Statement from Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board regarding ongoing antisocial activities in Māngere Bridge
Over the last few weeks, antisocial activities have been on a rise in Māngere Bridge around the newly opened Ngā Hau Māngere Bridge. The local board is well-aware of these issues and has also heard the concerns of the local community.
The board wants to assure the affected residents that it takes the safety of its community very seriously, and has been working closely with agencies like Auckland Transport, Police and Māngere Bridge Residents and Ratepayers Association.
We have discussed a range of short-term strategies and long-term solutions with the council to help solve this problem including new technology to identify repeat offenders, improved signage, and increased compliance around noise control.
While we acknowledge that this does not provide an immediate solution, it’s a start and an indication of our commitment to continue working on a long-term strategy that can put a total stop to these antisocial activities in the area.
The board understands the importance of urgent action in this situation. We are committed to pursuing this matter with priority and urgency soon after the elected members are sworn in next week, and will update residents shortly after.
In the meantime, ahead of the upcoming Labour weekend, the board urges everyone to behave responsibly when using the public roads and facilities, and be kind and respectful to local residents so that one person’s celebration doesn’t become another person’s nuisance.