Leave book bus
I distinctly recall writing a crusading letter to the editor of this paper about the time when, for the second time, cuts and proposals to stop the wonderful Auckland City Council’s book bus were raised in yet another cost-cutting exercise.
Sadly, it took many complaints from the then two buses’ users before some sensible reasoning and saving of our sanity. Councillors alike realised the usefulness of the weekly, public service this “front-doorstep” of council actually provided.
I’m not yet in a resthome, pensioner village, or even a regular user of this worthwhile service. But I can write, speak up and condemn those publicly elected persons, along with the faceless bean-counters who have never needed such a community service, or witnessed its use in action at its regular stops.
A Rugby World Cup will come and go, but book bus users will forever be found within this “first city of the South Pacific”, as the council likes to call us. DR PETER BOYS