Letters to the editor

May 07, 2018

Landmark destroyed

Last Saturday night saw Tallarook Hall razed by fire. A tragedy in so many ways on the eve of the monthly market.
Full credit to the market organisers and Mitchell Shire for some late night deliberation that saw the market happen on Sunday anyway, warmly embraced by the greater market community. 
This was the spirit of the Tallarook Market undaunted. Sad, but strong in our presence.
So vale the historic Tallarook Hall, which in the past decade has emerged resplendent due to the hard work of the Hall committee of management.
We in the community have shared many great times in this building. This railway heyday building holds many fond memories. 
This hall was the pride of Tallarook and a focus for so many community events.
However, our grief will pass and the Tallarook spirit will see a new hall arise. We have a chance for a nod at history, and some energy and functional efficiency in the hall that will emerge. 
It doesn’t diminish the sadness though.
— Peter Lockyer, Tallarook

Safe no more
The fact the banks have copped a scathing has caused some to pull their money out and look elsewhere.
What happened in the past we cannot control, but those who fleeced customers will be punished.   
If you are in the above situation don’t forget the big four are government guaranteed as are so many credit unions. Placing money in any place not government guaranteed is a big risk. 
If looking elsewhere, read the fine print and tread your own path. How often do you hear about a good deal, only to see many of the public taken to the cleaners.
— Graham Palmer, Seymour

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