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Nor'West News: July 31, 2018

Nor'West News: July 31,

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 Locally Owned Sunday 26th August 2018 10am - 3pm Air Force Museum, Wigram Tickets available on door Keeping warm Free firewood helping out families Page 5 Page 10 Goals galore St Andrew’s striker gets 29 goals in eight games Bridalshow Petition grows over bus stop plan Cafe, seven shops will lose car parks • By Sophie Cornish A PROPOSAL to relocate two bus stops less than 150m down Innes Rd has angered Mairehau shop owners, who say it will mean a loss of parking for up to eight businesses. A petition against the changes started by Flower Bazaar owners Des Banks and Ian Harvey collected more than 700 signatures in seven days. The city council is proposing the relocation of several bus stops in the area to align with Environment Canterbury’s changes to the Orbiter and Shirley 44 bus routes, to accommodate for the opening of the Christchurch Northern Corridor. QE II Drive will become four-laned and a right turn in and out of Philpotts Rd will not be possible, meaning a change to the Orbiter’s route. The proposal includes moving two bus stops on each side of Innes Rd between Mahars Rd and Philpotts Rd west. This will mean the bus stop will be right in front of a line of shops, removing seven car parks, leaving four immediate businesses without carparks and “probably another four” businesses OPTION also, said ONEMr Banks. FIGHTING BACK: Innes Rd business owners (from left) Ian Harvey, Charmaine Fright, Trang Dinh and Des Banks are upset a proposal to relocate two bus stops many eliminate their parking. “People are just so angry about it . . . . it will eliminate our foot traffic. You know yourself, if you grab a coffee and you can’t park close you keep on driving to the next place.” Mairehau Community Pharmacy manager Andrew Brown said the shops rely on the parking and is confused by the proposal, when the original stops are closeby. “I could walk to the bus stop already in less than a minute. It’s not even a big move, it’s not like it’s going to enable things happening that weren’t happening.” City council acting manager operations transport Ryan Rolston said the proposal aims to place the bus stops closer to Philpotts Rd and the pedestrian crossing on Innes Rd. He said city council was aware the proposed changes would mean a loss of parking for businesses. “No decisions have been made at this stage. This is a proposal and staff will be looking closely at concerns raised in submissions and what improvements may address those. This could include considering other bus stop locations,” he said. Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Mairehau Primary School principal John Bangma said the proposal “defies logic.” “Our main concerns are about safety of children. If there was a bus parked where the new stops will be, it’s going to be very difficult for our children on patrol in the mornings to be able to see past the bus to check if are cars coming.” BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... 18B MAIN NORTH RD, PAPANUI | PH 354 6000 | WWW.SHOSHA.NZ Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location We are located at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), parking available onsite Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $22 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm