Footpaths perilous for unwary walkers
I am getting rather peeved at the drivers who just back out of their driveways without even bothering to look to see if there is anyone walking on the footpath either side of them. Again I had another close call. The driver backing out of a driveway, doing up the seat belt, not looking at all for anyone on the footpath. Just as well I was awake. I would have been hit, it was that close.
I saw the vehicle backing out and stopped walking.
If a young child had been there, that child would have been run over. No doubt about it.
Even someone on a mobility scooter would have been hit.
My dog and I walk quite a bit. I don’t want either of us hit.
Come on drivers, if you can’t turn around in your yard, try backing into your driveway, especially when there’s a fence or hedge on your sides. Then you have a much better chance of not hitting a person, or running over a child.
Hopefully, it won’t happen again. But if it does I shall report it to the police. S Petersen
Tokoroa given by Mr Shaw.
As a matter of interest, planting at the southern end of the lake and some around the lake suffered the same fate.
There was no dumping of concrete fill there. Who dumped the fill? The council either dumped it or gave permission for it to be dumped, so it knew it was there. To say it wouldn’t grow is rubbish, everything else grew. The convolvulus and other weeds grew OK; they covered the plants. That is why they were partially mown then sprayed. The people involved were too lazy to fulfil their contract and look after them and they knew they could get away with it, indeed they made such a good job of destroying the lake planting (and others) they had their contract renewed without even having to tender for it.
Once again if there is any blame to be apportioned it will go to the people at the bottom of the pecking order and not the people who earn the big salaries for shouldering responsibilities.
This time it’s the Community Max scheme.
How can we have any faith in a council that will not admit its mistakes and if mistakes were made, it’s someone else’s fault?
How can we as a community work with a council we can’t trust?
We are fed up as ratepayers just paying the bills; we want value for money. If private sector people produced the shoddy work and services we have to endure they would be down the road sharpish.
Come on South Waikato District Council, stop giving ratepayers the fingers.
(Edited) R Freeman