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celebrating Christmas.

Christmas means different things to different people. For us in Charles Sturt, it’s a chance to connect with friends and family, a chance to reflect on the year, count our blessings and appreciate all we have. We hope you’re able to take time to enjoy your Christmas, and that 2015 brings you even more cherished moments! Our opening hours across our libraries, community centres and Customer Service will change over the holiday period. Please make sure to check the back page of your December Kaleidoscope magazine, ask Customer Service on 8408 1111 or visit our website for more details.

reading Kaleidoscope.

The December edition of Kaleidoscope is now out! Be sure to check it out, it has lots of summer holiday information as well as opening hours throughout Christmas and New Year. Extra copies are available for free at our community centres, libraries and our Civic Centre in Woodville.

playing outside.

Looking for ideas to occupy the kids these holidays? Why not try some free nature play activities by entering the OPAL Outdoor Summer Challenge. The Challenge allows kids to pick any ten activities from the list of 51 Things To Do Before You’re 12. To enter the draw for some awesome prizes pick up your entry form from the OPAL Charles Sturt web page or your local library.

informing you.

We are working with the State Government again this summer to implement a jet ski exclusion zone along the southern part of our coast. The exclusion zone will be in place from sunrise to sunset from now until 31 March 2015. The zone will be effective from Grange Road through to River Torrens Outlet at Henley Beach South. The licensed area extends 200m out to sea from the shoreline and excludes all motorised vessels, including Jet ski’s. Exceptions are for rescue and compliance vessels. The restricted area will be monitored regularly by Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Marine Safety Officers with the support of Council staff.

seeking your opinion.

The South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) is undertaking community consultation as part of its gaming machine licence for their venue at 615 Cheltenham Parade, St Clair. Council wants to hear community views on the SAJC proposal. Consultation is open from 15 December 2014 to 9 January 2015. Find out more about the project and have your say at www.yoursaycharlessturt.com.au

slowing down for safety at Henley Beach.

We are improving your safety at Henley Beach by changing the speed limit to 40km/h in the areas bounded by and including North Street, South Street, East Terrace and the coast. Clarence Street and The Esplanade (between Marlborough Street and North Street) are also included. The purpose of the speed limit change is to put people and their safety first. It also improves the amenity of the area by calming the effects of vehicle traffic, encouraging walking and other leisure activities, and improving the quality of living in the residential areas at Henley Beach. For more information go to http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=492&c=16578

offering conservation grants.

Our Heritage Conservation Program provides owners of Local Heritage Places and Contributory Items with support and financial assistance for conservation work to their buildings. The Program has also been expanded to assist owners of Regulated and /or Significant trees with maintenance pruning. Grant applications are now open for work to be completed by June 2015. For more information visitour website or contact Jim Gronthos on 8408 1265 or jgronthos@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

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