ANGER UNDERSTOOD

Larissa Bennell is off to the US. Picture: Matthew Poon www.communitypix.com.au d401464
Larissa Bennell is off to the US. Picture: Matthew Poon www.communitypix.com.au d401464

UPON reading the article about the “poison pen letter” (Times, June 4) I agree that the letter was “abusive and threatening”.

However, after reading Alan Ashe’s earlier letter headlined ‘Plan needed’ I understand the “poison pen letter” writer’s anger at Mr Ashe’s letter.

It was condescending and comes across as us (the affluent society) and them (run down area of mostly antiquated infrastructure and unkempt rental housing).

What I have seen of development in “affluent” Hillarys is sterile mansions by the sea: all concrete, no trees or greenery apart from a few token succulents among the pavers.

I think I prefer the rundown area of antiquated infrastructure and unkempt rental housing. At least they have character, trees and greenery.

HEATHER KING, Kallaroo