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Southern View: October 24, 2017

Southern View: October 24,

FREE TUESDAY OCTOBER 24 2017 379 7100 Southern 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 BAN: Scenes like this could be a thing of the past if the city council approves night-time restrictions on two Huntsbury Hill roads. Quiet in sight for residents • By Andrew King NIGHT-TIME restrictions in suburban Huntsbury Hill to curb excessive noise, drug use and littering have taken another step towards becoming a reality. Residents on Vista Pl and Roystone Way have been besieged by young drivers who park up at the scenic spots to socialise, listen to loud music and smoke cannabis. On Friday, the Spreydon- Cashmere Community Board recommended to the city council that a ban on vehicles under 3500kg be put in place on the two roads between 10pm and 5am. The ban would not include vehicles owned by a resident or a “bona fide visitor”. Those caught parking there could be fined up to $750, with the ban enforced by police. The city council will discuss the recommendation on November 9. Board chairwoman Karolin Potter said the unanimous Karolin Potter decision was a great step forward for the residents. “We don’t want to say this will definitely go ahead, but it is looking really good,” she told Southern View on Friday. City councillors Tim Scandrett and Phil Clearwater were not at the meeting but Ms Potter said “they are on board”. She said it was not about banning young people from enjoying the view and listening to music, but protecting residents from unwanted disturbances. “We would like to think there are places around the hills to park up, listen to music and enjoy the view, just where it is not disrupting residents,” she said. The proposal comes after Southern View reported in June residents were fed up with youths congregating in vehicles on the scenic streets at night, playing loud music, smoking bongs, shouting and partying. Two options were considered by the board: Install the restrictions, or do nothing. Consultation on the proposal was carried out between August 9-25, and 62 people responded with 85 per cent in support of the restrictions. One person did not support the idea, saying it would only move the problem to other parts of the city. Others said it was long overdue and applauded the restrictions. It will cost about $2000 for the installation of signage and, if approved, the money will come from the city council’s traffic engineering fund, Ms Potter said. Roaring buzzing House of Hearing Rangiora 03 310 7355 Ears ringing? Call us for a Free Tinnitus assessment. + Free hearing test. *Offer valid to 30th November 2017. T&Cs apply. Please bring this voucher with you to your appointment. West Coast 03 768 5528 Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 We also have clinics located in. Blenheim Ashburton 03 579 5353 03 307 8949 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 7.30am to 5.00pm