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Pegasus Post: October 25, 2016

Pegasus Post: October 25,

FREE TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 2016 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Shop scan ENTER NOW! one of three $1000 SHOPPING SPREES SEE full page inside for details 379 7100 Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Petition calls for urgent action to repair Pages Rd • By Fraser Walker-Pearce NEW BRIGHTON residents will have to put up with a potholed and cracked Pages Rd until at least the end of the year. Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team removed planned repairs to the road, between Anzac Dr and the Pages Rd bridge, after it was decided last year the bridge would be repaired rather than rebuilt. A SCIRT spokeswoman said originally it was planned that the Pages Rd bridge would be rebuilt and that work included repairing the section of Pages Rd. “The later decision to repair the bridge instead did not include repair of that section of Pages Rd,” she said. New Brighton resident and Keep QE II in the East group chairwoman Jo Zervos has created an online petition to see urgent action taken on the state of the road. She created the petition on change.org which has already received more than 150 signatures. SCIRT’s programmes will finish at the end of the year. The city council will undertake repair work not included in the programme from then on. Ms Zervos said she intends to take the petition to the new Coastal- Burwood Community Board when it reaches 200 signatures to get it “right under the nose of [city] council.” “It’s an emergency route in and out of Brighton,” she said. Strategic Urban Rejuvenation Force co-ordinator Lesley Fulton said she “definitely” supports Ms Zervos’ petition, and wants to see the footpath fixed as well. “It’s a mess. That whole entrance from Anzac Dr is shocking. It’s not safe for people to walk on. For anyone who is not sure-footed, it’s terrible. “It gives people the impression that they’re driving into a dump. Like it’s not loved and cared for,” she said. City councillor Glenn Livingstone said when it was decided the bridge would be repaired, the road renewal was compromised. “What SCIRT is saying is that the reason the road isn’t going to be renewed is because when the rebuild of the bridge was pulled, so was the road’s budget . . . it was truck and trailer with the road,” he said. After the decision was made to repair the bridge, SCIRT was instructed to undertake basic repairs to ensure the bridge can stay open for the next six to eight years. The city council expects to build a new bridge between 2021 and 2023. But Ms Zervos said potentially having to wait that long for road repairs is not good enough. “What’s happening around the area is appalling. [City council] won’t do anything until you bring it up. It’s up to the community to push these things sadly,” she said. REPAIRS NEEDED: New Brighton resident Jo Zervos started an online petition in the hope of seeing repairs made to Pages Rd and the Pages Rd bridge. BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... House of Hearing 100% NZ Owned & Operated CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora Papanui 03 310 7355 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 www.blindcare.co.nz 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 7.30am to 5.00pm