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Do I have to have a Chronicle?

By Saintly - 9 September 2011 64

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I know this topic has appeared before and I am prepared for the comments from those who do not give a dam about The Chronicle being forced upon them but I am really hoping someone can provide me with information that will mean no more Chronicles for me.

I have phoned The Chronicle numerous times, had my details taken and confirmed I have a No Junk Mail sign on the letterbox. Each time I am promised that delivery will now stop.

The deliveries did stop for nearly a year but over the last few months they have started up again and though I have phoned each week to politely have my name and address placed on ‘the list’ they keep coming.  

I have no problems with The Chronicle being produced for those who want it but I am sick of the wastage. 

Reading comments from earlier posts others are too.  

Having a lump of paper, wrapped in plastic, thrown at every property in Canberra seems to be a bit over the top. 

Especially when those that take the time and effort to stop it are ignored and it is still enforced upon us.

I know many of you will comment that there are more important issues  I could use my time worrying about and once I have stopped plastic and paper being thrown in my driveway,  I will move on to stopping world hunger and creating world peace.

What’s Your opinion?


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64 Responses to
Do I have to have a Chronicle?
Jethro 5:33 pm 09 Sep 11

You could move to my house. I haven’t had one delivered in about 6 months, and I didn’t have to even ask!

Innovation 5:07 pm 09 Sep 11

00davist said :

johnboy said :

viewed in a certain way it is a breathtaking act of littering.

Yep, especially when the delivery kid decides to throw a wad of them in the scrub, to save time having to deliver them!

Don’t you live in Braidwood? Isn’t it called the Canberra Chronicle? I was going to suggest moving over the border but it looks like that doesn’t work either?

Henry82 4:45 pm 09 Sep 11

Just put up a big sign that says “NO Chronicle or I WILL HURT YOU”

grunge_hippy 4:42 pm 09 Sep 11

our delivery guy doesn’t even pause, let alone stop to see if there is a no junk mail sign. Just tosses it from the window of his car as he screams past.

James_ 4:35 pm 09 Sep 11

Rachie303 said :

I know I’m probably missing the point, but every thursday when I bring the empty bin back in, I pick up the paper in pop it in. It really is quite simple.

Yep you are.

00davist 4:16 pm 09 Sep 11

johnboy said :

viewed in a certain way it is a breathtaking act of littering.

Yep, especially when the delivery kid decides to throw a wad of them in the scrub, to save time having to deliver them!

johnboy 4:06 pm 09 Sep 11

viewed in a certain way it is a breathtaking act of littering.

molongloid 3:56 pm 09 Sep 11

Chronicle want to quote a large circulation to advertisers. Deliverers want to get their job done quickly without having to refer to a list. It’d probably take regulation and enforcement of such.

Some mischievous part of me likes the idea of a mass dumping of chronicles on their doorstep (a facebook group and event called “dump on your doorstep day” or something). But really, I’ll just bin it and move on. Bigger worries.

Rachie303 3:38 pm 09 Sep 11

I know I’m probably missing the point, but every thursday when I bring the empty bin back in, I pick up the paper in pop it in. It really is quite simple.

kezzafezza 3:36 pm 09 Sep 11

Our Chronicle is conveniently delivered on the day the wheelie bin goes out.

alaninoz 3:09 pm 09 Sep 11

James_ said :

I paid the kid delivering it $10 once and it stopped untill a new kid started.

That’s the thing – it depends on the deliverer and how much notice they take of the signs on the letterbox and the instructions from the Chronicle.

Thoroughly Smashed 2:54 pm 09 Sep 11

I was going to suggest maybe collecting them for a year and then dumping them on the Chronicle’s office door.

But that would require you to pick them up.

johnboy 2:34 pm 09 Sep 11

Photo added by me.

I find spring to be the worst time for Old Lawnkiller as you head out with the mower after winter to realise you’ve got 20+ papers piled up.

2.0 2:32 pm 09 Sep 11

I can sympathise with you, that looks like the front of my yard

James_ 2:25 pm 09 Sep 11

I agree – i have attempted to do the same jumping through every hoop they put infront of me, plus im getting sick of unwrapping the dam paper from the plastic to seperate it in the recycling.

I paid the kid delivering it $10 once and it stopped untill a new kid started.

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