St George’s road ‘neglected’ – PLP
The PLP candidates for St George's have expressed concern at what they describe as “neglect” on the Wellington Back Road area.
Kim Swan, candidate for Constituency #2, said in a press release: “Despite being highlighted by the OBA in the lead-up to the last election, to date, little attention has been shown to the Wellington Back Road area where vegetation and shrubbery overgrowth on the railway trail and former golf course has made the area unsightly and a prime target for illegal dumping.
“In addition, the once golf clubhouse area on the boundary of constituency #1 and #2 remains an eyesore and is on the doorstep of seniors who live in the nearby Anchorage Apartments.”
Meanwhile, senator Renee Ming, candidate for Constituency #1, remarked: “Many of the residents we talk to in this area are deeply concerned at how this area has been neglected and worry that while it is already impacting on their quality of life it may also affect property values.
“We want to highlight these concerns and do our part to address them as quickly as possible,”
Mr Swan added: “This matter has been reported to both the Parks Department and Works and Engineering with the hope that there will be a clean-up and clearing out in the first instance and the area being placed on a regular maintenance timetable.”
Ms Ming said: “This, like so many other issues requires leadership and action. For too long when it comes to issues that matter in the East End, whether it's unemployment, pathways to status, attempts to shut down Lamb Foggo, crime in the Old Town or illegal dumping, there has been silence from those paid by the taxpayer to provide leadership and a voice to the people.
“St George's deserves better. We will continue to ensure that St George's is represented and that there is a voice for the people who live and call the east end home.”