THE TOWN BELT.
TO THE EDITOR. ■Sir, —As some difficulty is being experienced in providing employment for ttjen in want as a result of the war, could you Inform me of the reason of the withdrawal of those engaged in the clearing of the gor se and broom froni the Town Belt? Twenty years ago a considerable gum of money was spent on relief works in cutting tracks through the bush, planting trees on bare places, and otherwise improving the environs of the CSty. Since that time nothing appears to have been done in the way of keeping the tracks then made open, and the money thus spent on this wdrk has been wasted. Finger posts were also erected at various points on the Belt, but they have long since ceased to serve any dbject either useful or ornamental. A few weeks ago some -clearing wis doile on the Asylum Ground, also for Some distance South "of the Bbslyn tram lihe; and it is hard to understand why the intervening space was not also treated, titan the top of the quarry hill, overlooking the Arthur Street School (could one only &it there), one of the finest views of the City and harbor is to be obtained; and it is unfortunate that attention Should have to be called to (he State hi ' this locality (and it is only one of many aiich). MiicK U keaid aibolii pl&ntiing Sind & sea road froth St. Qair to Lawyer Head, etc. j but until Urn can keep in order what we already hav& We Should not be in a lihrfy to Undertake further obligations. Xn publicity and no votes attach to scrubcutting; therefore, nobody’s business. —I ah), etc., Mattock. • October 22.
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THE TOWN BELT., Evening Star, Issue 15630, 22 October 1914