As we are very close to the 1000 mark - if anyone remains to shake the tree (family or friends) for a few more supporters and we can fire up the printer to forward the stack of signatures to the Cairns City council.
In particular - any relatives or friends in Cairns you know really should know about the downside to removing what has been described by health experts as one of the great successes in public health programmes.
Thank you all for your support, some thoughtful messages too.
Tim writes "I'm voting on behalf of the children of Cairns who don't have a voice." which really does drive home those who will be most affected - the kids who are still to grow their teeth and at most risk of suffering from cavities down the track.
One of life's little twists: one of the councillors missed the last minute revised vote on the Fluoride removal because... wait for it.. he was at the dentist. He was actually in favour of leaving it as it was (strangely enough).