Association not representative
It is true that the group that calls itself the Residents Association does not really represent the people who live in Titahi Bay.
It is a small group that has badgered the council for years over matters that have never been agreed upon by the community as a whole.
It is also true, however, that council members and politicians are not acceptable as members of residents’ associations, because they are not impartial and their membership constitutes a conflict of interest.
I would be delighted to see a truly representative association that was not obsessed with the issues of a minority and had the common good of us all at heart. the Cannons Creek area will perform the same function, too.
If so, it appears to be working very well.
The clumps of weeds are collecting more and more silt and organic matter, enabling them to grow even bigger.
Perhaps the solution would be to keep the gutters clear of vegetation and silt by sweeping them more often.
The council workers do a good job of picking up the inorganic rubbish in the gutters, but now we have weeds and grass growing there, which is becoming as unsightly as the rubbish used to be.
In some places, the gutters and footpaths look as if they are in an abandoned area.
Cannons Creek is one of the older suburbs and is in need of maintenance before the problem becomes bigger and requires repairs in the gutters, caused by the roots of the weeds penetrating, and enlarging the cracks in the concrete.
When were the gutters last sprayed or swept?
The amount of flowers and weeds on the vegetation indicates it was quite some time ago.