Spruce up shops
RE: “Call to unite for cleanup,” ( Mt Druitt-St Marys Standard, November 18).
I’m so glad that someone wants to address this at Emerton Shops.
It’s very noticeable. Graffiti is one issue but so is the external cleanliness of Emerton Shopping Village and carpark area there, and also the carpark areas where the shopping complex is.
Apart from the petrol station and gym, I’m actually deterred from going to any business there because of how it looks on the outside.
It’s actually dirty and grotty and needs a thorough clean.
Whose responsibility is it to keep these areas clean aside from graffiti? The business owners or Blacktown Council?
I’d actually choose to go to the shopping centre at Plumpton because of the exterior of the buildings and carparks at Emerton shops.
Emerton Village is painted that horrible canary-yellow colour.
The shops need a facelift for sure. After being away from the area for a while, I can see that there are some new businesses, but they need a freshen up.
It’s not an affluent area and can draw in riffraff, but you don’t need the best of the best to take pride in what you do have.
I don’t understand why people can’t take pride in their neighbourhood and shared community spaces.
Are the people who do graffiti bored? Maybe they can graffiti their bedroom walls, or houses or cars if they are that bored?