Craftsman with sole
Well, this is sad, but I am happy for Jan, the cobbler. I have been a customer for well over 35 years and as he says, now our children are his customers. I also taught his children at school, a wonderful family. I'm happy he now has more time to spend with them and travel more. He always does impeccable work and will be missed. I hope there is someone out there who is willing to continue on the business. Thank you Jan for your dedication and hard work.
J. Austin, Bomaderry
Job well done
Last Saturday the annual Code C Bay and Basin Cancer fundraiser was once again held at the St Georges Basin Country Club and once again was an outstanding success.
With almost $17,000 raised on the night thanks to an enthusiastic crowd the local community supported this terrific cause and others travelled from as far away as Newcastle most dressed in the 'Movie' theme - Hell Boy and Maleficent were stand outs.
Congratulations to the committee - Verlie, Kerri and Wendy for their tireless efforts putting the night together, to everyone who attended for once more supporting this fundraiser and to Dick Manwarring who instigated the wonderful community event
S. Hancock MP, Member for South Coast
Playgrounds for all
It is so important to get this right the first time and would be better to wait a little longer if funds are not available. Bay and Basin needs an all inclusive playground that is world class and I encourage Council to review their plans to get a long term and suitable outcome that caters for all levels of ability.
J. Warren, Huskisson
I completely agree with Fiona Phillips. The idea that keeping the mental health unit open during the Christmas period will cost more money as it is not used as much as other times is ridiculous considering the holiday period is the highest time for suicides from depression, drugs or any other mental health related reasons. To close access to help during these tough seasons will more than likely cost some people their lives.
In the chance that it is not used over the Christmas period for those needing help with mental health perhaps they can use the space for general hospital needs as their wait times are slow regardless.
J. Anshaw, Bomaderry
Speaking from experience
I heard Fiona Phillips on radio talking about Nowra Sub Acute Mental Health unit closing for three weeks over Christmas. What a disgrace.
I have a mental illness, and have stayed at this facility four times. The Christmas before last I spent a month there, and it included Christmas and New Year. I thought how fortunate I was to be able to stay at the facility, and to be in a safe environment in my time of need.
I must say it is frightening to think as a person who suffers with a mental illness, that the Sub Acute Mental Health Unit will close for three weeks over Christmas.
If I was to become unwell at this time, there is no way I would go to the Acute Unit at Shellharbour. I went there as a voluntary patient once, and the trauma I experienced was enough for me to never want to set foot in that unit again.
So please reconsider closing the Sub Acute Mental Health Unit in Nowra for three weeks over Christmas.
D. McMahon, Shoalhaven Heads
My three men are buried (and I'm in the process of burying my second son in the same plot in November) very close to the war graves. I often wondered whether cameras should be installed nearby. Security was my main concern.