Unlocked entrance allowing dangerous joyriders

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Reported in the Footpath/pavement category anonymously at 13:39, Sun 14 February 2016

Sent to Taupo District Council 21 sec later.

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The Public walkway between Cherry Lane and Acacia Heights Drive was recently mowed, but the chain/lock was not replaced and locked at the Cherry Lane end. On Saturday night a vehicle full of shouting hoons stormed up and down the complete path from Cherry Lane to the very top at Acacia Heights Drive. There are deep tyre gouges to prove this If anyone was walking along the path, they would have not stood a chance as the high section is a narrow path with no way to dive out of the way. Apart from extreme danger, there is also the risk of Town Water Infrastructure damage adjacent to the water tower should the vehicle get out of control on the very steep driveway. The current chain and posts, even when locked, are inadequate, as the posts are occasionally simply lifted out. Please re-lock ASAP, and strengthen the posts with concrete so that they are not lifted out of the way by any young drunks who feel they want a “hill challenge” driving to the top.

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Thank you for your enquiry. Request 1603545 has been officially lodged and assigned to the relevant staff member at TaupoDC. Future updates to this request will appear on this page. null
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This has not been fixed. The chain is back and padlocked, but this only offers a cosmetic fix. The chain post can still be simply lifted out. As decribed above, please concrete the posts in so that this driveway is properly protected from unauthorised persons driving dangerously on a public footpath

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