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March 2, 2021

Don’t shut the gate

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What is it with gated estates in this community? They are proliferating.

Do we live in such a threatening area? It’s not as if it’s Kabul or even Jo’burg. What are people afraid of?

They create a bad vibe as you walk round your local area – a siege mentality. Us and them. The latest set of ugly gates in front of ‘Beachbreak at BP’ looks more barracks than beachside. Are they to keep the people out or the residents in?

Patsy Brosnan, Suffolk Park

 


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  1. Hi Patsy, I couldn’t agree more about the insecurity gates these so called “communities’ have to have. Some of the residents I’ve visited in my job have told me, they barely talk to their neighbours in these places, so they can hardly call themselves a community. They’re often not secure behind those gates, true security comes from inside ourselves and feeling safe is from having personal confidence and contentment within our own minds. Phil Owens.

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