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Selwyn Times: July 25, 2017

Selwyn Times: July 25,

FREE TUESday JULy 25 2017 379 7100 Selwyn GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband 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 0800 726 724 Trophy cabinet bursting Southbridge locked up the Murray Cooper Shield on Sunday with a 22-13 win over Prebbleton. The win also gave them the Ellesmere Trophy for finishing top at the end of the Ellesmere division one roundrobin. The club are now on the brink of creating Southbridge history and winning all four titles up for grabs in the same season. They won the Combined Country Cup earlier this year and are now just two wins away from lifting the Coleman Shield. •Full story, page 23 Bid to solve illegal rubbish dumping • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A CRACK down on illegal rubbish dumping is under way in the district. The district council want people to report and record the number plate of any vehicle involved in illegal dumpings. It comes after several incidents of what is known as fly-tipping in the past month. In a bid to address the problem, the district council has undertaken a rubbish survey focusing on more rural-remote areas. Mayor Sam Broughton said it is looking at its rubbish provision to make disposal easier for the community. In the past 12 months. 324 service requests for roadside rubbish/street cleaning have been made. But the district council’s roading engineer Mark Chamberlain said while not all of these reports were related to fly-tipping. “People that dump rubbish on roadsides don’t care what effect it has on the environment or on the Selwyn community...its very difficult to find those who illegally dump rubbish as it often occurs at night,” he said. Most recently, a large pile of rubbish containing glass, concrete, buckets, household waste, underfloor matting and carpet was found on Finlays Rd in West Melton. The rubbish has since been cleaned up. The new rubbish survey released targets improving the disposal of rubbish for residents living in off-route rural areas to prevent future illegal rubbish dumpings. As a result of the survey, Darfield and Leeston have been identified as areas in need of recycling stations for properties living away from the rubbish collection route. It showed nearly 170 rural residents would like to see more 24/7 drop-off facilities for disposing rubbish. About 90 residents would like to see more drop-off points closer to their home on a refuse collection route. Highest cause of frustrations was the kerbside collections and recycling/recovery parks being too far away. The district council’s solid waste manager Andrew Boyd said 92 per cent of households have access to kerbside wheelie bin services. He said solutions to the problem include garden waste and scrap metal community days in Malvern and Leeston. The rubbish survey showed the most common ways for the disposal of off-route rubbish was burning it (35 per cent), using a private contractor’s bin (34 per cent) and taking it to a kerbside/drop off point (28 per cent). HAVE YOUR SAY: What rubbish provisions would you like to see in the district to prevent fly-tipping? Email your views to Local kid, Ethan Hunt interviews Sean Bailey from Lemonwood Grove, Faringdon’s very own primary school. Stage 20 now selling. Stages 21 and 22 coming soon. Sections 401 to 1024m 2 from $159,000. FHN LIVE WE’VE JUST LEARNED... Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 Your home’s getting smarter! Faringdon kids love learning local. Faringdon has its very own primary school, Lemonwood Grove. It’s located in Stage 17 of Faringdon on East Maddisons Road. Just down the road, we also have Rolleston College, a progressive secondary school, enjoying its first school year in the Selwyn District. Watch the full story with the FHN LIVE news team on Faringdon’s website. Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Roads, Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. FHN LIVE Faringdon Home News Team You’re home. FRD31023-90x266