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Byron Shire
March 6, 2021

Beating our own drum

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Megan Rush, Suffolk Park

What a stupid, crazy idea to stop the drumming circle at Main Beach. We are lucky to have the drummers on the foreshore till dusk. I’m hugely disappointed at the direction this town seems to be taking. The creativity, eccentricity and acceptance of difference, tolerance are supposedly hallmarks of this place. Little by little we are turning.

 


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