20.7 C
Byron Shire
May 12, 2021

Separated by traffic chaos

Latest News

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Other News

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

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.

 

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

  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…

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?