Homeless camping

I am totally against the homeless (or anyone else) camping in local parks anywhere in Parksville, even if just overnight.

I am totally against the homeless (or anyone else) camping in local parks anywhere in Parksville, even if just overnight.

I have recently arrived here from Ontario (Toronto) and still have the awful memories of the homeless (and others) illegally camping in parks and other open places. Safety to the public was an issue, but for me the filth and rubbish that was left when they were finally moved was most abhorrent to me.

They should not be allowed to camp in any open space, park or otherwise in Parksville. I did not move here (investing a lot of money) to live in a dump, which is what it will become.

If you really must offer them somewhere, with all the countryside surrounding Parksville, could you not find a big field somewhere for them to camp in? If they complain that it is not close enough to Parksville, then that is too bad.

Penny BhanjiParksville

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