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Southern View: May 31, 2016

Southern View: May 31,

FREE TUESDAY MAY 31 2016 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) 379 7100 EXHIBIT NOW! SHOW 1ST-3RD JULY 2016 HORNCASTLE ARENA Contact Vanessa Fleming 021 914 565 Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Tennis lighting battle coming to a head • By Tom Doudney A LONG-running battle between residents and the Cashmere Tennis Club over its plans to install 10, 8m high lighting poles may be coming to a head. The club had to cease work on installing the lights in March after residents complained to the city council that they hadn’t been consulted. Public consultation on the plan, which would see four of the club’s 13 courts lit, closed at 5pm yesterday. The Spreydon- Heathcote Community Board is expected to make a recommendation for the city council’s head of parks to consider in July. Residents are concerned about light spill over as well as the noise which would be generated by players using the courts up until 9.30pm at night, when the lights would automatically shut off. An earlier proposal to install lighting at the club in 2009 stalled after it was also opposed by residents. The club’s latest proposal has already been granted resource consent. Committee member Stuart McHarg said the club hadn’t been BATTLE LINES DRAWN: Residents have opposed the Cashmere Tennis Club’s plans to install 8m high lighting poles on four of its courts. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN aware that public consultation and further approval were also needed, so work beginning early had been a genuine mistake. “This is a community project and we are not trying to do anything but improve the community,” he said. The club had spent between $50,000 and $60,000 on the project already and he remained confident that approval would be given. The fact that resource consent had already been granted showed that lighting and noise were not expected to be a significant issue, he said. Crichton Tce resident Terry Young disagreed that the effects would not be significant. “If they light four courts you will hear expletives, you will hear tennis balls being hit, you will hear their cars and you will see light.” Residents were also concerned that the club would seek to install more lighting towers and hold larger tournaments. Mr McHarg said the club was one of the few in the city which didn’t have lighting for its courts and getting it would mean junior players no longer needed to travel to Wilding Park in Avonside for coaching. Cashmere Residents Association chairman Rik Tindall (left) said several residents had appealed for support in opposing the club’s plans. Having had no feedback in support of the club, the residents association had decided to submit in opposition. The club has about 550 members. Fujitsu Heat Pump at a HOt HOt Price Conditions apply* Model ASTG14LUCB 5.4kW Hi Wall $2,299 Fully Installed* PH 377 0034 OR 0800 800 734 DON’T MISS OUT! *Model ASTG14LUCB installed back to back, up to three metre pipe run and electrical supply within 6 metres. Six Year Warranty Email: 6/105 Coleridge St, Sydenham, Christchurch * Conditions apply. Normal lending criteria, booking fee and annual account fee applies. Limited stock. BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... 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