Highlights from last week’s board meeting – the Papanui-Innes Community Board accepted the gifting to Council of the building currently being used as the St Albans Transitional Community Centre (preferably to be relocated to MacFarlane Park). The board also: supported in principle native forest regeneration of the Papanui Bush in the Bridgestone Reserve area, and requested a feasibility study of the whole reserve; will write in support of Age Concern’s desire to reinstate the bus route through Grants Road to the city; and decided to hold an extraordinary meeting this Friday 1 Dec to progress the relocation of the gifted building to MacFarlane Park (see separate post). The next ordinary meeting of the Board is on Friday 8 December at 9am in the Papanui Boardroom.
This Friday 1 Dec at 1:30pm there will be an extraordinary meeting of the Papanui-Innes Community Board. There’s one item on the agenda – approval of the MacFarlane Park Community Centre Landscape Plan. The plan details the proposed location of a building on the MacFarlane Park Reserve for use as a community facility, to be leased to the Shirley Community Trust. Follow the link below for details:
Summer’s just around the corner, and so is the end of the school term! Intermediate & High School students are invited to a Pool Party at Jellie Park from 7pm-8:30pm on Friday 8 December. Admission is just $3. Check out the event on Papanui Youth Development Trust’s Page for details. If you are an Intermediate or High school student come along to the best pool party ever!!!!!!
Cost is $3 on entry cash only (entry is around the side and will be the outdoor pool area only).
There will be hydroslides, bomb competion, water toys and great sounds from the one and only DJ Storm.
Come along and have a fun night also don’t miss out on a free sausage…….
If it’s rainning on the day the postponment date is sat the 9th of December.
126 people interested
Casebrook Intermediate School has a performance evening next Thursday 30 November, including Kapa Haka and Pasifika groups, music and dance. Free admission, doors open 6:30pm, starts at 7pm, and finishes at 8:30pm.
This video from the Alliance building the Christchurch Northern Corridor will give you a sense of the scope and scale of the project…
It has been a year since work started on the Christchurch Northern Corridor project. Check out the latest drone footage here, the team are making GREAT progress!
Keen to find out more about the project? Go to: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/christchurch-motorways/christchurch-northern-corridor/
The Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday at 9am in the Papanui boardroom. This meeting is open for the public to attend. The agenda includes: the gifting to Council of the building currently being used as the St Albans Transitional Community Centre (pictured); an application to the Positive Youth Development Fund; and tree removal at Styx River Reserve (to allow native forest restoration).
Have you had your say? The Christchurch tree and urban forest survey is open for responses, which will help to shape the Council’s development of a Tree and Urban Forest Plan. The survey has a small number of questions, and also the opportunity to comment on what the Council is doing well & could do better, with respect to planning and managing trees. Click through for the survey, which closes on 1 December.
Construction is due to start on the ‘Langdons Quarter’ development at Northlands Mall in January 2018. The development will accommodate 12 food and beverage tenancies, due to open from October 2018.
The Papanui-Innes Edible Gardens Award 2018 is aimed at acknowledging and supporting individuals, schools, and communities who are actively involved in the growing of their own food, and seeks to encourage others to consider establishing a garden, either by themselves or with others. Nominations are now open – you can click through to read more and to download a nomination form. Nominations close 2 Feb 2018, so there’s still plenty of time to prepare your garden.
Edible gardens are acknowledged in the Papanui-Innes ward with the Edible Gardens Award.
In The Press: “Community leaders push for skate park in Christchurch suburb”. Click through to read coverage of the Papanui Innes Community Board decision to seek a skate park for the Papanui Ward to be included in the Long Term Plan. (And if you want to know more about the Papanui-based youth and community development organisation referenced in the article you can check them out at Te Ora Hou Otautahi.)
Community leaders are pushing for more facilities for young people in the Christchurch suburb of Papanui.