ratanui rdParaparaumu-Raumati Community Board Members Bernie Randall and Guy Burns have been informed that Council will recommend this Thursday to make an earlier start on the proposed roundabout at the corner of Ratanui Road and Mazengarb Road. Guy Burns will support the recommendations at the meeting on Thursday.

It follows community concerns raised at Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board meetings about the number of accidents and traffic congestion.

Mothers doing the morning school run and workers returning home in the evening should be very happy.  Surely this good news demonstrates that strong advocacy by Community Board members on Council staff through e-mails can achieve a good result for Paraparaumu residents.

That hasn’t been the case so much for Waikanae people, however, where opposition to the proposed changes to the Main Road and the call for an immediate start on the northern link for a second crossing of the railway line for Waikanae East have had no apparent effect. —Eds