Letter to the Editor - Saturday, June 7: Light my way

MY WIFE and I have been living, as tenants, at Curacoa St, Coffs Harbour for over one year. It has intrigued us that a stretch of approximately 200 yards, starting from the end of Baptist Church school to the junction of North and Coffs Sts has been left without street lights.

While we appreciate the need for austerity, surely this should not be at the cost of safety, security and convenience to the public?

After about 6pm when the Coffs Library closes and right up to late hours of the night there are pedestrians and cyclists moving along this stretch as also over Carralls Creek boardwalk footbridge which leads to the cemetery and the road to Harbour Dr. People including teenagers commute towards the Plaza, Orlando St and the Jetty via the path adjacent to the TAFE Campus.

Would the City Council please be sensitive to this basic safety and convenience need for the public? Unless of course we are waiting for an avoidable emergency like an accident, theft, a late night brawl or molestation to stir someone out of their complacency.

LIEUTENANT GENERAL (RETIRED) AJAI BARNABAS MASIH



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