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Style is subjective

It was very disappointing to read two letters published in last week’s Chronicle (April 20) regarding Stanley’s historical values. Everyone is entitled to their opinion when it comes to the styles of buildings and renovations proposed, but there are avenues to follow if people are discontented. When it comes to putting your viewpoint into the …

1 month ago 0

Protecting Stanley’s historical values

A few months ago a resident submitted a letter to the Circular Head Chronicle (‘Keep the charm of Stanley town’, November 24, 2016) about their concerns that Stanley was losing its unique historical values and charm due to modern, shed-like buildings such as on the corner of Pearse and Church Street having been approved and …

1 month ago 0

History at risk

Alarm bells should be ringing in the north west with another proposed attack on the historic identity of Stanley – its main attraction along with the Nut. The town is unique in having had the past foresight to preserve and respect its historical buildings. But this is not evident in recent development approvals nor in …

1 month ago 0
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Parking etiquette

It is becoming very frustrating the way able-bodied people continue to park in spaces set aside for people with disabilities who are unable to walk more than 50 metres unaided, that is with a stick, walker or for people who need a wheelchair to get about, who have been issued with special parking permits. Application …

2 months ago 0

To the Circular Head community, a thank you

The Rotary Club of Smithton hosted the Rotary District 9830 (Tasmania) Conference on the weekend. The event was an unequivocal success with positive feedback from Rotarians and guests who ventured from all parts of the state. The Saturday night dinner was a huge success, feeding 305, with ‘young’ Rotarians dancing away the night. The keynote …

2 months ago 0

Montagu Road needs attention

With the Gibson Street upgrade nearing completion I trust council will now focus on the desperate need to upgrade Montagu Road between the Duck River Bridge and the Mella Road junction. The lack of maintenance over the years and the increasing heavy commercial traffic is having an exasperating impact on the homes in this residential …

2 months ago 0

Main Road markings

Councillor Berechree (Council Briefs, Thursday March 23 Chronicle) noted recent parking of motorhomes on Stanley’s Main Road below the hotel. Why now, since the Department of State Growth has this past fortnight completed their road marking tasks in the district? A question too late! This is the very item I submitted to council at budget time …

2 months ago 0
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Future of the Tarkine

The logging article in the Circular Head Chronicle on Thursday March 2 (Canopy vigil ahead of logging) fails to inform us on the following question: Are these coupes being clear-felled or will they be selectively logged? Many of us are appalled at the clear-felling and monoculture practices of the logging industry which rape and destroy …

3 months ago 0

Ag shows and horses

It was disappointing to see a number of horses at Saturday’s show that were not carnival ready, putting their riders and the general public in danger. I noted one horse dumped its young rider twice in as many minutes then reared almost over backwards. There was another that refused all jumps, its rider continued to …

6 months ago 0

Keep the charm of Stanley town

My family and I personally take a great interest in the township of Stanley, being a descendant of two prominent families of the town, therefore I wish to express my disappointment and concern regarding the structure being built on the corner of Church and Pearse streets, Stanley, in what I was led to believe was …

6 months ago 0
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