Recap: the week ended 19 April

Think Papanui’s curator Simon Britten rounds up stories covered over the past week:

This week’s Nor’West News carried an article on the recent meeting of the Redwood Business and Residents’ Association (Facebook link). Present at the meeting were several people who had been involved in a now-inactive residents’ association in the area, who were able to share some past experience & knowledge. (I arrived very late, having also attended the Papanui High School consultation meeting on proposed changes to school zones but fortunately didn’t miss the whole meeting.)

I’ve written up a brief summary of outcomes from last Friday’s Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board meeting. The contentious cost of a picnic table was the subject of a split vote at the Board meeting and also a few comments under my Facebook post. The next Board meeting is on Friday 10 May.

Top post of the week goes to a photo I shared of the resealing work on Langdons Road, which prompted a string of conversations in the comments on a range of semi-related topics.

With Friday being a public holiday, if your bins are normally collected on that day of the week please note that they’ll be collected on Saturday 20 April instead.

On social media I recently asked for feedback on the state of the Momorangi Crescent playground. I’d be happy to hear from a few more people, but feedback to date is not positive.

Last week I mentioned that submissions on the Council’s draft plan for Christchurch Northern Corridor traffic mitigation were about to close. In the interests of transparency I’ve shared my submission to Council.

Coming up:  watch out for roadworks on Prestons Road by Main North Road just after Easter.

Feedback is always welcome on Think Papanui’s content, either on Facebook or Instagram, or directly to me.

With warm regards
Simon Britten