Playground needs work
To the editor,
Not too long ago there was no problem getting people to take part in community projects. Because, they were part of it. Just this morning I took time to walk around the town park. If you want to see for yourself take a walk down.
Not just inside the gate where you will be treated by garbage on the ground where people walk in. What happened to the flag pole? No flags, only a single peace of chain hanging from a bent cross arm. Shame. The flower box is full of weeds with a flower on them. Then, there is the crushed stone for kids to play on, surly they know the difference.
There should be stone compared to what they have on the playground in Bay Roberts.
A walk along the pond by the ball park, there are places that needs repair work done.
The backstop has been in need of repair for a couple of years. The dugouts need some missionary work done. The seats need new woodwork and I question the safety of the old wood for people to sit on.
Nothing has been done to keep the area tidy and safe for kids to play on.
Someone did some work on the dugout and left the old material where it fell. Trees are growing in the ball park area. Why say more? When our town allows things like this to go unnoticed, I wonder where their loyalty is? Is it to the town or is it self-serving? They have no problem spending our tax dollars in and around the town hall area.
Buying land, filling in ponds etc. But, when it comes to places where our young people should be encouraged to spend time, they neglect to maintain these areas as they should.
Maybe they can’t vote but their parents can. Where is our recreation commission? They were once a well-organized group. Now, the council wants to get people involved in a heritage society. I wish them luck. If our council wants volunteers they have to do a better job looking after the whole town and not just trying to impress the voters. —Frank Evely Sr writes from Clarke’s Beach