Clarification: Dyers Crossing Bridge

LONG-time Dyers Crossing resident, Colleen Patten-Bird has contacted the Times to clarify a reference to her in a story published in the Manning River Times on March 5.

The story, about a meeting between Greater Taree City Council councillors and the Dyers Crossing community, referred to council requiring her to sign a disclaimer to put her bins on the opposite side of the bridge for the garbage truck to collect.

This is not correct.

Colleen said they had to put their bins across the other side of the road for rubbish collection and council asked them to sign a disclaimer that if the garbage truck did any damage to their driveway while picking the bins up that they couldn't make a claim.

Her husband met with garbage collection company JR Richards about the issue.

She said JR Richards are doing the right thing in how they are collecting their rubbish and then reversing and turning around to head back the way they came.

Colleen said they did not sign the disclaimer.


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