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Pegasus Post: August 30, 2016

Pegasus Post: August 30,

FREE TUESDAY AUgUST 30 2016 379 7100 Pegasus Make your GP team your first call 24/7. 12 9 3 6 Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Six figure boost for new community hub • By Fraser Walker-Pearce A $325,000 cash injection means the planned South New Brighton community hub will open debt-free. The city council unanimously voted to grant the money to the Bridge South Brighton Trust to buy the land and bring up to code the former Bridge St Baptist Church as a centre for the South New Brighton community. Trust chairwoman Jane Harrison (above) told city councillors at the meeting, the money would allow the trust to open the centre debt-free. The Bridge South Brighton Trust came up with the idea of turning the old church into a community centre earlier in the year. It comes after the trust received most votes in an online poll for a foundation life and level from Smart Lift, valued at about $150,000. Previously, Pegasus Post reported that the trust aimed to get the community centre up and BIG BOOST: The former Bridge St Baptist Church will be turned into a community centre. running in the next year and a half. The trust will have Te Waka Aroha South Brighton as tenants in the centre. Te Waka Aroha is a residents’ advisory group. The trust intends to turn the church into not only a hub, but also a cafe and performing arts stage. A condition of the grant is that, if the building is sold within 10 years, the full amount of the grant is repaid. Pivnice Architecture director Jason Mill, who has drafted plans and costings of the centre, said after consulting with the community, it was good to see the city council agreed their plan would work. “It’s fantastic to see. We asked the community what they wanted to see . . . and the city council has backed us up totally,” he said. There are only about 1500 houses in South New Brighton, but the group amassed more than 2200 votes, showing the wider community’s backing for the project. BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... House of Hearing 100% NZ Owned & Operated CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Papanui 0800 333 606 Ashburton 03 307 8949 Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm