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Southern View: August 23, 2016

Southern View: August 23,

FREE TUESDAY AUgUST 23 2016 379 7100 Southern Make your GP team your first call 24/7 View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Call for changes to improve tricky mall exit • By Caitlin Miles TWO RESIDENTS’ groups are banding together to try and get a resolution to Barrington shopping centre’s contentious entrance and exit, that they say is dangerous. The Spreydon Neighbourhood Network and Somerfield Residents’ Group want the right-hand turn onto Barrington St changed due to safety concerns they have for motorists and pedestrians. Currently drivers leaving the mall car park can either turn left or right onto Barrington St but must cross a line of traffic and a turning lane to be able to go right. Barrington retail manager Jill Kearns said the mall owners are in discussions with the city council about the potential removal of the right-hand turn out of the mall. But Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board chairwoman Karolin Potter said while she too disliked the intersection – it would be an issue for the incoming board after the October elections to resolve. The Spreydon Library and Barrington Park are located next to the exit and the Spreydon Neighbourhood Network Sonya Hodder said they are worried about motorists safely turning right and pedestrians being able to carefully walk across the entrance and exit. Mrs Hodder said the exit is “an accident waiting to happen” and she wants things changed before it can go wrong. The network approached the Somerfield Residents’ Group to ask for their support on the issue. Group chairwoman Julie Tobbell agreed with the network about the concerns. “It’s really hard, cars come in and out everywhere,” Mrs Tobbell said. The residents’ groups also have concerns around pedestrians being able to safely walk across the main entrance to the mall. “We would like a footpath to be put in so people can safely walk past or through the car park,” said Mrs Tobbell. City council transport operations manager Steffan Thomas, said there have been two minor injury and two non-injury crashes involving vehicles in the vicinity of the exit/entrance onto Barrington St in the five-year period 2011 to 2015. There have been no reported crashes in the system for 2016. HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the right-hand turn out of Barrington shopping centre is dangerous? What is the solution? Email your views to CONCERN: Sonya Hodder (left) and Julie Tobbell stand outside the troublesome Barrington St entrance and exit to Barrington shopping centre, which they want changed due to safety concerns. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​ hot finance deal on fujitsu Hot Hot Deal on 8KW Heat PumP 15 months interest free * Normal lending & deffered criteria applies Fujitsu ASTG24L 8 KW Heat Pump for Just $2,999 from hi walls floor console $1,499 from $1,999 Fully Installed* installation not included (conditions apply) installation not included (conditions apply) Six Year Warranty PH 377 0034 Ph 377 OR 0034 0800 800 734 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 Installed back to back, up to 3 metre pIpe run and electrIcal supply wIthIn 6 metres. 10 5 only BE QUICK 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 Email: 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