by the editors
The Waikouaiti Coast Community Board has released the results of its
survey on a response to the problem of 'boy racers' at Warrington
About three quarters of respondents gave support for the proposal to
ring the playground and domain with large rocks, plantings and
lockable gates to exclude vehicles.
There were ninety two (92) responses received in response to the
questionnaire which was sent to Warrington ratepayers.
A number of respondents also took the opportunity to add comments,
chief sentiments among those expressed were that the problem is wider
than just Warrington, that it is a
Police matter and that any new measures should be visually attractive
and not restrict local use.
The results will be discussed at the next Community Board meeting on 1
September, when the board will make a decision in consultation with
the Warrington Reserve Group.
Do nothing: 7.6%
Place barrier across the road: 2.1%
Control access to playground with rocks & plantings: 76.0%
Control access to playground with timber posts, rails, chains: 1.1%
Control access to domain with rocks, plantings & possible gate: 75.0%
Control access to domain with timber posts, rails, chains & gate 2.1 %
Extend footpath at entrance to playground area: 54.3%