Unhappy with city council
caused by the Salvation Army, but by lazy people who had dumped beds, linen, clothes, soiled nappies, rotting food scraps and beer bottles.
It had rained on Sunday, so it all had to be put in a skip bin, which filled it to overflowing. This sort of thing happens each Monday.
Do people realise how much it costs to have it taken away? The handling takes time and effort that should be put to better use, such as pick-ups and deliveries.
If you want to donate, take it in the front door and hand it over. Don’t hide behind the building and dump your rubbish. I felt compelled to write about recent council decisions regarding funding and planning.
It is hard to believe that after 18 years of providing a valuable community service and gaining awards along the way, Mana Recovery has been placed in receivership owing to a loss of funding by the district health board.
The council has representation on that board. Was a defence put up?
The implication of the closure
will be felt from an environmental and social perspective.
Second, I note the decision by council to put the Porirua Market contract out to tender.
I live and work in our community and know the good work that the Lions club puts into the market, for little or no reward.
Contrast these two worthwhile community initiatives with recent council decisions:
The $185,000 cost of the city’s entry in the gigatown competition, in which we failed to progress to the final rounds.
The decision to buy the post office building at a cost of $570,000. The building will require money spent on earthquake strengthening. Has a feasibility study been carried out or is this another wish list idea based on someone’s vision of gentrifying Porirua City centre?
A council is an elected body that should be of the people and for the people. When worthwhile community programmes are dumped and ‘‘blue sky’’ thinking is employed there can be only one outcome – the few will benefit at the cost to the many.
They are all so dedicated. Where will people take things for last respect? Put the modern world on hold.