Monday, January 5, 2015


Due to loss of confidence in the Google Blogger service this blog is now located at

The issue was Google Blogger's automated scanner incorrectly identified and deleted without question or warning seven blogs. These were false positives.  The Restore function does not work correctly and Google engineers are looking into the problem. However the problem has been going on for weeks and no expected time of resolution has been advised. Nothing formal has been advised to users by Google.

In order to avoid this situation I've decided to stop using Google's service. In future please visit the new site.

Kelvin Eldridge

Friday, February 14, 2014

Is the 40 km hour speed limit in Eltham killing local business?

It occurred to me tonight that the speed limits placed on Main Street Eltham may actually be damaging the very businesses it is trying to assist.

I'd suggested we have Chinese at Eltham but the response was who can be bother with fighting the traffic and going through the main street with 40 km/h restrictions. I had to agree. It is rather annoying and I doubt if the speed restrictions achieve much if anything.

When you add the peak traffic issue crossing from Templestowe to Eltham and also the current roadworks, it has to be hurting business in Eltham.

Of course the loss from one area is a gain for another. In this case we'll head off to Bulleen where there's another business which makes really good Chinese food at reasonable prices.

The main point of this article is that if we sit back and do nothing about the rules government is putting into place and the roadworks that are only being carried out for their own services, then in the end private sector business suffers and the whole community suffers. We need balance.

Kelvin Eldridge

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Fitzsimons Lane Templestowe Roadworks traffic delays

Just drove north along Fitzsimons Lane Templestowe. Traffic coming from Eltham is banked up well past roundabout back into Eltham. Haven't seen it banked up that far before.

Kelvin Eldridge
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Eltham family behind popular weekly Templestowe fun run

Scott Tricket, wife Iwona and daughter Kasia, 5, training at Westerfolds Park.... read more

Kelvin Eldridge
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Digital TV retune date for Templestowe, Doncaster, Eltham area.

I wasn't aware that some digital TV channels will need to be retuned. According to the government's website, the retune date for Templestowe, Doncaster, Eltham area is the 7th of February 2014. If you find you're missing any TV channels you'll need to retune your TV set or digital receiver. 

If I read the information correctly the SBS channel may be the channel affected. At the moment we don't receive SBS so it may not affect us at all. Different areas around Melbourne are affected in different ways.

Kelvin Eldridge
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Fitzsimons Lane roadworks traffic delay

Just drove from Templestowe through Eltham via Fitzsimons Lane. Traffic going from Eltham to Templestowe was banked up almost to the Main Road roundabout in Eltham.

Kelvin Eldridge
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No problem too small.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shell Eltham closed tonight

Filled up the car late tonight and noticed the Shell service station in Eltham was closed with dunces hats across the entrances/exits.

Woolworths Petrol and United Petroleum were both open. It was good to see petrol prices hadn't jumped due to tanker issue.

Kelvin Eldridge
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