Bas­ket­ball court needs at­ten­tion, says writer

The Compass - - OPINION - – Matthew Coombs writes from Spa­niard’s Bay

I’m writ­ing this let­ter to in­form your read­ers about the con­di­tion of the out­side bas­ket­ball courts in Spa­niard’s Bay. Af­ter sev­eral com­plaints last year, they fi­nally put good rims and mesh on the bas­ket­ball nets, but now it seems like they got no other work to do to it. There is glass and rocks all over the pave­ment and the lines on the pave­ment are fad­ing, al­most as if they never gave the court a sec­ond look af­ter­wards since last sum­mer.

Th­ese poor con­di­tions can re­sult in an in­jury to some­one one day, maybe even soon which is why there has to be some­thing done about th­ese con­di­tions. It’s not like it is go­ing to cost mil­lions of dollars to fix th­ese con­di­tions. All it takes is a lit­tle bit of the coun­cil’s money and a lit­tle bit of their time and at­ten­tion.

The coun­cil knows how many peo­ple play bas­ket­ball on this court but they just think that we should be grate­ful to have bas­ket­ball nets, which we are, but we would be 10 times more grate­ful when we feel one hun­dred per cent safe on the court.

Thanks for print­ing this let­ter and I hope the peo­ple of Spa­niards Bay will do the same by writ­ing to you and the coun­cil to voice their con­cern.

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