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Selwyn Times: September 19, 2017

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday September 19 2017 11 Your Local Views Readers respond to Selwyn Times article on the noise issues at Fond Farewell’s Pet Crematorium Graham Pownceby – What the district council fails to grasp is the fact it is dealing with low frequency noise which behaves far differently than other noise. They have a chart to follow, likely construction guidelines. I wont go into the science, other than suggesting the reporter approach an acoustic engineer for opinion. Allan Taunt – A pet cemetery would be much quieter. Kelly Boskell – All factories make noise , just tune it out. Like we had to with the fire station in Rolleston. We live just down road from that we just get over it and carry on. Julie Owens writes about a new pedestrian bridge to be constructed over the Liffey Stream in Lincoln The district council will soon be applying for resource consents to construct a pedestrian bridge and pathway link over the Liffey Stream between Ryelands Subdivision and the former country club site. I am concerned that this development could seriously impact on the natural environment which has been diminishing as Lincoln grows. The natural landscape that is known as the Liffey Stream and reserve is the Avon River of Lincoln and it needs to be treasured by the community as an important area of green space (and it is mostly). I would like to see the money put into better maintaining this natural landscape not building a large structure across the widest section of the pond right in the middle of a flight corridor and habitat of many birds and other wildlife. The linkages that have been developed in the new subdivisions are an asset for Lincoln but I feel this bridge is unnecessary as there are other pedestrian bridges close by and it doesn’t warrant the cost and detrimental effects that it would have on the natural environment. ONLY 3 WEEKS TO GET YOUR TICKETS! LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER Dole Bananas Loose Product of Philippines or Ecuador Persil Washing Powder 1kg $ 2 29 kg $ 7 49 ea Tip Top Supersoft Bread 700g Fresh NZ Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets NEW! Cadbury Chocolate Block 155-205g$ 2 99 ea $ 13 99 Just Juice Fruit Juice 1 Litre ANY 2 FOR $ 4 99 kg $ 2 79 ea Beehive Streaky Bacon 250g $ 5 99 ea Oyster Bay 750ml (excludes Pinot Noir & Sparkling) Heineken 12 Pack 250ml Cans $ 19 99 pk $ 15 99 ea www.foursquare.co.nz R18 CONTENT Thanks to: Tickets from: BRIDGESTONE TYRE CENTRE OR facebook.com/FourSquareNZ Specials available South Island only from 18th September until Sunday 24th September 2017 or while stocks last. Wine and beer available at stores with an off licence. Wine and beer purchases restricted to persons aged 18 years old and over.