Opinion: Trigg parking fine result of “inadequate parking”

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I AM writing in response to Laura Pond’s article on the shop windows of lingerie shops in Perth.

My comments also include adult shops.

Congratulations to the lady that wrote in.

Today I am writing my personal view from a male point of view.

I have been complaining for the last couple of years to Bras N Things to change their displays in the window as I personally find them bordering on pornographic and disrespectful to ladies looking at buying lingerie let alone at the poor models that have to do the photoshoot in the first place.

And then try explaining some of the things you see in shopfronts to your children.

I thought about seven to eight months ago Bars N Things were starting to change but no, the bad stuff is back again and  the Honey Birdette displays and LCD signs have porn on view for all to see.

All lingerie shops and adult shops should have suitable displays and words only.

Those who want to buy these products know the company name and once inside a modified entrance instead of wide open doors, can look at the range of products.

Please protect our kids from an already over-sexualised world.

Mark Blowers,

East Bunbury

 

(ON February 17), I visited Trigg (Mettams Pool) for a perfect morning of snorkelling, and found absolutely nowhere to park.

The City of Stirling has recently covered nearby residential streets with no parking and no standing signs.

After cruising for a place to park within a reasonable walking distance, and finding none, I followed many dozens of other drivers, and parked on a nearby roadside.

I was hit with a $100 fine.

It looks like the City of Stirling would have made at least $10,000 easy money today, from the many streets worth of drivers parking in contravention of the signage.

The City has not been fair to beach patrons by shutting off nearby streets from parking.

The nearby carpark and street parking were totally full.

Mettams is a very popular beach and snorkelling spot.

Previously, I have always parked in nearby residential streets.

Today, I noticed that the no parking signage extended several blocks from the beach.

People who live in this area choose to live close to a popular beach with inadequate parking.

They should understand that the beach is not “theirs”, but is shared with people who come from considerable distances.

Coming from the eastern suburbs, Trigg is my closest beach, but takes nearly a two hour round trip to visit.

I understand that street parking should be limited in areas where there are traffic problems, or insufficient parking for residents.

But Trigg residents generally have large blocks with ample onsite parking, and the streets are fairly quiet.

It is simply selfishness to prevent people from other areas from coming to use the beach, when local residents have the convenience of strolling down at any time.

It would even be reasonable to have paid parking (not my favourite, but better than a $100 fine).

It should be obvious to the City that there is a massive demand for parking in this area.

Stopping people from going to the beach altogether, is not the answer.

NATASHA KEPERT,

Bassendean

 

BEACH Not Bitumen would like to pay tribute to the late (Stirling) Councillor Andrew Guilfoyle and send condolences to his family and friends.

Andrew was always available to assist us during the community’s campaign to protect the coastal dunes north and south of Scarborough Beach during 2016-17.

His advice and counsel regarding our dealings with the City of Stirling was greatly appreciated and helped us achieve our goal to protect these remnant dunes at Scarborough for future generations.

Andrew consistently provided useful information and support for our campaign and genuinely cared about the coastal environment.

He will be sincerely missed.

ROBYN MURPHY AND ANTHONY JAMES,

Beach Not Bitumen, Scarborough