In the last 3 business days I have had youth who congregate in the council courtyard next to my work causing irritation to me.

They have thrown bottles on my roof (which block the box drain up there), they have thrown food for the seagulls up there and now they are climbing the trees in front of the shop. They are becoming more and more of a nuisance and I am sick of them congregating and creating disruption.


The main street of Goolwa has the footpaths paved with paving blocks instead of a continuous concrete surface. There are several downs-sides of this and the major one is that the street tree’s roots lift the pavers and create an uneven surface that pedestrians trip over.

The tree in front of my work continually raises the pavers and many people trip. About 12 months ago so many people tripped and complained to the council that they came along and relaid the pavers around the tree.

Back in July of this year the pavers were raised again and the council came and put 2 bollards with bunting each side of the tree to warn people away from there.

Safety bollards

One weekend one of the bollards went missing and the bunting was wrapped around the remaining bollard.

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Who ran into who?

There was an unfortunate accident just out of Goolwa yesterday where a car tried to beat the Steamranger steam train across the crossing and guess who won?

The train of course!!

I felt very sad for the train operators as they had been doing this engine up for the last 2 years and this was its debut run from Mount Barker through to Victor Harbor. This group is all run by volunteers and the same with the repairs of train rolling stock.

The thing that has made me annoyed is that the news were reporting the accident as the train hit the car. As if the train could go anywhere else but the rails. The car driver was negligent not the train.