The Daily reported on its front page this morning how the pair spent each Tuesday morning tidying up the Cotton Tree Park Cenotaph, lest the council forget.and then
Yesterday, though, Prickles and his sidekick ran into strife when Sunshine Coast council workers confronted them, saying they were not permitted to clean up the Cenotaph site.
Prickles, who is 81 and served in the Royal Australian Air Force for 23 years, said he started tidying the Cenotaph a year ago. Michael saw Prickles at work and decided to lend a hand.
UPDATE: THE Sunshine Coast council has “unreservedly” apologised to Neal “Prickles” Longden and his sidekick Michael Powell, after the helpful pair were told by council staff they could not do maintenance work around the Cotton Tree Cenotaph.
Prickles, an 81 year old air force veteran, and his mate Mr Powell, have been voluntarily maintaining the site for a year, disappointed with the council’s maintenance regime.
Rumours are around that the Brisbane Festival Celebration which is held every year in September, may be finished because of "environmental issues". They're bloody fireworks and it's once a year.
I don't know what's going to replace this now that the F111 looks to be retired... I hear the FA-18s flying around tonight!
Morons just want to suck all the joy out of life!