It's not a fun park

Your recent story about the young man injuring himself at Turpins Falls highlights a sad trend in the area.

Many of the thrill-seeking visitors to our region treat the whole journey as if it's a fun park. Burnouts and doughnuts on the road, wheel spins and skids on the dirt tracks, and then the leap from the falls.

While some would call it harmless fun, the recent accident has proved acting the larrikin can be very dangerous.

There have been three fires this summer on Shillidays Road near the falls, and the casual throwing out of rubbish by many shows a cavalier attitude by some of our visitors.

Rubbish can be picked up, albeit grudgingly, but fires and broken backs make the activity beyond a joke.