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Selwyn Times: November 07, 2018

Selwyn Times: November 07,

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018 Locally Owned GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Man woken from fire Garage blaze a close call for sleeping neighbour Page 4 Page 6 Garden award Persistence earns Rolleston couple win in competition 0800 726 724 Pathway falls into no man’s land Council, developers at odds over who pays • By Emily O’Connell RATEPAYERS MAY have to pay to sort out a footpath and cycleway outside The Warehouse in Rolleston. The footpath and cycleway on Masefield Drive disappear as the road narrows around a bend. The district council and the developers of Rolleston Square, where The Warehouse is sited, are at odds over which should David Ward pay. Rolleston Square director Lloyd Bathurst said the footpath was put in by the district council. Mr Bathurst said his company have fulfilled its responsibilities in regards to the development. Rolleston Residents’ Association chairwoman Leonie MacLachlan said her personal view was that it needs to be sorted so it’s safe for pedestrians and vehicles. “It’s been nearly one year I believe. So the council and the developer possibly need to work in together to resolve it,” she said. Mrs MacLachlan said “a lot” of people have mentioned it to her and it was discussed at a residents’ association meeting but the council told them it was the developer’s responsibility. The district council has asked Mr Bathurst’s company for a meeting this week over road widening, kerb and channel, a footpath and cycleway. He had not decided if they would attend the meeting. District council chief executive David Ward said it considers the developers have responsibilities to resolve the current situation to avoid costs having to be met by ratepayers. “Council is aware of the issue and has been discussing the upgrade acknowledged as needed with the adjoining developer,” he said. •Turn to page 4 PATH TO NOWHERE: There’s a dispute over who is responsible for this part of Rolleston’s Masefield Drive. We’re evolving... Our latest neighbourhood, ‘The Borough, Faringdon’ has just been released and it’s got the great bones you need to build the home of your dreams. Titles early 2019. It’s just a few giant strides from Rolleston town centre and new schools, and has quality environmental design features unlike anywhere else in Canterbury. THE BOROUGH With sections between 400 and 944m 2 , prices starting at $169,000. Your future starts here. Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Rds. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. You’re home.