A word from the gen­eral man­ager

Gatton Star - - YOUR SAY - Bruce Hor­rocks

Road Safety

AS CHRIST­MAS in the re­gion be­comes a dis­tant mem­ory for most of us, it is re­ally pleas­ing to read to­day’s re­port of the good be­hav­iour of most of the re­gion’s mo­torists.

Our po­lice were out in force across the re­gion and it was en­cour­ag­ing to read the fi­nal re­sults.

The re­sults show the road safety mes­sage is start­ing to get through to our lo­cal res­i­dents.

Fol­low­ing a hor­ror year of road trauma in our re­gion es­pe­cially on the War­rego High­way, I find the fig­ures from the Christ­mas break heart­en­ing.

How­ever, there is one in ev­ery crowd and the re­port of the driver be­ing caught at more than five times over the le­gal al­co­hol limit was par­tic­u­larly dis­ap­point­ing.

There is no ex­cuse for this be­hav­iour when there has been a con­certed ef­fort by all con­cerned to ed­u­cate the pub­lic about road safety es­pe­cially the fa­tal five.

Bun de­bate

The usual out­cry re­gard­ing hot cross buns has be­gun. Christ­mas is over and the hot cross buns are on the shelves.

My feel­ing is to let the pub­lic de­cide.

Or maybe the pub­lic have al­ready de­cided be­cause if there was no mar­ket for hot cross buns we wouldn’t even see them on the shelves so early in the year.

I un­der­stand the cross on the bun has an ob­vi­ous re­li­gious sig­nif­i­cance for many peo­ple so why don’t we sim­ply take the cross off and it will then be just a fruit bun un­til we get to the Easter pe­riod.

We will once again be sup­port­ing Old Fern­vale Bak­ery and their an­nual fundraiser for the Queens­land Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal.

Based on bun sales with a por­tion of all sales go­ing to the hospi­tal where many of the chil­dren in the re­gion find their way dur­ing sick­ness.

This is a worth­while cause and Bill and Lyn Rose are to be con­grat­u­lated.

Keep an eye out for the start of the fundraiser and be sure to give your sup­port in the lead in to Easter.

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