PICK UP RUBBISH
The Auckland Council decision to cease mowing berms was met with a relatively muted public response. Property owners have coped.
When council mowing contractors on one occasion failed to mow local walkways to public expectation, howls of protest filled local newspapers. Somehow matters, perhaps as a consequence, were magically almost immediately put aright.
Your correspondent Gary Hollis quite rightly reminds us as others have done over the years of the utter devastation left by day trippers at Eastern Beach public reserve (Eastern Courier, February 14). It seems nothing has Eastern Beach locals appreciate visitors being tidy Kiwis.
changed. Our family lived in that area a decade ago. We would have spent many hours in those days distracted from our daily walks instead cleaning up the mess of marauding day trippers spoiling that special place for others more considerate than them.
Please speak up readers even if it’s not your backyard involved. Silence may be golden but not with this going on for so long.