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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, JUNE 26, 2013
for the week 25 June to 1 July
SELWYN DISTRICT COUNCIL
PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
Council Chambers & Offices
Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston
Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338
Rolleston Library & Service Centre
Rolleston Drive, Rolleston
Ph 347 2880 or 318 8338
Darfield Library & Service Centre
1 South Terrace, Darfield
Ph 318 8338 or 347 2800
Leeston Library & Service Centre
High Street, Leeston
Ph 347 2820 or 318 8338
Lincoln Library & Service Centre
Gerald Street, Lincoln
Ph 347 2875 or 318 8338
Looking for funding for
yourself or your group?
Selwyn District Council provides funding at a ward level to support
groups and individuals whose work helps improve community wellbeing
in Selwyn. Supporting people to reach their goals such as representing
the district (at regional, national or international competitions), or
carrying out volunteer work can benefit Selwyn district in a variety of
ways, for example through having access to sports coaching, mentoring
or through volunteer service to the district.
These funds are dispersed by the Malvern Community Board (for Malvern
ward), the Selwyn Central Community Board (for Selwyn Central) and
Springs/Ellesmere councillors (for the Springs and Ellesmere wards),
with research and advice on each application provided by Council staff.
We are now inviting applications for funding. If you know anyone
who may benefit from this funding please visit www.selwyn.
govt.nz/council-info/community/funding to find out more.
If you wish to discuss this please contact Marilyn.ponsford@selwyn.
govt.nz or phone (03) 347 2710.
This time of year, there is often ice or even snow on our roads. Make
sure you allow another five minutes in the mornings to clean and clear
your wind screen, mirrors and windows before setting off.
Remember, frost is more severe at daybreak so be prepared for this
after it becomes light. Where there may not be ice at 6am, there could
be an hour or so later.
Other key tips for winter mornings;
Always check weather forecast and severe weather warnings before setting off
Watch out for shaded areas caused by high banks, tall trees and hedges where
roads freeze sooner and ice may not thaw during the day
Bridges generally stay
slippery longer, so slow
down when crossing
Drive slower than you
normally would, avoid
sudden braking or turning
movements that could
cause you to skid
Accelerate smoothly and
Always use your lights
If road conditions are affected, particularly with severe ice and snow, consider if you
need to travel. It may be safer to delay your trip until conditions improve.
Drive safe and remember, Mother knows best
Winter Warmers is a fun programme that runs over a six week
period at Leeston Library, starting two weeks before the school
holidays and ending two weeks after the holidays. It involves
the children drawing or writing in their booklets about the books
they have read.
Children bring their booklets into the library and tell a staff
member about the books they have read, get a sticker for their
book and receive a prize. Winter Warmers encourages confidence
and independence in children using the library.
Places on this programme are limited so contact your local library
to sign up for your place.
Ice and Snow on the Road
Leeston Children s Book-club
We are looking at starting up a book club for children aged
between 7-12 years. The sessions will involve reading books
on a certain topic, book reviews, new books, games and an
afternoon snack. We will meet once a month on a Thursday
from 3.30 -- 4.30pm, starting on Thursday 4 July. If you are
interested please give Jackie a ring on 347 2960 or visit the
Leeston Library to sign up.
Places will be limited so be quick to secure your place.
Super Readers Book Club at Rolleston
had a fun animal stories session on
Monday 10 June at Rolleston Library.
Gavin Sole, the Council's Solid Waste
Manager, explained how worm farms
work. The Super Readers are a book
club for children aged between 7
and 12 who meet once a month and
review books on different topics.
Lincoln Library also has a book club
and Leeston are starting one in July --
contact your local Selwyn library to
find out more about the club.
The Selwyn Dog Training Club will use the
Rolleston Dog Park for a dog obedience
competition over the weekend of 6 and 7 July
from around 7.30am to 4pm. The park will be
closed for off-lead dog exercise during these
times. The club is happy for people to come
and watch the competition, but spectators with
dogs are asked to keep them on a lead and
well away from the competition area.
Super fun for Super readers
Ice and Snow on the Road
The new Selwyn Aquatic Centre is now open to the public. Come and visit
us during our opening hours of 6am -- 9pm Monday to Friday, and 8am
-- 8pm Saturdays and Sundays. We're at 71 Broadlands Drive in Rolleston
(entry off Goulds Road).
It's nice and warm at the centre and you can choose from our 25 metre
lane pool, our hydrotherapy pool, a learn to swim pool, and a leisure pool
with a lazy river pool and a toddlers area. There's even a spa! For more
information visit our website, Selwyn.govt.nz/sac or phone (03) 347 2734.
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