>>Letters to the editor
It’s a big attraction
A LONG time Kyabram resident had reason to be proud of Kyabram’s latest tourist attraction recently when school buddies put their van into Western Gum Caravan Park.
These much travelled grey nomads rated it 10 out of 10 with excellent facilities and layout, stating they would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a clean and peaceful place to stay in their own van.
Marg Bowers, Kyabram
Toilets are copping abuse
ONGOING damage to public property unfortunately seems to be a warped challenge to a socially inept group of young people. Your recent lead articles label them ‘morons’ and ‘vandals’ for damaging ‘all things good’ in Kyabram, that should give them a real buzz.
Unfortunately one of the least glamorous ongoing targets is that of the toilets, yet no-one seems to see who does the damage or to care. Most towns seem to be plagued by the destruction and ongoing problems and locally because of the financial burden. Campaspe Shire needs volunteers to manage and maintain these amenities or they will be shut. (It is not compulsory for local government to provide public toilets).
Bush Market day was a good example of what could have been a disaster if not for the RV festival volunteers. Several people setting up for the market couldn’t find any toilets open. However knowing that the RV volunteers would be cleaning and getting ready for the day there was a steady procession out to that site.
And it was these volunteers, who didn’t even rate a mention in your Bush Market wrap of November 9, who can account for at least $17,000 (through their vouchers) being pumped into the local economy with not one peep from anyone.
It’s not just the damage to the fountain that ‘detracts’ from our great town – it’s taking everything and everyone for granted and not giving credit where it is due. No wonder it’s getting harder to find volunteers and if the existing volunteers were to all pull out, this town would cease to function.
Meanwhile someone has to know who puts the key in the lock to enter their house after a night out. And who supplies the cars, fuel, bikes etc.? If ‘they’ continue to keep quiet about these things they’re just as guilty as the perpetrators.
Despite all that KDRRADG extends our best wishes for the festive season and the New Year – especially to the hard working volunteers.
Mary Bowman - Kyabram Deakin Residents Ratepayers and Development Group Inc