I wanted to write and publically lend my support to the calls to turn Catherine Place into private property.
Catherine Place has the potential to be one those bright spots in the West Auckland cityscape. But in its current state it is a blight on Henderson and quite frankly a sore point for myself, shop owners and residents alike.
Having broken up a brawl there between teenagers in 2009 I know first hand the problems of intimidation and vandalism that our hard working shop keepers are dealing with on a daily basis.
I have been working closely with local business owners, the council and NZTA and have spoken to the Mayor Len Brown personally about how to resolve this issue. Let's claim our town back!