Watch your speed on Cranford Street – the speed limit has dropped from 60km/h to 50km/h on the top part of the road, along with part of Main North Road, and new signage is up now. This change was approved by the Community Board in June following a period of public consultation.
This is the last week to apply for funding to support a get-together with your neighbours. Applications are open until 5pm this Friday 7 September 2018. Click through for more details, suggestions, and a link to an online registration/
Neighbourhood Week is back again, this time for the entire summer. It's about bringing people together, so why not organise a local gathering to get to know your neighbours, community, family group, or sports team!
The September edition of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board's newsletter is available now. Click through to read more about the Main North Road bus priority proposal, the Christchurch Northern Corridor project, the upcoming walking festival, rules for tree and hedge trimming, and more: https://christchurchcitycouncil.cmail19.com/…/2FAD03776A90F…
I have had the opportunity to have a look around the Arts Centre recently, poking into some of the spaces that will be up and running in the next couple of months. My first job out of high school was at the Court Theatre when it was located at the Arts Centre and I lived above what was then the Dux….
This week's Nor'West News includes a correction to last week's report that the Community Board had made a decision on the proposed Main North Road bus priority project. The proposal will be back on the agenda for the Board's next meeting on 14 September, and at least one Board member appears unlikely to support it as it stands – see John Stringer's 'Soap Box' comments.
At the 24 August meeting (which wasn't completed on the day, but reconvened on 29 August), the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: heard from four delegations in relation to the proposed Main North Road bus priority project; established a Positive Youth Development Fund for the 2018/19 year; approved Strengthening Communities Fund grants totalling $153,023; approved a $3,000 grant for the Northwest Collective (despite a Council staff recommendation to decline the application); and approved grants to two sports clubs. As previously reported, the report on the Main North Road bus priority project was discussed but laid on the table pending further advice and a workshop with Council staff, and will be discussed again at the next meeting of the Board, which will be at 9am on Friday 14 September. Click through to read the full minutes: http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/…/PICB_20180824_MIN_243…
The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap is coming to the Papanui Library this Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September. Seeds/
Council consultation closes on Monday 3 September on proposed changes relating to the Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2009, the Cemeteries Bylaw 2013, the Public Places Bylaw 2008, the Brothels (Location and Commercial Sexual Services Signage) Bylaw 2013 and the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015 (for Akaroa). Click through to access the Council 'have your say' page to see details of these, along with other open consultations. https://ccc.govt.nz/…/consultations-and-submis…/haveyoursay/
This article from The Press provides some background to the current Christchurch Northern Corridor project: https://
Decades of controversy over a road upgrade has hit house prices, launched a political career – but is now going ahead.
Reminder: the intersection of Grimseys Road and QEII Drive will be closed once again, to allow further construction of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) project. This was previously advertised as happening from Monday 3 September but it looks like it will be from the evening of Sunday 2 September. When Think Papanui drove along Prestons Road this morning, it looked like traffic lights were about to be set up where there has been a one-way section due to road works, so there should be an option to travel east on Prestons again, but note that it will be one way at a time, so delays can be expected.