Car Yards in Town
AN open letter to car manufacturers, or at least those who sell to Launceston dealerships, can you please stop requiring that your dealers operate their business on arterial roads. A few reasons: Firstly, in Launceston, our arterial roads are basically in the CBD and occupy areas that could be much better used for low-rise (Launceston is a low-rise city) development for either tourist or permanent accommodation - we do need it. Secondly, more and more these days car buying (or at least looking) can be an online activity; and lastly, in Launceston, not a big town, if we need a new car and our dealerships have moved out, we will know where to find them, trust me.
If they must stay in our lovely inner-city landscape, please let them put in a floor of car parking above (or other more imaginative usages) and make better use of this valuable land.
Many thanks for your time, and I hope you can take these ideas on board.
Victoria Wilkinson, Grindelwald.
Heritage Forest Dog Park
I LOVE the idea of creating areas for greyhounds and small vulnerable dogs.
It's great. But could the council please do something to make all of the areas more enriching for the dogs to play?
The dog park in Longford is a prime example of what could be done.
Play equipment and water play areas for dogs would be fantastic.
Many of the council ratepayers are animal owners and I think would agree this is a good idea.
It could be expanded later to other dog parks too. Please seriously consider this.
Annette Weyer, Ravenswood.
Sending Visitors Packing
THE requirement for people who are already here and have been here sometime pose no risk to us and by compelling them to return to their home state, wherein transit they may have to self-isolate at State Borders or even pick up the virus themselves.
This order is lacking in compassion.
They probably have families relying on them to remain healthy.
Staying put is their safest option.
This order lacks morality.
Paul Grigg, St Leonards.
TIMED slogan for washing your hands, takes 20 seconds: "We are one, but we are many and from all the lands on earth we come, we share a dream and sing with one voice, I am, you are, we are Australian".
Don Blizzard, Exeter.
FELICITY Holmes, of Blackmans Bay (The Examiner, March 27), late last year and this year the country of Australia risked being burned off the map due to devastating bushfires. Part of the problem lay with the prevention of bushland maintenance and fuel reduction burns. This is why there is what you deem non-essential burns, to prevent further loss of human life.
Davis Seecamp, Trevallyn.
IT is easy to forget the privileged position that we settled retirees are in considering this stressed world at the moment.
The threat of disease and death is always with us. That is not new to us.
We do not have to lose a job and cope.
We normally work from home. We do not have to pay rent or worry where we live.
We do not have to look after children at home with us while working there.
Grandparents have even been asked to avoid caring for grandchildren. We are financially stable, even if we wish we had more. Whatever we had to spend before is still there in the same amount.
Deflation is not a threat.
Our cash assets are worth more.
We are free of major debt
We are not in Centrelink queues.
We can fall back on the pension.
So let us support the youngsters.
Dr J. M. Sands, Legana.
AN elderly neighbour was worried about groups of students who gathered outside and around when coming and going to the college, when he asked them if they could disperse he certainly wasn't respected.
I called the college to maybe point out that it was apparent students aren't displaying much in the way of separation.
The receptionist asked for my full details as some form of challenge, I explained I wasn't wishing to cause them any harm, quite the reverse. She then challenged me to prove they were students, explained it would be quite simple if the residents uploaded the Pisces to whatever authority they felt PT may assist them and she told me strongly to go right ahead. Have a look for yourselves in and around both campuses. Alarming.
Mark Daly, Launceston.
DURING the coronavirus perhaps the major grocery chains should trade 24 hours to spread the flow of shoppers so it is easier to distance from each other. I'm sure they already have staff in butchers and bakeries as well as night fillers already in store just open up a few checkouts for shoppers
Greg Mitchell, Kings Meadows.
SADLY, our children and grandchildren will not be privileged to have the pleasure of enjoying Latin and Greek or latterly French, Italian, German and Spanish together with Indonesian. After the Chinese invasion, they may have the choice of Mandarin or Mandarin.
Donald Boden, Launceston.
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