JUST wanted to congratulate, and thank the local police on recent and ongoing operations to combat crime in the community.
Though the operations may have inconvenienced some, it is hoped that people see the merits in such actions.
I certainly do.
The harder they go after those persons responsible in the distribution of drugs like ice, the better for the community.
Lock them up and throw away the key.
Nick Guthrie, Launceston.
Guy Street Parking
WHEN will City of Launceston council do something about Guy Street parking at the rear of Coles supermarket?
From the first roundabout in Riseley Street from Hobart Road, you turn left into Guy Street and you have cars approaching you in Guy Street and at the same time cars turning right into Bond Street.
You have an accident waiting to happen.
Easy solution, take the five car spaces from the three T-junctions of Guy and Bond streets, Guy and Harold streets and Guy and Ryton streets.
Twenty years ago I had a business in rural West Tamar, I had to provide off-street parking for customers and employees.
The Kings Meadows plaza should provide off-street parking for their employees.
Coles also should provide off-street parking for their click and collect customers.
The Manor Nursing Home is also in Guy Street and recently I witnessed an elderly lady on a disability scooter nearly wiped out because of lack of visibility because of this parking.
So is there is a councillor with the conviction to tackle this problem or will we have to get a petition together to fix this nightmare?
A. Armstrong, Kings Meadows.
WESTBURY, Saturday morning roadkill, two eastern barred bandicoots.
Beautiful, harmless, and endangered.
One immature male in Suburb Road and one adult male in Marriott Street.
Hawthorn hedges and undergrowth so characteristic of Northern Tasmanian townships appear to be an ideal habitat for these gentle little creatures.
Local councils could organise for signage to be put in the streets of Westbury, and other known habitats like Evandale and Longford, warning motorists that these beautiful little animals will be around at dusk, at night and in the early mornings.
Ask drivers to be aware, slow down, take care, and save a bandicoot.
Chris Donaldson, Westbury.
Reshuffle and Energy
NORTH and West Tasmania is on the brink of a great or terrible future.
That our state government has hit the reset button with a cabinet reshuffle is refreshing news and offers an opportunity for each minister to reflect and re-engage more open and honestly in decisions made on our behalf. Our great future stems from our natural beauty and unique ecology which attracts people from all over.
The benefits of economic development seem to be coming at a cost to our environment and the repercussions risk damaging our way of life.
The proposed wind farm at Robbins Island Windfarm is an example of this.
The idea of impacting a fragile environment where seabirds migrate from all over the world is astonishing. Transmission line easements 60 metres across cutting through our conservation estates will further fragment, alter and strand ecosystems and wildlife already on the brink.
Lines and towers through skylines and farms will impact the livelihoods of farmers, landowners, tourism and impact negatively on the greater community.
Renewable projects have great intentions and should be applauded but some are the wrong project, in the wrong place at the wrong time.
It's a great time for our government to use this reset to make an integrated renewable infrastructure plan that is positive for all.
This would mean only choosing the very best projects and having a new benchmark for 'best'. There's still time for redemption and an opportunity to turn the renewable revolution into their much needed good news story.
Brenda Marshall, Loongana.
EVERYBODY realises that the peoples' choice at the Logies is a lightweight poll.
However, when the two major networks are, in tennis terms, beaten to love in almost every category some notice should be taken.
The tired reality shows (some of which seem to have been inflicted on us for longer than Days of our Lives are boring viewers.
Similarly, the commercial channels' quaintly titled news is mainly ignored in the knowledge that it is actually opinion and advertorial. The ABC with the garotte continuously around its throat continues to seek out actual news and produce drama that is preferable to Survivor, My Kitchen Rules (10th season) etc.
Unfortunately, the coalition in their kamikaze efforts to kill the network will almost certainly slash funding in the next budget.
In a lighter vein, I would remind them that the viewers of Australia have made their choice. Snappy Tom, Snappy Tom.
D. Palmer, Newnham.
Performer must be booted
GIVEN the latest boorishness from tennis performer Nick Kyrgios (The Examiner, July 6), surely someone at Tennis Australia can channel King Henry II's wish to be rid of his "turbulent priest" by ridding their sport of this tiresome pest, albeit with a not-quite-so-bloody method of despatch.