Council Roundup: Car seat checks, soft plastic recycling and entries open for Youth Literature Awards.
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Car Seat Checks
Mosman residents can apply for a free professional installation or inspection of their child car restraints by an authorised restraint fitter at their home.
A limited number of vouchers are available for the service, which aims to improve the safety of children travelling in cars by ensuring child seats, harnesses and booster seats are fitted correctly.
The voucher covers the fitting of up to three seats per household at the residential address after a personal appointment is made with the fitter.
To learn more about Council’s local road safety initiatives or apply for a car seat inspection and fitting voucher visit the WEBSITE and fill in an application form.
Soft Plastics Recycling
Mosman residents can again recycle soft plastics through the RecycleSmart program which recently resumed soft plastics collection after being paused since November last year following the collapse of previous recycling options.
RecycleSmart has partnered with innovative Australian recycling company APR Plastics to recycle the waste into food grade plastic packaging again, creating a circular waste solution. Visit the WEBSITE to book a Power Pickup for soft plastics, along with other tricky-to-recycle products such as unwanted clothes and coffee capsules, all collected from your doorstep.
Meanwhile, unwanted e-waste can be disposed of at Council’s upcoming free biannual e-waste collection at the Civic Centre car park, The Crescent, Mosman, on Sunday 5 March between 9am and 4pm.
Youth Literature Awards
Entries have opened for the annual online prose and poetry competition for young writers, Mosman Youth Awards in Literature, with entries expected from across New South Wales as well as from local students.
The popular competition, which is in its 31st year, is open to primary and secondary students, with cash prizes ranging from $50 to $350 awarded to winners in various categories amounting to a total prize pool of more than $2,000 with prizes generously sponsored by Lions Club of Mosman, Rotary Club of Mosman, Northern Beaches Community College, Oracle Books Mosman, Constant Reader Bookshop, Café Mosman, Keith Ainsworth Pty Ltd and BorrowBox.
Judges Carol Jenkins, Deborah Kalin, Linda Lokhee, Michael Sharkey and Zena Shapter kindly give their time and professional consideration to reading hundreds of entries.
Since the competition was first held in 1993 as part of the Centenary of Mosman Celebrations, more than 10,000 stories and pieces of poetry have been entered in the competition.
Visit the WEBSITE to submit entries before they close on Wednesday 31 May.
Art Collection Fundraisers
Help preserve Mosman Art Collection’s important artworks by participating in Mosman Art Gallery’s fundraising raffle.
Enter in the draw to win generously donated prizes including a luxurious night at The Albert Hotel, a case of wine from Godfrey Wines, a Fourth Village hamper or a Mosman Art Gallery shop voucher. To purchase raffle tickets, visit the WEBSITE.
The raffle coincides with the gallery’s other major fundraiser, the Valuation Conservation Day, sponsored by NS Audiology, which enables residents to learn more about their treasures from specialists in the field.
Visit the WEBSITE to book a place for the valuation event which will run from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 1 April in Mosman Art Gallery’s Grand Hall.