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TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2015 9
THE 2015 CHRISTMAS
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d Christmas Wishes
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THANK you for the letter (‘Smoke
and mirrors are up again’, TDT
4/12/2015 ) regarding the old Ten-
nant Creek Bowling Club premises.
Barkly Regional Council (BRC) would
like to make it clear that it has not made
any decision with regards to this important
community asset and that no change of
ownership of the asset has been agreed upon.
Furthermore, BRC continues to welcome
detailed business plans and expressions of
interest from any proponents within the com-
munity with regards to Lot 2147, formerly
known as the Tennant Creek Bowling Club.
Council wishes to look after this important
asset and has no intention of handing over
these premises or changing the ownership
of the property.
No further negotiations with regards to
this valuable asset will be considered by
the elected council members before clear
evidence of community consultation and
well demonstrated community support has
This matter was discussed yesterday at
the final Council meeting for 2015 and the
unconfirmed minutes will be available on the
website (barkly.nt.gov.au) within 10 work-
ing days of Thursday’s meeting.
– Barkly Regional Council President
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No decision on Bowling Club: BRC
THE Haddock Street Hous-
ing Commission complex
is supposed to be a safe
place for seniors but un-
fortunately it is anything
but safe and peaceful.
Some of the residents have
visitors who create havoc and
our homes have been turned
We used to pull our chairs out
into the common area in the
evening and talk to each other
but we can’t do that anymore
because there are people trawl-
ing through the place, kids run-
ning everywhere, chasing each
other and playing hide and seek
and people humbugging us for
smokes and money.
Now we all lock ourselves
indoors and keep to ourselves to
avoid the bludging, noisy people
who have moved in with some of
Worse still, there are drunken
fights, arguments and revelling
at nights and stealing as well.
I got rid of my car because
tyres were stolen on more than
one occasion, the fuel cap was
broken off so kids could sniff
the petrol as well jumped on and
I couldn’t afford the repairs
or bear the disappointment of
watching my car slowly get
Yes, we call the police - and to
their credit they always turn up
- but they do have other things to
do as well and just this complex
alone is enough to keep them
busy every night.
We had a meeting with Housing
Commission recently but so far
we are not sure of the outcome.
They do follow the three strikes
and you’re out rule but as soon
as one troublesome neighbour
is out, they’re replaced with an-
other and the bedlam continues.
As far as a lot of the pensioners
are concerned, we’re sick and
tired of it all. It’s intolerable.
For many of us who live in the
pensioner flats, our health is on
the wane and that’s enough to
deal with in itself.
We’d like all residents and
visitors to be well behaved and
considerate of others and we
expect Housing Commission to
maintain order and safety.
That’s not too much to ask,
– Merv Hunter, Tennant
Pensioner flat residents fed up with noisy tenants
I MUST say I am very impressed with
the new look Tennant Creek Food
I have been shopping at the Food Barn for
almost 30 years and I have never seen it
look so good.
The range of products and fresh vegetable
is just fantastic.
From what I am hearing around town,
people are very impressed - finally some-
thing positive has happened at the Food
Barn, well done.
I must commend the new manager, he has
done a great job. Tennant Creek shoppers
are very happy with him.
However it saddens me to hear the manager
has resigned and will be leaving Tennant
Creek this week.
This is a terrible shame especially after the
community had a lot to say about the lack of
products for sale and how people preferred
to shop outside of Tennant Creek.
It must be difficult coming from interstate
to an isolated town far away from family
and friends with the job to turn the Food
Barn around, so good on him for stepping
up to the mark.
I am unable to stop the resignation however
I can suggest a book called Who Moved My
Cheese? by Doctor Spencer Johnson.
This book is about managing change in the
work place, the resistance some have to this
change and why some people fear change.
I chose this book not as a reflection of the
manager’s skills but with the hope he leaves
us with some understanding of others.
I am sorry he is leaving and hope he
changes his mind.
– Joan, Tennant Creek.
Well done new Food Barn managers
Tennant & District
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