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Bouncing back after lockdown: Word in the Streets

Despite a delay due to COVID, Boorowa's finest golfers will tee off for the Gungewalla Cup. File photo.
Despite a delay due to COVID, Boorowa's finest golfers will tee off for the Gungewalla Cup. File photo.

It's great to see our streets returning to something like we are used to, with parking now a little harder to find.

Marsden and Pudman Streets are both much busier and it is now often difficult to get a park near the shop you want to visit.

Sometime back we looked at this problem of limited parking, a problem exacerbated by the fact business owners and their staff are parking for extensive periods adjacent to their place of business, sometimes parking all day.

Again, let's think of the potential customers wanting to park and spend a dollar.

It has been suggested owners and staff park behind their business premises, or around the corner, as some do.

This little step would make parking for shoppers a little easier.

While on parking, an effort to park within your marked space would also avoid a little parking frustration.

Vehicles impinging on an adjacent space, and sometimes well and truly taking two spaces, are indeed a frustration.

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I looked forward to viewing a "A Current Affair' presentation regarding concussion issues in physical sports like rugby league.

A former first grade NRL player featured with brain injuries resulting from 51 concussion incidents in his 180 games.

There was plenty of vision of hits resulting in concussions, but disappointingly, little on prevention.

It was pointed out referees are harder on high hits and players showing signs of concussion leave the field, usually not to return during that game.

There was one very brief image of a junior player wearing headgear, but very few players wear head protection.

I cannot understand why head protection is used so little and this situation needs critical examination.

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COVID has seen our social and sporting calendar obliterated, hopefully for not much longer.

It is a shame to see a traditional June long weekend event cancelled, I refer to our popular Gungewalla Cup golf.

Great to see it has been re-scheduled to be played for the 95th time on Saturday, November 20.

The usual Calcutta on the event will also go ahead on Friday, November 19.

The Recreation Club is bounding back after the COVID problems and lockdowns.

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October 14 has popped up several times in world history, like the 1066 date of the Battle of Hastings, one date that sticks in many people's minds.

On this day William, Duke of Normandy and his Norman Army defeated the English forces of Harold II.

Two very significant literary works were published on this day.

In 1892 Arthur Conan Doyle published 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', a collection of 12 stories originally published serially in the Strand magazine.

In 1926, A A Milne's book, the much loved 'Winnie the Pooh' was published.

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I had reason to renew a registration last month with online instructions provided.

A frustrating, fruitless endeavor, so I was prompted to make a phone call.

After more frustration, I happened upon a contact number and a very friendly girl arranged to send me a 'paper' form, which duly arrived via email.

I was advised to send the form back using express post.

I duly did this the same day, September 30.

Anticipating a reasonably swift reply, I rang eight days later to find the agency had only received the mailed form on October 6.

I told Margaret Carmody this and we both agreed, It was lucky we sent itEXPRESS post.

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