Lockwood consultation query
I am a resident of Merindah Road Lockwood, off Crusoe Road where the council proposes to cut down 200 trees to make way for cars.
The idea is that cars can go faster without sliding off into a tree.
Council claims it has consulted the residents.
With whom? Were there local meetings?
I did not hear about it. What did people say?
It is not as if there is no venue for such meetings: the local Lockwood Hall is nearby, as is a local primary school. Were either of these booked?
I did not receive a letter apparently dropped into the boxes of local residents.
Instead the first we knew of this decision was finding a council depot at the end of our road at the Crusoe Road end.
Had council been proactive it would have learned that Crusoe Road is rarely policed for speed. And speed there is. So too with Merindah Road.
The road is bendy and hilly. They also drive very fast along Merindah Road. It's not surprising that accidents happen.
Perhaps setting the speed limit at 80kph and enforcing it might be a good beginning.
It would make life much more pleasant for the residents without souped up cars roaring up and down our roads at all hours.
Christine Vickers, Lockwood
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I am concerned that the use of 1080 is indiscriminate and a very cruel form of controlling pests.
I agree foxes and feral cats need to be removed but dingos are Australia's native largest predator and must be protected.
The introduction of sheep and pastoralists' lobbyists have made the dingo demonised, thus the excuse to kill with the use of the very cruel method of 1080.
Unfortunately raptors also suffer and domestic pet dogs.
Time to remove 1080 from use is well over due.
Judith Martin, McCrae
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With more than 1.3 million dead, more than 55 million infected and more than 190 national economies seriously impacted, the case against Beijing is persuasive.
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