Tawa footballers missing out
The residents of Tawa will be saddened to learn that Wellington City is proposing to withdraw funding for the artificial pitch that was promised in earlier years (February 4).
Many will not be surprised that once again Tawa had been sacrificed. Equally, it would not be surprising if those funds are now used to provide even more facilities in the southern and eastern wards, where the number of facilities far exceeds those in the northern ward.
It is a sad indictment on Wellington City Council that very few of the Tawa football games can be held in Tawa.
Redwood Park simply cannot cope with winter conditions.
Lyndhurst Park is a wonderful facility, but the council’s policy of block cancellation without ascertaining pitch condition means it is often unnecessarily closed.
The council’s consultant recommends discussion with Porirua City Council to ensure that there is no ‘‘over-supply’’ of artificial pitches.
That suggests that Porirua City Council should continue to subsidise sports facilities for 15,000 of Wellington City’s residents and that two artificial pitches in the combined PoriruaTawa area are an over-supply.
This brings into the question the validity of the report and the author.
I urge all of Tawa to unite and force the Wellington City Council to reverse this proposal.