Rubbish pile-up an eyesore
I wish to strongly object to the continuing sight of rubbish placed on nature strips.
No sooner has one lot of rubbish been cleared than another pile takes its place nearby. Also, from time to time, items are left behind.
Many of these are not hard rubbish and should be disposed of in the weekly collections.
By the time foragers have searched through the piles, items are scattered over the pavement or in the gutter — a most unsightly mess!
Is this really the best way to overcome the problem? I would suggest there are many householders wishing for a reversion to the "old" system of annual clearances.
Doug Coulson, Ringwood
Re: Tecoma: Macca's not a crime magnet, police say
It's heartening to see some objectivity in regard to this issue. As a resident of the area, I've wanted to see a sensible and civil discussion on the pros and cons of the development.
Unfortunately, all I've read until now is the 'worst case scenarios' of what I'm coming to believe is a vocal and not so local minority.
Really? Subway is not open 24 hours! That's why police have no issues there. Their stores are only open until 9.30pm. Not exactly comparing apples with apples are they?
Anyway, perhaps the headline of this article should have been "Tecoma: Macca's are potential traffic nightmare, police say".
The point is the police do have concerns about a Macca's in Tecoma, as do nine out of 10 residents.