Have you been held up by ‘ghost calling’ of the Papanui Parallel Cycleway traffic lights at the Sisson Drive / Sawyers Arms Road intersection? Council staff have reported that these signals are detecting non-existing cyclists and then allocating them a signal phase which takes time away from traffic movements, leading to congestion, especially in peak hours. Good news: work is continuing on a solution and Council staff report that they are confident that it will be fully resolved in the near future.
The agenda for this week’s meeting of the Papanui-Innes Community Board includes a decision on approximately $360,000 in Strengthening Communities funding. Council staff have also recommended that the Board allocates $10,000 to the 2017/18 Papanui-Innes Positive Youth Development Fund.The meeting starts at 9:30am on Friday 15 September in the Papanui boardroom, and is open for the public to attend.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly day out next Sunday 17 September you might like to head up to Sheldon Park for the Belfast Community Network ‘Belfast in the Park’ event. Click through for details. Come down to Sheldon Park for a Sunday afternoon, enjoy some awesome Food Truck delights including the awesome Smokey T’s BBQ, Tommy Taco and even My Whippy! Help support Belfast School’ Jump Jam Team’s who are off to the Nationals in Auckland later in the year! Meet Sue Elley the new Belfast School Principal who will be starting in term 3. Lots of free fun activities for the kids including the fun Pedal Mainia, bouncey castles and face painting.
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Youth voice opportunity: the new Christchurch Central Library is planned to open mid-2018. For youth, there will be spaces to hang out, and Christchurch City Libraries are currently planning the programmes and events to be held there. Make sure you have your say – if you’re aged 13 to 18 years, complete the survey by 30 October 2017 to go in a prize draw:
Find out what’s happening at Council.
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Papanui Youth Development Trust have October holiday programme spaces available for years 1-6 and 7-8 – see the flyer or their Facebook page for details:
A bookable shared fleet of electric vehicles is coming to Christchurch. Papanui Library is one of ten hubs planned for the city. Read more here:
A 100-strong fleet of electric vehicles will be stationed at three hubs around Christchurch city from November and made available for use by businesses and members of the public.
Much of the Papanui and Redwood area is in the Christchurch Central electorate. Here is an opportunity to hear from four local candidates – 7pm this Wed at the Transitional/Cardboard Cathedral. Come and hear the candidates for the Christchurch Central Electorate: Nicky Wagner, National; Peter Richardson, Greens; Phil Robinson, NZ First; Duncan Webb, Labour with Moderator: Chris Lynch of Newstalk ZB
Questions are welcome and can be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Road closed: Restell Street is closed between Harewood Rd & Winston Ave while work is underway on Northern Line Cycleway improvements.
The Papanui-Innes Community Board will write to the Mayor and the Christchurch City Council Chief Executive to communicate disappointment in the “significant decrease” in the Papanui-Innes funding for community organisations, and concerns at the negative effects this is likely to cause the community. Read about this and other board decisions in the minutes of the 25 August meeting: