AS IT is almost the end of the year, I must say a big thank you to Carolyn at Toodyay Hardware and Farm (Makit).
Carolyn has been unstinting in her generosity, kindness and care throughout the year and her assistance is greatly appreciated.
‘Above and beyond the call of duty’ is an appropriate statement to attribute to Carolyn.
Thank you so much.
I WOULD like to commend Toodyay Friends of the River for the excellent work they have done in the Malkup Brook nature reserve in Julimar.
Many different kinds of native trees and shrubs were planted several years ago and are now maturing, making a splendid sight for walkers along the water course.
Foresight and volunteer effort have paid off. Well done.
WHEN the shire decided to seal Grandis Road in Moranup, we were pleased but surprised that they had also provided us with a ditch at the Dryandra Road intersection.
The ditch must have been filled with leftover cake from one of Toodyay’s street parties because every time it rains it fills with water and becomes a moat.
Since the road was sealed, there is a real knack to getting out onto Dryandra Road with your exhaust, bumpers or sump intact.
Park the grader kerbside and let’s get the asphalt cowboys back with their shovels to fix it properly.
NOT ALL bushfires are started by the thoughtless disposal of cigarette butts.
No, not even by lightning strikes or deliberate lighting by twisted individuals who then turn out to fight the blaze and earn the praise of the community.
Many fires are started by glass which is strewn along our country roads.
Any schoolchild can tell you how light through glass can produce heat, then a flame resulting in a fully blown bushfire.
Volunteers from Toodyay and the Swan Valley clean up Toodyay Road at least once a year.
This should not be a necessary exercise for the vollies to do.
There are many rubbish receptacles in the lay-bys and rest spots.
These bins should be empty as all responsible touring motorists should be taking their rubbish home.
Let’s keep WA beautiful.
Rubbish strewn along our road sides blows into paddocks and glass shards are a fire risk.
Water to fight fires is in limited reserve and is needed for human and animal survival.
When it is used to extinguish unnecessary bushfires, it is a serious waste of a scarce resource – it is sinful, as well as being wasteful.
Patricia de Soto-Phillips