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January 2020 | Events & Local Area

Iona College Opens

In just a few short years, Geelong’s newest suburb of Armstrong Creek has transformed from grassy paddocks to a thriving community, including the development and opening of some fantastic new schools just a short hop, skip and jump away from Ashbury.

January 2020 | Events & Local Area

As the weather warms up, it’s important that we all prepare our homes for the unfortunate event of a bushfire.

January 2020 | Events & Local Area

Summer for many means, swimming, bbqs, beach cricket and fun outside. But there are days when going outside isn’t much fun and staying cool inside is the best option.  Here’s our top tips on staying cool and beating the heat.

1. Close your blinds, especially for north and west facing windows.

2. Adjust ceiling fans, make sure your fans are rotating counter clockwise and pushing the air straight down.

January 2020 | Events & Local Area

Summer is the perfect time to splash, swim and play around water, but it’s also a time to be vigilant especially since drownings can happen quickly and quietly. Drowning is the top cause of death for kids under 5! Here’s our top tips on water safety.

1. Always supervise kids around water.

2. Stay within arm’s reach of children under 5yrs.

3. Do a first aid course.

4. Teach kids regardless of age water safety.

5.Enrol them in swim lessons.  

January 2020 | Events & Local Area

We need to stay cool in summer and so too do our pets.  Here’s our top tips for furry, feathery friends. 

1. Keep cool, make sure they have a cool and shaded place to rest.  In extreme heat bring them indoors.

2, Water, provide plenty of fresh water in large containers, sometimes multiple containers are a good idea.

3. Kids wading pools are great for pets too.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Events & Local Area

Whilst the warmer weather is great for being outdoors, our gardens can suffer from the heat.  Here’s our top tips for keeping your garden thriving –

1. Water your gardens early in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in

2. Fertilizing plants will give them the nutrients they require

3. Pest control, don’t let those unwanted visitors take control. Mulch is a great way of keeping moisture in the soil

4. Move potted plants into the shade and,

Monday, November 11, 2019 | Events & Local Area

Snakes love summer too.

With the warmer months quickly approaching and spring in the air, snakes do become more active. Anyone who encounters a snake is advised to:

  • Be aware, alert and do not approach a snake.
  • Safely remove any people or pets from the area.
  • Do not try to capture the snake.

Geelong City Council has a snake reporting service available by calling 03 5272 5272.

Monday, November 11, 2019 | Events & Local Area

Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world?  We all need to be sun smart this summer and we’re not just talking slip, slop, slap!  It’s now – Slip on clothing that covers as much skin as possible. Slop on a high protection sunscreen at least 20mins before going outside. Slap on a broad brimmed hat. Seek shade.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Events & Local Area

Nineteen not-for-profit groups working across Armstrong Creek and the surrounding areas have received $15,000 in Ashbury Community Fund grants.

Dennis Family Group Director, Grant Dennis hosted the night and spoke to the recipients about the importance of the Community Fund program.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Events & Local Area

Works at Ashbury have been in full swing with a number of key features and elements well underway. Recent drone footage, now available on the website, shows the significant development to the streets, landscaping and infrastructure.

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