Friday, February 23, 2007

Working together

There was a meeting today between one of the Town councils, the NEA RC members and the volunteers from the estate. There have been complaints of irresponsible feeding and also of cats running around upstairs and defecating in the corridor.

Some of the RC members were complaining about the cats running around upstairs and I explained that these were not the same as the cats in the void deck. We explained that a better approach was needed to help curb the problem of people feeding upstairs and it should be an approach where everyone - the TC, the HDB, the RC, NEA and residents are all working together to cause the minimum of inconvenience to the residents without having the cats killed.

The NEA mentioned that if the residents could help them keep an eye out for irresponsible feeders, they will come down and have a word with them. Of course they can also fine them for littering if they continue to leave food around. The NEA officer told us that they do give a two hour grace period for caregivers who may cover wide areas and need to come back and pick up.

I also said that with the artificial "HDB looks after the inside of the flat, but TC looks after anything outside" divide, it is going to be very difficult to get anything done. He suggested having a meeting with the HDB as well.

It was great to see the caregivers who made it a point to attend.



Anonymous vegancatsg said...

It's really great to see the different groups of people (like a multidisciplinary approach to a problem) coming together and resolving community problems effectively and humanely. I hope this style to management will catch on with the rest of the estates.

25/2/07 11:15 AM  

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