What’s a little noise between friends?
I SEE there were some residents at Cotton Tree who had their weekend interrupted because of the Cycle Fest event held there over two days.
I think they mentioned noise, traffic changes and basically lost ambience of the neighbourhood.
They also mentioned there were too many events council is bringing to the area, which makes me wonder what Coast businesses are supposed to survive on – fresh air?
Surely the council should be congratulated for trying to stimulate the economy.
Personally, I do like to have a sleep-in some mornings but I am lucky as I could sleep through a cyclone, so a little noise doesn’t bother me too much.
To digress, I have a new personal trainer who wakes at 4.30am every day to go walking/shuffling.
Yep, it’s a bloody butcher bird that sings the same song every morning with a 15-second break between verses.
I know it off by heart and have the bird to thank for my new exercise regime.
So back to the unhappy campers at Cotton Tree – as I said, while I do understand the inconvenience, I find it hard to support them.
Cycle Fest was held to raise funds and awareness for Sands Queensland, a charity supporting families that have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death or pregnancy loss.
I would be happy to have my sleep broken, my road closed or whatever to support such a charity as long as I had plenty of notice which, according to the article, they did.
They do raise a point about the number of events held around the Coast but, personally, I think it is great but I can understand the elderly or unwell could be quite disadvantaged.
Maybe the council should get on the front foot and offer residents impacted by events in the immediate area free bus travel around the Sunshine Coast during the event so if they want to visit someone and get the hell out of Dodge City, they can.
That might stimulate economies around the Coast as I am sure it does in the event precinct like last weekend in Cotton Tree.
I would argue a race caller, bike riders and music and people noise could be challenged by my butcher bird.
He continues to leave a lasting imprint in my tiny brain that Army Intelligence could certainly use as an interrogation weapon.
So I suggest the folk in Cotton Tree be thankful the events are only spasmodic and not every bloody day.