EVERY now and then we’re saddened to learn of particularly despicable thefts and wonder what rock the culprits have crawled out from under.
The other day partially disabled Lithgow man Brian Gee was in Penrith for a medical appointment and left his brand new mobility scooter parked outside the clinic.
When he hobbled back to head towards the railway and home his scooter had been stolen, leaving him stranded.
His mates are rallying around to raise $1000 needed to purchase a second hand replacement. If you can help out give Steve Godwin a call on 0408 978 292 so that Brian can have his independence back.
ROUND three of the NSWMTB State Downhill Series will be taking place today and tomorrow, no thanks to the thoughtless destruction of a start ramp erected specifically for the event.
Local mountain bikers constructed the ramp on Thursday, only to discover it had been torn down by vandals a mere 12 hours later.
Local rider Matt ‘Skinny’ Walker said “late Thursday afternoon we erected some scaffold at the top of Hassans Walls to use as the start ramp for Round Three of the Downhill State series.
After a few test runs on the ramp, the sun set and off home we all shot.
I arrived back at the start Friday morning to find to council workers moving pieces of wood off the road. Our start ramp was torn to pieces and thrown on the road and down the mountain.
With the help of the two council workers we managed to get the start ramp around to a useable state but still required the flooring and ramps to be re-screwed and secured”.
Just one more reason why the Hassans Walls Reserve should be locked off at night.