On 1 October 2014 I wrote to the Manly Daily enumerating the reasons which made Frenchs Forest unsuitable as the location for a new hospital. One was to rebut the official claim that the Frenchs Forest site is central to the designated catchment area, which is the area now covered by the Northern Beaches Council.
My letter concluded: "It shouldn’t be too hard to find a site which doesn’t have these insoluble problems, possibly in the Terrey Hills area."
For “the Terrey Hills area” read “Ingleside”.
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.