Titahi Bay Beach signs
On behalf of the Titahi Bay Community Group, I am pleased to report, in response to Peter Keats’ letter (June 9) that consultation is under way with Porirua City Council for new signage at Titahi Bay Beach after the issue was raised in the latest Titahi Bay Village Plan.
If Peter or anyone else would like to participate in the process, the contact person is Trudi Sutcliffe ( trudi. sutcliffe@ gmail.com). The proposed designs may be viewed on the Titahi Bay Community Group’s public Facebook page.
Reasons residents and visitors come to our city is because we don’t have parking meters and they can park close to shops.
Public toilets are a must, as well as some in the MegaCentre. That could be done by using some of the vacant shops and would save ratepayers money.
A grassed area is not going to bring business to Porirua when people can go to the mall, which is clean and warm and there’s no worry about getting hit by a skateboard or bike.
The council has so much of ratepayers’ money. Maybe it could ask the people on the street what our city needs instead of coming up with things that are of no use for a big part of the year.
The year 1965 was special for us all, especially for Titahi Bay Little Theatre. At the annual meeting that year theatre members voted not to alter performance nights to fit in with popular TV programmes.
I directed a first birthday music hall, which was staged in St Matthew’s church hall because the society could not afford the rental charges for the army hall in Whitehouse Rd that year.
We rehearsed in our flat behind Dr Alan Smith’s surgery. His evening patients enjoyed listening to the music that floated through the walls and entertained them while they waited. Theatre president Ken McCormick’s young son Gary starred in the August school holiday children’s concert that year, wearing a tutu, and our son Alistair is now very pleased he did not win the city’s beautiful baby competition, staged in Porirua’s spanking new store, James Smiths.
In 1965, Titahi Bay Little Theatre received a grant for £900 from the Golden Kiwi, a fortune in those days. Here’s hoping another fairy godmother will support Porirua Little Theatre’s exciting