Yes Hermann. When Warrabri plus most others had a market …

Comment on Fixing taps or fixing policy? by Gavin Carpenter.

Yes Hermann. When Warrabri plus most others had a market garden, orchard, some with a piggery and some with chooks.
Self sufficiency at its best with extra for sale to make a dollar for the community.
Plus the health benefits. It was a regular weekly circus when the truck from Warrabri turned up in Paterson Street, Tennant Creek, loaded with the in season veg.
Mums grabbing what they wanted, kids crying, dogs fighting and pushers being pulled home loaded with the week’s veg, kids still crying and having to walk. Had to pull the pusher, no concrete paths to walk on. A truck load sold in about 30 minutes.
On the water issue, one place had water supply problems, the tank was always empty.
A plumber went out with a bucket full of spring loaded taps and replaced every tap in the place, no more water running away with taps left on, no water shortage.
Three months later he was sent back to put back turn on taps at great expense to all: “We can’t wash our hands with spring loaded taps.”
So, water shortage again with water running down the street.

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So it is now the Town Council’s fault nothing has happened!
The council have finally got the message from the town’s people about what could / should / possibly happen and it so transpires it does not agree with the government line.
They now bring up any excuse to blame the council, the street sweeper, the garbage collector, anyone they can think of except themselves for the idiotic way they have gone about the whole process.
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Meetings behind closed doors will only get people off side.


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