LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
parking problem, especially compared to my local centre, Mt Eden.
Furthermore there are some very pleasing prospects for this undervalued centre. The friendly man in Ray White real estate told me that the council had bought the carpark between New North Road and the railway line and was intending to turn it into a public plaza and build a pedestrian bridge to it from the station.
I wandered into Triniti of Silver and had a very nice coffee and muffin, served by polite and cheery staff. All I needed more was a seat in the sun from which to watch the trains passing. Unfortunately the old post office building had just one tiny round window facing north. From the plaque in the footpath outside I learned that the building had been a distinctive architectural achievement in its time. I guess you don’t need too many windows in a post office.
As a town centre, nearer to a railway than any other I can think of, Mt Albert must surely have a very bright future. So one day when the Helen Clark Square is bustling with people and there truly are no parking spaces to be found I am sure Richard Herrick and the Mt Albert Business and Community Group will be thrilled.