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LETTER: Pleased with parade improvements in Bay Roberts

Harbour Music and Dance cut some fine moves during the parade.
Harbour Music and Dance cut some fine moves during the parade.

We believe it is important to give thanks where it is due. We wish to raise it loudly to counter balance the many, many complaints all leaders on the front lines of our communities have to deal with.

 On Dec. 10, the Town of Bay Roberts had their seasonal parade. In years past some of the parade watchers would press into the local streets and park in private property or block streets, private parking and driveways.

After requesting that the town address this last year, we discovered, during this year's parade, that there were virtually no mobile vehicles on our streets. 

Residing quite near the kick-off point of the parade, many people also used to drive up a one-way street here, in the wrong direction, advantaging themselves in getting through the traffic more quickly after the parade. Unfortunately, they did this at the expense of the safety of the local community. Enforcement was difficult as our municipal enforcement resources were involved in the parade operations.

This year, only a few cars did decide to drive on our street and block it, but they were followed by an RCMP Rescue Truck (presumably part of the parade), who had the offenders clear the area. God is good!

We suspect the town must have put up some blockades to protect this local community from abusers, as we saw a number of parade watchers walking on foot from nearby where these residential streets flow out into the thruways.  

Our thanks go to the faithful, and respectful handling of this by our chief administrative officer, Nigel Black, and others who were also involved in diverting this invasion of our residential streets.

With our mayor, Phillip Wood, at the helm and the recent turnover in town councillors a few years ago, we feel very well taken care of by these champions-in-leadership. They are actually listening to the little people of our community, as well as those in influence.

Further, we can't say enough about the major improvements on the presentation of the landscaped town signage and its beautiful website redesign. We have come out of the tacky look and into a professional, welcoming and well-managed and orchestrated presentation. This is so much more appealing to tourism.

And we love the Adirondack deck chairs placed strategically throughout the town as a very welcoming and picturesque invitation to visitors. Thank you Ron Delaney, director of economic development and tourism, and your team for these great improvements.

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We also appreciate the faithful dedication of the administration team and our beloved municipal enforcement officer, Perry Bowering, who works tirelessly to keep peace and order and administer enforcement in our community.

Thank you municipal leaders of Bay Roberts for making our town a better place!

In the Words of Tiny Tim, "God Bless you each and every one!"

— Boyd and Margaret French write from Bay Roberts

 On Dec. 10, the Town of Bay Roberts had their seasonal parade. In years past some of the parade watchers would press into the local streets and park in private property or block streets, private parking and driveways.

After requesting that the town address this last year, we discovered, during this year's parade, that there were virtually no mobile vehicles on our streets. 

Residing quite near the kick-off point of the parade, many people also used to drive up a one-way street here, in the wrong direction, advantaging themselves in getting through the traffic more quickly after the parade. Unfortunately, they did this at the expense of the safety of the local community. Enforcement was difficult as our municipal enforcement resources were involved in the parade operations.

This year, only a few cars did decide to drive on our street and block it, but they were followed by an RCMP Rescue Truck (presumably part of the parade), who had the offenders clear the area. God is good!

We suspect the town must have put up some blockades to protect this local community from abusers, as we saw a number of parade watchers walking on foot from nearby where these residential streets flow out into the thruways.  

Our thanks go to the faithful, and respectful handling of this by our chief administrative officer, Nigel Black, and others who were also involved in diverting this invasion of our residential streets.

With our mayor, Phillip Wood, at the helm and the recent turnover in town councillors a few years ago, we feel very well taken care of by these champions-in-leadership. They are actually listening to the little people of our community, as well as those in influence.

Further, we can't say enough about the major improvements on the presentation of the landscaped town signage and its beautiful website redesign. We have come out of the tacky look and into a professional, welcoming and well-managed and orchestrated presentation. This is so much more appealing to tourism.

And we love the Adirondack deck chairs placed strategically throughout the town as a very welcoming and picturesque invitation to visitors. Thank you Ron Delaney, director of economic development and tourism, and your team for these great improvements.

SEE RELATED:

‘Bay Roberts parade has smiles aplenty’

We also appreciate the faithful dedication of the administration team and our beloved municipal enforcement officer, Perry Bowering, who works tirelessly to keep peace and order and administer enforcement in our community.

Thank you municipal leaders of Bay Roberts for making our town a better place!

In the Words of Tiny Tim, "God Bless you each and every one!"

— Boyd and Margaret French write from Bay Roberts

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