Vacant block a hazard

April 26, 2018

A rainbow was cast over Seymour’s Station St last week. Picture: Wayne Herring

I cannot understand why the vacant block of land (jungle) between Centrelink and Woolworths has not been maintained and is overgrown with weeds. To see children playing in there pushing the weak surrounding fencing makes me shiver.

Glass and possibly syringes could find their way into someone’s feet and if that happens the ramifications could be worrying to those affected and their parents, so why is it allowed to grow?

I am sure I’ve seen a Bengal tiger in among the growth.

— Graham Palmer,


No need for speed

Has the maximum speed limit for heavy vehicles been raised?

Anyone who travels the Hume Hwy will know vehicles are regularly travelling at 100-110km/h, day and night, rain or shine.

If elapsed time safety cameras and logbooks work so well none of these drivers would have a licence for very long.

The Highway Patrol hiding behind a bush doesn’t do anything with CB radios and mobile phones.

— Ian Carey,


ANZAC tradition

Where can young people find their place in the Anzac tradition?

While it may be harder for young people to relate to the individual experiences of the veterans and to know their names and battles they fought, every Australian can embody the qualities of the Anzac spirit.

Courage, loyalty, compassion, mateship, endurance — the Anzac spirit is something that lives on long after the battles are fought.

Whether it is helping communities after a natural disaster, supporting people at risk of homelessness, or providing a hand up to those affected by a family tragedy — every Australian, young or old, can uphold the spirit of the Anzacs.

So let us honour our soldiers in the best way possible by remembering the sacrifices they’ve made and embodying the Anzac spirit in everything that we do.

Let us be a voice for those suffering injustice or hardship.

And let us transform Australia one life at a time, giving hope where its needed most.

— Lieutenant Colonel

Neil Venables,

The Salvation Army

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