Sunday, May 28, 2017

Taxi costs local $55 to go from Templestowe Lower to Donvale.

I thought I'd flag to be careful with taxis. A local resident recently took a taxi from Finns Reserve to Tunstall Square. The cost of the taxi ride was reportedly around $55.

Using the taxi fare estimator this fare shouldn't have been more than $30 and using Uber, perhaps under $20.

When time permits I'll try to find out more, but at this stage I wanted to flag people should be careful when taking taxis in the local area.

Kelvin Eldridge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tree fell onto car in Stradmore Avenue Templestowe

On May 15th I was out walking when I noticed the branch of a tree had fallen on to the car in Stradmore Avenue. I couldn't help feeling how relatively lucky the car was. The body of the car didn't appear to have any damage, but the rear bumper had been cracked, so the car did sustain some significant damage.

This is a good remainder to check where you park and make sure you watch out for trees. The street tree in front of our place has had branches fall on two occasions. I've suggested the council remove the tree, but each time they've simply removed the branches. To me that's a damaged car waiting to happen.

Kelvin Eldridge