- Friday 10 April 2015
Work has started on sealing the section of Delicia Road, between McLeods Road and Daymar Road, Mapleton, I’ve got to tell you, I was initially surprised to see the extent of tree clearing required, which prompted me to ask a few questions of Council’s staff. However, my initial concerns have been quelled, as it turns out when some trees were removed, it left others in a precarious and unsafe position which comprised safety in the area. While I wholeheartedly support conservation of native vegetation wherever possible – particularly of trees as old as these ones – safety and the lives of our residents is paramount and must always take first priority.
A top community group
Have you heard of MADCA? The Mapleton and Districts Community Association is a fantastic local organisation which works tirelessly to promote our small businesses on the Range and deliver for our community. They are endeavouring to ignite public interest in the happenings of Mapleton, and encourage patronage of their meetings. I commend the group for the initiative to have guest speakers at their meetings to provide meaningful information, or promote local businesses. Recent speakers include Jane Boehm from Jane’s Animal Grooming, Maureen McPherran from Katie Rose Hospice, and Ted O’Brien from Generation Innovation.
If you want to get involved with MADCA, contact the president, Burnie Collins on 0402 110 637..
I hope you can make it to one of our Sunshine Coast region’s Anzac Day services. I’ll be attending the Nambour Dawn Service and the Kenilworth service later in the morning. While I would dearly love to be a the Mapleton service, we’re unveiling the new war memorial in Kenilworth this year and unfortunately I just can’t attend every event. I have no doubt Dane Roberts and his crew will do an admirable job arranging the Mapleton commemorations for this centenary year of Gallipoli.
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Easter – and I hope the bunny was good to you! To me, Easter is a time when I remember helping the Easter bunny place the eggs at the top of our family’s special tree, an old English Elm, with a height of some 20 meters, I always value Easter it as a good family event that reinforces Christian values. Whether you’re a practicing Christian or not, it’s a good reminder of what’s important in life – and I think family is at the top of that list for most people.
See you round the Range soon, Rogo.
First published in Range News on April 10