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Selwyn Times: January 17, 2018

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4 Wednesday January 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES News Councillors give their big plans District councillors have outlined their top priorities for 2018. Georgia O’Connor-Harding reports A NEW health hub and town centre for Rolleston are key priorities for the district council this year. Selwyn Times asked district councillors what the most important issues were districtwide and in their wards. District councillors Pat McEvedy and Grant Miller are both working to get the health hub up and running in Rolleston. Cr McEvedy said he wants to “keep pushing along” the project. “I think that is a Selwynwide project that will benefit everybody,” he said. The health hub is in the district council’s Annual Plan and aims to improve access to healthcare and social services for Selwyn residents. Cr Miller said it is essential that a growing area like Selwyn has enough medical and social services to meet the needs of residents. “I am pretty confident we are going to get it over the line,” he said. Cr Miller said it is likely the health hub will be operating in 2019. This year the district council will be working on the design, securing tenants and a business case. Meanwhile, district councillor Craig Watson is calling for work to get under way on building a new town square in Rolleston. It is his bid to put a “heart” into Selwyn, he said. “Rolleston now has become the centre of Selwyn as far as population is concerned and we don’t have a town centre,” he said. His views are backed by Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall who said it is critical the Rolleston town centre master plan is up and running. Cr Watson said there are few places in the last 20-30 years which have had the opportunity to build a town centre and it is important they get it right. “We don’t want it to be a SHOT-CALLERS: Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall and district councillors Craig Watson, John Morten, Pat McEvedy, Murray Lemon and Grant Miller outline their plans for the year. PRIORITY: The Rolleston town centre master plan is a priority for district councillors this year. concrete jungle. We also don’t want an artistic eyesore that is going to be a blot . . . for the next 100 years,” he said. A master plan for the Rolleston town centre was adopted by the district council in 2014, with the new library and community centre set to be the first elements built this year. But Cr Watson said there needs to be more focus on community spaces, rather than the library. Key focuses in the Malvern Ward included road maintenance and continuing to upgrade narrow roads which are heavily used by trucks and tankers, district councillor John Morten said. He said any road that is a main thoroughfare to the Fonterra factory in Darfield is a concern – including Telegraph and Leaches Rds. Long-term, Cr Morten wants a reticulated sewage system to be installed in Darfield at a cost affordable to residents. CHECK OUT THESE “GROUSE” MONDAY All you can eat ribs $26 SATURDAY live band TUESDAY Kids eat for $5 all day & trivia SUNDAY $13 roast all day RITUALS THURSDAY Steak nights $15 or $13.50 for members EXPRESS LUNCH monday - friday $15 lunch deals Come in and check out our New Cafe at the side door Red Bird espresso OPEN FOR BREAKFAST FROM 7AM Whether your stopping in for a quick cuppa or indulging in our fantastic breakfast menu, we will be open from 7am everyday. 2 Gerald Street, Lincoln | Ph: 03 325 2408 | find your groove ballet hiphop jazz contemporary Monday to Saturday Preschool to Advanced RTS RAD BBO JDNZ NZAMD Classes at Halswell Ladbrooks and Lincoln Call 03 354 6228 or 0274 836 265 ANNA LEE SCHOOL OF DANCE LAwyERS find your groove We have over 40 years’ experience jazz to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law hiphop matters; • Traffic matters; • Advice regarding ballet Retirement Villages • General Legal Advice on all matters Call John, Brendan or Andrew today 03 366 8996 Email. Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road, Christchurch 8042 Selwyn 9 x CoMe 6.4cm ad anD see ouR Selwyn now 9 x 12.9cm CoMpleTeD ad Two bedroom villas priced from $400,000 E S T A T E Phone. 03 421 7796 | Email. 34 KENDON DRIVE, ROLLESTON, CANTERBURY RollesTon’s only ReGIsTeReD ReTIReMenT vIllaGe • 30 years experience in the retirement industry • Two or three bedroom villas with single or double garage • An investment with 100% capital gain • On Site Manager and a Pavilion and a bowling green • Show home open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday January 17 2018 5 for the year From an Ellesmere point-ofview, Cr McEvedy would like to see the Doyleston-Leeston Cycleway completed this year. District councillor Murray Lemon said it is important business opportunities are created throughout the entire Selwyn district. In the Springs ward, a key priority for Cr Lyall is ensuring funding remains in the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 for a new hall and community centre in Prebbleton. Consultation on the Long Term Plan will start this year. Cr Lyall said money also needs to be spent on improving intersections, roundabouts and traffic lights in the Prebbleton area, and funding also needs to be established for the Lincoln town centre plan. Cr Miller said he would like to see car parking improved in Lincoln before further work on the town plan begins. Lincoln businesses are worried about the removal of 75 car parks on Gerald St which was approved as part of the plan. He said he would also like to see the $206 million research centre at Lincoln University up and running. SELWYN-WIDE NEED: The Rolleston health hub aims to improve access to healthcare and social services in Selwyn. Cr Miller is also looking forward to the completion of the new Tai Tapu Community Centre in June and the new skate park next to the Lincoln Event Centre. But he said he will be looking at more recreation spaces. He said plans are under way to provide further public toilets in Springston and Tai Tapu as part of the new community centre development in Rhodes Park. Cr Miller said a renovation plan for the existing toilets by Liffey Domain is in place this year. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What issues do you think need to be addressed in Selwyn this year? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ Your local Travel and Cruise experts Shop 18, 72 Rolleston Drive. Phone: 03 974 2010 Residents get say over bus service • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RESIDENTS ARE being told if they want a bus service, they need to use it. It comes as public transport advocate Bus Go Canterbury survey residents if they would like a bus service from Ellesmere to Christchurch. Bus Go co-founder Nick Stoneman said since the Ellesmere survey was launched last week, it has gone “completely utterly nuts” receiving 80 responses so far. “It has been 21 years since Leeston had a service. Southbridge has probably been the same length of time. Dunsandel hasn’t had a service since 2001. That is what prompted it,” he said. Mr Stoneman said if the service is successful it will likely encompass Leeston, Southbridge and Dunsandel. The group is also surveying West Melton and Darfield on a bus service to Christchurch. Red Bus stopped operating the Darfield to Christchurch service in December due to increased costs and falling patronage. The Darfield survey aims to find an alternative solution to the ceased bus service. Red Bus chief executive Paul McNoe said he does not know whether the West Melton and Darfield bus services would be viable. “I haven’t seen their proposal at this stage . . . we have certainly said if we ran a trial it would be a short-term trial and if there wasn’t the support it would come to an end,” he said. Bus Go will meet with Red Bus next week over the West Melton and Darfield surveys. Bus company Go Bus South Island operations director Nigel Piper said a detailed business case would be required. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think Selwyn needs more bus services? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft market The Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market starts off its themed events in style this New Year with its ever popular annual Summer Fun Market to be held on Saturday 20th January from 10am – 1pm on the green in the heart of the township of Lincoln beside the Lincoln Library. The event provides the ideal opportunity to enjoy all the picturesque Selwyn district has to offer in Summer – fantastic farm fresh fayre, fruit and vegetables, genuine handmade artisan crafts, live music, fun for the children and amazing atmosphere. Food stalls to look out for are award winning Emilio cheeses from West Melton, Lincoln made JuneB Gluten Free Cookies, delectable breads and pastries from master baker Nikau, Hororata based Elmwood Organic Meats, local honey, Sir Jim’s fudges & preserves, Red Leaf Winery... lincoln Farmers’ & Craft market summer market Saturday 20th January 10am to 1pm on Lincoln Green beside the Lincoln Library BuStling Summer market • Family fun with Lolytwist • Balloon entertainer extrordinaire from 11am to 1pm • Music from The String Bandits ADVERTORIAL Entertainment kicks off at 10 a.m. with local ukulele band The String Bandits with its unique take on some classic hits followed by an amazing show by hugely talented balloon artist Lolytwist from 11am– 1pm. 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