Recap: the week ended 20 September

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

Last Saturday I attended the St Silas plant and book sale and shot a brief live video to encourage the community to call in. It’s all finished now but you can still watch the video if you’d like to see what you missed (and I expect it’ll be on again at some stage in the future) – this video was Think Papanui’s top post of the week on the Facebook page.

I shared the video version of last week’s news recap. You can catch these on YouTube each weekend.

I shared the outcome of the joint meeting of the Papanui-Innes and Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Boards, which reached a conclusion after considering submissions and the staff report on the Council’s proposed transport projects downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC). The recommendations go before a meeting of the full Council this coming Tuesday 24 September.

There were a number of items on the Council’s agenda on 12 September of particular relevance to the Papanui area. I’ve written an article summarising these, including a link to further analysis of the decision to support traffic lights at the Harewood/Gardiners/Breens intersection.

On Tuesday 17 September we had a ‘meet the candidates’ evening for Papanui Ward Council and Community Board candidates, hosted by the Redwood Business and Residents’ Group.

I posted a summary of outcomes from the 13 September meeting of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board.

Voting papers for our local body elections will be delivered in the post from today, 20 September.

Coming up:

  • The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap returns to Papanui Library this Saturday 21 September, from 10am-4pm.
  • On Tuesday 24 September the Council will consider the recommendations from the joint Community Board meeting on the proposed transport projects downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (item 9 on the agenda).

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With warm regards
Simon Britten