COMMENTS SO DISAPPOINTING
IN reference to the article in last week’s Gazette regarding Town of Victoria Park council voting down a recommendation to recognise posthumously the extensive community contributions to the town between 1982 and 2000 made by my late husband John Cumbers, I am extremely disappointed but unsurprised by the development.
Additionally, it has been quite difficult emotionally to be in a state of public advocacy for John, having lived through his dedication and commitment to community with him for many years, and to hear unfathomable and mean-spirited comments from present public representatives that his efforts were “fourth rate” and unverifiable.
What purpose does this ethics economy serve?
It wasn’t my choice to put myself or John into the public eye to ask for acknowledgment of his efforts.
However, I fully support the Historic Victoria Park Society in their quest to recognise a fellow community contributor of significance, among their own dynamic and progressive achievements.
Their tireless efforts over the years to hold council to account and to shine a light on injustice in the town politically is nothing short of heroic.
I publicly thank them heartily for their kindnesses and remembrance of John. I am proud to be associated with them on behalf of John.
Additionally, I thank the editor of the Southern Gazette, Michele Nugent, who has taken an interest in following this important story to its questionable conclusion. EILEEN SIMMS, Darlington.
I am a local resident having lived in the area now for 25 years and I am looking forward to a local bar opening to have a quiet drink and get together.
As many fellow locals like me I have spoken to are, we can’t wait.
Something like this is long overdue in our area: get with the times.
With respect to children and students in the area, there a few points I would like to make.
There is no bus stop outside the wine bar.
I for one do not intend hurting any children as one woman has allegedly stated she was concerned about.
I will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour. I have seen plenty of it by teenagers from nearby schools in the area.
I am just looking forward to at last going somewhere in Angelo Street where children are not allowed without parent supervision.
The children invade the shops and footpaths every school day. The area becomes clogged and gridlocked with SUVs and 4WDs every morning and afternoon.
The east side of Angelo Street shopping precinct is like a ghost town at night. Therefore, I hope some life will be injected into the area with a classy little bar and I am looking forward to it.
A sanctuary at last in my area - bring it on.