WITHall the controversy over the Nobby’s new change areas out in the open, would a person be charged with obscene exposure by the police if found to be naked in this area? Maybe we need a few nudists to drive the point home or even better still a couple of readers like Steve Barnett and Brad Hill could meet up and take a selfie for the Herald.
Neil Meyers, Warners BayGARYEdman (Short takes, 4/1) – business is booming, half of Sydney is here. After 35 years in the trade I know what a prime carcass looks like, the rumps on some of the visitors suggest too much time at the feed lot, instead of casual grazing in a good paddock. Remember chicks dig butchers.
Steve Barnett, Fingal BayMRBath the community would like to see copy of report of the public consultation support of removal of change rooms (Nobby’s toilet trouble’, Herald, 3/1). You can provide this report no doubt.
Michael Casey, MerewetherTHEtrouble with spin is that most of it insults your intelligence. With Newcastle council, it’s either spin or Sir Joh’s “don’t you worry about that now”. A quick inspection of the ocean baths and Newcastle Beach on Thursdayrevealed separate sex, community change rooms that have been there for many decades. How many complaints are on council’s records?
Keith Parsons, NewcastleJUNEPorter (Short takes, 4/1):Joseph, Mary and Jesus were indeed refugees. The gospel of Matthew, chapter twosays that King Herod felt threatened when told that a baby, the Anointed One, was to be born in Bethlehem. He ordered all male infants under two years to be put to death. Meanwhile, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to take the child and his mother to Egypt. The family remained in Egypt until Herod’s death.
Julie Robinson, CardiffMAYI suggest that a solution to the missing change rooms in the Nobby’s Surf Club pavilion could be achieved quickly, to reverse the current inconvenience to bathers and lessen the embarrassment to MayorNelmes, Deputy MayorClausenand new CEOMr Bath, if they dipped into the huge pot of money generated for the council by the overwhelmingly successful Supercars event andsimply put back the public change rooms that the people need.
Allan Burke, MerewetherFIRSTof all Newcastle council supported taking the train away from the beach. Then they put a racing car track through the back so we now have enough tarmac for a small airport. Now they’ve taken the change rooms away. How much did all this cost? By the way, I liked the old light posts that allowed pelicans to perch. Have any councillors ever been to the beach?
Craig Gardiner, WallsendIf lifejackets become mandatory who is going to check fisherman are wearing them?
Sue Fower, Waratah