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Civic Merry-Go-Round Closed

By Samuel Gordon-Stewart - 7 August 2005 12

While I was walking past the Civic Merry-Go_round today I noticed a few identical signs which said that the Civic Merry-Go-Round is closed due to a mechanical fault and will hopefully open again at the end of August.

It would appear that Environment ACT have for information if you feel like ringing them. I forgot the phone number, but I’m sure you can look it up.

I’m slightly confused, why are Environment ACT responsible for the merry-go-round?

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Samuel Gordon-Stewart 8:57 pm 08 Aug 05

Fair enough, just wondering.

Thumper 1:48 pm 08 Aug 05

It is heritage listed which falls under the portfolio of ACT Environment.

Absent Diane 1:38 pm 08 Aug 05

Just taking the piss……

terubo 12:32 pm 08 Aug 05

AD, the thought of quaffing cocktails (even worse, beer), then taking a ride on one of them rotating horses….there’d be more spew on the ground than in yr average pub on a Friday night.

Kerces 12:30 pm 08 Aug 05

When it’s going they usually have most of the grilles up and, as Sam said, have a knee-high (to me) fence around it instead.

By the way Sam, I thoroughly recommend the merry-go-round when you’re feeling happy. Sure, a bunch of 20-year-olds get some strange looks but if you don’t care it doesn’t matter. And if you do care, find a young relative to go with you.


Samuel Gordon-Stewart 12:15 pm 08 Aug 05

I’m pretty sure they have a little fence thingy which they can put around the merry-go-round. If they used that rather than the cage it would look a bit nicer.

I personally like the merry-go-round, haven’t been on it for many a year, but I would hate to see a pub in it’s place.

Absent Diane 12:06 pm 08 Aug 05

Paint job, throw in a few skimply dressed waitresses serving cocktails now your talking

johnboy 10:43 am 08 Aug 05

aren’t they using the grilles to control the crowd?

ie make sure everyone pays?

bonfire 10:13 am 08 Aug 05

they should definitely improve the ugly cage its in, and when its operating pull all the grilles up, not just one. even a lick of paint would help.

Absent Diane 9:34 am 08 Aug 05

I think they should get rid of that ugly waste of space – maybe replace it with a decent pub or something – I hate that thing

terubo 9:11 am 08 Aug 05

Surely a Merry-Go-Round should be the preserve of the CMD?

Kerces 9:00 am 08 Aug 05

Possibly because it’s heritage listed (I don’t know that it actually is, just have some vague idea of it).


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