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Bay Harbour: May 24, 2017

Bay Harbour: May 24,

FREE Wednesday may 24 2017 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Black Billed Gull YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Car park charge plan for Clifton Tce TIGHT: Getting around the tight corner and around the parked cars, which could become a residents only bay can cause headaches for vehicles. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER • By Caitlin Miles A CONTROVERSIAL plan to make car owners pay to park on Clifton Tce has been delayed after mixed responses from residents. The city council proposed to put four ‘residents only’ parking spots on Clifton Tce following concerns over difficulty finding a park on the narrow road. The residents would have to pay a yearly fee to be able to park in the currently free spots, which one resident said was ridiculous. A lot of the road has yellow lines, with only small areas for cars to park, and many residents do not have off-street car parking, relying on finding a spot within reasonable walking distance. There are currently four car parks below number 11 Clifton Tce near a tight hairpin corner which anyone can use, but the city council wants to restrict the parking to residents only. Only 10 residents responded, with five submitters against the proposal and five supporting the idea. Justin Prain has lived on Clifton Tce for 12 years and is against the proposal. He said finding a car park had never been too much of a problem and involving the city council would be “a waste of time”. “There’s just no need for the city council to get involved and start policing it,” he said. •Turn to page 8 Denman leads Sumner charge at surf awards • By Gordon Findlater SUMNER LIFEGUARD Tom Denman was one of the first on the scene when a car crashed into the sea near Sumner claiming an elderly woman’s life. He was part of a surf lifesaving crew that helped to recover the body of Maureen Imrie, 73, who was killed when the car her husband Bruce was driving crashed off Main Rd. •Turn to page 6 SAFE HANDS: Policeman Tom Denman who was named lifeguard of the year at the weekend. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER LYTTELTON hearing aid & audiology clinic Hearing tests | Hearing aids | Wax removal Hearing aid adjustments | Custom noise protection ACC funding & subsidies available @ Lyttelton Health Centre - Oxford Street Call 03 385 6036 today for an appointment LOVE YOUR HEARING LYTTELTON |