Thursday 3 April 2008

No rest for the wicked

Newly invested Cairns Regional Councillor, Diane Forsyth won't be able to visit her new Council office tomorrow, if her neighbours have their way.

At the same time she was reading her pledge to serve the residents and being sworn in as their new representative, a disgruntled local in her Division, was hammering in a sign on the Edge Hill roundabout.

"Congratulations Di, Now Fix This!" says the sign with an arrow pointing to a damaged and tire-marked roundabout.

Diane lives just along the road on Woodward Street, so will have to eye up the sign on the way to work in the morning.


Anonymous said...

A graphic statement, but hardly the way to go about change. I used to live in that area and my F100 could not deal with the roundabout. I dare say some of those tyre marks were mine. My opinion is that Cairns City suffers from many more situations like this where the former Council created chicanes all over the place to such an extent that motorists avoid going into the CBD because of it. If the resident has a suggestion, I’m sure Di would be pleased to hear it and take it to council. I hope that resident has the courtesy of writing or calling Di with their problem.
Rob Williams j.p.(Qual

Anonymous said...

I am sure with Dianne's hands on attitude and enthusiasm the damaged kerbing on the roundabout will be soon repaired.

What I want to know is, what was our dear Deidrie doing during her tenure in office. If she had attended to this with the same haste as she organised to have the footpath and driveway in front of her residence repaired then the curbing would have been rectified a long time ago.

I suppose another reason why Deidrie is no longer a Councillor!

Anonymous said...

So that's what happened to one of my signs. I must say I was surprised this morning when checking the Cairns Blog to see my sign in the Edge Hill Roundabout. I think I know who the "cheeky" resident is, and I want to assure him and all the residents of this area, that fixing this eyesore will be one of my priorities.

Part of the problem is the large number of heavy transport that use this roundabout which was an issue at the last Edge Hill Traders Assocciation meeting. The Association President has written to the police asking for Collins Ave and the Edge Hill roundabout to be policed for any misuse by heavy vehicles.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents in Division 7 who supported me and pledge to be a responsive and responsible representative for all residents.

PS. I will be along to retrieve my sign this morning.

Diane Forsyth, Councillor Division 7