Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - LETTERS -

Port Dou­glas and Moss­man Gazette - Wonga Beach res­i­dents, what are your thoughts on lo­cal youths get­ting into trou­ble with the po­lice? Have you, your fam­ily or friends had is­sued with Wonga youths caus­ing trou­ble? David Mot­bey - charge the par­ents aswell an pub­lic beat­ings for the lit­tle shits that runa­muk there. Wil Waas­dorp - it wouldn’t be so bad if the coun­cil spent the time and funds on giv­ing the kids some­where to go and oc­cupy them­selves. such as em­prov­ing the bmx track, build skate ramps, beach vol­ley ball or bas­ket­ball courts, even a sec­tion of land al­lo­cated to be­come a botan­i­cal garden where kids can go once a month and plant trees and plants and learn about how to care for lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment. surely things like this would put a dent in the crime caused by youth in wonga cre­ate an op­por­tu­nity for th­ese kids as even our two daugh­ters wish there was more to do here in wonga. Alex Hei­dke - It’s not just wonga. Bored kids roam in moss­man burbs too. Melissa Hills - Com­mu­nity bus so they can come into moss­man to use skate park and other ac­tiv­i­ties, fine the par­ents when there kids are run­ning around af­ter 7pm. David Mot­bey - a burnout pad would be in favour!!keep the kids an adults some­thing to do day an night,but then the cops would pick on em bout there cars then so ya cant win :-( Jessie For­rest - I grew up in a place sim­i­lar to Wonga and we kept our­selves oc­cu­pied and out of trou­ble. I’m sure there’s a small par­cel of land around the home that they can cre­ate a garden from, you can also buy bas­ket­ball hoops for about $30 and at­tach them your­self to a pole or garage and you can buy beach vol­ley ball kits on eBay for about the same price. Com­mu­nity ar­eas are a fan­tas­tic idea but I’d be look­ing to the par­ents not the coun­cil to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for youth en­ter­tain­ment in the in­terim. Wil Waas­dorp - even a mo­tor x track close to wonga so it does’t an­noy the res­i­dents as there is many kids with bikes. this would be an op­tion like i said its up to the com­mu­nity and coun­cil to work to­gether to keep them off the st

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