Have heard (on more than one occasion) comments from visitors about how incomplete the Captains Walk is.
Having a master plan would be a good start to making the Walk the tourist attraction it should be. I look forward to learning its history.
Paulina Butler, Cootamundra
COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT UPGRADE
Instead of a new taxiway, the area in photo between the runway and current taxi way, approx 2 hectares, could be totally sealed. This would work for proposed firefighting duties but also add a area suitable for driver training providers and more motorsport activities, ie: Karts and Club events. With such a large area a heavy vehicle training area school could be established, such activities would bring much needed business to Cootamundra.
Michael Chester, Cootamundra
GALVANISE ART SHOW
Recently I went to the "Galvanise" Show at the Arts Centre (several times) and also the associated Arty Party.
Let me tell you, there are some clever artists in Coota and I hope to see local art flourish again.
I well recall those excellent Wattle Time Exhibitions that were staged annually until a few years ago.
They were very well patronised and gave prestige to Cootamundra.
Perhaps Council might revive that event.
To me Coota is about art .... and cricket.
To that end I note we have a new book shop (opposite IGA) which has a fantastic array.
Anyhow, keep up the good work TACC. Well done.
John Jackson, Cootamundra
What was the Group 9 committee thinking about when they decided to hold the semi-final block-buster between Gundagai and Tumut at Harris Park?
Around the oval is nothing more than a mud-heap and besides the inconvenience of walking through this slush there are a number of other anomalies that are obvious.
There is very limited parking, there is no shelter for the fans from inclement weather and, there is no seating!
Use your brain is a common informal expression we say when we want someone to apply intelligence to a situation.
Why this third-rate venue was chosen over McDonalds Park defies all logic.
Apparently the committee didn't use what little intelligence they had. I realise that South City have the rights to the kiosk but if the game was taken to the best rugby league venue in the group, which just happens to be McDonalds Park, their takings would have at least tripled.
So, it's a loss all round for everyone - the fans, Group 9 and South City.
However, having spoken my piece, I don't want to get into a bun fight with the Group 9 committee.
Therefore, I'm going to take the advice of the great Mark Twain when he said, " Never argue with idiots. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
Geoff Field, Gundagai
Our readers had the following to say regarding the unavailability of a doctor at Cootamundra Hospital.
The doctors are trying to do there best. Yes it's hard to get an appointment at the CMC at times but they have always tried to fit me in.
Doctors can't be expected to work 100 hours a week they are not robots.
They have lives too and need a break. Upon speaking to my doctor today I know if anything major goes wrong they will call a doctor and they are doing there best to resolve the issue.
Another reason we are leaving this town.
We moved here for a fresh start and with all the issues we've had, our daughter being bullied our son had his drink spiked and other health issues. it's time to move on.
Love regional towns yet this one is unfortunately not for us.
It's all a joke, how can a hospital have no doctor and expect you to wait for one to come from Wagga, you could be in serious pain by the time they get here, what's wrong with the doctors we have in town here.
Get your local member involved, form a committee to collect signatures, get your local clubs involved in the physical collection of signatures... keep pushing. Good luck.
Who is your local member cause I think it's time for them to make some noise, stand up for the people that voted u in and start protecting the town?
I worked in that hospital in the 80s and most beds was full, the other day I unfortunately saw the hospital and was shocked to see only one floor working.
The population is ageing, we have a current shortage of doctors in Coota and no doctor can be expected to work 24/7.
It's dangerous and humanly impossible.
Surely the cost of transporting patients all over the country side in order to see a doctor would cover the cost of employing a doctor at the hospital, leave more ambulances in town, take pressure off Wagga Base and save lives.
Our local doctors work load is MASSIVE they care very much for our community so stop bashing them and take it up with the government.
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