Congratulations to Sam Kane and the hardworking volunteers winning the community award at the recent Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards. They have shown that the pool can be run efficiently and effectively for the community.
In doing so they have made a number of improvements to the facility and made a profit, a very good effort considering the obstructions they faced over that period of time - let alone the number of break-ins and wilful damage that was caused.
The question I ask of the council: will it allow this pool to operate in the interest of the community and renew the contract not be reviewed again? To the ward councillors: will they stand up and support the community who elected them to do so?
This pool should not be held to account against the new pool at Kangaroo Flat. Not everyone can afford to go to the new pool or even get there and it's also a problem of the lack of community family facilities in the City of Greater Bendigo.
Councillors, this is your chance to do the right thing by the community. Some of your performances have left a lot to be desired.
Ivan Kitt, Bendigo
What to do with waste?
Is recycling green waste into mulch, the best use for this resource in these times of drought?
I think not.
Animals such as sheep cattle and pigs are suffering, animals are dying. How dare you!
Send in the waste trucks with huge amounts of green fodder to nearby farms, the animals will sort out what is edible or not, and mulch will be spread out over a farm's property.
How dare you waste a precious resource in this time of drought.
Peter Tharle, Jackass Flat
School strike for climate
Recently several politicians criticised striking school students and demanded that they stay in school.
Fifty-three years ago the children of Pantglas Junior School, Wales, attended school for the last day of term. We know that about 9.15am on October 21,1966, 109 children and five teachers were killed due to a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip. While this might have been an exceptional event, it does reinforce the point that coal can kill: coal can be deadly!
Many of those students protesting on that recent Friday would understand that it is the burning of coal, and other fossil fuels, that helps create our current climate problems.
The release of carbon dioxide from the burning of coal might be a necessary ingredient for plant growth, but surely we know that too much of a good thing can be harmful? Water is essential to life: too much water and people drown!
Congratulations to those young citizens who did take to the streets on the recent Friday: suffer the little children trying to educate their elders!