Wil­liamson Park

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In re­ply to Shaun Fay’s let­ter (Coastal News, Jan 18) re Shapeshifter con­cert. For us who live near Wil­liamson Park, we had a very dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence with the event.

We had young peo­ple, very in­tox­i­cated from ‘pre-load­ing’, vom­it­ing and uri­nat­ing in our gar­dens and up drive­ways.

The con­cert went past 10.45pm and in fact it was noisy un­til 2.38am with bar­ri­ers etc be­ing dis­man­tled.

It would be in­ter­est­ing to know of­fi­cial noise lev­els as this seemed ex­ces­sive.

Branches were bro­ken off trees and gar­dens tram­pled in the park. Lit­ter was left ev­ery­where — I have picked up bags of it — small plas­tic pieces, cig­a­rette butts etc; just what we don’t want in our stormwa­ter and con­se­quently in our beau­ti­ful Whanga­mata sea.

I knew Mr Wil­liamson per­son­ally and feel it’s such an in­sult to his gen­eros­ity for the park to be used and abused in this way. JIL­LIAN MOR­RIS


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