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Letter Of The Month: Stop Polluting Our Neighbourhood

By Wally Wintle (Rtd) of Bondi on July 26, 2011 in Other

Dear Beast, I have a question for the local community and Waverley Council regarding what I believe is a serious environmental problem for our streets.

How does a weekly magazine called The Wentworth Courier have permission, and the authority, to distribute their magazines all over our footpaths and pollute the neighbourhood every week?

I have written on a number of occasions to the magazine without reply, so I called the publishers to ask that multiple copies of The Wentworth Courier are not thrown randomly across the entrance to my home. I spoke to a Wentworth Courier representative last month and asked why is a man driving a car allowed to distribute the magazines by throwing them out of his window as he drives through the streets at a continual speed of less than 10km/h?

The representative assured me this method of distribution was not sanctioned by the magazine, and that The Wentworth Courier does not organise or endorse this dangerous, irresponsible action.

And despite giving my address to be excluded, the next week another load of the magazines arrived on my door!

The ridiculous amount of Wentworth Courier magazines all over our footpaths every Wednesday afternoon results in many copies being left on local footpaths and in front of residences for days.

Since when does one household need multiple copies or, for example, a block of flats with six apartments need up to twenty copies strewn all over the place? Is anyone else fed up with this urban pollution?

How does any company have the right to dump magazines onto streets from a car window by a motorist driving at a dangerously slow speed? Why are Waverley Council and the RTA not aware or taking action against the Wentworth Courier publishers after years of this dangerous, arrogant commercial practice being ignored?


  1. Wally Wintle is a man of greatness, gracing the halls of St. Bedes College for over 30 years, a coordinater of Solomon for many years he is pretty heaven. He digs chilling in the donga with the boys and discussing our weekends as well as fraternising with the folk of Adelaide on cricket trips. In his spare time he watches the Beda boys in the ammos and is the publisher of the world famous Golden Gazette, loves a Guinness and chubs up while coaching the cricket team. This group is for all people who think Wal is a king among men. I know i do. If you cats have any stories or pics of the old man feel free to chuck them up on here, it will be swell. He is NOT from Bondi and he has no history living in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.



    Posted by: TONY | July 28, 2011, 4:43 PM |

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  2. I would love to be able to stop the distribution of the wentworth courier to my front door. I have contacted the publisher but to no avail. I have never read a single issue and never will.

    It is an appalling example of waste and unnecessary pollution.

    Posted by: Barret | September 11, 2011, 10:42 AM |

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  3. Hear hear!

    I can use a “no junk mail” sticker on my letterbox, which is reasonably effective, but it seems I can’t prevent this waste of paper and plastic wrapping from being delivered unrequested every week.

    I’d love to hear of any stories of successfully stopping the delivery of this literal rubbish.

    Posted by: Nick | August 23, 2013, 3:42 PM |

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    • Oh noooooooo It’s baaaaack!!! The Wentworth Courier is once again, being DUMPED at every single address in the eastern suburbs. Gotta be completely illegal. Wally Wintle we need you!!!

      Posted by: Jamo | November 17, 2020, 4:21 PM |

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  4. Totally agree – it is a stack of junk mail, combined with a few editorials, wrapped in plastic. What a waste!

    Posted by: Cormac | November 20, 2016, 12:05 PM |

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  5. You can report this to the EPA, junk MAIL itself is not an offence, however it must be delivered into a mailbox, not left anywhere else, it becomes dumped rubbish if it is not inside a mailbox, and the epa will take action against the distributor.

    Posted by: Joe | November 29, 2020, 11:53 AM |

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  6. I live in coogee and have not missed the damn things at all, save the planet stop the Wentworth courier and all the
    stupid junk mail for coles etc that go along with it as well

    Posted by: simon | December 12, 2020, 8:22 PM |

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