WHAT a cop-out! The Wagga City Council has rejected the very sensible and very necessary move to ban smoking in the city’s main street.
Whether we like it or not, all of us non-smokers will have to put up with the stinking, nauseating fumes every time we venture into the city centre.
It is perfectly obvious that the majority of councillors care more about the right of people to smoke than they do about the rights of the vast majority of the population to enjoy smoke-free, healthy atmospheres.
Wagga had the opportunity to lead the way on this issue (which will eventually be implemented) but sadly has wimped out and will wait for state and/or federal legislation. Poor show.
AFTER reading your editorial on November 2 about Wilks Park, which labelled Grey Nomads “freeloaders”, I feel that some facts or truth should be told.
There are in excess of 500,000 caravans and campervans registered in Australia and grey nomads spend on average $150 at each town they stay in or visit.
Grey nomads do stay in caravan parks but the prices that some caravan parks charge are prohibitive for some who are on a limited pension, courtesy of our government. I feel offended that your journalist would write regurgitated rubbish about the the grey nomad lifestyle.
I myself served 33 years in the Royal Australian Navy and along with my wife, we pay our way at every town, village and city that we visit. We are far from freeloaders on any community.
Maybe your journalist would prefer all grey nomads keep on driving, bypass Wagga and spend their money further up the road.
THE ratepayers and residents of Wagga are still waiting for Wagga City Council to release the unredacted external auditor’s report into the failed $2.5 million Douglas Aviation loan and all the information relating to the Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RiFL) Hub.
I SINCERELY hope the person who broke into my home as I slept in the early hours of November 3 really needed the money they stole.
Take car everyone and lock everything.
I am left with a loss nearing $1000.
As a pensioner who had the money on hand to pay my green slip, home contents and rego check, I’ve had to find extra money to pay these accounts.
Add to this the inconvenience of in replacing cards needed to function.
Thanks to you my financial position is far from good.
The upside of the day was the efficient attention and assistance given by attending police, St George Bank, NRMA, Centrelink and the RMS.
My sincere thanks to all.
It was very much appreciated at a most worrying and stressful time.
Being Melbourne Cup Day when I was broken into, my money (if I have any left) is on the police catching up with you sooner rather than later.
MAYBE if all road users were encouraged to believe they were really bad at it, rather than the best at it ever in the history of the world that they obviously currently do, they might devote more care and attention to the task and stop banging into each other.
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