Park doesn’t cut it
CONCERNS RAISED ABOUT SNAKES, RUBBISH
RESIDENTS have expressed concern after a number of parks and reserves in the Mt Druitt area have become overgrown, providing a safe haven for snakes.
The park in Idriess Cres at Blackett is among the worst in the area, with grass reaching almost a metre high and rubbish being dumped across the park.
John Fyfe has lived in the area for 28 years and said it was the worst it had ever been.
“It is the worst I have ever seen it – people are now dumping rubbish in there,” Mr Fyfe said.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there were snakes in there – the whole park is just unusable at the moment,’”
“All our neighbours have kids that could be using the park but instead have to play on the road and it is dangerous.
“It is not just the park here – I have seen parks all around the area like it including median strips on Carlisle Ave.”
Helen Smith, of Minchinbury, agreed the parks had become out of control.
“I live across the road from (Everton Park) and I can no longer play with my 18-month-old son due to the grass being taller than he is,” she said. “The grass has been like this well before Christmas. I emailed Blacktown Council but nothing was done until last week.”
The Standard also received complaints about overgrown grass in Luxford Rd, Mt Druitt, Cobbler Cres, Minchinbury, and Noumea St, Shalvey.
Brothers David and John Fyfe are fed up with the state of the park in Idriess Cres, Blackett.