September 2017


Hello Readers,September 2017 Yank News
Spring is officially here and so a cute duckling seemed appropriate for the cover.
However, as Winter seemed to be a bit late and is still hanging on, Spring may be delayed.
In the last issue on page 25 there was a report on the Tom Quilty Cup and a picture of a horse overlooking the ocean. After going to press the following information arrived… That photo was taken the day before the start, the horse is Willowstar Bay-Sil (more commonly known as Trev) with Stella Harbison on board. They were actually the first South Australian combination to cross the finish line on the day.
If you like quiz nights there is a couple coming up. One at Cape Jervis is to raise funds to send Laura Smith to Italy as part of the Southern Cross Cultural Exchange Programme. The other is a fundraiser for Yankalilla Bowling Club.
Having fun while supporting worthwhile causes in the community. Details in this issue.
Cat registration will soon be ‘a thing’ and already some residents have registered their feline fur babies in preparation. I have picked up the form myself and will get around to registering Rosie soon. She can then have a dangly thing around her neck just like the dogs do. There will be a consultation regarding the new cat by-laws that will come in with the new registration requirements. In The Loop this month has some more details and a report on the recent free microchipping day.
Continuing with the local history this month there is the next instalment of the local horse racing industry achievements at Comic Court.
The Heritage Fleurieu Coast planning is continuing with some brainstorming ahead of next year’s inaugural event. The next history talk at the library will be all about what our ancestors were wearing. Details inside, keep reading.
There is a bunch of letters as usual with a healthy mix of positive and negative views. If you feel the need to have your say about something, simply send it by email and don’t forget to include your details (even if you don’t want them published).
Don’t forget… the Yankalilla Show is on 30th September this year - still the October long weekend - so get your entries in and get along to support your local show.
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs


August 2017


Hello Readers,August 2017 Yank News
Dog owners took a bite at Yankalilla Council at the beginning of July when the dog registrations arrived in the post. The backlash - mainly on social media - resulted in a hasty backflip on fees at the July meeting. There is still an increase but a very much reduced increase. It is good to see Council listening to it’s ratepayers and making adjustments accordingly. There were a number of letters on this subject but as it has been resolved, the space was better used for other items.
The next debate is already on the horizon with the Council development plan coming under fire for going against the Districts 2030 plan. Letters on page 30 will give some more details about this which will be of particular interest to Yankalilla and Normanville residents.
No more news regarding the shacks at Little Gorge so it has probably been thrown on the back burner for now.
What else is happening? The Tom Quilty Cup was successfully held at Wirrina in July. See page 25 for details.
What else? Oh… lots of stuff! Arts, entertainment, health, sport, food, clubs, churches, groups… we have it all - more or less! So carry on and turn the page...
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs