I am impressed with the honesty of the articles I read in your blog. As Cr Elliot says, we have an increasing problem with accommodation for some of our elderly residents in Kapiti.

Currently there are 98 over-65’s with health issues and doctor letters who do not have a satisfactory roof over their heads. They are on the crisis housing list for the elderly in our area.

We have to do something about this situation. The building of an “Abbeyfield Home” would be a help. I have raised the issue at every planning meeting of council but we need four other councillors to acknowledge the problem and deal with it. Some of us councillors will raise the problem at the annual plan meetings early next year and, God willing, we will help those less fortunate in their old age who are suffering.

Best wishes for a happy and generous Christmas and New Year.

Cr Dr David Scott, JP