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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May232017 7 News Coming Soon! Children focus of skate park • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding LACK OF space means a skate park in Lincoln will be aimed at young teenagers and children. Designs for the new skate park in Lincoln have been released showing it will predominantly cater for children and amateur skaters. The skate park Grant Miller Malcolm Lyall will be sited next to the children’s playground where the barbecue area is at the Lincoln Event Centre. The barbecue area will be re-sited close by. Selwyn district councillor Grant Miller said the size of the skate park came down to what space is available in the area. “Finding a site within Lincoln has been very challenging . . . there has always been a reason of why not from nearby residents,” he said. But a larger skate park similar to the Prebbleton Community Park has not been ruled out in the future. Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall said, as Lincoln develops with new subdivisions, a site might be found. “Eventually, I would like to see that in Lincoln, but it is a matter of having it in the right space,” he said. In the district council’s 2015-2025 Long Term Plan, it is projected Lincoln will reach a population of 9442 by 2025. Consultation on the designs were held last week outside the event centre. The skate park is planned to be about 260m 2 . District council community projects and facilities manager Cameron Warr said it will cater to all age groups from learner to medium level ability skaters, scooter and BMX riders. A big bowl, a shallow bowl, skatable seats, new plants and lighting is in the initial plans. The existing seating and barbecue shelter will be relocated to make way for the skate park and a new drinking fountain will be added. The skate park was initially planned to be located in an area behind the Lincoln Rugby Club. But there was concern about vandalism. SET PLAN: The new location for the Lincoln Skate Park will require the existing seating and barbecue shelter near the Lincoln Event Centre to be removed. The Men’s Shed of Lincoln Society may now utilise the space by the rugby club for a new facility. The skate park will be close to the Lincoln Bowling Club. Club member Isabel Murray said they were under the impression it was for under- 10-year-olds. To view the plan, go to the district council’s Facebook page. HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of plans for the new Lincoln skate park? Email your views to georgia. firstname.lastname@example.org In Brief SELWYN GETS READY One-third of all households within the Selwyn district have signed up to the Selwyn Gets Ready initiative. The initiative is a purpose built web system where residents can securely record their contact details and any special needs, resources and skills they want to share to help their local community look after each other in an emergency. For more information, go to selwyn. getsready.net REQUEST FOR LAND The Darfield Plunket Toy Library has made a request to the Malvern Community Board asking to use the old St Johns building on the corner of Currie St and North Tce. The request was made by Darfield Plunket Toy Library Subcommittee member Maria Macario. The library is looking for a venue that can accommodate its toy inventory. HIGHLAND GAMES Applications for the 2017 Hororata Highland Games stall holders are open. The games will be held at the Hororata Domain on Hororata Rd, Saturday, November 11, 9am-4.30pm. To make an application, go to http:// hororatahighlandgames.org.nz TASTY GORGEOUS FOOD Much loved gourmet food made our way NOW OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm SPECIALIST BAKERY • Hand-made on premises daily • Wide selection of gorgeous, tasty slices • Fresh cut sandwiches, paninis, bagels & salads • Delicious pies, sausage rolls, quiches, muffins & scones • Gluten free options available 66-68 Springs Rd | www.gorgeousfood.co.nz Email: email@example.com Ph 344 6044 | Open Mon-Fri 6am-3.30pm HANMER SPRINGS LOVELY 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE Thyme Cottage is an awesome place to take time out!! • Queen bed in 1st bedroom • 2 x single beds in 2nd bedroom • Fold out couch in lounge • Sky TV • Stereo and DVD • Flat screen tv 32” • Heat pump • New kitchen • Dishwasher • Coffee machine • Slow cooker $ 120 .00 per night *mid week rates available (not during holiday periods) • Extremely well equipped kitchen • Portacot, highchair & baby bath • Toys and games for children • Front fully fenced • Private BBQ area • Reserve beside the house • About 10 minutes walk from pools and restaurants • 5 minutes walk to the Golf Course Call your GP team 24/7 for health advice. If it’s after-hours a nurse is available to give free health advice. The magazine for gardeners who like To geT Their hands dirTy www.gardener.kiwi 100% We have our property managed with Hanmer Holiday Homes Book via internet www.hanmerholidayhomes.co.nz or index search: 11 Dorset Street, Hanmer or phone 03 315 7336 to make a booking. 12 9 6 3