Debris thrown on to road
AN Angels Beach resident is worried that a motorist will one day be killed because youth are throwing things off the overpass on the busy Coast Road.
The resident, who didn't want to be identified because of the fear of repercussions from the packs of youths that roam the streets, said items like large plastic pots with plants in them, stolen from their property, were found shattered on the road beneath the overpass.
The latest incident happened on Wednesday night last week early and the police were called to the site.
The debris, which residents cleared from the road, included terracotta from smaller pots.
"I would hate to think someone died because of my pot," the resident said.
"It's a real concern."
The resident said youths had dropped things like wheelie bins onto the road, and smaller objects like bottles and tins.
They said objects had been found on The Coast Road beneath the overpass regularly over the past few weekends. They said it got worse on weekends.
The resident said their neighbours and others in the estate shared the concern that a motorist could one day be killed by the projectiles thrown from the overpass.
And there has been other trouble in the estate with mailboxes and Christmas decorations knocked over.
"I dread the school holidays," the resident said.
They said they would be joining other residents in approaching Ballina Shire Council about installing a cover over the bridge.
The incidents have been reported to police who have been patrolling the urban area on the western side of the overpass.
Residents are asked to report any incidents of objects being thrown off the overpass, and other social problems, to police.