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Bay Harbour: January 18, 2017

Bay Harbour: January 18,

FREE Wednesday JanUaRy 18 2017 379 7100 Prepare to be moved Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Black Billed Gull Joy Butel Property Consultant Licensed Agent reAA 2008 Ph 03 384 7950 M 021 353 280 E joy.butel@harcourts.co.nz 1020 Ferry road, Ferrymead Four Seasons Realty Grenadier Ferrymead Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa IRRITATED: Roydon and Chris Gage-Smart, who live opposite the skate ramp, want to see it moved to a more suitable area in Sumner. SKATERS: Simon (left) skates the half pipe while Mark Townshend teaches his son Jet, 4, some moves. PHOTOS: ANNABELLE DICK Decision looms over Sumner skate ramp site • By Annabelle Dick A DECISION on whether Sumner’s skate ramp can stay where it is, is expected to be made this week. The half pipe, on the bend of Marriner St and Wakefield Ave, has been operating without a resource consent and the city council is reviewing what enforcement action to take. But Sumner business owners Chris and Roydon Gage-Smart, of Sumner Re Treat, say the skate ramp has created serious noise issues and is also having an impact on their business. “We’ve had kids skating up until midnight and it’s driving us and our clients in our apartments crazy,” Mr Gage-Smart said. The skate ramp has been on the temporary Wakefield Ave site since last winter and is facilitated by the Sumner Residents’ Community Association. Last week, the city council NEW FERRYMEAD SHOP NOW OPEN de Spa Chocolatier are pleased to WELCOME you to our new shop and factory at our old site 1013 FERRY ROAD. We continue to specialize in making over 100 handmade preservative free chocolates. Chocolates from the heart this Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb 14 •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the skate park should be shifted. Email annabelle.dick@ starmedia.kiwi issued a compliance notice to either remove the ramp, reduce its size or apply for a resource consent by last Friday. But the city council backtracked after it realised the ramp was part of a transitional city grant. The city council’s planning department has requested a legal review on what enforcement action to take and the compliance date for its removal is now on hold. The skate ramp originally sat on the corner of Wakefield Ave and Nayland St but the city council asked the association to move it last year so construction could begin on the Sumner Centre. “The council knew we were moving to this site and told us to move. We asked them We trust you have had a nice Christmas break. We are now back on deck and taking new listings. If you are considering selling in 2017 please give us a call to discuss the many options available. We have local knowledge, expertise, honesty and integrity and our team are committed to achieving the best possible result for you. to find us a site and they couldn’t and told us to find some privately-owned land,” Sumner Community Residents’ Association member Kimberley Mossman said. The current site belongs to a local resident who loaned it to the association to put the ramp on for the interim. The group looking to move the ramp to the former Marine Tavern site permanently to create a village green. •Turn to page 7 Happy New Year! 11a Inverness Lane, Redcliffs – Just Listed 3 2 3 2 1013 Ferry Rd, Ferrymead - Ph 384 5285 218 Riccarton Road, Riccarton - Ph 343 1467 www.despa.co.nz Alison Carter | Craig Todd | Megan Jarratt | Carol Williams Open homes Sat & Sun 3-3.45pm Deadline Sale 31st Jan Alison Carter P 384 7950 M 0274 318 960 E alison.carter@harcourts.co.nz W www.alisoncarter.harcourts.co.nz