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Bay Harbour: October 05, 2016

Bay Harbour: October 05,

FREE Wednesday OCTOBeR 5 2016 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Black Billed Gull Deb Beesley Your local hills and Bayside specialist. You’ll be sold! M: 027 280 8837 E: deb.beesley LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 GRENADIER Slow progress on crime camera • By Annabelle Dick DON’T EXPECT progress on security cameras to deter crime in Lyttelton anytime soon. That’s the outcome of Bay Harbour News inquiries into calls from Lyttelton residents for better security and more policing after what they say has been a spate of burglaries and thefts. At an August Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board meeting, residents Paul Dietsche and Brett Partel said residents wanted to see more resources and enforcement after hearing concerns from others. The board said it would investigate installing a mobile camera which would be funded by the board’s discretionary fund. However, there is no money left in the fund, and now the issue has been left for the incoming Banks Peninsula Community Board to deal with after Saturday’s elections. “It seems security and safety in Lyttelton is at the mercy of budgets,” Mr Dietsche said. He’s also worried that crime isn’t being addressed effectively, as there are too few police officers, community watch volunteers and resources. He said people find it difficult to contact Lyttelton police as the station operates from 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. Five officers and a supervisor are based at Lyttelton and police from Christchurch cover the area outside of the hours above. When the police aren’t on the beat, City to Sumner Community Watch volunteers patrol Lyttelton about six days a week, twice a day. Community watch chairman Colin Morris said although people might not notice them, the police and community watch do have a presence in Lyttelton. “We have a damn good working relationship with Lyttelton police. I see Senior Sergeant Dave Knowles once a week and have a chat about what’s been going on. I relay that back to the people going out on patrol,” he said. However, Mr Morris said enforcement could be more effective in deterring crime if there were more volunteers patrolling Lyttelton. Senior Sergeant Knowles declined to be interviewed by Bay Harbour News, requesting written questions about the crime issues which he would answer when he returned to the station later this week. City to Sumner Community Watch is asking for residents to help deter burglars and thieves by joining the patrol. You can phone Mr Morris on 384 1116 HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think there should be more enforcement and security in Lyttelton to deter crime? Email your thoughts to annabelle.dick@starmedia. kiwi McKays strike gardening gold again Redcliffs couple Clive and Rona McKay have been rewarded for their magnificent Brigadoon home in the Christchurch Beautifying Association’s Spring Garden Competition. •Read more on page 6 PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Lyttelton & Ferrymead ll’s SuperSonicDeals Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat *OFFER VALID WEDNESDAY 5TH TO 8TH OCTOBER 2016. LIMITS MAY APPLY. WHILE STOCKS LAST. AVAILABLE AT PARTICIPATING STORES ONLY. only RUSSIAN STANDARD $ 32 99* GILBEY’S 1 LITRE $ 29 99* 1 LITRE 2 Hamner Springs Pamper Packages to be won when you order your new window treatments. Special Conditions Apply - Offers Expires 30th November 2016. > Free Measure and Quote > Free Making on Drapes > Up to 30% Off Selected Fabrics > 10% Off Any Aspect Blind (includes Sun Screens, Blockout, PVC Timber Look Blinds and Venetians) Visit: or call 0800 SUPERL (0800 787 375) for your local store. 123 stores nationwide, 100% locally owned and operated. Offer ends close of trade 8th October 2016, while stocks last. Available at participating stores only. Limits may apply at participating outlets. Trade not supplied. Terms and conditions may apply. Available 5th – 8th October 2016 inclusive. Please see for details. LYTTELTON 42 Norwich Quay. 328 7744 FERRYMEAD 9 Humphreys Drive. 376 4097 Bring our mobile service to your home Call 0800 DEZIGN (0800 339 446) 3 Months Interest Free* on Q-Card. *Conditions apply. The Red House 186 Main Road, Redcliffs, Christchurch Email