Can­nons Creek trashed

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Can­nons Creek is be­ing ne­glected by Porirua City Coun­cil, a shop owner says, with rub­bish not be­ing picked up and street­lights out of or­der since Oc­to­ber.

Lake­side Dairy owner Ali Mah­mood says for six months coun­cil clean­ers have been do­ing a poor job, rush­ing through their twice-daily clean or not show­ing up at all. When Kapi-Mana News vis­ited last Thurs­day, an ex­ces­sive amount of lit­ter was scat­tered on foot­paths and in gut­ters out­side shops on War­spite Ave and Mun­gavin Ave.

‘‘It’s not clean,’’ Mr Mah­mood said. used to be like this.’’

Aside from the ap­pear­ance of the rub­bish, it causes prob­lems by blow­ing into shops and block­ing drains. Ev­ery time there is heavy rain there is flood­ing in Lake­side Dairy’s back room, Mr Mah­mood said.

An­other is­sue is five street lights out­side the shops. They have not worked since Oc­to­ber, Mr Mah­mood says.

He has com­plained to the coun­cil about both is­sues but said noth­ing changes.

Mr Mah­mood has paid rates as a busi­ness

‘‘It never owner for 24 years and a res­i­dent for 30, and said it is not good enough.

The coun­cil re­ceived a com­plaint on Novem­ber 15 about the street lights. It asked its con­trac­tor, Welling­ton Elec­tric­ity, to fix the cir­cuit fault, coun­cil gen­eral man­ager of as­set man­age­ment and op­er­a­tions Peter Bai­ley says. No com­plaints have been re­ceived since. The coun­cil as­sumed the prob­lem was fixed, Mr Bai­ley said. It is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated now.

Coun­cil clean­ers do the best job they can in Can­nons Creek, Mr Bai­ley said. They empty the bins, pick up lit­ter and blow loose lit­ter into piles and sweep it up. The coun­cil has also repo­si­tioned rub­bish bins to bet­ter lo­ca­tions, he said.

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