I WAS surprised to read about the closure of the Island Drive roundabout in last week’s Letters to the Editor, I had missed the article in previous weeks. I searched for the article and have the impression that the council are closing it purely due to pedestrian traffic. I often see older people taking a break under the trees in the park before tackling the hill with their shopping. I also often see young people hanging out and playing on the playground. Now those young people will have to cross Shute Harbour Road to get to the playground down by Beach Road. Why is the council wasting money and not fixing real issues in the area? Where was the consultation with the public? This area is a lovely sanctuary on a hot day, and enjoyed by many.
Naomi Stent CANNONVALE