CREDITABLE

I AM shocked at the inability of Fremantle council to reach the compromise position put forward by John Dowson regarding the Esplanade Park skateboard proposal and the very selfish attitude of those who spoke against his particularly creditable solution.

Why does the council have these cosy little meetings with the skateboarders and not with the residents, particularly those most intimately affected; but also with those with an interest in the long-term heritage of our city and the paucity of large open green spaces of peace and tranquillity within the Fremantle area.

I don’t think Fremantle ratepayers are in the financial position to support this long term. When a section of the community wants something, they are usually expected to put their money where their mouth is.

Why not this time?

It seems that businesses selling and catering for skateboards are really the driving force.

The council is always crying poor: why the change?

MARION BLAIR, Beaconsfield.

TO the coward who sped up behind me in Baldivis while I was driving along looking for our turn-off:

I hope you sleep well after pulling in front of me causing me to brake, then getting out of your green truck and smashing in the side rear window with a tyre jack while there were two frightened children in the car, one of whom was covered with glass, and an older woman.

I only hope you are not a parent teaching that violence is the way to handle everything.

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WRITER Steve Sertis’ comments (Gazette, July 2) regarding the flyer put in his mailbox about Labor’s illegal boat arrivals hit the nail on the head.

I also received the flyer and I suggest everyone does as I did and return it to the sender.

I was volunteering at an establishment in Subiaco 18 months ago, and a worker from Julie Bishop’s office gave us a bundle of calendars with Julie Bishop’s face on them. We were asked to give them out to customers.

I can advise you they went into the bin very quickly. Moreover, while all of us were of different political ideals, I would think all agreed with them going into the bin.

They were not even recycled.

JENNIFER PARKER, Coogee.