Leigh Rees, Brunswick Heads.
For far too long, Bruns residents have endured the lurid lighting and intrusive noise of the visiting carnival that consumes most of Banner Park. In fact, given they operate every night for seven weeks, can they be called visiting?
Many of us think it’s time to review their domination of the cultural landscape at a time when residents too would like to enjoy their town. And before you push the ‘tradition’ button, ask yourselves if you would like them outside your front door every night for seven weeks!
Maybe they could come for the woodchop festival and return Banner Park at Christmas time to the residents and visiting families who enjoy the sounds of nature over tinsel music and flashing lighting.