Teenagers use council facilities 'in the dark'
Teenagers are using facilities at Umina oval in the evening, despite Central Coast Council not providing lighting for the area.
They are using the skate park in the dark and have been photographed playing basketball in the headlights of parked cars.
Business woman Ms Gabby Greyem has sent the photographs to Central Coast Council and local state and federal politicians.
"In the foreground, to the right of the photo, you can see a dark shadow of a tall spotlight pole over the basketball court and the skate park with existing lights, that are not on," she said.
"These kids play a regular game more than once a week and they have no light.
"They are using their car lights to light the half-sized basketball court that only has one hoop," she said.
"It's too dark to see in the photo, but there are also kids trying to skate in the skate park in pitch black.
"The community wants to use the Peninsula Recreation Precinct for healthy activities after dark.
"Across the park in the background of this photo, you can see the football oval and the tennis court are brightly lit."
Ms Greyem thanked the Council for turning on the dim footpath lights located along the walkways in the recreation precinct.
"So many community members are commenting that they feel safer walking in the park as a result.
"Please can you also turn on the skate park spotlight until 10pm every weeknight and until midnight Friday and Saturday nights?" she asked Council staff
Media release, 1 Aug 2018
Gabby Greyem, Jasmine Greens Kiosk