Blown and rattled about

LETTER

Re: A rumbling disconnect? August 29 letter.

I agree with your concerns about the wear and damage to our roads and basic Gisborne assets caused by forestry, and the trashing of our beaches with forest waste.

I have lived on a main road where log trucks passed daily. We were close to a 50kmh sign but the reaction to that must have been delayed!

After eight years we discovered a leak in our hot water cupboard with a wetback fireplace. It had developed a slow leak and the plumber said it would be due to the constant rattling of heavy vehicles vibrating the raised wooden floor on our house.

Ever felt the wind-force of a truck go past you on a bike? That’s our future — blown or rattled by a driving force!

We would feel it and learned to live with it, but did not expect the added expense of having to replace our hot water cylinder.

Then there is the danger to children or pets if a gate is left open.

There’s a lot to lose if you think of household damage, loss of tourism due to slash on beaches and log trucks rumbling past camping grounds, log truck congestion of major access routes, and dangers parking and getting out of your car safely in some housing zones along log routes. This is about the heartbeat of our region!

“Oh for the simple life!”

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Re: A rumbling disconnect? August 29 letter.

I agree with your concerns about the wear and damage to our roads and basic Gisborne assets caused by forestry, and the trashing of our beaches with forest waste.

I have lived on a main road where log trucks passed daily. We were close to a 50kmh sign but the reaction to that must have been delayed!

After eight years we discovered a leak in our hot water cupboard with a wetback fireplace. It had developed a slow leak and the plumber said it would be due to the constant rattling of heavy vehicles vibrating the raised wooden floor on our house.

Ever felt the wind-force of a truck go past you on a bike? That’s our future — blown or rattled by a driving force!

We would feel it and learned to live with it, but did not expect the added expense of having to replace our hot water cylinder.

Then there is the danger to children or pets if a gate is left open.

There’s a lot to lose if you think of household damage, loss of tourism due to slash on beaches and log trucks rumbling past camping grounds, log truck congestion of major access routes, and dangers parking and getting out of your car safely in some housing zones along log routes. This is about the heartbeat of our region!

“Oh for the simple life!”

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