Monday, April 27, 2009

SOS NEWTOWN

A press release from the New Zealand Police today revealed community constables are going to be working with Tranz-Metro and talking to commuters about problems in their areas, while in transit on the train. This is a "new initiative" launched today and already condoned by the writer of this email on the basis that these constables will be talking to people going to and from work. This means essentialy that they are, people with jobs, people with median range incomes, people with insulated homes, people from good neighbourhoods.

What about our Community Constable Damian Rapira-Davies who works for the poor, for those of you who don't know what that means, low and fixed income families with freezing cold council flats in poor neighbourhoods. If this is what the police is going to do with their "precious" resources we need to build a railway station in Newtown!

Maria van der Meel

4 Comments:

Blogger maria van der Meel said...

Hello Newtown,

The article suggesting community constables are to ride the trains to talk to commuters in transit comes as a result of a number of incidents some more serious then others. This however was not clear in the press-release from the police and it seems this "new initiative" is badly needed.

My apologies for this confusion it has been made clear to me now and consider yourselves informed also.

Cheers Maria

4:31 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

Perhaps the initative might be expanded to bus trips throughout Wellington.

A lot can be said in the distance between bus-stops.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Perhaps the initative might be expanded to bus trips throughout Wellington.

A lot can be said in the distance between bus-stops.

9:16 PM  
Blogger maria van der Meel said...

The writer has recently created an E-petition on the council website awaiting approval. It asks for "Extension of the liquor ban City wide".

This will give you an opportunity to not only stop drinking in public places all over town but contribute to changing a social problem deeply embedded in our society.

This way we all have to behave and stand to be excellent role models for our children. Sounds like a win/win situation to me.

Go Wellington Newtown will love you for it!

5:43 AM  

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