This is an extension of a movement that began some …

Comment on Raising the bar: the art of keeping your shop safe by Hal Duell.

This is an extension of a movement that began some years ago when residents decided that while the need for security had to be met, it could be met with creativity.
Drive around the streets, especially on the Eastside but more and more throughout Alice, and appreciate how many have have turned their front fences into positive statements. No longer are we only seeing the inhospitable look of blank high fences, but fences covered with vines, fences employing a creative line and innovative, but still effective, gates.
In a perfect world there would be no need for all this security. But in the real world, security is a real concern. OK, but that security doesn’t have to be ugly, and any effort to soften and beautify the line, while retaining the needed security, is to be applauded and appreciated.

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Park, lights: ideas for a brighter town centre  
@ Local 2, Posted November 15, 2018 at 12:26 pm
Fair go, oh you who won’t sign your name. Few ideas are born fully formed, especially the good ones. Someone proposes something, others take it up and build on it. In affairs of governance, that is the way good progress is made.
Please don’t attempt to sow dissension. Council is showing signs of working together to better Alice Springs.
Putting verbal rocks in their road is so not helpful. More better wait until they do something really stupid and then hop in. Trust me. That time will come.


Park, lights: ideas for a brighter town centre  
I think the idea that this move is flawed due to the presence of the pub at its northern end is wrong.
Consider the Gap Hotel. For years this was all but a no-go area due to its “animal bar”.
Then new management took over, investment was made, and now The Gap is arguably the best, as in safest and most comfortable, pub in town. This shows what can be done.
The area on the eastern side of the Riverside Pub is disgusting not because it has to be, but because it is allowed to be.
Change the animal bar there into an attractive venue. And keep the cops at the take-away!


Park, lights: ideas for a brighter town centre  
The proposal by the Deputy Mayor to turn the river bank between Wills Terrace and Gregory Terrace into a developed and shared public space is a good and timely idea.
Let’s hope Council agrees. For too long we have turned our back to the Todd River.


No youth detention facilities in residential areas: MLAs
Why aren’t youth detention services under correctional services instead of family affairs? Family affairs have had their shot and failed. Time for someone else to step up.


Coles Mural: Government, Heritage Council fall silent
Ntharipe Observer, Posted November 10, 2018 at 4:51 pm.
Sounds good, but then if the plan is to leave the oval alone, why not just leave it alone?


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