So now the Nelson City Council has had to “show its hand” in regard to the Brook Valley Motor Camp.
Posted at its entrance we have notices proclaiming “closed to casual campers” and “no freedom campers”, yet surely these are the classes of visitors who should be directed to the area.
The posters seem to confirm the unpublished policy of the council to this facility since they took it over. Death by neglect seems to be the process by which they can redesignate the area for other purposes.
Their mismanagement of this potentially profitable asset amounts to a dereliction of duty which in some areas would attract courts martial and firing squad.
Ambitious plans for the Waimarama Sanctuary, mountainbiking and the like will affect the whole of the area from Bridge St up to the ridge of the sanctuary.
The council is obviously looking for a “clean canvas” in regard to the camp area.
How long before the concrete sided Brook Stream is covered over to make more traffic space and some of the larger houses in the area become “bed and breakfast”. After the Brook Valley Camp. could Maitai Camp be next?
John Watson, The Wood, 9th April
Letters to the editor
The Nelson Mail, Saturday, April 12, 2014
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