
rubbish removal service provided by the Estate. A drum has been
provided for the placement of garbage bags while using the facilities. Please
ensure there is no rubbish left in this drum.