Fenc­ing rail lines not the an­swer

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

I read an ar­ti­cle in the Waikato Times on Fri­day, July 27 re­gard­ing fenc­ing rail­way lines to make it a safer place.

As a per­son liv­ing op­po­site Bed­ford Park for more than 20 years, I see peo­ple climb­ing the fence nearly ev­ery day.

I use the park reg­u­larly and at this time there is a large sec­tion cut in the net­ting and also an­other cut sec­tion in the Firth St area.

Peo­ple will do what­ever it takes to get over the fence or through it.

A fence is not the an­swer but in say­ing that I don’t know what the an­swer is.

My heart­felt sym­pa­thy goes to Zac’s fam­ily.

What hap­pened to them? Well it’s very sim­ple.

They were not nec­es­sary. We have the coun­cil to look af­ter the ratepay­ers.

Hugh Ver­coe and his coun­cil will save $100,000 by re­mov­ing the community board and this is a good start.

The next to go would be the re­gional coun­cil; they don’t do any­thing ei­ther and what sav­ings that would make. The Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil is quite ca­pa­ble of do­ing the job.

We don’t need any­body else.

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