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Public Forum at Council and Community
Board Meetings. You may speak on matters of
concern during the first 15 minutes of each meeting
but please let us know well in advance. For council
meetings, please notify Kate Tomkinson and for
community boards, please notify Marilyn Ponsford.
Township, Hall and Reserve Committees,
please note: if you wish to advertise your meeting
here, or make any changes to meeting details, please
let Kate Tomkinson know by 9am on Thursday
of the week prior to publication by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phoning
03 347 2800 or 03 318 8338.
& COMMUNITY BOARDS
Selwyn Central Community Board
Malvern Community Board
Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee
Industrial Park Project Team (IZONE)
(because this project team discussions
commercially sensitive information, the
public will be excluded from most, if not all,
of the meeting: Please direct any queries
to the Corporate Services Manager, Douglas
These are public meetings and the first 15
minutes are available for the public to speak.
Castle Hill Village Community Association
Coalgate Township Committee
Coes & Chamberlains Fords Reserve
Darfield Recreation & Community Centre
Glenroy Community Hall Committee
Glentunnel Residents Association
Greendale Recreation Reserve Management
Halkett Community Centre Committee
Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management
Leeston Community Committee
Leeston Park Association
Lincoln Community Committee
Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc.
Rolleston Community Centre Committee
Rolleston Residents Association
Sheffield/Waddington Community & Hall
Southbridge Advisory Committee
Springston Reserve Committee
Tawera Memorial Hall Committee
Whitecliffs Domain, Reserve & Township
Mobile library timetable
Wednesday 21 August
Thursday 22 August
Monday 26 August
Tuesday 27 August
Temporary Water Race Shut Down
all off-shoots. The flow may take time to reach all downstream users
of the scheme.
Selwyn libraries popular
Selwyn libraries now receive more than twice the number of visits they did five years ago.
Selwyn District has four libraries located at Rolleston, Darfield, Leeston and Lincoln which
received a total of 340,000 visits in the year to June 2013, or an average of 8 visits per
Selwyn resident. In the year to June 2008, they received around 150,000 visits.
57% of Selwyn residents are active members of a local library. The number of books
being borrowed has also been increasing and is now up 26% on figures from 2008, with
the increase in library borrowings outstripping population growth in the district. 370,000
books and other items were borrowed from libraries in the year to June 2013.
Selwyn Libraries Manager Glen Walker says that it is fantastic that library services are so
popular and well used by people living in Selwyn. "Our library staff work hard to ensure
that visitors to our libraries have a great experience and our library services have been
consistently rated as one of the most popular Council services by residents."
He says that libraries have focused on offering a wider variety of programmes over the past
couple of years including holiday programmes for kids, book clubs, expanding toddler time
sessions and offering new baby time sessions. "These free programmes encourage children
to develop a love of books and learning from a young age and have been very popular."
Glen says that offering free high speed public access internet and Wi-Fi has also helped
to attract more people to visit a library. "Many people visit a library to access the internet
but at the same time our book issues have been increasing noticeably which indicates
that people also like to use the library service and take some books home with them."
As par t of the Council's strategy to enhance library services, a new library is being
constructed in Lincoln which will open in early 2014. Library facilities in Leeston and
Darfield have already been improved with these libraries expanding in former Council office
sites. Improved library facilities in Rolleston are also being considered by the Council as
par t of the development of Rolleston town centre.
Lincoln Scouts Portrait fundraiser
The Lincoln Scout group is fundraising to attend a national
Jamboree. To help with our fundraising, Jack'n'Jill Portraits
will be taking professional family portraits valued at $69
for only $10, and this money will go to the Lincoln Scout
The portrait session will be on Sunday 1
September at the Scout Hall, North Belt, Lincoln.
To book a portrait please phone Sharon on
325 2625 or 021 0255 4842. Colour and black and white
options are available.
Rylee Perrin reads at Darfield library
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