In The Courier this week

The usually tranquil atmosphere of Stirling has been shattered in recent weeks. Adelaide Hills Council staff Mark Walters, left, and Ian Green have been kept busy keeping the town’s footpaths clear of autumn leaves with their noisy leaf blowers. The duo are out and about on the town’s streets three times a week sending clouds of leaves hurtling into the air but leaving a safe passage in their wake. Send you best Hills autumn images to [email protected] and we’ll publish a selection in coming editions.

Council’s cat cull

An average of almost five cats a week are being put down in the Alexandrina district as the region’s council battles feral populations.
Last year 250 cats were euthanased from a total 262 animals trapped as part of the council’s feral cat program.
Eight trapped cats were returned to identified owners and four were rehomed.
The figures were released last week in the council’s new Draft Animal Management Plan to guide animal control across the district from 2018.
Champ visits: It’s not every day Hills school children get to hit the courts with a grand slam champion.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • Violinist turns 100: A famous Hills musician and world renowned violin teacher had a few more lessons to share as she celebrated her 100th birthday last week.
  • Cannabis bust: A Strathalbyn man has been charged with possessing and supplying a commercial quantity of cannabis after he was allegedly caught with almost 10kg of the drug in his vehicle.
  • Wards debate: Adelaide Hills Council staff have recommended the council repeat a six month community consultation process after its decision to abolish its ward-based representation system was rejected by the Electoral Commissioner.
  • Fire app: It’s not quite rocket science but a locally designed bushfire safety app has wowed judges at the recent NASA Space Apps Challenge.

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