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On the beach, and in the car park at the end of Eastern Beach, there were even nappies and glass bottles. I didn’t think you were allowed alcohol on the beach. On Auckland Anniversary Day, you could not move for people down there. Something has to be done about this. I live in a local street and like to walk down to the beach from the end of Bleakhouse Road down the track. I don’t feel safe as there are big groups of people and with so much overcrowding, it can be intimidating. A couple of years ago I rang the council and there was an article done in the paper, but nothing seems to have changed, in fact it has got worse. I don’t know what can be done, but surely littering to this degree is not acceptable and illegal. Angela Hartley, Mellons Bay It pays to advertise IT WAS good to read the police are having success in advertis- ing on computer sites for those people they’re particularly inter- ested in. Some of those people are actu- ally going to the police them- selves, or other people are telling the police where these people of interest are found. It’s about time this approach was taken with public disclosure, instead of these people hiding in our communities and behind the Privacy Act. The police now have a whole lot of other eyes helping to make our communities safer, by get- ting these people off the streets. That’s besides Neighbourhood Watch and other groups doing their bit. We’ve also been given more information on recidivist crimi- nals, with the top recidivist hav- ing 1147 convictions, since 1980. Other top recidivists had over 600 convictions. Imagine all the court costs, police time, lawyer’s bills and legal aid these recidi- vists have cost us, the taxpayers, who always have to pay for their actions. It’s no wonder we need to keep these career criminals in jail. The law should not be regarded as some sort of game, with set times in jail for set crimes. There are people who say it costs us too much money to keep these criminal people locked up. But what about all the police time involved, the legal and law- yer costs and the public who are being constantly ripped off with robberies and break-ins and property damage? I’ve been broken in to three times since I’ve been in Auck- land. That’s not the average. I believe every home is broken in to every eight years on average, so I’m still below this unaccepta- ble average, thank goodness, but it’s no consolation. Barry Southon, Burswood Stunned by antics I WAS dismayed to read of the shenanigans at the recent spe- cial meeting of the Howick Local Board (Times, January 24, 28). The events as reported in your journal would seem to dem- onstrate the meeting was an example of petty parish-pump politics. The board chairman had moved for removal of his dep- uty from that offce, apparently because he didn’t agree with her on certain matters, and because she has a full-time job. Several other members sup- ported the chairman, all for no clearly-revealed reason. In the end, after a slanging match, the motion to remove Ms White was withdrawn. What a non-democratic exer- cise in futility and at a cost to ratepayers. The chairman and board members who precipitated this waste of time and money should take a good look at themselves and their continued involvement on the board, before ratepayers decide on their retention at the upcoming local body elections. Anthony Mercer, Howick Cut out the nonsense WHILE recently visiting friends in Wellington Street, Howick, they told me of their disgust at having to time and time again clean up the scattered rubbish from tipped over recycling bins. Nearly every Thursday night, gormless idiots returning from their night out in Howick Village tip over and scatter rubbish all over the pavements and roads. It was particularly bad oppo- site the old police station in Moore Street on the morning of January 25. I hope those responsible read this and realise their actions are a refection of their immature, mindless, fuel-injected brains and take heed. Nick Neben, Howick Letters to the Editor can be sent to: The Editor, Times Newspapers, PO Box 259-243, Botany, Auckland 2163 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (09) 271-8073. Letters should not exceed 200 words and should carry the name, residential address and contact telephone number of the author. Nom de plumes not accepted. After recent hot and sunny days that have drawn huge crowds to the seaside, Eastern Beach public spaces have ended up looking like refuse dumping areas. Times photo Marianne Kelly Letters to the Editor Featured letter each week will receive a Times pen.
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