Letters from Today. Thanks Vegancat for sending them in.
Have drafted a quick response as I'm rushing out for a meeting now.
WHY HAVEN'T THE TREES RETURNED? CAT-FEEDERS, PLEASE CLEAN UP TOO
Lim Boon Hee:
More than one and a half years ago, the Surbana - which comes under the
umbrella of the HDB - undertook the widening of Jalan Membina. In the
process, 15 to 20 mature trees were felled, as one letter-writer lamented.
The trees were about 25 to 30 years old, had lovely shapes, provided good
shade and did not shed their branches.
Official replies by NParks and the HDB reassured the writer that trees
would be planted once the road widening was completed. The work is almost
complete, but I do not see any trees being planted. Many residents who use
this road daily to and from Tiong Bahru MRT have suffered the piercing
direct sun long enough.
Thank you Daniel Toh Yong Tat ("Calling all residents", Sept 14) and
brother for feeding the stray cat Garfield for the past two years.
But while the community works together to look for the "cat murderer",
they could perhaps also help to clean up the excrement left by the stays
and the leftover food from the cat-feeders.
While patrolling the area, you may also like to do the community a service
by picking up the poo left behind by dog-owners who do not clean up after
their pets, in consideration of those of us who are joggers.
Let us be considerate of one another.