Home' Tennant and District Times : 2014-0314 TDT Contents 4 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 14 MARCH 2014
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BOB Baker doesn’t
speak for all ratepay-
Although I enjoy reading
his letters, I’m in sup-
port of the roundabouts:
those “albino teddy bears’
I’ll tell you why: it’s not
because they’re attractive.
It’s not because they’re
easy to navigate, and it’s
not because they’re cheap.
It’s because they’re safer.
Before the roundabouts
were installed, some driv-
ers would speed along
Ambrose Street far above
the speed limit. The be-
haviour of these drivers
put pedestrians at risk.
Their cars caused addi-
tional noise pollution.
That’s not a problem
anymore. Some drivers
wouldn’t slow down, let
alone give way, when
passing across Ambrose
Street along Garnet Street.
A friend of mine (who’s
lived in Tennant for 30
years) would slow down
at this intersection – even
though she had right of
way – because she’d seen
so many accidents there.
That’s not a problem
There probably could’ve
been better communica-
tion and public consulta-
tion on behalf of the Coun-
cil prior to construction.
But ask yourself: do the
roundabouts make our
If the answer’s yes, I
think they’re worth it.
– Dylan Thorn, Tennant
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Roundabouts improve pedestrian safety
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WE are writing in response to the
article “Chaos as truants turn up to
school” (TDT 28/2/14) and would like
to correct a number of factual errors.
Three teachers have resigned for personal
reasons unrelated to student behaviour.
There are a small number of students who
have been exhibiting challenging behaviours
such as climbing on the roof.
These students are generally regular attend-
ees, not the truants.
We would like to remind all parents and
caregivers, including the wonderful Student
Attendance Officers (SAOs), that no-one’s
responsibility ends at the school gate.
We encourage everyone to take an interest
in what is happening in our school.
If you are concerned about your child’s edu-
cation, visit your child’s class, help out with
reading groups and attend Monday morning
See some of the learning that is happening
in our school.
For parents who are “angry and upset with
the state of the school”, we welcome you to at-
tend our School Council meetings which take
place every third Wednesday of the month.
For more information, drop into the school
office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
– Tennant Creek Primary School Council.
Get involved with your child’s schooling
Supporting Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region for over 60 years
Call the Sales Team on 8955 4200
FOR ALL YOUR
TOM WYATT ON
TOTAL silence from our new CEO and elected alderman
on the roundabout issue.
What is the point of voting people into these positions if we get no
feedback on contentious issues that are affecting this community?
The only noise coming out of Bullshit Castle is a tearing sound as
they rip open their inflated pay envelopes.
Not one word on the cost of those bloody white round things and
the ongoing cost to the ratepayers from the constant vandalising of
the bloody things.
The clowns down at Bullshit Castle don’t seem to mind how they
squander rate payers money.
With nominations now open for the Golden Heart Award which is a
celebration of community achievement, everyone who takes a stand
against the roundabouts, especially the silent protesters, should be
nominated for the Hero Award, for letting the Council know that us
Tennant Creek people, never, ever, ever back down.
Bulldoze the bloody white things now and if you mob would like to
help this community, then bulldoze Bullshit Castle while you have the
dozer in town. You are just a waste of ratepayers money.
– Bob Baker, Tennant Creek.
No response from Council irks roundabout protester
LAKE Bennett resident JODIE WILLIAMS
snapped the Devil’s Marbles in full bloom on
her way to Tennant Creek recently.
Jodie said it rained the entire week she
visited and enjoyed the wet weather and
seeing the local landscape in its contrasting
greens and reds.
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