Bishop shines in tr­ishaw

POST Newspapers - - Letters To The Post - By BEN DICK­IN­SON

Curtin MP Julie Bishop took a ride around Cottes­loe in a tr­ishaw with Burt Street se­nior John Camm last week.

“We want to go down to the OBH but they won’t let us,” Ms Bishop said as she was ped­alled down Rail­way Street by tr­ishaw pilot Jen­nifer Pat­ter­son.

The cy­cle tour was part of Ms Bishop’s visit to Shine Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, which bor­rows the ve­hi­cle from the Wearne aged-care hos­tel.

“It re­ally is a great commu- nity re­source for you to per­am­bu­late along the beaches of Curtin,” Ms Bishop told se­niors at a morn­ing tea.

“We don’t want peo­ple to live lonely lives, we want them to live happy and ac­tive lives.”

Ms Pat­ter­son, a vol­un­teer with Cy­cling With­out Age, ar­ranged to buy the tr­ishaw for Wearne af­ter drum­ming up a $15,000 anony­mous do­na­tion. Black, is still in train­ing. “We’re not al­lowed to go over about 10kmh,” trainee pilot Dy­lan Black (14) said.

Shine CEO Ralph Gore said his or­gan­i­sa­tion’s clients could book 10-minute tr­ishaw rides along Ma­rine Pa­rade, leav­ing from Barchetta.

Shine is jointly funded by Cottes­loe, Clare­mont, Mos­man Park and Pep­per­mint Grove coun­cils.

Cottes­loe coun­cil­lor and Shine board mem­ber Rob Thomas said Shine’s ser­vices were un­der-used.

“The prob­lem we’ve got here it this is the best kept se­cret in Cottes­loe,” Mr Thomas said.

“I walked past here a mil­lion times be­fore I got on the board and I didn’t know what it was.”

Julie Bishop and John Camm get a pedal from trainee tr­ishaw pilot Dy­lan Black.

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