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Hill Top home lost in fire


About lunchtime yesterday emergency services were alerted to a blaze in a home on Coats Road.

A Mittagong Fire and Rescue crew was among those attending and say the house was well alight when they arrived, with flames seen coming through the roof and large amounts of smoke.


Picton Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service were also on the scene and after about an hour were able to bring the blaze under control, however the home couldn't be saved.

It's believed it may have started in the kitchen.

Photos:  Fire and Rescue Mittagong


Increase in ticks across Coast & Highlands


A Highlands vet has dealt with a number of tick cases from Hill Top and Colo Vale over the past couple of weeks.

The parasites are thriving at the moment because of the constant moisture and humidity.

Diederick Gelderman from the Highlands Veterinary Hospital in Braemar has some important advice for locals who are heading to the Coast.

"If someone takes their dog to the Coast, you know Wollongong, Nowra or Sydney, they've got to makesure they put their tick paraysis on,

"We do get ticks here in the Highlands, but it's much worse on the Coast,"Mr. Gelderman said.

Image: John Tann/Flickr


New nets for Hill Top Northern Villages

hill top cricket nets december 17 2021

The Hill Top Northern Villages Cricket Club has been successful with its grant application for new training facilities at Boronia Park.

The club has been awarded $137,000 from the Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility Fund.

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith said it's great news for cricket in the northern villages.

"It will rejuvenate the cricket nets from two to three lanes, which will be similar to Bradman Oval,

"The club has been pushing for this for a long time and it's good to be able to support clubs that have been doing it tough over the last couple of years,"Mr. Smith said.

Image: Hill Top Northern Villages Cricket Club