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Southern View: October 31, 2017

Southern View: October 31,

FREE TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 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 Help fades for rest home residents battling big trucks • By Emily O’Connell LADY WIGRAM Retirement Home residents trying to stop trucks rolling through their quiet neighbourhood are unlikely to get the support of the city council. Halswell Ward city councillor Anne Galloway has told Western News and residents that a bylaw is not likely to solve the problem. Residents have been lobbying since April when they met with Cr Galloway and Wigram MP Megan Anne Galloway Woods asking for a bylaw to stop trucks being allowed to drive through Lodestar Ave. It is a short cut to work sites in the area and in Selwyn. Their campaign made international headlines recently when Lady Wigram owner John Tooby confronted four residents who had put a sign on the rest home’s fence pleading for truck drivers to use another route. Mr Tooby abused and swore at them and demanded they take the sign down. The tirade was recorded by a Star journalist who NOISY: A large container truck on Lodestar Ave in Wigram. was photographing the residents when Mr Tooby arrived. The city council is due to bring in the city-wide Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017 by the end of the year which will allow restrictions to be placed on streets. It will include allowing for the banning of vehicles from being parked on the road if they’re advertised for sale, vehicles from parking on berms, and stopping heavy vehicles on certain streets. But Cr Galloway doubts whether the bylaw will apply to Lodestar Ave. She says speed is the main issue, not heavy trucks. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Heavy vehicles account for only 1.6 per cent of traffic volume on Lodestar Ave, a report has shown. •Turn to page 5 •Editor’s note, page 2 your one stop shop! We welcome you to come along and have a look Late night Thurs open till 6.30pm 1 Amyes Rd, Hornby Ph. 349 4163 Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-1.30pm 335b Riccarton Rd, Church Cnr Ph. 341 8539 Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30am-5pm Sat 9.30am-2.30pm From new builds to small home alterations, we specialise in turning your dream home ideas into reality. Call the name you can trust! 377 0034 AMAZING LAVENDER 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OIL For a relaxing night sleep try a few drops of Marshall’s Premium Lavender essential oil on your pillow or in a diffuser: •• Wonderful•relaxing•fragrance• •• Improves•mood •• Relief•of•anxiety•&•stress,• headaches,•migraines•&•pain •• Insect•bites•&•bug•repellent •• Speeds•healing•of•wounds•&•burns• AMAZING PRICES: 10ml only $9.90 30ml only $19.90 WE STOCK A LARGE RANGE OF PREMIUM ESSENTIAL OILS MAIL ORDER AVAILABLE Bringing You The Best In Natural Health MARSHALLS HEALTH & NATURAL THERAPY CONSULTING - PRESCRIBING - DISPENSING - MANUFACTURING MEDICAL HERBALISTS 110 seaVIeW roaD, NeW BrIGHToN (Just past C.N.B School) pHoNe 388 5757 - We are alWaYs HappY To Help! -