BOWLED OVER BY RESPONSE
I CONCUR with Helen Randall (Stirling Times, ‘Foreshore trip hazard warning’, May 29).
The skate bowl is a hazard for elderly and small children.
If the same sized hole was anywhere else in the community, it would be deemed a safety hazard.
Even if on private property. I would expect the City of Stirling to apply all its bureaucratic bylaws enforcing barriers, signage, witches hats, etc to be on display.
The response by the spokeswoman from the MRA was very lame. It was like a public relations statement from a promotional brochure and did not really address the safety concerns raised.
Likewise, if the City of Stirling has not had any comments from the public about the skate bowl being unsafe for pedestrians, why have they put up ugly, inadequate, wobbly temporary fencing around the skate bowl?
I would also like to raise the issue of the lack of safety ropes and harnesses at the climbing wall. What if someone were to fall and break a limb?
I haven't seen any warning or disclaimer signs erected.
On a lighter note, if the developers are wondering what happened to the bougainvillea plants that were planted at the sun shelters, the Scarborough Beach rabbit colony has eaten them.
BARRY TELFER, Innaloo