Wrong choice made
I am writing to express my disgust at the CFA’s board on giving $150 000 to sports.
We have hardworking volunteers out holding money raising events to buy essential equipment such as hoses etc.
Both my husband and myself are life members of CFA and feel this donation downgrades the value of our wonderful volunteers and would urge the board to rethink its decision. — Margot Green, Hilldene brigade,
Thanks for assistance
On December 31, in Tallarook St, my husband and I had a flat tyre.
We were changing it on a very busy street in the blazing sun.
A gentleman stopped, got out of his car and offered us each a bottle of cold water.
It was a totally surprising random act of kindness and really impressed us.
We’re both from Melbourne and know that this would not have happened there.
This person knows who he is and we hope he sees this letter of thanks.
He was driving a white four-door Commodore ute of which there cannot be many in Seymour.
It was a fantastic feeling to be touched by kindness via a complete stranger.
After putting the spare wheel back on our car we drove to Tyrepower to see if there was any chance that they could replace the valve, which had suddenly given way.
Amazingly it was done on the spot (late afternoon).
When my husband went to pay the owner for his help, he said: ‘‘Don’t worry about it, have a happy New Year’’. And so we did. — Julie and Alan
Waste of money
I saw our new and improved car park at Seymour station. What a waste of money. We’re supposed to have all these people from overpopulated Melbourne coming to live here and the new car park looks like it has less parking than it did before.
Then I saw the new bicycle shed and the penny dropped I realised that in future the council is going to ban bringing of cars when they come to live in Seymour.
Bikes take up less room — so there will be more room in the car parks. The roads will fit more bikes so less need to pull down houses to build more roads and highways.
Bikes are kinder to roads — less maintenance.
Bikes are quieter — less noise pollution and better for the environment.
Bikes do not kill people — so police will spend less time going to people’s homes and telling them that their loved ones have died. They can then go back to solving crimes.
Health will improve — parents and obese children will become fitter and healthier riding bikes.
When other towns and cities are crying out for more police, more ambulances and bigger hospitals to cope with obesity health related illnesses, Seymour will be using the money saved, on improving our parks, sporting facilities and historic sites.
In future, governments will be looking at Seymour. They will send their experts to find out why we are living healthier and longer lives and why we have less deaths on the road and they will be shown the humble bicycle shed. — Sandra Morris,
Shire wasting money
I was disappointed to read in last week’s Seymour Telegraph that Mitchell Shire is still determined to waste even more ratepayers money on another study to build a rail trail to Seymour which never existed.
Councillors should be made to sit at the side of the existing Mansfield trail and count the users.
The money would be better spent fixing the Seymour end of Northwood Rd properly.
Millions of dollars of properties accessed by a dangerous, narrow, goat track. Wake up to yourselves. — Ian Carey
Tough times for party
It’s been a difficult year for the Nationals.
First the Barnaby Joyce saga, then having to endure another change of prime minister and now dealing with the fallout of the Andrew Broad scandal.
I genuinely hope the Nationals can get some clear air in the new year.
Voters deserve to be able to choose the inaugural Member for Nicholls based on each candidate’s vision for our collective future, without the distraction of yet another scandal. — Andrew Bock Independent candidate for Nicholls