After our last meeting Council staff agreed to walk along Marine Pde and discuss improvement opportunities. Yet another signage audit was promised, this time to remove graffitied signs and empty interpretive sign frames. As well, consideration will be given to improving the landscaping in the area. The future of our cream post and rail fences (pictured) is a concern as maintenance costs increase. The easy solution for Council would be to replace this photogenic fencing with stainless steel fences. And it won’t be just along our beach walkways; there are many kilometres of cream post and rail fences in Manly Ward at risk of disappearing. We need a commitment from Council that this won’t happen by stealth as the fences need maintenance.