Letters to the Editor

September 14, 2018

Blinkered vision Eric Lakey was so embarrassed by the sight of a Bendigo street sleeper during White Night that he felt the need to write to this page about it (Burr under saddle, Bendigo Weekly, September 7). Mr Lakey says that “no decent person would want to see the...

September 7, 2018

Transport thumbs up In reply to Rob Johnson’s letter, published in the Weekly on August 24, I would say that he is being very critical of public transport in this city. I do, however, agree that council is remiss in waiving parking restrictions for new developments in...

August 31, 2018

Numbers game The taxpayers voted those politicians to Canberra to govern the country, look what they did, back-stabbing each other left, right and centre. It is so sad to see it happen. Leadership challenge is not new, Paul Keating eventually became prime minister,...

August 10, 2018

Dragon boaters left out in the rain I recently watched the Dragon Abreast crew paddling on Lake Weeroona. When a storm hit they headed to shore and huddled under a peppercorn tree to try and keep dry. I realised that they have no facilities – just an old shed to...

August 3, 2018

Too little, too late In response to Stephen Colbert letter, Bendigo Weekly, July 27: Yes, parking meter fees are a penalty, but you must remember why they were first installed. They were installed in the late 60s early 70s to stop retailers and their staff from...

Fees a penalty The recent article regarding the introduction of credit card parking machines in Bendigo is quite remarkable considering the inordinate number of letters which have been written over the last couple of years which clearly state that parking fees are a...

July 20, 2018

Lessons learned I read with interest your stories in last week’s edition about the Carter family’s “win” over what looks like a bumbling bureaucracy and arrogant councillors. Now, I am just a simple country boy, but there are a couple of things that struck me almost...

July 13, 2018

Trail clarity There have been a number of media reports regarding the development of a master plan for the proposed Spring Gully mountain bike trail network, which is within a section of the Bendigo Regional Park. It is important to note that council has not adopted...

July 6, 2018

Due diligence I write in response to the article on Friday, June 29 regarding the City of Greater Bendigo’s contract with Ironwood Security to deliver new CCTV infrastructure in the Bendigo CBD. The city entered into a contract with Ironwood Security in March this...

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