Broken glass and tagging sparks concern

Some of the mess discovered at the Strand waterfront on Wednesday morning.

Broken glass, litter, tagging and general disorderliness on The Strand waterfront this week, has sparked concern among some Tauranga residents.

A resident, who wishes only to be known as David, says he discovered the mess on Wednesday morning.

He says tagging, broken glass and alcohol packaging are just some of the items he has discovered.

“I am not proud at present to say the council are doing their best as this is not the first time I have seen this type of disgusting behavior.

“Something really needs to be done about this because it is the school holidays, kids will be down there and they have a high chance of getting cut.”

Tauranga City Council resource recovery and waste manager Rebecca Maiden says the issue is one which is important to council.

“We are concerned about broken glass in public areas at any time – not just school holidays – and encourage the public to report broken glass to us so we can arrange for it to be cleaned up as soon as possible.

“The Strand is cleaned daily with sweepers at about 6am. In addition, there is a dedicated janitor who patrols Tauranga’s CDB seven days a week picking up loose litter and cleaning up broken glass.”

People notice similar incidents throughout the CBD can contact Council at any time on 07 577 7000.


2 Comments

Dedicated Janitor?

Posted on 20-07-2018 13:20 | By colleena7

Strange... I’ve operated a business on the Strand for about 8 years and never seen a " dedicated janitor" at the northern end of the Strand. We clean our own gutter and footpath of broken glass ... especially Fri-Sat and Sun mornings. Outside the Strand Motel.

Not New

Posted on 19-07-2018 15:34 | By festino lente

Head down to the Strand any Sat or Sunday morning and these areas always have this mess. The kids playground has cans, bottles, glass etc. There is regularly bedding and associated items around the covered seating area (South Strand Area). And no we are not down there pre 6, so a fair bit is getting missed :-(

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