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March 3, 2021

Driven potty by potholes

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Last Monday (16/4/12) my brother and the mother of my niece drove down from Brizvegas to finalise an estate matter, then we repaired to Cath and Tom’s Bangalow Dining Rooms as we have in previous times because of the service and the food. A pleasant meal. Pissing down outside. Into brother’s car, over the disused rail tracks [sorry Karin Kolbe but Don Page doesn’t give a TOOT about restoring the service]. I digress. Then a ‘shit, what was that? moment’ as a huge pothole destroyed the left front tyre and suspension. Limped back to Hayters Hill. Guests leave in my Jeep which has all-terrain tyres.

Another perfect day in Byron Bay.

Checked the road next day and reported the five huge holes to BSC.

I support Jamie Steel’s letter in a recent Echo to sack the entire works department and works put out to [preferably local] contractors with guarantees.

Also we know that all lawyers should be drowned at birth, however there may be an underemployed bottom-feeding lawyer out there to prepare a class action against the BSC GM – as that is where the buck stops.

Jack Sugarman, Hayters Hill

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

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