Where are the shop numbers?
RECENTLY I needed to find a business address in Launceston and there was no business or house numbers to be found.
The Launceston council should provide those numbers painted on the curb.
Every parking meter has clear numbers painted on the curb, so why not shop numbers?
Willem Raak, Clarence Point.
Should we name recipients?
HAVING spent my entire working life in a bank I was well aware of the need for confidentiality.
If I had passed on to someone outside the bank that a certain customer received a hardship grant, let alone giving the amount, it would have meant instant dismissal. Like health matters, finance is a very sensitive matter.
As for hearing about it every morning on ABC, this is tiring and a new low, even for the ABC. The maximum amount for the grant is minimal compared to a full age or invalid pension.
Should we name all these recipients? For that matter the salary of the ABC presenters comes from the taxpayer.
Should we know their salary to see if we are getting fair value?
Graeme Barwick, Riverside.
Rodney from Mayfield
WE'VE lost a one of a kind bloke, you will be sadly missed Rodney (The Examiner, October 31). I will miss your talks about the rubbish programs on the television.
Rest in peace legend.
Darren Gilpin, Mayfield.
A traffic plan suggestion
TO clarify the point raised by Rob McCulloch in his letter (The Examiner, November 2) that people might want to proceed straight down Lindsay Street, I agree and my proposal for two right turn lanes onto the Charles Street bridge does not preclude that.
The left hand lane would permit both straight ahead and right turn. This is an accepted procedure.
Jim Dickenson, Launceston.
Exceptional customer service
WHILE COVID-19 may have cast a dark cloud over our hospitality industry, it is always refreshing to see customer service going over and above for clients.
While dining out last Sunday it was fantastic to see staff at the local restaurant Mud taking care of a client who needed some additional attention on a medical front.
A huge shout out to Demi for the over and above service provided. She is an absolute asset to the business and the first aid preparedness was beyond reproach. Well done Mud Bar and Demi.
Belinda Bird, St Leonards.
A shovel ready prison site
I wonder if the government still regards the Westbury Nature Reserve proposed prison site as shovel ready infrastructure project?
If the site has as much solid dolerite as people say, I wish them luck with shovels. A 19th century prison might need a chain gang to break up the rock.
H Donaldson, Westbury.
Everyone is welcome
IN reply to the recent editorial on the abhorrent ghost town perception of Launceston City, I along with Cityprom and many others strongly disagree and invite the columnist to re-discover our retailing vibe.
As a business owner and precinct champion for Cityprom I am hearing of a wave of small business and corporate closures, but with open borders, city rebuilding incentives, we're now seeing a new buzz about town. Empty real estate is attracting more independent small businesses with many looking at cost-saving multi-sharing, all very committed to surprising, amazing and amusing our community.
Potential customers are making calculated choices about where to shop and what they consider necessary. I'm optimistic about curbside businesses, they are into survival mode. Yes, there are lots of unanswered questions and hesitancies. But forward thinking, delivering extraordinary customer experiences along with positive journalism of the day, we can evolve bigger and stronger than ever.
During a time of frequent zoom meetings charismatic owners/operators are now highlighting customers and less time managing software. Revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail through Cityprom and Launceston City Council incentives, retailers, large and small can and will flourish.
In the words of the great retailer, Harry Selfridge: "everyone is welcome".
Bruce Webb, Launceston City.
The right people in place
Governments around the world are thrown into panic on an immediate reaction, human survival, economic survival and some governments around the world have clearly failed due to ignorance and economic greed over life and some governments have been somewhat successful and set a pathway for recovery.
From what I've experienced in my little state the government has done a fantastic job so far. Unfortunately financial sacrifice for the recovery path has to be in place and managed.
I believe we have the right people at the moment to do this and I feel if we had the opposition party in power our budget would be an absolute mess.
When I read and hear of the Greens and Labor trying to create the idea of corruption and collusion and even angling at the fact that some businesses we're favoured over others, then why not name all those on welfare in this state and how much they get. It is taxpayers money.