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Time to improve beachside toilets

I would like to draw your attention to the condition of the men’s toilets-changing rooms in Umina Beach.For years, there has been no rack on the wall so the clothes have to be put on…


Long-suffering residents have complained for years

It is with sadness and anger that I read of Adam Crouch congratulating himself and the council to the upgrade to the 1.7km stretch of Empire Bay Dr at Bensville.The long-suffering residents of Bensville have…


Pandemic highlights ridiculous inconsistency

Over the past few months I have been planning a getaway to Queensland, as I expect many other Peninsula people have been doing.With border closures, it is a nightmare to determine where, how and when…


Letters to Local Member not even acknowledged

Am I the only one having problems in gaining a response from Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks to snail or e-mail correspondence?In my last email, I specified the three dates that I had written to…


Council charges rates but does not deliver services

In your story on Council spending (Peninsula News, September 21), you fail to mention that Central Coast Council charges rates even when they’re not delivering services.In Ettalong and Umina, there are very few streetlights in…


Speak up for the ABC

A few years ago the Friends of the ABC had a market stall at the Avoca markets and Lucy Wicks, her husband and friends visited us. She had a chat and shook hands with us….



Dog poo is a pollutant and health hazard

Dog poo is an environmental pollutant and a human health hazard with bacteria and parasites harmful to humans and spreads disease.It is estimated that a single gram of dog waste can contain 23 million faecal…


Use of bikes in parks is not black and white

It is with increasing anxiety that I have been watching the developments between the mountain bike and national park community groups. (“Police investigate tyre spikes on national park trail, Peninsula News 500, 10 August 2020)I…


Spend taxpayer and ratepayer money for all

I would like to congratulate Bruce Hyland of Woy Woy (Peninsula News 502, 7 September 2020) in relation to questions asking about the finance from Central Coast Council and where it would be spent.As a…