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Noisy pollution on Sunday

Dear Mr. Meade,

I am sure you are aware of the great number of heavily loaded lorries travelling on our main roads every day.  To begin with, they are tearing up the roads and I’m sure you know that as well.  Secondly the noise factor.  I am complaining because today is Sunday and you would think that on this one day of the week we would be free of the noise pollution.  But no, it’s been going on and on since 7:30am this morning.  Between the 2-hourly crowing roosters and the loaded lorries I don’t know which is worse.  Is there no end?

Okay, I agree that man must live, and the truckers perhaps are supporters of the Party, but where does that leave us, the innocent bystanders, many of whom are also supporters of the Party?

Then there is the chewing up of the main roads.  Anybody been on the road from the Lookout junction to Jackboy Hill recently?  From what I can see, the Government doesn’t even have the money to fix those huge ruts.  We no longer suggest that our guests drive to Jackboy Hill because of the state of the roads.

Lastly, every one of the truckers can tell you in a jiffy how many trips they make from the Belham to the port or wherever, and so should you.  I suggest that for every lorry over a certain size/weight, you charge a ROAD TAX perhaps $20.00-$25.00 per trip.  Considering that the truckers get megabucks for their loads, this sum cannot break them and the money earned would go a long way towards repair and maintenance of the roads.  The truckers will argue and say they pay a driver’s licence, vehicle licence and insurance.  You and I do too, but you and I don’t chew up the roads.  THEY DO!

For God’s sake, please demand that the truckers cease and desist their noisy trips on a Sunday.  It is a day of rest, isn’t it?  At least I thought it was.

I hope to see some action soon, either quietly from the office of the Comms & Works Minister, or noisily in a Legislative Council debate.  We need some legislation on this issue, like yesterday!

Thank you for listening.
Shirley

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Dear Mr. Meade,

I am sure you are aware of the great number of heavily loaded lorries travelling on our main roads every day.  To begin with, they are tearing up the roads and I’m sure you know that as well.  Secondly the noise factor.  I am complaining because today is Sunday and you would think that on this one day of the week we would be free of the noise pollution.  But no, it’s been going on and on since 7:30am this morning.  Between the 2-hourly crowing roosters and the loaded lorries I don’t know which is worse.  Is there no end?

Okay, I agree that man must live, and the truckers perhaps are supporters of the Party, but where does that leave us, the innocent bystanders, many of whom are also supporters of the Party?

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Then there is the chewing up of the main roads.  Anybody been on the road from the Lookout junction to Jackboy Hill recently?  From what I can see, the Government doesn’t even have the money to fix those huge ruts.  We no longer suggest that our guests drive to Jackboy Hill because of the state of the roads.

Lastly, every one of the truckers can tell you in a jiffy how many trips they make from the Belham to the port or wherever, and so should you.  I suggest that for every lorry over a certain size/weight, you charge a ROAD TAX perhaps $20.00-$25.00 per trip.  Considering that the truckers get megabucks for their loads, this sum cannot break them and the money earned would go a long way towards repair and maintenance of the roads.  The truckers will argue and say they pay a driver’s licence, vehicle licence and insurance.  You and I do too, but you and I don’t chew up the roads.  THEY DO!

For God’s sake, please demand that the truckers cease and desist their noisy trips on a Sunday.  It is a day of rest, isn’t it?  At least I thought it was.

I hope to see some action soon, either quietly from the office of the Comms & Works Minister, or noisily in a Legislative Council debate.  We need some legislation on this issue, like yesterday!

Thank you for listening.
Shirley