Stalls waved off

THE Alfred Cove Action Group is crying foul after Melville council closed down its verge-side stalls criticising a proposed wave park.

The group has been operating the stalls since January on the verges of sympathisers, but in July a council booking officer told them the stalls “have been brought to the City’s attention” and gave ACAG some rules to adhere to, including that they’d need a permit and insurance certificates.

However, last week the group’s application for a permit was knocked back, the kafkaesque explanation being that the verges weren’t bookable in the first place.

Undeterred, ACAG is holding a protest walk on Saturday September 2 from 10.30am, with their flyer urging participants to bring flyers sans personal abuse. The organisation is fighting the proposed relocation of the Melville Bowls Club into a hub on Tompkins Park and the development of a $25 million wave park.

The council will be holding a special meeting on August 22 to look at the “architectural and engineering design services” for the Tompkins Park redevelopment.

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