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Why are these blow-in lycra-clad road warriors more important than the local rate-paying residents?

My wife and I, with over $160 worth of groceries, some needing refrigeration, and a dog getting hotter and more distressed in the car were told we could not use Bangalow Road (which is the street we reside in) for two hours.  Our option, we were informed, was to go via Ewingsdale, out onto the highway and then into Bangalow, where we would have been refused entry to our street anyway.

I did ask for $20 to contribute the extra fuel costs, but was answered by a blank face.

No cyclists were actually on the road and they were still setting the witches hats up.

We reached three separate road blocks after being directed to other routes by the previous roadblock. The traffic directors were all very arrogant and unhelpful and pretty much just shrugged their shoulders when we informed them that the previous director had sent us this particular way.

I called Byron police when I got home to be informed we should have been offered a police escort. This was not offered once.

Where was the letter to the residents prior to this event informing us of the chaos that would happen today?

Council seems happy to collect my rates, but it seems these blow-ins are more important. What do they offer to the town other that empty sports drinks and energy bar wrappers littering the streets?

We spoke to several other frustrated local people. One could not get to his cleaning job, another had a dog and her five puppies needing attention at home and most others were simply frustrated at the lack of organisation around this event.

Fred Forsyth, Suffolk Park.

 


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