City council shirking responsibilities
Further to the letter from Genevieve Long (Nov 6) on the clearance of grass and litter from the cities riverbanks: Non-clearance of grass has done nothing to mitigate flooding. Litter is left behind by irresponsible people who have no regard for their environment and the enjoyment of the surroundings by others. But thank you for picking it up. I do the same on my morning walk.
We have a city council who are shirking on their community and elected responsibilities by not maintaining our city as they should. Plant a tree, chuck a few stones around it and call it landscaping. The council is the biggest pollution contributor by allowing overflow sewerage into your river, by not dredging to deepen the river, by not providing rubbish cans and by not keeping the river surroundings clean and tidy.
My park has about five contractors who don’t appear to coordinate maintenance. We have rabbits and possums, gorse and blackberry, only one rubbish tin, and a water management system in the swale that has killed all the eels and frogs. So much for protecting the