Home' Central Canterbury News : September 11th 2013 Contents 12 CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
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
The meeting is followed by a Citizenship
Ceremony at 6.30 pm which is open to the
Selwyn Central Community Board
Malvern Community Board
These are public meetings and the first 15
minutes are available for the public to speak.
Arthur's Pass Community Centre Committee
Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve Management
Coalgate Township Committee
Darfield Township Committee
Doyleston Community Committee
Dunsandel Domain Board
Glenroy Community Hall Committee
Hororata District Citizens' Association
Killinchy Community Centre Committee
Leeston Park Association
Lincoln Event Centre Governance Committee
Prebbleton Community Association
Prebbleton Reserve Management Committee
Rolleston Reserve Management Committee
Rolleston Residents Association
Southbridge Advisory Committee
Springston Community Committee
Springston Reserve Committee
West Melton Community Centre
West Melton Reserve Board
A recent survey of Selwyn Residents has
found that Council services are performing
well and are well used by residents.
A telephone survey of 1,000 Selwyn
residents was carried out by independent
research company Research First in May
and June 2013.
Top performing Council services were
recycling and rubbish collection which
90% of residents rated as good or very
good and rural fire control which 88%
of residents were satisfied with. Public
libraries, sewerage and wastewater, and
parks and reserves also received high
satisfaction ratings, with more than 76%
of residents saying they thought these
services were good or very good.
As expected for a growing community,
the use of Council services and facilities
continues to be high. 73% of people had
visited a public park in the last year, while
62% of people had used the library service,
and 62% of people had visited a public hall
or recreation centre.
"The Council provides a very wide range
of services from roads to water, library
services, parks and swimming pools,
which people use every day so it is
impor tant that we monitor what people
think of our services," says the Council s
Chief Executive David Ward.
He says the growth in Selwyn District has
kept Council staff exceptionally busy over
the past year.
"Staff carried out over 12,000 building
inspections, registered over 11,000 dogs
and issued 580 food, liquor and health
licences. Our libraries received 340,000
visits and the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, which
opened in late June has already received
over 30,000 visits."
"The resident s survey results indicate that
people living in Selwyn generally think the
Council is performing well through a period
of rapid growth, but we want to continue
to improve our performance in the future.
The survey results will assist us to identify
how we can do this," he says.
Bodies of Work
at the Liffey
An exhibition by
artists of the Hillmorton community
education life drawing classes at Liffey
Gallery, 1 James Street, Lincoln.
From 11 22 September
Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm.
Notice of Waihora
Ellesmere Trust Annual
General Meeting 2013
will speak about the benefits of biodiversity
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Are you eligible for a
If your gross household income to 31 March
2013 was around $23,870 or less and you
pay the rates on the proper ty you live at, you
may qualify for a rates rebate.
If your income exceeds this amount you
could still be entitled to a rebate depending
on the total cost of your rates and the number
of dependents you have.
You can check out the rates rebate calculator
and example tables on the Department of
Internal Affairs website www.ratesrebates.
govt.nz or contact the Council on
03 347 2800 or 03 318 8338 for more
information. You will need to provide your
gross income to 31 March 2013.
Rates rebate applications for the current
rating year can be accepted until 30 June
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