A well-presented article Paul Bibby, thanks. Looks like the mop-up encompasses more than mud and stuff. It’s people too – 60 displaced persons to be mopped up and put somewhere over the Easter break.
Could it get any more distressing for them? So, at the very least, send them somewhere beautiful! A clean, fresh hotel room with soul-reviving views. Meal vouchers. Transport vouchers. If it’s the Gold Coast then give them Movie World etc vouchers. Maybe they don’t want to go to the Gold Coast – perhaps Farm Stay with food and massage vouchers? Good grief! Anything, anything that will ease the shock and suffering of these poor buggers and give them some sense of ease and comfort.
And another issue: Upon reading your most eloquent letter, Jo Faith, bravo, bravo! The Purple People Eaters indeed, ha! I shake my head, not only at the ludicrousy (I know this is not an English word, but it suits my purpose) of the Powers That Be (PTB), but also that, in this era of our community (the past couple of years) these PTB choose to make this an issue. Lost for words really. And to add insult to injury – quite literally, is the disturbing bullying of a woman who is a delightful and loved part of our community. Council – just STOP IT. And upon the stopping, offer Nichol a public apology. Your bullying has stirred a nasty, tiny community pot and Nichol apparently has had to endure this too.
Nichol Haberecht – more purple power to you!