Other side of coin

Annual visitor gives other side of the coin

“I have to vent.

Your editorial suggesting that we should “lump it if we don’t like it” and use ear plugs because The Ruins and Billy’s Beach are so important to the local economy is glib and unacceptably flippant.  I have just spoken to the police who also informed me that they are fielding numerous calls from irate residents (it is now well after midnight as I write this). No one can convince me that the volume of the music (actually I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt when I use the word music to describe the filthy language which is being used by the DJ and in the “songs” he has played) is necessary. The DJ obviously has a seriously limited vocabulary…

It is not possible to sleep, ear plugs or not, and I doubt that those attending the function need to be blasted into oblivion by the volume of what is being played to them. 

I am not an old grouch, just someone who comes down here year after year to enjoy some rest and recovery after another tough year. I don’t come here to be deprived of sleep for a week or more.  This kind of function will, if allowed to continue in this way, negatively affect the local economy because other people like me will stop coming here over the festive season. I am sure that anyone who has rented a house within 1 or 2km of The Ruins will be looking to move out in the morning and demand a refund of their rentals.  There have been functions at Billy’s and The Ruins/  Workshop most years, but never have they offended the residents to the degree as what is happening tonight. The Ruins used to be far away from the residential area and for good reason. Why was the licence granted without inviting comments from affected parties that allows the organisers to ruin the peace of our town?”

Yours sincerely
Hedley Pougnet

St Francis Today does agree that there should be a cut-off time when music should cease for there are no doubt by-laws that are possibly being ignored. As for the bad language – sadly it seems the more foul mouth some can be the more in vogue they thing=k they are.

Why not start earlier and finish earlier say midnight – as a compromise. Many concerts aound the world are successfully held in daylight so if you are coming to be intoxicated by the music and not the liquor, it should make no difference really.




Local Businessman thanks organisers

Local Businessman thanks Event Organisers

Local business owner Jethro Cadman thanks the organisers of the various events that are being held in St Francis ober the holidays in a Facebook posts.

“This might not be the right time or stage to say this but seeing that loads of people are bitching and complaining I thought that maybe the flip side of the coin should speak out.

I would personally like to thank all the event organizations and hosts in St Francis Bay over this Holiday Season. You guys have done a totally splendid job in providing enough entertainment so as to the have majority of all the rental houses, backpackers and guest houses filled with out of town guests.

You all have made sure that the places you are using to have your shows are well policed, have ample parking, are clean and well maintained. Hats off to you all for making this December/January totally awesome! You guys ROCK.

Believe it or not but a lot of business in this area cannot fully survive without the cash injection that our holiday seasons offer. Being in a small town with not a lot of open local trading happening, these periods give us the people we need to survive.

Without events being held by the Ruins, Billy’s Beach, Cobs Cove, Legends, The Brewery, Olive Tree etc we would not have the people coming in and buying from our shops, using our holiday accommodation, eating at our restaurants, using our canal cruises, drinking at our bars, playing at our fantastic golfing facilities or swimming on our coastline.

You might not like the taste in music that is being played or the volume that it is being played at but I can assure you that YOUR kids do and I bet if you look at yourself when you were their age your parents didn’t like your taste in music or volume either!

Smile. You are on holiday. Enjoy it. Live a little. Do something amazing that you will carry around in your heart as a memory forever – rather than the memory of a little noise. Don’t be a grumpy person just because 100s of others are having fun at your sleeps expense.

To all the locals: Right on! You guys have so far delivered a faultlessly awesome season. Hats off to you all. Give yourselves a pat on the back.

To all the holiday makers: I hope that you have a fantastic stay and that you will enjoy every second of it! Make the time here something amazing. Look up at the stars and breath the fresh air. In a few weeks you will be back in a city with traffic, smog and millions of irrate people.

Seriously…. If you can’t beat them…. Buy a house here and join them!!

Just my rusty 2c worth.”

St Francis Today and no doubt all business in St Francis concurs. For those who complain it is over before we know it so either live with it or join others who rent out their houses and spend your summer holidays elsewhere where is is quiet and peaceful. Surprisingly it is some of the out of towners who complain which makes no sense for all the events and fun are created to enhance their stay in our little village / s.