Re: Safety drive turns a corner
Having lived in Bedford Road for two years and with my kids going to both Great Ryrie and Ringwood secondary schools, I agree that the intersection of Bedford Road and Great Ryrie Street is very dangerous.
But another set of traffic lights is not going to help. With such close proximity to the railway line and the school crossing, it will only add to the chaos.
I don't know the answer, but perhaps in the short term, vehicles should be stopped making right-hand turns into and out of Great Ryrie Street at peak times (ie — morning and afternoon school drop-offs and pick-ups). The disadvantage of this will be drivers seeking alternative routes via other local streets. The real answer is for the state and local governments to put all railway crossings under the roads.
Alwyn Nink (via web)
Re: Green signal for guards
The community will not be any safer with protective service officers: the large amount of illegal activity will continue throughout Ringwood. The alcohol problem alone will not be eased or stopped. There are signs all over Ringwood already stating 'no opened alcohol' but Ringwood is scattered with smashed stubbies and the accompanying vomit and smell of urine. The alcohol problem will only go away if the three nightclubs are closed. You could place cameras on every street corner and nothing will change in Ringwood. The residents have to put up with a lot.
Matthew (via web)
Re: Norwood Football Club up for a 'major league' upgrade
Great work to get this facility upgraded. My only question is — where is the rest of the money coming from? I hope it's not coming from other sporting clubs in Mullum. East Ringwood and North Ringwood deserve funding as well.
Marcus (via web)
Hi Marcus. The club is paying for a portion and the state government is also paying for the rest. I agree all the facilities need upgrading.
Cr Nora Lamont (via web)
Re: Parking pain in Maroondah hospital zone
The parking situation at Maroondah Hospital may be caused by the incredibly high demand on understaffed and underfunded public hospitals. Look at the waiting times for emergency and outpatient departments. Maroondah Council and government, residents and patients would all benefit from improvements to public health. Maybe we should petition the state government to do their bit, or the Prime Minister, instead of moving the problem from one street to the next.
Susan (via web)
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