Value your possessions – parking inspires poem
Quite amazing the value people can place on a thing
And the possibility of damage some anger can bring
I parallel parked recently between two cars
And an angry woman stared at me; she almost left scars
I gathered the car next to mine was her proud possession
If my door touched it there would have been aggression
She stood nearby with some of her family members
Sucking a filthy cigarette, in a cloud of smoke and embers
Her daughter was heavily pregnant drawing in Mum’s smoke
And two little tots also on her exhaust did choke
She never gave a toss about the lungs she infected
But the paintwork on her car, that needed to be protected
I did my duty and ensured no damage occurred
And the grandmother walked away, her confidence assured
Within a decade her car will be scrapped and crushed
But the kids health down a toilet she selfishly flushed.
Robin Keith Fenn
Three letters on ‘planned retreat’ policy
It is very disturbing that the local council is so opposed on the interest of the local residents and driving their own somewhat selfish agenda.
No one in our suburb of Surfside wants the “planned retreat” and we appreciate every support we can receive to protect our interests.
Andreas Laveth, Surfside
Batemans Bay township is a great place for holidaymakers, but a great place to live for residents.
We moved here to Surfside only two years ago to retire and have been alarmed at the way this issue has developed with council.
There should be no planned retreat policy and councilors need to make their personal response clearly and quickly in response to the views of the mayor and Andrew Constance.
This issue needs major exposure, especially with the elections looming.
We need to expose the councillors in the Eurobodalla Shire Council who are being encouraged to endorse this blackmail and blatant property theft. (Sea level rise projections) have now been translated into maps which are being used by some insurance companies to send our insurance premiums through the roof and massively devaluing our properties.
No bank is going to lend to a prospective purchaser unless the property is fully insured.
This shouldn't happen in a wonderful country like Australia which is turning into a socialist state.
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