Southern View: October 30, 2018

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Consultation delayed

• By Matt Salmons

CONSULTATION ON the plans

for Mt Pleasant’s Scott Park has

been delayed until a decision is

made on the location of the Bays

Area Skate Park in December.

The plans were now estimated

to be out for public consultation

in late February, with a report

estimated to go to the Linwood-

Central-Heathcote Community

Board in April or May.

City council manager community

parks Al Hardy said work on

the park had been budgeted for

this financial year.

“The time line for the consultation

on the Scott Park landscape

plan will be impacted by a decision

being made on the location

of the Bays Area Skate Park at the

community board meeting on

December 3,” he said.

A site on Nayland St had been

identified as the most popular

option for the skate park during

public consultation.

However, Mr Hardy said that

if Scott Park, another potential

location for the skate park, was

chosen then landscape plans

“would need to be amended to

accommodate.”

“This . . . would add additional

time to the delivery of [the Scott

Park] project,” Mr Hardy said.

Scott Park working group and

community board member Darrell

Latham said while it was “disappointing”

to see consultation

delayed, “it is understandable.”

“I am very keen for the community

to have the opportunity

to comment on the completed

landscape plan as soon as possible,”

Dr Latham said.

He said he thought people

would be “delighted” by the improved

beach access, boat ramps

and walkways in the plans.

The landscape plan also included

tree screening for the boat

storage area, picnic areas and

improved car parking areas.

Search for rose garden’s

history gets under way

• By Matt Salmons

A GARDENING group is

looking for descendants of

the railway workers that

a Ferrymead rose garden

commemorates.

Hidden behind a hedge in Ferrymead

Heritage Park, about 100

roses sit alongside two monuments

dedicated to 21 railway

workers who never

came home from World War 2.

Redcliffs resident Jude Turner

is one of five Heritage Roses NZ

Canterbury branch members

who have maintained the garden

for about four years.

“It still amazes us that nobody

has heard about it. They’re [the

workers] probably buried in

about 10 different countries,

which is a bit sad.”

Next month the group will

host a commemorative event for

the families of the 21 men. Mrs

Turner said relatives of three of

Rose garden roll of honour:

•Army: William Allen Cooke,

Neil Studley Galyer, Arthur

Higham, Frank Herbert G.

Lancaster, Brian Patrick

Pope, Sydney James Smith,

Geoffrey Edmund White, John

HISTORY: A plaque at the

memorial rose garden in

Ferrymead Heritage Park

shows its historical link

to the Addington Railway

Workshops.

the men have been contacted,

but the group still needs to track

Joseph Williams.

•Air force: Harold Roger

Blake, John Wallace Henry,

Albert John Victor Hunt, John

Allan Horgan, John Douglas

Jacobs, Frederick Aylward

Jennings, John Bernard

Kennedy, John Reginald

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down the other families.

One of the family members

plans to bring four generations to

the event.

The group has almost finished

work on a booklet about the

garden’s history. It contains the

stories of the men and the workshops

they once worked in.

All proceeds from the sale of

the booklet will support the

continued maintenance of the

garden.

The garden’s first home was the

old Addington Railway Workshops,

which were closed and

demolished in 1990.

To save them, the roses were

relocated to Ferrymead Heritage

Park.

Mrs Turner said many of the

men who worked in the workshops

were keen gardeners.

•Anyone who recognises

the names of the men should

email Mrs Turner at ljgturner@

xtra.co.nz.

Rundle, Robert Arnold

Southward, Robert Bruce

Wilson.

•Families found: Alan

Charles Davies (army), George

Nelson (air force), Augustus

Michael O’Malley

(navy).

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