Rid­ings re­vis­ited

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Dear Ed­i­tor, I wish to com­ment on the re­cent coun­cil elec­tion.

It had the po­ten­tial of Tocumwal 4, Ber­ri­gan nil. I feel it was for­tu­nate that didn’t oc­cur.

Well what hap­pened to the sys­tem of shire rid­ings? Let me tell you.

That was abol­ished by the shire in 1986 be­cause the coun­cil got beaten by the lo­cal res­i­dents on an at­tempt to change an­gle park­ing in Fin­ley to par­al­lel.

The an­gle which to park was not the is­sue with coun­cil, it was that they lost.

Thus the rid­ing sys­tem was abol­ished, re­sult­ing in this po­ten­tially in­equitable sit­u­a­tion.

Sav­ing face is im­por­tant to them. Look at the Fin­ley hall sit­u­a­tion. No dif­fer­ent.

Yours etc. Gary Mexted

Tocumwal

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