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Selwyn Times: August 22, 2017

Selwyn Times: August 22,

FREE TUESday aUGUST 22 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) 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthur’s Pass Car parking signs in spotlight District council starts review as frustration grows • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CAR PARKING signage across Selwyn is to come under scrutiny. A district council review will determine how enforceable the time-limit signs it has in place actually are. District councillors met last week to discuss how car-parking issues in high-usage business areas are being handled. Mayor Sam Broughton said the review will examine if the signs are in the right locations, if the time-limits need changing and if signs are there for historical reasons or not. “Parking wardens were discussed as one of the options but first we want to get a stock take of what the extent of our current signage is and whether it can be enforced,” he said. The district council prefers to take an educational approach to change behaviours and issues infringement notices if necessary. When asked by Selwyn Times how many infringement notices have been issued in the past five years, the district council did not have data CONGESTED: Lincoln Hammer Hardware owner Lynn Townsend says a car parking signage review is urgent. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER available. Mr Broughton said he was not expecting to see a report on signage until the end of the year. Lincoln Club president and Hammer Hardware owner Lynn Townsend said the review is urgently needed. “They have got to do something. The parking problem is getting worse and worse in Lincoln,” he said. While Lincoln would eventually need parking wardens he wasn’t sure if it was necessary yet. It comes as more pressure is put on car-parking in business areas. The Black Door Bar and Eatery in Lincoln put up clamping and tow away signs on council 120 minute restricted parking signs outside its Robert St several weeks ago. The business and council are in dispute over usage of 12 parallel car parks in Robert St. The issue remains unresolved and neither party will discuss it with the Selwyn Times. The clamping signs have been taken down. Mr Broughton said The Black Door situation was not discussed at Wednesday’s meeting. District councillors Craig Watson, John Morten and Murray Lemon did not see the need for enforcement in their main townships. Cr Watson said while he did not think parking wardens were needed for Rolleston at the moment, there may be a time when it is needed as the township grows. Cr Lemon said he could not foresee a time when Leeston would need parking wardens. •Car park funding plan, pg 7 •HAVE YOUR SAY: Is a review of the district council’s car parking signage urgently needed? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi Your home’s getting bigger! We really dig Faringdon and you will too! We’re proud to report that due to overwhelming public demand the release of Stage 22 at Faringdon has been brought forward. This collection of stunning new sections is created in Faringdon’s trademark boulevard style. Watch the full story with the FHN LIVE news team at faringdon.co.nz. FHN LIVE Faringdon Home News Team FRD30710-90x266-3 Stage 22 now selling. Sections 400 to 907m 2 from $164,000. GROUND BREAKING NEWS... FHN LIVE Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit www.faringdon.co.nz You’re home. Local kid, Jake Osikai interviews Stephan Rattray from BG Contracting, Faringdon’s preferred construction provider. Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Roads. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm.