Tidy up the Peninsula
Take a drive around the suburban streets of the Peninsula.
Over the years, developers have come in and demolished many of the old homes and constructed villas, townhouses and blocks of flats.
Council required these builders to provide kerbing and a footpath outside these developments.
So we now have streets with a bit of kerbing and footpath, then weeds grass or gravel for most of the remainder of the street.
When it rains, this ad hoc kerbing fills up with water and spills out onto the bitumen roadway, because there is no drainage.
Rules should be made that no new developments should occur unless Council and developers work together to provide full kerbing and a footpath for the entire street.
Considering that kerbing and footpaths are a Council responsibility and that residents' rates contribute there should be no argument.
Council also do not fulfil their responsibility in maintaining the maintenance of street verges and leave it to residents to keep such areas tidy.
The suburban streets have been neglected for far too long and ratepayers deserve better.
Let's tidy up the Peninsula.
Email, 26 Dec 2018
R Fountain, Booker Bay