15.2 C
Byron Shire
May 9, 2021

Byron’s image being trashed

Latest News

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Other News

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Chris Hanley, Byron Bay

Byron Bay has the third highest alcohol-related violence in NSW and this problem will not go away.

Byron Bay is a beautiful place.

It seems incongruous to be talking about the same town but we are. Our reputation both in Australia and overseas is being trashed.

Since the entire region was turned upside down last New Years Eve a committed and hard-working group of local people have researched the issue of alcohol-fuelled violence in other communities and have discovered that there are concrete measures that we can implement to restore the equilibrium within our town.

Right now all of us are being affected by the alcohol-fuelled violence that is primarily preventable.

Jobs are being lost because people are not investing in this region. Families are not visiting our town because they feel threatened and unsafe and, as for our own youth, they also do not feel secure on our streets after midnight.

We commend the liquor outlets who have recognised that we have serious problems but we now know that only a raft of real and compulsory measures can and will allow our community to stop being known and one of the most violent in the state.

The existing mild and non-compulsory measures adopted by some of the local liquor outlets will not work.

We need all of your support on August 24 at the BBCC at an information afternoon.

The speakers will provide evidence-based data from all over the country that will show that united communities that proactively seek a solution to alcohol–fuelled violence can, through serious and proven methods, lower the violence in their towns.

There are solutions to the violence in our community. All over Australia other communities are facing the same challenges but there are few communities in this country more capable or more passionate than ours in mobilising their energies and resources to collaboratively solve this critical issue.

Please join us.

 


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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.