Low morale to blame
I AGREE totally with Oriel Wild ( Gazette, January 12) that the near total lack of Christmas decorations in the Port Douglas town area was very disappointing.
All our council seems to have been able to manage was a banner over the main road wishing everyone a "Happy Festive Season". Pathetic.
I know we don’t want to offend anyone but remember the whole reason for the so-called “Festive/holiday” Season is the fact it is Christmas.
Not so many years ago we had lights in the trees along Macrossan Street. Where are they now? As recently as 2010 we had banners on the light poles along Davidson Street, although these were well past their use-by date and in need of replacement.
Even Cardwell, devastated by Cyclone Yasi last year and still recovering, had decorations along their main street.
What is our council’s excuse? What are our business operators’ excuses? Is it an “insurance thing?”
Christmas decorations, and particularly lights, create an ambience and remind us all that this is a particularly special time of celebration in what might otherwise have been a pretty average year.
I just hope for a much better effort by all at Christmas 2012.