Your headline in reference to Castlemaine, “Shire staff say no to pokies”, hit the nail squarely on the head. But it refers to some senior staff only, those who have already clearly demonstrated their partiality.
The numerous other staff members who belong to the 1580-strong Castlemaine Sports and Community Club say a definite yes.
The attitude of our elected councillors will be known when they finally get to vote on the planning permit application.
Dave Stretch who heads the lobby group known as EPIC says they are ready to oppose us at every opportunity and at every step.
I know that The Club’s members are equally determined in the opposite direction.
Therefore the awful division in the town is likely to continue for some time to come.