LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
AS A ratepayer, would like to ask the council what the hell hey are doing to our shire.
All we see is waste, waste and more waste.
The way I see it, as far as council is concerned, there is only one area and that is Gympie. Just use the other areas as the money for every frivolous idea these people come up with.
Now I read they are attacking the same people who pay the rates they squander.
In The Gympie Times was a working factory that has been going for 25 years and helping the little community it’s in.
If these people have been okay until now why does one “no” vote against it give you reason to close it?
I see Mark McDonald has his say. It would be better if he looked after the area that voted him in but, no.
Next we have a beautiful family living here who have spent their lives providing a safe and secure home for children from broken homes etc. They do this using the horses they have.
Now you have the nerve to issue “get out or be fined” orders to them.
What sort of council are you?
Mick Curran, you of all people should know the benefits these people provide. Or don’t you care?
The Harries are my neighbours and they have children who are the most well mannered around.
They work hard and you want to wreck their world.
What would you like them to do with the children’s horses and the fostered children too?
The area where these horses are is not used and they have cleaned up the bush area.
I have never been so disgusted with a council as I am with Gympie at this time. — Janet Patzwald, Cooloola Cove
Send some of the $120 million on communication
I AM really writing to the Prime Minister via yourself because a letter to him would likely receive no consideration.
I would write to Telstra or email them but would probably end up trying to converse with somebody who has scant knowledge of the English language, somewhere in India.
Hopefully one of these people will read this.
Recently my very good friend died.
My first desire was to contact my family for support but, since I live in Kilkivan, there is rarely any service for my mobile phone, the only device I own.
Then I tried to text them and other close friends to just, you know, talk. Help ease my troubled mind. “No service” said my phone.
Well, you would think, what about the internet? No service there either.
What a pity the Prime Minister spent what?… $120 million on a plebiscite to discover how many Australians want to allow gay people to call their union marriage instead of investing a small amount of that on correcting the inadequacies of our communication systems.
Why heck, they’d probably have enough change to invest in the overstretched medical system or the failing fight against the ice epidemic. They might even have enough to help counter terrorism.
Meanwhile, while the leaders of our country swan about in their blue ties and tell us they are doing a fine job, I have no means of communication other than for a couple of hours in the morning if I’m lucky.
They live in cities or large centres where communication is not such an issue so they probably wouldn’t believe me. Or wouldn’t care to believe me.
My bewilderment is only assuaged by the warm, fuzzy feeling I get when I contemplate the happiness of homosexual people becoming one in the sacred form of marriage and I can only imagine those
$120 million will make them feel part of society in their quest for equality. It all makes so much sense. After all, the gay lobby has gone all out to get us to vote yes.
To take my mind off such a quandary I would lose myself in the make-believe of television… except there’s no service there either.
So it’s back to smoke signals for regional Australia.
Now that sure is moving forward, don’t you think? — Marnie Walters-Burgess, Kilkivan
Put cameras in school zones
I READ your “in brief” regarding speeding through school zones.
An easy answer to this is to have fixed speed cameras at both ends of the zone, which would activate only during the allotted times.
One must remember that the required speed should be reached when entering the zone not, as I often observe, after entering the zone.
Surely the revenue gathered by said cameras would quickly pay for any initial outlay and keep our youngest in a safe environment. — N Smith, Tin Can Bay
Can’t park in Smithfield St any more
COULD someone please tell me why the council is against wheelchair parking?
I have a rear loading van with a hoist (which is quite common, there are a few of us around town) and I can rarely find a parking space.
Sometimes I used to get lucky and could park in Smithfield St, but since that has changed I don’t fit now.
The bays don’t allow room for the hoist to unfold.
I can sometimes find an empty bay behind the Park Gates, but the slant of the road doesn’t let the hoist down level.
I can’t park in Mary St as the hoist holds up traffic (I have been abused for that). — Judy King, Gympie