Keep ‘jewel’ as a safe park

On numerous occasions during the past year, I have house- and dog-sat for a niece who lives three blocks from Brown Park

Editor:

The following letter has been sent to Mayor Jack Froese and Langley Township council:

On numerous occasions during the past year, I have house- and dog-sat for a niece who lives three blocks from Brown Park, located at 240 Street and 51 Avenue, within the Township of Langley.

It is a favourite locale for me to include when exercising my niece’s two dogs, because of the ability to avoid a lot of traffic and its tranquil setting.

In recent months, I’ve also witnessed the parking area for Brown Park being paved, lined, and having appropriate concrete bumpers installed. However I have to question why the 100 or 200 feet of access to the parking area off 240 Street was not paved during the process? It’s nonsensical.

Subsequent to the paving of the parking area at Brown Park, I have personally witnessed at least one driver using it like a drag strip, because of the lack of speed bumps.

Locals have confirmed that this is becoming an ongoing problem. It is also a popular gathering spot for youth to have pot parties, disturbing the adjacent neighbours.

Brown Park is a little jewel within the Township of Langley that should not be allowed to become a nuisance to local residents.

Therefore, I appeal to council to ensure proper signage is posted adjacent to the park, that it be more frequently patrolled, and that speed bumps be installed within its parking area to better control those that would abuse the privilege of having access.

Don Gillis, Aldergrove

Just Posted

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered Langley girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

WATCH: Farm Country Brewing in Langley City expected to open in summer

Farm Country Brewing is currently under construction and is planned to open in summer 2019.

LETTER: Langley letter writer takes jabs at mayor’s jersey choice

A sports fan chides Langley City’s mayor for sporting an Oilers jersey in Canucks country.

LETTER: Local Liberal MP challenges letter writer’s facts on immigration

The local MP makes the distinction between asylum seekers, immigrants and refugees.

Dr. Keith Lamont, founder of Langley Community Music School, passed away at age 89

Dr. Keith Lamont’s funeral service is on Jan. 20 at the Langley Community Music School

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Book a ride on a driverless shuttle in Surrey or Vancouver

Automated vehicle demos are being offered, as the two cities plan pilot projects with the shuttles

Heavy snowfall expected on the Coquihalla

Snowfall warning in effect for the Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

Missing man from Crowsnest Pass could be in Lower Mainland

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Most Read