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Bay Harbour: January 25, 2017

Bay Harbour: January 25,

FREE Wednesday JanUaRy 25 2017 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 @harcourts.co.nz LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 GRENADIER Support mounts for skate ramp SUMNER RESIDENTS have come out strongly for the Wakefield Ave skate ramp to be left where it is. Last week, Bay Harbour News reported concerns of Sumner Re Treat owners Chris and Roydon Gage-Smart who said the skate ramp had created serious noise issues and was impacting on their business. But reaction to their bid to move the skate ramp to another site has been swift and sharp. Bay Harbour News has received numerous readers’ responses – the vast majority saying it needs to stay where it is. (See responses pages 4 and 5). City council head of compliance Tracey Weston said a noise reading had not been taken for the skate ramp because it had not been used in the past week or so. “Council will continue to be in regular contact with the principal complainant to determine when the ramp is in use to enable effective monitoring.” The ramp was not consented, so this month the city council ordered it to be either removed, consented or reduced in size. But that order was put on hold, after the city council discovered it had been built using a transitional city grant. The ramp’s future will be decided when the noise test had been completed, but it is unknown when that will be done. Mrs Gage-Smart said the ramp had been much quieter since last week’s story featured. “The whole decision of the notified or non-notified consent is resting on him [noise control officer] getting a reading, but the kids just aren’t there making enough noise.” She had been told to call the city council when it was noisy, she said. “We don’t mind the ramp, we just don’t want it on our front door.” The Sumner Community Residents’ Association has agreed to lock the ramp between 9.30pm and 8am each day to prevent noise at night. Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board member Darrell Latham said a permanent location for a skate park was needed urgently. Lifelong peace protester turns 100 Jean Thompson has protested against World War 2, the Vietnam War, the 1981 Springbok tour and battled to keep New Zealand nuclearfree. She has now notched up another milestone. •Story, p9 PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN t y: Proudly supporting: A RUN TO REMEMBER Event starts: 9am Proudly supporting: OPEN 7 DAYS 1005 Ferry Rd, Ferrymead | Ph 366 6306 Sunday, 19 February 2017 Location: Race starts at Victoria Park & finishes at Hansen Park. A RUN TO Buses provided to take participants from Hansen Park to the Victoria Park REMEMBER start line. www.runtoremember.co.nz Brought to you by: Proudly supporting: TO REGISTER as a workplace group or to book a hospitality site contact lucy.ryan@sportcanterbury.org.nz NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS will benefit from the funds rai by t NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS will benefit from the funds raised by this ev 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website www.hvp.co.nz Come in for a visit and experience the difference Ph 03 384 9249 108 Port hills Rd, heathcote Valley Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park Port Hills Rd Tunnel Rd We are here Bridle Path Rd Martindales Rd