On behalf of property owners interested in the district adjacent to “The Fernery,” I am presenting at the forthcoming meeting of the Frankston and Hastings Shire Council a petition signed by practically the whole of those immediately concerned in the welfare of the locality.
For your information, copies of the petition and the covering letter accompanying same are appended hereto.
I am further directed to say that in the event of our petition being unsuccessful with the council, we shall institute legal proceedings.
This, however, we trust will be unnecessary.
Bruce T Mellor
WE the undersigned property owners of Frankston South, being vitally interested in the district adjacent to the establishment known as the “Fernery”, (owned and occupied by Mr James Bradbury) desires respectfully, to lodge an emphatic protest against the permit granted by the Shire of Frankston and Hastings, to the aforesaid proprietor of the “Fernery,” to conduct an ice and cool storage and grain-grinding works, on the property mentioned.
And, further, we request that such steps as are necessary be forthwith taken to remove the necessity for further action on our part.
We wish to draw particular attention to the following:
(a) The district affected is essentially a residential area, situated on a particularly beautiful portion of the shore of Port Phillip, and with an assured future if developed under the favorable conditions which obtained prior to the starting of the ice-works complained of.
It can in no way be regarded as a factory area.
(b) On residences already erected in the locality a considerable sum of money has been expended, on the assumption that the interests of the property owners would be duly protected by the municipal authorities.
(c) Through the granting of the permit complained of the prospective development of the locality has received a severe check, and the values of vacant residential allotments have been materially reduced.
(d) For the reasons mentioned in “c,” the possibilities in ratable values to the municipality – of a considerable portion of the district—will be seriously affected; while, if the subject of our protest is allowed to continue, the lowering of property values will require that a revision of assessments be made.
(e) The power employed in connection with the works (an oil engine) is of the highly objectionable, intermittent explosion type. Its incessant din while working (which, through day and night, continues on some occasions for as long as nine hours) is a menace to nerves and to health, and to those residents most acutely affected would constitute a direful affliction in the event of sickness.
AUSTRALIA’S favorite actress, Miss Dorothy Brunton, was amongst the visitors to “The Fernery” on Sunday last.
MRS Maloney has secured a renewal of the lease of the Pier Hotel, Frankston.
IN response to the Melbourne Hospitals’ appeal for winter blankets the pupils of the Frankston State School clubbed their pennies and sent a blanket in on the second day.
Miss Fulton’s little people in the Infant Room are now busy “getting 270 pennies for a blanket from us.”
INADVERTENTLY, both the Caledonian Society’s concert and Miss Dorathea Macmaster’s recital in aid of the blind were paragraphed as for the one date in our last issue.
The Scotch concert is on the 15th and the recital on the 22nd inst.
Messrs Geo Patterson, Will Elder, Fred Champion, Piper McLeod, and Misses F. M. Vines, Jean Grey and Agnes McConnell (the last two being pupils of Miss Mavis Walters, of Mordialloc) will appear at the Scotch concert next Friday night.
ON June 15th, at the Mornington Presbyterian Church, Miss Elsa Bieri, daughter of Mr and Mrs F. Bieri, was united in holy matrimony with Mr F. C. Flood, son of Cr and Mrs Flood.
The Rev J.F. Sims, of Mordialloc, officiated.
The bride was simply but daintily attired in white Crepe de chine, trimmed with honiton lace, and carried a posy of white roses.
The honeymoon was spent in the Healesville district.
THROUGHOUT the last tourist season complaints regarding the inadequacy of the steamer service to Sorrento were rife – on special occasions the Hygeia and the Wyreema were unable to cope with the rush.
It is now stated that the Loongena, for so long the principal Tasmanian boat, will most likely make trips to Mornington and Sorrento in the summer months.
THE last monthly meeting of the Tyabb Progress Society, held on the 23rd June, was very well attended and proved a very interesting gathering.
After several important items of correspondence, including railway matters, cool storage of pears, and nomination of officers had been dealt with, the debate, Practice v. Theory, and their relation to each other, was opened.
Mr Jas. Young was the first speaker and he kept the meeting very much interested for about 20 minutes. Mr Young contended that man would be no good without theory.
Mr Fred Stockton placed them in reverse order, and, speaking for about half an hour, related instances relating to his own life from babyhood, and also quoted largely from history to prove his side of the question.
Mr Stockton contended that practice came before theory.
The debate will be continued next meeting, when Mr P. Val Kerr and others will voice their opinions on the subject.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 8 July 1921