CONCERN over the threat to our iconic Zig Zag Railway really has spread world wide.
In our mail yesterday this one: “May I through your columns utter my dismay at the very thought that the Zig Zag Railway may close.
"We have been on it three times and hoped to ride it again very soon.
"It’s a great tourist attraction, a feather in Lithgow’s cap.
Please don’t let the ‘elf and safety mob’ close this. They stifle enterprise, as they do here in the good old UK.”
The welcome note of support came from Tony Gaymer in Whitstable, Kent, England.
Tomorrow will be the last runs on Zig Zag until issues raised by the Independent Transport Safety Regulator can be resolved — hopefully sooner rather than later.
Paving the way
THERE’S an interesting event planned for next Wednesday night when an extraordinary meeting of Lithgow Council has been called ‘to discuss the condition of the Lithgow footpath pavers’.
The meeting has been called by Joe McGinnes and Martin Ticehurst, as is their right and there’s no doubt misplaced pavers are a problem.
But here’s the interesting bit; Martin Ticehurst has played no real role in council since early March in a standoff over a meeting protocol issue.
At the last meeting he had listed several notices of motion on the business paper but didn’t hang around long enough to pursue them.
At that meeting Mayor Neville Castle drew a solid round of applause from the packed public gallery for ‘keeping his cool’ during a tirade from Martin and Joe while awaiting Martin’s now customary police escort.
So what will happen on Wednesday?
The community waits in breathless anticipation.
The single issue meeting is scheduled for six o’clock.
The big night out
FURTHER to our item the other day about the family charity fun night being planned for Club Lithgow on Saturday, June 30.
Tickets can be obtained by phoning Nicole (0407 334 030). Tara (0419 543 874) or Lilly (0409 752 021). It’s a fundraiser being organised by workmates of Lithgow Hospital midwife Lorraine Irwin who lost her husband in a tragic accident while clearing a block of land for their new home last month.
He left behind Lorraine and their two little boys. Tickets for the night are $40 and that includes finger food, lucky door prize and live entertainment. Auctions will also be part of the big night with music provided by the popular local band Ruby Brew.