Community Board working to install fencing

Mike Pettit, chairman of the Cambridge Community Board, recently shared an update from their latest meeting (abridged).

Cambridge Community Board chairman Mike Pettit.

The CCB has asked council to look at putting chain-link fencing on the corner of Duke and Victoria Sts outside of Hello World and Stirling Sports. The other three corners around this round-a-bout all have them in place. From the Public Forum the board has also asked council to look at extending the car parking along Taylor St and the possibility of offering parking Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm along the old carpark access road leading to CHS, past the dog training area. These requests are to cater for Cambridge High School students who are parking in streets near the school. Though students are mostly parking legally, it is causing major congestion and inconvenience to residents in these areas, particularly for their visitors who have nowhere to park.

We thank council who have acted on the board’s recommendation to erect 85 meters of low fencing along the Hora Hora Domain waterfront. The fence has been set back eight meters from the lake edge allowing cars and campers to park while boaties and picnickers space to also enjoy the water’s edge.

The board has decided to reintroduce the Reserve and Landscape Committee which was disbanded in 2016. With increased activities in these areas through new subdivisions, green belt activities and proposals, tree plantings and Waipuke Reserve development it is timely we ensure there is a strong link between the community and the CCB.

There will be various events taking place between November 4 and 11 to commemorate the end of WW1. Included is a light and sound show, art exhibition, street park boards, Armistice events at Lake Karapiro and the Armistice Civic Ceremony. As a community it would be wonderful to see us remembering, through attending one or more of the events over the week.

The Board gave out $22,500 in its annual grant round last month, benefitting many organisations within the district. New dwelling building consents are up by one on the same period last year with 122 issued last quarter averaging $439,669 per house.

The CCB have asked that the entire 1260 meters of new roading that runs from the round-a-bout between Thornton Road/Robinson St and the motorway overbridge be sealed smoothly, as the current state is substandard.

Our CCB meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month starting with a Public Forum at 6pm, where members of the public can come and speak.

To place an item on the formal agenda, please do so at least 10 days before the meeting, either by emailing mike.pettit@waipadc.govt.nz or our CCB secretary, Noelene.Barr-Allwood@waipadc.govt.nz or contact any board member by visiting www.waipadc.govt.nz.

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