29 Sep 2020

Marlborough reports bad smells to PONG

From First Up, 5:50 am on 29 September 2020

Bad smells wafting over Marlborough can now be reported to a new online system called PONG. It's a searchable dashboard of offensive smells, with persistent, objectionable odours able to be traced more quickly by a spike of complaints within a particular area. PONG is an acronym which stands for "Prevailing Odour Not Good", which Marlborough's deputy mayor says is a name that did get up a few people's noses when first mooted. But Nadine Taylor told our reporter Tracy Neal it's a name that lingers, and if it works - that's good enough for her.