Got issues? Who ya gonna call?

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Rubbish bags dumped on the roadside, a bowled road sign, a threatening dog, a broken path – who are you going to call if these or other issues occur in the neighbourhood?

One of the first and easiest actions is to let the Waikato District Council know through its online Request It service – here on a tab on its website homepage

Requests for Service here are handily listed into most often requested categories but if none fit there is an Other Requests section.

Seen rubbish dumped on the roadside? Let your council know. [Photo: Jorge Zapata/Unsplash]

Recent experience suggests acknowledgements are prompt and requests do get action. For some issues numbers count so rally friends and neighbours also concerned about an issue and encourage them to lodge requests, too.

Longer term issues, for example, new amenities in a park or more or different services in the community can be brought to the attention of Waikato District Council Tamahere councillor Aksel Bech (contact details here) or the Tamahere Community Committee (contact details here).

The committee usually meets on the first Monday of the month at the Devine Rd Tamahere Community Centre (with the exceptions of public holidays such as Easter). Its meetings are open to community members to attend or make presentations about issues of concern. For the latter contact the secretary to be included as an agenda item.

Again, numbers can make a difference to the power of your case. So, if you can get friends and neighbours on board to add weight to your suggestions, complaints or requests.

Liquor licences

A number of Tamahere Forum readers have recently made comments on stories related to the new restaurant and bottle shop at the village centre.

The process for submitting on a liquor licence application is set out in law and is explained here.

Public notice of liquor licence applications are listed on the council’s website and can be viewed here.

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