Close the alleyways now
After the assault of our parents in their Weka Place home we believe it is imperative to have the alleyway next door to their home closed.
The alleyways were originally built for the use of the mill workers catching buses but this no longer applies. They have become criminal gateways and this is often littered with used condoms, broken bottles and litter which our father has cleaned up.
As recently as last week another assault took place in another alleyway.
As ratepayers of this town our elderly parents are entitled to feel safe in their home but no longer do.
This issue was identified six years ago but was not considered a priority, it is now! Council has a responsibility to its ratepayers to rectify the situation. Putting up gates or moving the street light, as suggested by a certain person is not acceptable. The police and the Tokoroa community have been fantastic in their support. It is now council’s turn to step up and do the right thing. R McLean S Salale Tokoroa