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Byron Shire
May 12, 2021

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Lisa Brown, Suffolk Park

Congratulations, Byron Shire Council, for yet another well-organised, planned event that left me separated from a needy baby for two hours while trying to get home.

I can see the benefit of closing off the whole of Suffolk Park to its residents as well; it doesn’t really matter that families may need to get in to and out of their homes while you hold an event for four hours on the Saturday before Mothers Day.

I was delighted to be driving along the highway to and from home only to be told at each exit to go to the other exit.

Finally, I decided to walk (actually run) home from the Bangalow turnoff near the golf club; just as well I was prepared with running shoes.

In fact, now I think about it, I should have entered the triathlon; with the motivation of a hungry, upset baby at home I would definitely have been in with a chance.

I’m afraid that since the change of mayor in this shire, I feel there has been more violence and chaos (New Years Eve for example) and much less thought and organisation for families and residents of this town.



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  1. Well yes…..I agree that closing off the roads to the inconvenience of many for the fun of a few is questionable – however there were signs up for a few weeks ahead of time stating the times of road closure, maybe you could have made arrangements other than leaving a needy baby where you knew you couldn’t get to it…


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