Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Tuesday 7 March 2017

Time:                                    5.03pm

Venue:                                 Boardroom, Beckenham Service Centre,
66 Colombo Street, Beckenham





Deputy Chairperson


Karolin Potter

Melanie Coker

Phil Clearwater

Lee Sampson

Tim Scandrett



7 March 2017






Arohanui Grace

Manager Community Governance, Spreydon-Cashmere

941 6663



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Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

07 March 2017


Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation




The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

1.1  Apologies


Community Board Resolved SCCB/2017/00041

That the apology from Helene Mautner for absence be accepted.

Phil Clearwater/Lee Sampson                                                                                                                                Carried


2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Community Board Resolved SCCB/2017/00042

Community Board Decision

That the minutes of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board meeting held on Friday, 24 February 2017 be confirmed.

Melanie Coker/Tim Scandrett                                                                                                                                Carried


4.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

4.1       Dean Gray – Rose Street

Part B

Dean Gray, local resident, addressed the Board regarding traffic issues on Rose Street.  Mr Gray said he considers the grass berms in the street to be a failed experiment that have led to a number of parking and traffic issues. He noted that some of the berms have now been staked off to prevent parking.  Mr Gray suggested that the berms should now be paved around the existing trees to facilitate parking but acknowledged that this may detrimentally affect the health of the trees.
Mr Gray discussed the yellow no stopping lines that have recently been installed at intersections along the street he considers have made the traffic problems worse.

Following questions, the Chairperson thanked Mr Gray for his deputation.

The staff member in attendance addressed the Board on the matters raised and answered questions from members.


4.2       Sarah McKenzie- Proposal for Local Paddling Pool

Part B

Sarah McKenzie, local resident, addressed the Board regarding her proposal that the Council investigate installation of a paddling pool in the Christchurch south area to provide local families with free access for swimming and water play.  Ms McKenzie noted that other areas of Christchurch have paddling pools which offer families the opportunity to introduce their children to water safety.
She identified Barrington Park as an ideal location given the proximity of toilets and a playground.

Following questions, the Chairperson thanked Ms McKenzie for her deputation.

The Board noted the value of the proposal for an investigation into a paddling pool in the Christchurch south area with a view to progressing it through the Board’s input to the Council’s long term planning process; in particular in the context of the proposed renewal of the Barrington Park playground or as a possible adjunct to the Pioneer Recreation centre complex.


5.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.    

6.   Proposed No Stopping Restrictions - 10a Dyers Pass Road (Cashmere Road Frontage)


Board Discussion

The Board considered a report on Proposed No Stopping Restrictions at 10a Dyers Pass Road (Cashmere Road Frontage) which was left to lie on the table at the Board’s  meeting on 24 February 2017.


Community Board Resolved SCCB/2017/00043 (Original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part C

That the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board approve:

1.         That the stopping of vehicles be prohibited at any time on the southern side of Cashmere Road commencing at a point 149 metres northwest of its intersection with Dyers Pass Road (this being directly outside the pedestrian access of 10a Dyers Pass Road) and extending in a north western direction for three metres.

Melanie Coker voted against the resolution and requested that her vote be recorded.

Tim Scandrett/Lee Sampson                                                                                                                                  Carried




7.   Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board Area Report


Community Board Resolved SCCB/2017/00044 (Original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part B

That the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board:

1.         Receives the Area Update.

2.         Agrees that the following items  be reported by the Chairperson in her report to the Council:

Significant Community Issues

·           Port Hills Fires

·           Maintenance of plants in parks and reserves

·           St Mary’s Church 150 year anniversary celebration

·           West-Spreydon School swimming pool fundraising

·           St Mary’s Church Bell Tower need for repair

 Community Board Significant Matters of Interest

·           Accessibility

·           Selwyn Street Shops Master Plan proposal

·           Council signage as a means of Communication

Phil Clearwater/Tim Scandrett                                                                                                                               Carried



8.   Elected Member Information Exchange

Part B

The Board received information from members on the following:

·           Japan Day held on 5 March was very successful – the value of cultural days was noted.

·           Port Hills Fire Recovery Managers have been appointed.

·           Residents’ concerns about bus routes in the Spreydon-Cashmere area. It was noted that the Board plans to hold a public engagement to consider the public transport service within the Board area.

·           A proposal that the voting age be reduced to 16 years.

·           ANZAC Day commemoration and wreath laying - a venue is to be decided.

·           Kipling Street – residents have reported that the street is being used as a “rat run” through Addington.





9.   Questions Under Standing Orders

Part B

There were no questions under Standing Orders at this meeting.




Meeting concluded at 6.43pm.






Karolin Potter