[bactttoma] Re: have people ever heard of cutting back their trees

  • From: steven taylor <steven_taylor10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 11:53:14 +1000

It's funny you mention  how long you have to be on a road and parked cars, 
because Peter and I are discussing this issue right now and no he doesn't mind 
me interrupting him to write about this.


On 07/04/2010, at 11:49 AM, Elise Lonsdale wrote:

> Yeah, I don't like having to go out on the road either.  And you may also
> advise the person you're with, that once you're out on the road, you don't
> know how long to spend out there before it's safe  to return to the
> pavement.
> 
> Then you also have to negotiate parked cars on the side of the road and even
> parked cars on the nature strip before getting back to the pavement.
> 
> Oh the joys of being vision impaired  in a modern day suburb.
> 
> Cheers Elise L:)
> 
> I took the libity of pointing out to Peter who I am still with at this
> moment of pointing out that even children are in danger, because they're
> being forced to go on the road and heaven forbid one person should get
> killed because of this.
> 
> 
> On 07/04/2010, at 11:13 AM, Elise Lonsdale wrote:
> 
>> Good luck on this Steven on yet another worthy thing that you're doing.
> As
>> a person with limited site, trees often get out side of my field of vision
>> and the only time you know over hanging branches are there, is when you
> hit
>> them.  It's worse when they are wet after it's been raining, because with
>> the weight of the water the branches hang lower.  Not to mention you get a
>> face full of wet.  Yuk!!!!
>> 
>> Cheers
>> Elise L:)
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> Subject: [bactttoma] have people ever heard of cutting back their trees
>> 
>> I think this must have something to do with all of this so called
>> environmentalism and global warming, but I am noticing a trend in the
> Shire
>> of Melton and several nearby shires I visit.
>> 
>> Lots of overhanging branches from trees.
>> 
>> I find this a disturbing trend, not just from the point of view of people
>> who are blind, but the safety of all people in general.
>> 
>> Melton seems to have allowed this problem to become so bad now, it's
> totally
>> out of control.
>> 
>> What's worse, there seems to be a lack of people policing this issue from
>> the Council, and if and or when it is policed, people are being slapped on
>> the wrist, and nothing else happens.
>> 
>> I am writing this from the shire right now, because I'm here to lodge yet
>> another written and formal submission regarding this matter, and I have
>> focused in issues for people who are blind.
>> 
>> There are several trees so bad here, if you had a dog guide, your dog
> guide
>> could only take you out on to Melton's second busiest road, which is just
>> simply completely unacceptable.
>> 
>> Anyway, if your shire is doing some good work in relation to tree cutting,
> I
>> would dearly love to hear how they do it and what you said or did to
> resolve
>> this matter particularly for people who are blind.  Ok I'm next, so will
>> sign off and let you all know how I went with this matter.
>> 
>> Cheers.
>> 
>> Steven.
>> 
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