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Author: Councillor Rekha Giri-Percival and Councillor Deli Connell

Esplanade not our pet project or brainchild.

We are writing in response to Ady Cole-Ewen’s article, Esplanade – Tsunami Sirens, published 9 April 2024. The author writes “It is reported that the Esplanade’s “nice-to-have” upgrade is the brainchild and pet project of Councillors, Deli Connell and Rekha Giri Percival…” For the record this project is not new, not our brainchild and not a pet project. It was in TCDC’s 2021-2031 LTP, before either of us were TCDC Councillors. Direct from the 2021-2031 LTP document, “The project will address health and safety and overuse conditions of the esplanade and provide amenity and recreational value...

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