Wally Laycock is delighted to have played a role in securing a safer footpath.
Wally Laycock is delighted to have played a role in securing a safer footpath. Renee Pilcher

Wally stirs up safety issues

WALLY Laycock is proof one man can make a difference.

In mid January this year, Wally contacted The Gympie Times about safety issues elderly people, particularly those with walking sticks, would encounter when trying to cross the road at the corner of Fern and Ada Sts.

Four weeks after The Gympie Times ran the article, in which chairman of council's works and services committee Councillor Larry Friske had said "council was always receptive to anyone's concerns", the problem has been solved.

"I am very happy that council responded," Wally said yesterday.

"And I am happy that I was able to help achieve it."

Cr Friske said the council had an ongoing ramps program and was always willing to hear about any concerns such as the Fern and Ada Sts issue.

"We are committed to keep doing more ramps each year," he said.

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