Priorities out of order
It was so good to read that the Rosiland Park bats are to receive an aerial cooling system whilst our homeless wander the streets and our loved ones suffering from mental health issues are turned away due to insufficient beds and inadequate facilities.
How much more heartbreak will it take before we get our priorities right?
Susan Skahill, Kennington
Highway needs help
With KFC coming and the petition around the Howard Street Midland Highway intersection needing a urgent upgrade, what a perfect time for everyone to contact our local member of parliament, the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Jacinta Allan and see what she will really do for the people who put her in power.
Never know, she might even duplicate the Midland Highway all the way to Huntly.
Robert Smallpage, Huntly
Bowling green idea scuttled
Sorry Marian Craze but I don't think you will get much support for the covered lawn bowling green concept.
In other parts of Victoria we may not see the sun or the horizon for days on end, so there is an upside to covered or even enclosed surfaces at a cost and to whom?
Bendigo already attracts from all parts of the state some 800 bowlers each year for Country Week in March and some weeks later for the state male and female champion of champion events.
In other parts of the state, notably Gippsland, covered bowling greens have been mainly financed by pokies at those clubs. Do any bowls club in the Bendigo region have pokies?
I can envisage the protests against another such venue in the city.
An aside to what has happened at one club in Gippsland is even members have to pay a fee to practice on their own green which starts to put one of the costs of playing out of reach of young players and others not with spare dollars in the pocket.
Apart from the warm welcome and social atmosphere at all the accommodating clubs the attraction of the well managed grass surfaces bring we Country Week bowlers back year after year.
Geoff Whitelaw, Hazelwood
Bendigo's environmental crisis:
A sporting joke
What a joke that sportspeople such as tennis players are classified as essential workers. What value or service do they provide to the community such as the aged, disabled or the disadvantaged.
They have chosen this career as a means of income to support themselves not to look after people of need.
Such as all the medical staff, doctors, nurses, aged care facility workers, ambos and the many other trades and services that support the community.
Putting these so-called elite sportspeople in this category, it's no wonder there is a backlash from the community, the double standards and hypocrisy given to these people that contribute nothing to help people in need.
One wonders what sacrifices do they make?
Ivan Kitt, Bendigo
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