Growing pains

IN 2011 when I went on council, Facebook and other social platforms were largely unused by my generation and the workings of council were largely unknown within the community.

News was passed by word of mouth and the local paper and we rarely checked if it was factual.

Life seemed simpler and happier.

Today, we are unsettled by politics, division seems rife in the town and the ills of the community have been laid at the feet of a few, which few depends on the point of view.

The overarching sentiment is it was all fine before Facebook, The Herald and an outspoken minority.

I disagree.

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Rosemary Madacsi
West Toodyay