The decline of coastal Voula

I am writing to you with the hope that, maybe through your media, you may be able to assist us and the residents of Voula. Many of us have committed to large mortgages and work two jobs to purchase an apartment so we can have a better life. But the council has done absolutely nothing to support residents recently. The list of problems is long. Traffic is so bad on Vassiliou Pavlou Avenue and the surrounding streets that we cannot get out of our driveways. People park on footpaths, anywhere, in front of houses, directly in front of the police and nothing is done. There are shops opening everywhere. More importantly, they have allowed cafes to operate like nightclubs, running until 4 a.m. in residential areas, without a license. We have complained to the police but they did nothing. We then went to the mayor’s office. There they told us that some shops do not have music licenses, yet they operate every night, playing music so loud we cannot sleep. They also have working women in the shop, one of whom offered her services to my father in front of our house.  This is now a joke. This country is being run by nightclub and restaurant owners that block the streets for their parking. Enough is enough. We urge you to ignore the powers behind each council and ministry. We urge your newspaper to do it’s job as they do abroad and tell the truth, no matter how damaging it may be to political ambitions. You need to bring a journalist to our area and generate some coverage to stop this nonsense. It is only the media that can help, judging from the Greek television, which is an even bigger joke. I respect your newspaper. KERRY KOUTSIKOS, Voula

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