Broken bottles, dumped rubbish and ‘‘night-time activities’’ at a Porirua East car park are raising the ire of a nearby resident, but police are promising to keep an eye on the area.
Bob Turner says the car park at 5 Bedford St – owned by Porirua City Council – is a regular weekend hangout for young people drinking alcohol. He has had bottles thrown into his yard and each Monday finds bottles lying around.
It is also a dump site for anything from chairs to televisions, along with other household rubbish, he says.
‘‘I’d love to see it better policed and some good lighting put up there to deter people from parking in the shadows and drinking.
‘‘It’s just a booze area and you can guarantee that’s not all that happens up there.
‘‘I’ve rung the council frequently and they do come and clean it up, but not until I make a fuss. I get charged a lot in my rates and I just want some peace and quiet from these nighttime activities.’’
A PCC spokeswoman told Kapi-Mana News the car park is on a ‘‘regular maintenance schedule’’, where litter is removed.
She says residents should contact the council on 237 5089 if they notice rubbish accumulating.
Rob Gregory, from the Cannons Creekbased Neighbourhood Policing Team, says they are ‘‘ definitely aware’’ of the car park and the after- dark activities.
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Dumping ground: The car park has become littered with rubbish and is somewhere after-dark activities occur, annoying one local resident.