Bliss cuts both ways

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

A QUICK note to all cel­e­brants con­duct­ing wed­dings in our beau­ti­ful pub­lic ar­eas.

Whilst I don’t con­done rude­ness in any form it bears re­mem­ber­ing that com­pro­mise is a two way street.

Suf­fice to say that although a wed­ding is the most im­por­tant day for a bride, it is not so for all “shar­ers” of pub­lic space.

Per­haps a cel­e­brant who has had sev­eral months no­tice of a wed­ding they are con­duct­ing at a pub­lic place could in­form the af­fected res­i­dents well in ad­vance.

This would en­able them to al­ter their plans if pos­si­ble. Avoid­ing un­nec­es­sary con­flict at the last mo­ment.

Prior plan­ning pre­vents poor per­for­mance.

I too, live in Baler St and have var­i­ously been un­able to park out­side my house af­ter work be­cause of wed­dings, picked up cig­a­rette butts af­ter wed­dings, picked up stream­ers & other dec­o­ra­tive things af­ter wed­dings and so on.

There re­ally must be con­sid­er­a­tion both ways.

Re­mem­ber a per­mit from coun­cil al­lows a com­mer­cial ac­tiv­ity to oc­cur on pub­lic land.

It does not give pref­er­en­tial use to the holder.

In the same sense, no fish­er­man can claim rights to his favourite spot or dog owner claim rights over a pre­ferred stretch of sand or kite-surfer block off the beach they are us­ing.

We are all in this together, let’s com­mu­ni­cate and re­mem­ber that no one per­son/group has more or less right to en­joy our beau­ti­ful re­gion.

It is usu­ally “first in best dressed”. rudely knocked aside by a male waiter and also found the bar staff rude, pity as the view and food were great. Thanks to ev­ery­one for such a spe­cial hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­ence.

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