Alex Scott

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Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year ago
Duke Street...Between Wentworth and Carmarthan
Supported a comment by SarahRose Werner on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 1 month ago
SarahRose Werner
As I come off the boardwalk and go past Market Square heading south on Water, I'm very aware of how separated I now am from the waterfront by parking lots, fences, gates, signs reading "cruise ship passengers only" (= Saint John residents not welcome). Looking forward to the continuation of Harbour Passage to Tin Can Beach.
Supported a comment by Teri Emrich on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 3 months ago
Teri Emrich
I read in the paper the brown building is slated for demolition this fall. It would be great if the lot was converted to a public space like a community garden or something similar. With lack of access to outdoor space many residents of this street spend all day sitting on their stoops/sidewalk. It would be great to see a positive community space here.
Supported a comment by Teri Emrich on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 3 months ago
Teri Emrich
I live on this block and understand that this is how people like to spend time with their neighbours, but it can be intimidating walking down the sidewalk with large groups of people loitering there. Not to mention all the garbage it generates (as someone already noted) - perhaps a start might be more city garbage bins on this block.
Supported a comment by SarahRose Werner on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 3 months ago
SarahRose Werner
I agree we need for garbage bins, although in my experience a lot of the street garbage in the peninsula comes from garbage bags getting torn open (seagulls, feral cats, raccoons, bottle hunters, etc) so that the contents escape and blow around. Where garbage ends up is not necessarily where it originated.

RE: "intimidating," I'd say that this strikes to the heart of what a "safe community" really means. Passersby feel intimidated because they see a group of potential hostiles, not a bunch of neighbours hanging out. To me, moving the group off the streets is treating the symptom, not the real problem. How do we foster a community where people feel safe simply because hostility is rare and when it does happen, others step in and tell the hostile person to cut it out? Part of this is the passer-by feeling safe. Another part is the residents feeling included and valued, not feeling as if no one respects them so they're not going to respect anyone else.
Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 3 months ago
This block is in the literal centre of the South End. If no plan is formulated for this block/area...then the point of this project is missed entirely.