Hands off our library
In regard to library hours being reduced at Cannons Creek Library; Gina and Bee, the Cannons Creek librarians, have an amazing tone within this tiny space.
Programmes are run throughout the school day for schools to take part of. After school, the library is buzzing with keen, eager children. During the school holidays the library is full on as well, with special programmes.
This library is the only place in Cannons Creek that has faxing available to the public and the selling of PCC rubbish bags. Computers, printers and the internet is of course also available. The newspapers and magazines are also well read.
There are a lot of people who are unable to travel often into Porirua CBD, so these facilities being available in Cannons Creek are crucial. This library is also a very important meeting place, and socially has a lot of value.
I was told that not one of our current Porirua City councillors has been into this library. I am very sure that per square metre, this is the most highly utilised council building.
Please, please – do not reduce these hours and put Cannons Creek residents at a disadvantage. (abridged)
PEARL FREEMANTLE, Titahi Bay had their financial benefits from the taxation policies of this Government.
KEN RAE, Camborne aside to protect the safety of other (ratepaying) swimmers utilising their resource?
Risks to the council itself presumably include an assurance as to ongoing water quality, somehow fully absolving PCC from liability for venue safety, possible park reinstatement in case of venture failure, and possible future scrutiny of the initial ‘‘consultation process’’.
Risks at Aotea Lagoon surely outweigh benefits. An alternative location is required in order to save us all from what could only proceed as a fully notified consent process (more submissions, hearings and ratepayer cost), and the possible involvement of the Environment Court.
PAUL CLIBBORN, Papakowhai