Village lighting concern

LETTER

For years now the entrances to The Salvation Army Retirement Village, Aberdeen Road, has nothing to light-up the “Entry and “Exit’’ driveways. This is really dangerous for folk living in the village, and for pedestrian living and walking on Aberdeen Road. It is a hazard for traffic going in and out of driveways in the darkness. On severaI occasions I have driven onto private property due to no llighting.

By comparison Te Wiremu Home is a fine example of fantastic lighting.

This matter should be treated with urgency before someone is injured.

Ethel Williamson

Footnote response from Captain Kevin Waugh, The Salvation Army, Gisborne:

Dear Ethel

Thank you for bringing your concern to our attention.

While the Edward Murphy Village doesn’t have its own lighting at the entrance point, there is a street light between our property and the neighbours. However, there is no exit lighting back on to Aberdeen Road.

I will personally pass on your concern to our Social Housing Team in Wellington, who have the responsibility for tenancy and property matters at Edward Murphy Village, and suggest that they look at the overall external lighting at both entry and exit points as well as the lighting around the drive areas and footpaths in the village.

For years now the entrances to The Salvation Army Retirement Village, Aberdeen Road, has nothing to light-up the “Entry and “Exit’’ driveways. This is really dangerous for folk living in the village, and for pedestrian living and walking on Aberdeen Road. It is a hazard for traffic going in and out of driveways in the darkness. On severaI occasions I have driven onto private property due to no llighting.

By comparison Te Wiremu Home is a fine example of fantastic lighting.

This matter should be treated with urgency before someone is injured.

Ethel Williamson

Footnote response from Captain Kevin Waugh, The Salvation Army, Gisborne:

Dear Ethel

Thank you for bringing your concern to our attention.

While the Edward Murphy Village doesn’t have its own lighting at the entrance point, there is a street light between our property and the neighbours. However, there is no exit lighting back on to Aberdeen Road.

I will personally pass on your concern to our Social Housing Team in Wellington, who have the responsibility for tenancy and property matters at Edward Murphy Village, and suggest that they look at the overall external lighting at both entry and exit points as well as the lighting around the drive areas and footpaths in the village.

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