The Christchurch City Council has launched a 'short' online survey to get feedback from users and non-users on what they like and don’t like about the Lime electric scooters currently being trialled in Christchurch. Click through for more information and a link to the survey, but note that it is likely to take around 15 minutes to complete (which is longer that the 9-minute median trip time reported by Lime), so make yourself comfortable before starting. The survey doesn't currently have a closing date and is likely to be open until some time in January.
Lime electric scooters launched in Christchurch in October, but until now they’ve been fairly thin on the ground in Papanui. That may be changing – Think Papanui spotted several clusters of them lined up waiting for customers yesterday morning.
A reminder that the Christchurch City Council ‘Life in Christchurch’ survey closes this Sunday 16 December. Click through to have your say on the arts, culture, and heritage in Christchurch:
Life in Christchurch 2018: Arts, Culture and Heritage
In this week’s Nor’West News – local Councillors debate the merits of the Harewood Road Corridor Study. Read the full story at https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/62268693/norwest-news-december-11-2018
Christmas Carols at Redwood Park are planned for next Tuesday 18 December (if wet, Wednesday 19 December), 6pm start time. This is a collaboration between local churches in Redwood/Belfast. The venue is Redwood Park (behind the Redwood Library) by the tennis courts. Free sausage sizzle & kids’ activities.
At the 7 December meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: approved the lease of the Belfast Pool to the Belfast School Board (for use by the school and community); supported a modular pump track at Shirley Community Reserve, with a request for funding this financial year if possible; approved no stopping restrictions for Fenchurch Street at Northcote Road; approved board meeting arrangements for 2019; approved a funding application to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund, left a second on the table pending further information, and voted against a third. Click through to read the full minutes. The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for 9am on Friday 8 February 2019.
The current Papanui Postshop is closing at the end of January 2019. Thanks Councillor Mike Davidson – Papanui Ward for the heads-up:
“Popped into my local Postshop this morning in Papanui to do some banking and a conversation started about the impending closure of the Postshop side… there is some Good news and Bad News- the good news is that all the Private Postboxes are staying and so is Kiwibank but the bad news is that from the 1st of February the Papanui Postshop side will be gone. I asked if they were staying in Papanui as this is a very handy drop in centre for many locals but the very helpful staff knew only that NZ Post were searching for new premises.. that does not sound promising as you would think if they were not moving from Papanui completely they would have a building in their sights by now.. I will update you more on this in the New Year..”
Harewood Road Corridor Study – update
At the Council meeting on Thursday 6 December 2018, there were two agenda items related to this study.
Agenda item 13, the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board’s recommendation that the Council receive the Harewood Road corridor study and recommended strategies.
This motion was carried, although not supported by Cr Aaron Keown, who raised issues with discrepencies in the report.
Continue reading “Harewood Road Corridor Study – update”
Work to install a signalised pedestrian crossing on Papanui Road outside St Andrew’s College is nearing completion. This spot was assessed as having the highest priority in Christchurch for a signalised crossing to support school safety.
The $100,000 renovation of the former Redwood Plunket Rooms is nearly complete. The plan is for the Council-owned space to support local community work.