Beggars prompt call for more police in Addington

A residents group will ask the Waihoro-Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board to advocate for a full-time community police officer in Addington.

The Addington Neighbourhood Association will send a letter to the board before the end of the month, asking it to request police fund the officer.

The move stemmed from a community meeting where concerned residents were invited to talk about the issues they face with crime, rough sleepers and beggars.

Said association treasurer Graham Robinson: “Problems include male and female beggars following residents along the footpath, waiting beside money machines, and waiting for residents to come in and out of shops or the mall. Read more

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