8 Wednesday August222018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES News $230,000 boost for tourism infrastructure • By Emily O’Connell THE DISTRICT council has received nearly a quarter of a million dollars from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for new tourism infrastructure. The Government’s Responsible Camping Working Group has awarded $230,000 from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund for projects in Selwyn including new toilet facilities, signage, asset renovation and data collection. District council chief executive officer David Ward said with the popularity of freedom camping increasing, there’s a need for more facilities around the district to cope with the growing demand. “We want to build on visitors’ experiences of enjoying our wonderful district, and this funding will help us upgrade services in a number of areas around Selwyn,” Mr Ward said. “We will be spending a substantial amount on new toilet facilities at Lake Selfe and Lake Georgina, which will be welcomed by lake users.’’ Mr Ward said the projects will be completed by December 1. Support for safer school car park • By Emily O’Connell THE Sheffield-Waddington Community Committee has thrown its support behind Sheffield Primary School’s bid for a new car park. It sent a letter to the district council recently highlighting the ongoing problems with the school’s car park not fitting the needs of its Nick Pratt 104 pupils. “The committee hope that you are able to assess and transform this area into a workable and safe car park for parents, staff, bus drivers, visitors and the wider Sheffield Community,” it read. School principal Nick Pratt said its current car park can fit 14 vehicles at a push and it’s not sufficient for its growing population. Mr Pratt said it has been working with parents, police, bus operators and truck firms as well as training pupils and issuing them with high visibility vests for coming to and from school. “We have mitigated everything to the best of our ability . . . however, the fundamental issue is there is not enough space for our children’s parents to pick up and drop off their children in a safe manner,” he said. Mr Pratt said its proposal is for the district council to scoop away the top soil which is opposite the school on Tramway Rd and shingle it so it can be a car park. He said it would then set up a monitored crossing which is a safe distance from the main car park entrance. District council asset engineer transportation Mark Chamberlain said it is working to fix “a number of issues with the existing car park within the road reserve and it is programmed for a reseal this year.” However, he said there are no plans for the district council to do work on the grassed area on SAFETY FIRST: Sheffield Primary principal Nick Pratt says the school has issued high visibility vests to its pupils, but now it needs the help of the district council to create a safer car parking area. Tramway Rd. “If Sheffield Primary School wishes to extend the car park, then this will need to be funded through the school or MoE, or request the council fund this work as part of the Annual Plan process, as per policy,” Mr Chamberlain said. Mr Pratt said it was not willing to spend money directed for learning on car parking but it would go through every process possible. ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace Lifestyle fencing now sold at canterbury timber and Hardware please call in for your free quote today! new product W: www.meareswilliams.co.nz T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 Richard Gray E: firstname.lastname@example.org Anita Molloy-Roberts E: email@example.com Kate Warren E: firstname.lastname@example.org Your Local Timber Merchant NEW ENTRANCE: 167 Manion Road, Rolleston Jason Pester P 03 347 7465 F 03 347 7032 E email@example.com Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm Saturday: 8am-12pm canterbury c t H timber & Hardware We are here - A great place to retire One-bedroomed apartment now available to purchase Secure your new home today! • Bright, new and luxurious • Designed with your comfort in mind • Little balcony with a fantastic view of the gardens • Care packages available to purchase • Occupation right agreement Our weekly fee is locked in for life Call today for more information on our one-bedroomed apartment. Donna Coxshall 03 307 6140 – FACILITY MANAGER 37 Carters Terrace, Tinwald, Ashburton 7700 www.terraceview.co.nz
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