The period for public submissions on the Draft 2021–31 Long Term Plan ends at midnight on Sunday 18 April. “You don’t need to have an opinion on every issue – if there’s just one pet project you want a say on, or one idea you’ve had for how ratepayer money could be spent or saved over the next few years, we encourage you to let us know right up until Sunday,” the Mayor says. Click through to read more, and for an online submission form: https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/news/story/time-running-out-for-long-term-plan-submissions
Last year the first of 40,000 kahikatea trees were planted in the Cranford Basin. There’s another planting day coming up on Saturday 29 May if you’d like to contribute. See the Facebook event for more details:
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 16 April at 9am in the Papanui boardroom. The agenda includes: public forum presentations on Cranford/Innes intersection safety and Flockton Street traffic volumes & speeds; a proposed request for staff to investigate revoking the name ‘Gulati Lane’ for a development in Mairehau; a briefing on the St Albans School innovating streets project; four applications to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund; and an area report on initiatives and issues current within the Community Board area. The meeting is open for the public to attend and will be livestreamed on the Board’s Facebook page. Click through to read the full agenda:
It’s three years since the first planting day at Papanui Bush. The site can be accessed from Bridgestone Reserve on Langdons Road by Chapel Street, and the next weeding/maintenance day with the Rotary Club of Papanui is coming up this Tuesday 13 April from 9:30am-12pm. Members of the public are welcome to come for all or part of this time – wear suitable clothing and BYO gloves & gardening tools if you have them.
At today’s Council meeting, the Chair and Deputy of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board presented their monthly report, which was followed by a discussion on the noise issues associated with the CNC motorway. The Council has agreed that the Mayor will write to Waka Kotahi NZTA asking that the speed limit on the CNC between Radcliffe Road and Cranford Street be reduced to 60km/h until the final low-noise seal is complete, and also to write to the Minister of Transport about the existing speed limit and concerns over adverse effects on neighbouring residents.
This section of today’s meeting can be seen in the video below. Discussion on CNC noise starts at around 5:15.
This Saturday 10 April from 10am to 2pm, there’ll be a market at Aratupu Preschool & Whānau Hub on Harewood Road. Stalls will include crafts, plants, bake sale, and more. Note that this is a cash only event. Click through for details:
Access to the shared path along the CNC at Owen Mitchell Park has been completed – this is one of a number of connection points for pedestrians & cyclists along the route from Cranford St to the Waimakariri River.
The top end of Grassmere Street, from Main North Road to 50 Grassmere, will be closed from Tuesday 6 April through to early June for wastewater renewal works. Click through to the works notice for more information: https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/works/show/662
Wheelie bins that would normally be emptied on a Friday will instead be collected this Saturday 3 April due to the Good Friday public holiday. Monday collections continue as normal.
“It’s almost the long weekend! 🐇 This means our bin collections on Good Friday 2 April will be collected on Saturday 3 April. Collections on Monday 5 April will be collected as normal. Have a great Easter!”