Locals of Grantham want privacy
GRANTHAM residents have called for privacy, saying that the public need be aware that many members of the community are still grieving as they continue to sort through the debris and what is left of their homes.
Officer-in-Charge at Gatton Police station, Tom Missingham, said the expected time for Grantham to be open to the public is later this week.
“At this stage the roadblocks will be lifted this Friday, there may well be some streets still cordoned off by local government,” Snr Sgt Missingham said.
He said the main route along Gatton-Helidon Rd through Grantham is expected to be open by this time and a police presence in the area will continue.
“The role of police in Grantham at the moment is not only providing security but also assisting the Australian Defence Force in the ongoing search for those still listed as missing.”
The road going through Grantham will be open as of Friday 4pm.
While the town begins to rebuild the local store, Grantham News, will remain closed until further notice.
However, many residents in Grantham do not want the road open to the public just yet.
Some members of the community, who wished to remain anonymous, said “Grantham residents want their privacy”.
“We still aren't able to lock our houses and have so much still that needs to be cleaned up,” the resident said.
“We ask for some respect and compassion and are sick of people who are after nothing more than a sticky beak.
“It is not like Brisbane where things were cleaned up quickly. We still have so much to do.”