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Selwyn Times: June 07, 2016

Selwyn Times: June 07,

FREE TUESday JUNE 7 2016 379 7100 EXHIBIT NOW! Selwyn Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) SHOW 1ST-3RD JULY 2016 HORNCASTLE ARENA Contact Vanessa Fleming 021 914 565 Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Changes to tricky roundabout • By Caitlin Miles CHANGES TO the tricky roundabout near the Rolleston dog park will be fast-tracked to make it safer for students at the new college. The Goulds Rd, Tennyson St, Springston Rolleston Rd and Lowes Rd roundabout has been a tricky one for motorists to negotiate for years. The Rolleston Residents Association chairwoman Nicole Reid (left) and Rolleston College principal Steve Saville outlined their safety concerns at a recent Selwyn District road safety subcommittee. The college is scheduled to open next year with a starting roll of between 200-250 students. Changes to the roundabout will be made next month. The key change will be four access points to the roundabout instead of five. Goulds Rd will be closed at the roundabout, making it a UNSAFE: The five-legged roundabout has caused some concern from residents about how students will navigate the roundabout once Rolleston College opens next year. dead end. Current work extending Broadlands Drive past the college to creating a roundabout at Springston Rolleston Rd will be finished this month, to dove tail into the changes at the five-legged roundabout. Mr Saville said the school wants to encourage students to cycle but they were concerned about safety issues at the current roundabout. District council asset manager of transportation, Andrew Mazey said the changes will be made because the roundabout has “become increasingly under pressure and less safe with the build up of traffic in the area.” He said the closure will improve the safety and performance of the existing roundabout. Mr Saville said the school “was initially concerned” about students being able to cycle safely to the school but are “pretty confident” the whole situation is going to be resolved before the college opens. HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the five-legged roundabout by Rolleston College needs to be changed to make it safer to use for cyclists and vehicles? Email caitlin.miles@starmedia. kiwi Lincoln parking losses revealed • By Caitlin Miles ABOUT 75 car parks will go from the centre of Lincoln, the Selwyn Times can reveal. Thirty-four will go along the core retail area on Gerald St, and 41 from Marion Place to West Belt. Retailers are furious at the district council decision. They say it will have a major impact on their businesses. The car parks are going to allow for cycle lanes from the university, through the town centre and beyond. The cycle lanes will be put in as a result of being identified as the No 1 priority in the Lincoln Town Centre Plan, a council spokesman said. He said the lost car parks will be replaced by new car parks in the immediate vicinity of the town centre. “It is too early to know precisely the number of new car parks that will be established, as detailed planning of the new parking precincts has yet to be undertaken,” he said. “At this stage it is anticipated that 26 new car parks will be established in the Lyttelton St, Maurice St and West Belt (north and south) precincts, and around 50 new car parks are expected to be created in new communal parking areas. •Turn to page 9 “More gain. Less pain.” Yuri and Jess bought a SNAP fitness franchise in Rolleston. They work and play in a great community with small business owners who look after each other. And work is just 2 minutes from their beautiful new home at Faringdon. SECTIONS SELLING NOW! 400m 2 sections priced from $159,000 Visit Rolleston’s fastest selling development Dynes Road, Rolleston. Wed to Sun 12pm to 4pm Call Bruce Harvey on 0800 667 849 or visit STAGE 15 NOW AVAILABLE! Offering ‘reserve front’ sections 656m 2 sections priced from $179,000 View Jess and Yuri’s story at FRD28763-ST-9x8