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I live on Merindah Road Lockwood on Crusoe Road, where the city council is proposing that 200 trees be felled to make way for cars. The idea is that cars can go faster without sliding into a tree. The council claims it consulted residents. With who? Have there been local meetings? I haven’t heard of it. What did the people say Trees Survive – For Now It’s not like there isn’t a place for such gatherings: the local Lockwood Hall is nearby, as is a local elementary school. Has any of these been booked? I have not received a letter that appears to have fallen into local residents’ boxes. Instead, the first thing we found of this decision was a council depot at the end of our street at the end of Crusoe Road. Had the council been proactive, it would have learned that Crusoe Road is rarely monitored for speed. And there is speed. This is also the case with Merindah Road. Other news: Victorian Parliament begins banning conversion therapy for homosexuals. One of the reasons why there are so many accidents on Crusoe Road is that people drive fast. The road is winding and hilly. They also drive very quickly down Merindah Road. It’s not surprising that accidents happen. Perhaps setting the speed limit to 80 km / h and enforcing it is a good start. It would make life a lot more comfortable for residents without cars rushing up and down our streets at all times. To the members of the Bendigo Youth Choir … Thank you for the most moving presentation of “See a Baby”. Other news: Firefighters control the fire in the house on Williamson Street. I am concerned that the use of 1080 is indiscriminate and a very cruel form of pest control. I agree that foxes and feral cats must be removed, but dingoes are Australia’s largest predator and must be protected. The introduction of sheep and pastoralist lobbyists has demonized the dingo, which is the excuse to use the very cruel method of 1080 to kill. Unfortunately, birds of prey and domestic dogs also suffer. The time to take 1080 out of service is long overdue. If it can be proven that Communist China willfully or negligently facilitated the export of the coronavirus (COVID-19) beyond its borders, it is certainly likely that there is a probable case against its government for “crimes against humanity”. With more than 1.3 million dead, more than 55 million infected and more than 190 economies badly affected, the case against Beijing is compelling. More news: SA border approval ends as Victoria sees no new COVID-19 cases. Each week one submission wins the author a $ 30 Coles voucher. All submissions must include your name, full address and daytime phone number. Please send letters to [email protected] or fill out the digital form

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December 11, 2020 – 4:00 a.m.

Lockwood consultation inquiry

I live on Merindah Road Lockwood on Crusoe Road, where the city council is proposing that 200 trees be felled to make way for cars.

The idea is that cars can go faster without sliding into a tree.

The council claims it consulted residents.

With who? Have there been local meetings?

I haven’t heard of it. What did the people say

It’s not like there isn’t a place for such gatherings: the local Lockwood Hall is nearby, as is a local elementary school. Has any of these been booked?

I have not received a letter that appears to have fallen into local residents’ boxes.

Instead, the first thing we found of this decision was a council depot at the end of our street at the end of Crusoe Road.

Had the council been proactive, it would have learned that Crusoe Road is rarely monitored for speed. And there is speed. This is also the case with Merindah Road.

One of the reasons why there are so many accidents on Crusoe Road is that people drive fast.

The road is winding and hilly. They also drive very quickly down Merindah Road. It’s not surprising that accidents happen.

Perhaps setting the speed limit to 80 km / h and enforcing it is a good start.

It would make life a lot more comfortable for residents without cars rushing up and down our streets at all times.

Christine Vickers, Lockwood

To the members of the Bendigo Youth Choir …

Thank you for the most moving presentation of “See a Baby”.

Frank and Merrilyn Kinsman, Kangaroo Flat

Toxic 1080 must be banned

I am concerned that the use of 1080 is indiscriminate and a very cruel form of pest control.

I agree that foxes and feral cats must be removed, but dingoes are Australia’s largest predator and must be protected.

The introduction of sheep and pastoralist lobbyists has demonized the dingo, which is the excuse to use the very cruel method of 1080 to kill.

Unfortunately, birds of prey and domestic dogs also suffer.

The time to take 1080 out of service is long overdue.

Coronavirus – who is to blame?

If it can be proven that Communist China willfully or negligently facilitated the export of the coronavirus (COVID-19) beyond its borders, it is certainly likely that there is a probable case against its government for “crimes against humanity”.

With more than 1.3 million dead, more than 55 million infected and more than 190 economies badly affected, the case against Beijing is compelling.

Michael J Gamble, Belmont

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