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East Esplanade Report

By Manly Community Forum
Published in Parks and Reserves
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Northern Beaches Council has provided the following details regarding actions on East Esplanade.

Below is a summary report on the activities at East Esplanade over the weekend 6 & 7th Feb 2021 for your information and consideration on next steps.

  • A large police presence was in attendance at East Esplanade
  • Council Rangers did their usual patrols of 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm & 10pm.
  • Council engaged 2 private security guards for Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Mobile CCTV was installed at the corner of East Esplanade and Victoria Street
  • Crowds were down and the weather was patchy with rain on Saturday
  • VMS sign message advised people of the Council toilets

Council Rangers reported estimated crowd numbers as;

  • Friday 7pm (50), 8pm (49), 10pm (2), Police not called
  • Saturday 7pm (400), 8pm (17), 10pm (0), Police present
  • Sunday 7pm (300), 8pm (250), 10pm (0), Police called

Please note the numbers in the brackets are the number of people the Rangers estimated that they spoke with. A (0) does not mean that no people were at Esplanade.

Security Guards report

  • Residents pleased with the security guards presence (8)
  • Public questioning why the security guards were there (3)
  • Attempted urination and directed to toilets (8)
  • Complaint about CCTV (1)
  • On 2 occasions groups exited Ubers and attempted to urinate on walls

The cost of the security guards for the 3 days was $2,629 ex GST.

Your advice on continuing with the security guards and CCTV this weekend would be appreciated.


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