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Selwyn Times: June 13, 2017

Selwyn Times: June 13,

FREE TUESday JUNE 13 2017 379 7100 Selwyn Winter driving Be prepared for all conditions Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthur’s Pass Canine population grows Wheel clamping threat may not be enforceable Selwyn is a great place to have a dog, Leeston’s Penny Dadson-Clausen says. Her black labrador Titus is one of more than 13,000 dogs registered in Selwyn. •Story, pages, 4&5 PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding WHEEL CLAMPING signs put up outside a new cafe in Lincoln, may be unenforceable. The Black Door Bar and Eatery on the site of the old Tea House has posted warnings it could clamp or tow vehicles not being used by customers parked outside of its Robert St premises. But this appears to be in breach of the original resource consent issued for the building in 2010. The district council said yesterday an investigation was under way into why the clamping signs had been put up. The signs cover 12 parallel parks outside Black Door and adjacent Lincoln Village Preschool and Nursery. District council environmental service manager Tim Harris told the Selwyn Times the cafe cannot impose its own parking restrictions on the Robert St parks, and cannot enforce clamping or towing. Non-cafe customers could use the car parks, he said. The parking spaces are on road reserve, and are owned by the district council, he said. Mr Harris said the agreement allows the cafe to paint markings on the parking spaces indicating cafe use. “However signage on the fence in front of these spaces is not allowed, as this is private property,” he said. But the cafe’s owner Anita Alder said she has a different viewpoint to the district council to the signs. •Turn to page 5