In your community: the St Joseph’s School fair is happening this Sunday 30 October 2016, from 11am to 2pm. See this page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1795041147385897/
This coming Monday 31 October, The Neighbourhood Trust is running their annual Light Party – a positive alternative to Halloween. It’s happening from 5:30pm to 8.30pm at 64 McFaddens Road (St Albans Baptist Church). See the trust’s Facebook page or this link for more details: http://www.nht.org.nz/events/annual-events
From today’s Community Board meeting: Congratulations to Ali Jones, who is the chair of the Papanui-Innes Community Board, and to deputy chair Emma Norrish. The first ordinary meeting of the board has been confirmed to be at 4pm on Tuesday 15 November.
About your Community Board: The City Council website now has a Papanui-Innes Community Board page, at this stage just with members’ contact details: http://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/community-boards/papanui-innes/
Contact details for members of the Papanui-Innes Community Board
The Papanui-Innes Community Board’s inaugural meeting will be held this Wednesday 26 October 2016 at 1:30pm in the Papanui service centre boardroom. From a look at the agenda (link below) the business at the meeting will be the election of the chairperson and other procedural matters. The meeting is open for the public to attend. Subject to confirmation at Wednesday’s meeting, the first ordinary meeting of the board will be on 15 November 2016 at 4pm. http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2016/10/PICB_20161026_AGN_1187_AT_WEB.htm
Northern Line Cycleway consultation: come to the Council’s drop-in session this Thursday 27 October 2016 at Christchurch Girls High School Library 5pm–7pm (with a presentation at 5.15pm). You can also pick up this information booklet at Council service centres (Think Papanui found a pile of them in the Papanui service centre) or follow this link for information and an on-line feedback form: https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/cycling/major-cycle-routes/major-cycle-routes-consultation/northern-line-consultation/
Have you noticed houses being demolished/removed on Prestons Road? The large project office that’s been built between Winters Road and QEII Drive? These are some of the first steps in the four-year project to construct the Christchurch Northern Corridor. This project will have a big impact on Redwood & Papanui, as well as other parts of the city, and Think Papanui will be posting photos and other project updates from time to time. Also see the NZTA’s information page at http://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/christchurch-motorways/christchurch-northern-corridor
Progress photos showing aspects of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) project, from 2016 to 2020(?). See http://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/christchurch-motorways/christchurch-northern-corridor for official project information.
Today’s Press has an article on Papanui Councillor Mike Davidson: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/85307289/new-christchurch-city-councillor-mike-davidson-breaks-family-curse
His father couldn’t do it and his grandfather missed out by one vote. Councillor Mike Davidson is bucking the family trend.
Community Consultation on the Northern Line Cycleway is open now. For full details and an online response form see https://www.ccc.govt.nz/transport/cycling/major-cycle-routes/major-cycle-routes-consultation/northern-line-consultation. You have until 17 November to ensure your voice is heard.
Declaration of official election results: congratulations to Papanui Ward representatives Mike Davidson (Councillor), and also Emma Norrish and John Stringer (Community Board). Full results for all Christchurch wards (and also a link to CDHB and ECAN results) can be found at http://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/how-the-council-works/council-elections/2016-electoral-results/. Keep an eye out for future Think Papanui posts with information on the 26 October inaugural meeting of the Papanui-Innes Community Board.