The Hills Council is still looking for the owner of a German shepherd dog that attacked a woman and her dog in Castle Hill Showground on August 5.
A council spokesman said on Thursday no witnesses had come forward.
He said the attack left a woman with deep wounds on her left hand which required surgery. Her border collie dog had puncture wounds.
The German shepherd was not on a leash and the owner did not stop and help the victim.
Owners of ‘‘menacing dogs’’ could soon face $77,000 fines and five years’ imprisonment under a new muzzling rule announced by the state government in response to the Companion Animals and Dangerous Dogs Taskforce and concerns about dangerous and threatening dogs in NSW.
New traffic lights
Residents have until Friday to have their say on a proposed set of traffic lights at the intersection of Windsor and Anderson roads, Northmead.
Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott said the proposed lights would take three months to build and be installed near Northmead Bowling Club and feature new pedestrian crossings, kerb and gutters and the road to be resurfaced.
Send comments to: Maria Swallow, Road Network Leader, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta, NSW 2124, or by email to Maria.Swallow@rms.nsw.gov.au.
View Sydney Road Projects at: rms.nsw.gov.au.
Now is the time to make your scarecrows for judging at Hornsby Council’s Bushland Festival in Fagan Park on September 15. Entry is $5 in four categories: traditional, theme, schools and fantasy/contemporary. It will be the ninth Galston Scarecrow Gathering and entrants can display their scarecrows on properties, outside shops and roadsides, from September 9 to 14. Details: Barbara, 96531065.
Quilt show guessing
Epping Quilters Inc quilt show is on this weekend with proceeds to Ovarian Cancer Australia. Two quilts will be prizes in a guessing competition. The first-prize quilt, entitled Dahlia Daze, won second place in the group/collaborative category at the Quilters’ Guild of NSW Sydney Quilt Show.
■Details: Don Moore Community Centre, North Rocks Road, Carlingford, Saturday, 11am-7pm; Sunday, 9am-5pm. Entry: $6. Details: Carla, 8850 1146.
Big move ahead
The Hills Council is on schedule with moving from Showground Road, Castle Hill, to Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills, according to a report tabled in council last week.
The report, for the quarter ended June 30, stated building contractor Richard Crookes Constructions was on track to finish by October 22.
The IT, audio-visual equipment, work stations and furniture would then be supplied and installed with the move complete by December.
The Christmas in The Hills committee is seeking local businesses to advertise in the event’s commemorative program.
The Christmas carols event at Bella Vista Farm on December 18 will raise money for children with special needs at the Woodbury School and Lifestart at Balcombe Heights and the Tallowood School at Kellyville.
Costs and details: Gareth McCray, 0418161450.
Tips for talkers
Learn to be a good public speaker by attending a six-week POWERtalk short course every Wednesday from September 18.
It will be run by Blacktown City Communicators. Presenter Margaret Grand came second in the POWERtalk International Speech Contest in Hawaii in July.
Details: 7.30pm-9.30pm, at Baulkham Hills Sports Club, Renown Road. Call 0416 111 130.
Toongabbie and District Historical Society will unveil a plaque at Palestine Park, Winston Hills, on Saturday at 10am to mark the listing of the farm on the NSW State Heritage Register. There will also be entertainment, displays and a sausage sizzle lunch, organised by Parramatta Council and Winston Hills Rotary Club, to mark the 25 years of the society.
Money on the mind
The Hoopla co-founder Wendy Harmer will lead a panel discussion to inspire more women to get money smart at Castle Towers on Thursday at 12.30pm, for MoneySmart Week.
The theme will be ‘What would you tell your younger self about money?’ and Ms Harmer will be joined by panellists, journalist Tracey Spicer and Money magazine editor Effie Zahos.
Manager tops the list
Laura Appleyard of Jetts Fitness Castle Hill has won the Jetts Australian club manager of the year and the NSW Club manager of the year awards. The categories were judged on member feedback, club performance and compliance, initiative and customer service.
Author signs books
Lorna Jane Clarkson, founder of sports wear label Lorna Jane, will sign copies of her second book, More of the Fit Woman’s Secrets, at Castle Towers from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday.