14 Tuesday January312017 Your Local Views Alison Fifield, of Prebbleton, writes about the current status of a block of land in Prebbleton, behind the existing shops and bus routes between Prebbleton and the city. News • This block of land in central Prebbleton was promoted to be the site of a supermarket, chemist, doctor and other small businesses. Prebbleton has been an established community for more than 100 years, which has grown hugely post earthquake. The Fashion residents deserve the bigger, improved facility, which was promised. This block of land, situated directly behind the old strip of shops on Springs Rd is a disgrace. When this stage of the subdivision was completed, the ground was never levelled and cleared, Gardening leaving an overgrown area, left to go wild. I gather the land is owned by several different land owners, but the responsibility to make it a pleasant, safe place for residents has not occurred. Recently an attempt has been made to cut the grass, because it Motoring had become a fire hazard. Because of the heaps of subdivision rubbish they have just mown around, it emphasises its untidy state. Residents whose properties overlook this area must be very frustrated. Can the residents be advised of what the actual plans for this site are, and the time frame? • The buses which pass through Prebbleton no longer go to Hornby or to the Bush Inn centre. They go from Springs Rd, along Blenheim Rd to Riccarton, then into the city. Locals want to support their closest shopping centres and not go through to Riccarton. With the inevitable congestion on the roads here until the second stage of the Southern Motorway is completed, the less traffic on the roads, the better. At least a half hourly bus should go to Hornby and give the opportunity to access the other routes from The Hub. Environment Canterbury manager public transport strategy Shannon Booer responds The bus service goes to Riccarton as our patronage showed this was the area where there was the most customer demand at the time of the last review in 2014. Buses used to travel via Hornby many years ago but were altered to make the service more attractive to passengers following customer feedback that this made the route too long for those people trying to reach Riccarton or the city. The redevelopment of The Hub at Hornby may change the community demand over time and we can revisit this during the next review in a couple of years’ time, but there are no immediate plans to alter the 80 Lincoln route. Boosting confidence for older drivers COURSES AIMED at helping mature drivers gain skills to be safer on the road are being offered to Selwyn residents in February and March. CarFit events can also be organised during these months providing a free check of car safety features and advice on how older drivers can adopt a comfortable and safe driving position in their vehicle. As in other areas of New Zealand, the number of Selwyn motorists over the age of 60 is expected to increase in the future. Selwyn road safety coordinator Ngaire Tinning said confident driving courses were a fun and easy way for residents over 60 to refresh their driving and road rule knowledge and also look at ways to plan how their driving could be safer on the road. “As Selwyn is a rural area, driving is important for older people to be able to access local services and keep connected to family and friends,” Mrs Tinning said. “The workshops have proven very popular and valuable to assist people to be able to continue to drive safely on our roads.” The courses covers road rules, planning car trips, using safe routes and when to drive SELWYN TIMES to avoid peak traffic times. They have been designed to be thought provoking, informative, enjoyable and informal. There are no tests or exams and participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Morning tea and lunch will be provided for participants booked to attend. The courses will be offered at Darfield on February 14, Rolleston on February 20, Lincoln on March 1, Prebbleton on March 15 and Leeston on March 29. The courses are free. For information and bookings, or to inquire about the free CarFit check, phone Mrs Tinning on 347 2901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The CarFit check, which takes about 20 minutes looks at mirrors, seatbelt, seat and steering wheel position and other car safety features. 5 Warning Signs of Spinal Stress! Tasty Bites André Grob, Dr of Chiropractic, has had over 10 years Money experience of specialty spinal care in Australia and New Zealand. ● ● HEADACHES NECK PAIN AND TENSION A healthy spine is vital to your wellbeing. 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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January312017 15 News Lincoln community bowls Community bowls is back in Lincoln. The annual competition for non-bowlers, which started again last week, will run for another four weeks and teams are entered from the wider Lincoln area. The first night of competition at the Lincoln Bowling Club saw 28 teams of four compete on two greens. Food was provided with a barbecue cooked by club members who were also available to provide advice to new players. FML0266ST/R/JAN Need expert advice for your lifestyle block? Just talk to your local Farmlands team or pick up your free Lifestyle Guide in-store today.