Cessnock Advertiser Letters to the Editor: March 4, 2020

NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER

The Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri Sunrise understands and appreciates the work undertaken by volunteers to provide support and assistance to all who live, work or carry out their businesses in the area.

The club would like to acknowledge these commitments in the form of an annual award with the presentation in June.

We are seeking nominations from the public in the form of a written submission outlining an individual's service and commitment to the community.

The submission should also have full contact details for the nominee and be posted to the Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri Sunrise. P.O. Box 294, Kurri Kurri 2327 or emailed to maria@wph-it.com.au by April 30.

Maria Ackermann, Secretary, Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri Sunrise

CONCERNS ABOUT PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOUR

Living in a country town in the Hunter Valley, I am increasingly concerned by the reckless pedestrian behaviour which I witness daily as I drive into town.

Pedestrians using the quiet back streets give no thought to the foolishness of walking with their backs to the vehicles approaching from behind. They have no visual opportunity to take evasive action, if possible, to escape serious injury.

To make matters worse, many walkers have music or podcasts blaring through their headphones. So, no visual or auditory warning.

Let's bring back the old jingle and teach our kids: "ALWAYS WALK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD".

Christine Rae, Bellbird

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