Letters to the Editor: 6 August 2020

Speak up for the people, Hastie

How disappointing has it been for us when our Federal MP Andrew Hastie has maintained his silence on the border issues. I remind Mr Hastie that we the people who voted for him expect a little bit better from him and 96 per cent of WA people want the border to stay in force and expect our elected MP to speak up for us.

Wayne (surname withheld), Madora Bay

Social distancing...what a joke.

I went to my local tavern on Monday lunch time. There were three long tables of people all side by side, 10 on each table. Even when lining up to put in food orders, everyone was just milling around. No effort made at all to get people to line up 1.5 metres apart. I understand from someone else that it is the same at another tavern nearby. Okay, we do not have any community transmission "at the moment" but social distancing still has to be observed.

Pam Leevers, Erskine

Frightened by cyclists

A very pertinent letter from Anthony Lorenzo regarding shared pathways (Mail, July 30). My house fronts onto a shared pathway in Silver Sands. Bikes often come careering through, seldom are bells rung.

I am frightened by unannounced cyclists. Some are decent and slow but on one occasion when I was nearly knocked, I yelled at the bike rider to ring a bell. He called me a silly old bat.

It would be simple for the council to add a second cycle path on the other side of the wire fence on the seaside. It's only a short stretch. If they can't afford that, then a sign at each end telling cyclists to slow down and give way to walkers.

Meri Forrest, Silver Sands

Noone has polled the people

In response to the letter from Geoff Fuller (Community's position clear, Mail, July 30), the fact that 100 people from a combined total of 100,000 of Mandurah/Pinjarra residents attended a meeting does not "reinforce community concern" about the Point Grey project.

Even if they all voted against the project that would be only 0.1 percent of our local population.

To date, nobody or no group has polled the people of these towns to get a feel for what the community wants to see but people are quite happy to express their own personal opinions as "community concern".

While I am neither for or against the project it is about time to use accurate data to separate the facts from the fiction.

Philip Bradshaw, Mandurah

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Neil Dolling of Halls Head sent in this photo of current tide and ocean swell creating a blowhole at Blue Bay, Halls Head. Email your photo to editor@mandurahmail.com.au

Neil Dolling of Halls Head sent in this photo of current tide and ocean swell creating a blowhole at Blue Bay, Halls Head. Email your photo to editor@mandurahmail.com.au