Spruce up shops

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FEEDBACK -

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?

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