Biketober is a month-long festival of cycling held each October, with events for everyone who rides a bicycle for any reason, including transportation, recreation, and social interaction. There are several Biketober events near the Papanui area – click through for information on one of these, and see the events calendar and searchable listings for more:
Cycleway drop-in reminder: today 20 September from 4:30pm to 6pm at the New Generation Church, cnr Aorangi & Clyde Roads, you can talk to the Council team about the proposal for stage 3 of Te Ara O-Rakipaoa Nor’west Arc Cycleway, which will connect Papanui to the University. There’s a second drop-in session on Thursday at Cobham Intermediate School from 3pm to 5:30pm. Click through for full details of the proposal and an online feedback form:
Te Ara O-Rakipaoa Nor’west Arc Cycleway – Section 3
The Council’s draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Community Strategy is an update to the Strengthening Communities Strategy that was launched in 2007.
The strategy has been refreshed, and in the Council’s words: “…is central to achieving our overall strategic priorities, with an emphasis on enabling active and connected communities to own their future. The Strategy works to achieve the community outcome of Resilient Communities, specifically:
- a strong sense of community
- active participation in civic life
- safe and healthy communities
- celebration of our identity through arts, culture, heritage, sports and recreation
- valuing the voices of all (including children).”
Click through for more information on the strategy, the Council’s consultation document, details of drop-in information sessions, and an online feedback form. Consultation closes on 25 October 2021.
Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Community Strategy
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday at 9am. Due to COVID restrictions the boardroom will not be open to the public but the Board will livestream the meeting on their Facebook page, and members of the public requesting a public forum or deputation can join by Zoom. The agenda includes: a briefing on rubbish bins at St Albans Park; proposed P3 school day parking restrictions on Courtenay Street near St Albans School; and an area report on initiatives and issues current within the Board area. Click through to read the full agenda:
Agenda of Waipapa Papanui-Innes Community Board – Friday, 17 September 2021
Consultation has opened on Section 3 of the Nor’West Arc Cycleway, linking Canterbury University to Papanui via Jellie Park. From Papanui, the 4km route follows Matsons Avenue, Aorangi Road, and Ilam Road. The proposal is open for feedback until 12 October, and drop-in information sessions are planned for 20 and 23 September. Click through for more information, including a link to the ‘Have your say’ page with plans and additional information, and an online feedback form.
Have your say on final cycleway section
Severe northwest gales gusting up to 140km/h are forecast to hit Christchurch and Banks Peninsula this evening. The strongest winds are likely to be overnight, and the Council is recommending you secure any outdoor items that have a risk of being blown away and to stay safe and be cautious when out and about.
Severe gales forecast for Christchurch and Banks Peninsula
Reminder: applications for Summer with your Neighbours funding close at 5pm today Friday 10 September 2021. This is a Christchurch City Council initiative to bring people closer together and celebrate the unique and diverse mix of neighbourhoods. Funding is available to support local community gatherings such as street parties, a potluck meal, a neighbourhood sports day, etc. Click through for more information and a link to a funding application form.