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SSC Newspaper : January 2011
Is gambling a problem for you? Call Betsafe 24 hour counselling service on 1800 BETSAFE (1800 238 7233). This is a free service for patrons of this club. DOOLEYS practices the Responsible Service of Alcohol. check out what’s on at www.dooleys.com DOOLEYS Church St, Lidcombe. Phone 8745 6100 *Members price only. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to change or availability. $19.95 Guests price at DooLeyS Brasserie available monday to thursday only *Terms & conditions apply. See Club Reception for details. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPS/10/11005. Delicious Food Specials at DOOLEYS Brasserie and John Street Café Special Australia Day Event Wednesday 26 January Free Entertainment Prizes to be won all day long!* *Terms and conditions apply. See Club Reception for details. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTMP/10/00890 4 Strathfield Scene january 2011 news Police, SES join flood relief A locAl policeman, constable Jon Gay- ford, has flown to Brisbane to join the mas- sive reconstruction and recovery effort now underway in the Queensland capital. const. Gayford has worked with the Flemington local Area command for the past three years and has been specially chosen to join 55 other NSW police person- nel taking part in operation Safeguard. A police spokesperson says the officer is a credit to the police force and was chosen because of his outstanding qualities. “const. Gayford was definitely chosen because he is a great officer,” said the spokesperson. “He’ ll be spending a week in Brisbane assisting the Queensland police in a time of need.” Elsewhere, seven members of the Strathfield SES Unit remain on standby to assist with the Queensland flood disaster – the volunteers will get just 24 hours notice before they are deployed. other members of the Strathfield community are digging deep to help the victims of the Queensland floods. Strathfield council last week made a $10,000 donation to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal. Tony Maroun, the Mayor of Strathfield, is calling on all Strathfield residents, businesses and the wider community to consider donating to the disaster relief appeal. In recent days, the Sydney Markets in Flemington also donated $10,000 to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal. Individual donations can be made at www.qld.gov.au/ floods or by phoning 1800 219 028. You can also donate in person at any bank. There will be a bucket collection by Rotary at Movies in The Park on Saturday and another collection at the council’s Australia Day celebrations. Please give generously. the strathfield good food guide •KOREAN •INDIAN •CHINESE•JAPANESE • M IDDLE EASTERN •PUBS •CAFES •PATISSERIES •PRODUCE•S W EETS gdfdGuideStrathfield CoverAbsF i na l.i ndd 1 15 / 10 / 106 : 27PM The best in local eats out www.ourstrathfield.com.au The stethoscope suburb By Mark Chipperfield DocToRS MAY no longer make many house calls, but if they did Strathfield resi- dents would be spoilt for choice. And why? It seems that more doctors live in Strathfield than in any other part of Sydney. A map of Sydney ’s brainiest suburbs, compiled by The Sydney Morning Herald, shows that 455 doctors live in Strathfield – the highest concentration of white coats and stethoscopes in the whole of Sydney. According to the Herald, the reason so many doctors live in the suburb is because Strathfield is located between some of Sydney’s major hospitals, including concord Hospital, the children’s Hospital and Westmead. The brain map, which draws on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 census, named the tiny, semi-rural suburb of Varroville as Sydney’s smartest suburb, with the city’s highest concentration of residents with PhDs. other frontrunners included Woolwich, lavender Bay, Birchgrove, cheltenham, Northwood, linley Point and Forest lodge. Suburbs with fewer than 100 residents were removed from the list. “ Varroville has the highest concentration of people with postdoctoral degrees of any Syd- ney suburb,” said the report. “Fewer than 150 people live on the seven square kilometres ... with such a small population only six residents need to have PhDs to make it one of Sydney’s super-brain hubs.” The best legal minds live in Point Piper, while the highest concentration of engineers can be found in Baulkham Hills. But Sydney scientists prefer more rural suburbs such as Manangle Park and Maianbar. longueville, on the lower North Shore, has the single highest concentration of professionals (such as doctors, scientists, engineers and law- yers) in Sydney and well deserves its nickname as the ‘doctor suburb’ – a title that Strathfield can now, with some justification, also adopt. See Stratty Soapbox Page 4
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