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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, AUGUST 28, 2013
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
for the week 27 August to 2 September
Mobile library timetable
Wednesday 28 August
11.30am -- 12.30pm
Castle Hill Village
1.40 -- 2.15pm
Thursday 29 August
Council Headquarters Rolleston 2 -- 2.30pm
2.55 -- 3.30pm
Friday 30 August
11 -- 11.30am
12.15 -- 1pm
Monday 2 September
Cat's Pyjamas Rolleston 10.15 -- 10.45am
Burnham County Montessori 11 -- 11.30am
1 -- 1.30pm
Tuesday 3 September
Cat's Pyjamas West Melton
12.30 -- 1pm
West Melton Learning Centre 1 -- 1.15pm
West Melton School
1.15 -- 2pm
West Melton Church
2 -- 2.30pm
Temporary Water Race Shut Down
Glenroy Community Irrigation Co. Ltd are temporarily shutting off
the Upper Ellesmere water race intake and scheme to allow for
The intake will be closed on Tuesday, 27 August and will be reopened
on Thursday, 29 August. Races affected include Rakaia Terrace,
Sharlands, Waikimihia, Rakaia, Selwyn and Illingworth Roads and
all off-shoots. The flow may take time to reach all downstream users
of the scheme.
An affected area map is available at www.selwyn.govt.nz. Any
questions relating to this shutdown should be directed to Selwyn
District Council on 03 347 2800 (24 hour answer service).
Ken Stevens, a Case Manager from the Ministry of Social
Development will be at the following locations to help you
with any questions you may have about New Zealand
Superannuation or relevant additional entitlements.
Lincoln Event Centre on Thursday 29 August
Leeston Library on Thursday 5 September from 10am
Rolleston Community House on Thursday 12
September from 10am -- 3pm
If you would like to meet with Ken please arrange
an appointment by phoning 03 961 4434 or email
Apart from celebrating the night safely, and
giving the district a family fun night, this event
is also a large fundraiser for many schools and
Due to the popularity of the event, the organising
volunteers are calling for expressions of interest
from any group wishing to have a stall this year.
If you are interested in having a stall contact
email@example.com by Friday 13 September
Due to the nature of the evening priority will
be given to non-profit and community groups
before commercial ventures. The committee will
then contact those successful parties by the end
Rolleston Fireworks Night
Saturday 9 November
Rolleston Fireworks Night
Saturday 9 November
Events keep liquor and food
licensing services busy
Selwyn's population boom, a growing number of cafés, and more
events in the district are keeping the Council busy carrying out
food and liquor licensing.
The number of venues with a food or health license in Selwyn
has increased by 24% over the past four years, indicating that as
Selwyn's population has grown, more cafés and shops are opening.
The number of liquor licenses issued by the Council has increased
by 39% since 2009.
Environmental Services Manager John Christensen says the
increase in liquor licenses is due to both an increase the number
of special licenses issued and more people holding a manager
or club manager license.
A special license is needed for an event where alcohol is for sale
or when a venue wants to serve alcohol outside of the terms of
its liquor license.
"The increase in the number of special licenses reflects the fact
that there are now many more events happening in Selwyn than
there were a few years ago. Many of the venues in Christchurch
that used to cater for functions are no longer open following the
earthquakes and more functions and events are now hosted in
Selwyn. This is good news for our district's economy," says John.
The Council regularly inspects venues with food and liquor
licenses to make sure they are operating safely.
A controlled purchase operation was carried out by the Police
in Selwyn recently involving 15 and 16 year olds attempting to
purchase alcohol without ID. This operation found that none of
the 13 venues that were visited sold alcohol to minors.
Make a scarecrow out of recycled items like Rainbow from
Jigsaw Preschool in Lincoln and be into win!
Competition to be held at Rolleston Envirotown Children's
Market, Rolleston Square Car Park. Sunday 8 September
with judging at 11.30am.
Register now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries of all ages welcome!
Rolleston Scout Group Leaders wanted
We are looking for leaders to help run our rapidly expanding
scout group. If you would like join a community group with a
great team of adults that teach Keas, Cubs or Scouts each week
we would love to hear from you. Full training provided. For more
details please contact Dave Tikey on 347 9068.
Annual General Meeting
Ellesmere Heritage Park Trust
7pm, Tuesday 10 September at the
Leeston Community Room.
The appointed members retiring by
rotation are available for re-election
as are two of the three elected
members, leaving one vacancy on
Proposed Road Stopping
-- Part of Road off West
Coast Road, Springfield
The Council has been asked to formally
stop part of an unformed road off West
Coast Road, 6075m2 in area so that it
may be purchased and incorporated into
adjacent land. The land is described as
Rural Sec 32872 32534 16732 19178
SEC2 SEC1-6 12 RES 1798.
Details of the proposed road stopping can
be inspected at the Councils Headquarters
at 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston, at the
Council's service centres in Darfield,
Lincoln or Rolleston or online at www.
opposing the road stopping should
submit a written objection to the Council
no later than 5pm on 18 September 2013.
To make an objection you can download
the objection form from the website or
pick up a form from one of Councils
Service Centres detailed below and:
Post to: Property Coordinator, Assets
Division, Selwyn District Council PO Box
90, Rolleston 7643
Deliver to: a Council Service Centre in
Darfield, Lincoln, Leeston or Rolleston
Fax to: (03) 347 2799. Please also post
a copy of the objection to ensure it is
Email to: email@example.com
This notice is issued under the tenth schedule of the
Local Government Act 1974.
Creative Communities Funding
Funding is available to support art and culture projects within Selwyn
District. The closing date for applications is Friday, 30 August. This
funding can support a wide variety of projects. In the last funding round
grants supported concerts, an exhibition, music tuition, children's
theatre classes, poetry workshops and a theatre production.
For more information about criteria, contact the scheme administrator,
Stuart Westoby at Stuart.Westoby@selwyn.govt.nz or phone 03 347 2708.
Saturday 7 September, 10am to 1pm
at Gerald Street, Lincoln
Annual Lincoln fun family event -- super prizes for the
Open to children/adult/community group or school/ pre-
school & local businesses. Register entries by 10.30am.
Great live music + lots of quality produce, craft & food
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