A Roving Reporter was walking her dog at Blackman Park this morning and was horrified to see a number of syringes under a bridge near the Blackman Park sports ground.
Upon being made aware of this discovery, ITC immediately contacted the Lane Cove Council and asked that they clean up the area. The Lane Cove Council quickly responded and advised they the syringes have been removed.
Make sure your children at all time wear their shoes when attending the park. It’s not uncommon for younger children to be playing around these areas while older children are playing sport.
It may also be a good idea to remind kids not to touch any syringe or sharp object.
In February this year, Esperance Shire Council shut down a park after a child picked up a used syringe and was pricked. The Shire was so concerned about the incident they offered a reward for information.
This is not the first time that ITC has been contacted about our local recreational areas being used for drug relating activities.
Another roving reporter sent us these pictures of rubbish found at Pottery Green.
The Lane Cove Council should consider taking steps to ensure that Blackman Park is cleaned before Saturday and Sunday sport at Blackman Park. They might also look at playground cleaning after weekends.
If you see syringes or homemade bongs at your local park or playground you can immediately report it to the Lane Cove Council via Snap Send Solve – This app is designed to help you quickly and easily report issues to LCC. Take a picture of the problem, upload it to the app and it is sent to lane cove council using GPS data.
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