RE BOWRAL Gardens alternatives (SHN 28/9): Why Travis Holland would choose to write and SHN to publish the letter from Travis Holland in Friday's newspaper is beyond my understanding.
Just when it feels that the judgmental snobs that chose to criticise the East Bowral development, that occurred some 10 years ago, had finally accepted the area out comes another slight and criticism of the area.
The area east of Old South Road is referred to by some people as "East Bowral".
I am not really sure what the history of this is. The postcode in that area is the same as Bowral. The title deeds of the properties say Bowral.
There are some lovely homes there and with their gardens now developing, it has become aesthetically more pleasing than it was in its infancy.
We also have underground power so at least the lovely deciduous trees that line some of our roads will not be butchered by the local power authority.
Many of the blocks are well over acre.
So Travis Holland, we are far from South Campbelltown.
I feel that you should be ashamed of yourself to write about such an issue.
I have lived in "East Bowral" for eight years and despite Mr Holland's sarcasm and rudeness about the area, it is a lovely place to live.
The current issue regarding the possible renaming of the area east of Old South Road is one that has been initiated by, as quoted in their newsletter by "a small group of residents who gather at the Scottish Arms with the intent of forming a Community Group".
While I acknowledge and praise their hard work and achievements I wish to make it clear that this group has not advertised their meetings or made them available to all members of this "East Bowral" area.
So whatever actions they have taken regarding renaming is not a reflection or result of a consultative process and does not represent the views of those who live in the area.
The survey that they have distributed will hopefully return a result that is a reflection of the community views.
But whether you agree with them or not, they are actively working towards making our area a better place to live by working with the council and undertaking many projects.
So next time Mr Holland is tempted to sarcastically criticise something that he has nothing to do with, nor does he know the history behind, perhaps he should spend his time and energy on a project that is of benefit to the community.
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