Len Bates, Mullumbimby
I’ve seen some low decisions made at Council but the Tyagarah Beach continuing as a nude beach was about as low as you can go. The decision by the three female councillors Ndiaye, Martin and Coorey to not support the local women residents who used to use the beach every day but can’t now safely was totally unforgivable.
The overwhelming evidence is there that the beach is no longer safe to use and cannot be protected adequately by the police or anyone else. By declaring it no longer a nudist beach at least it will stop the international websites promoting it as a pickup place and sleaze area. More work will still need to be done but without that it will be hopeless.
I can’t believe the women on Council could let other women down so badly and Simon Richardson saying against his extremely strong conviction that as the vote was tied he had by convention to support Councillor Martin’s point of view (who wasn’t at the meeting) was probably one of the most politically immoral acts I have ever seen. Pathetic really.