Waihoro

Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Wednesday 16 March 2022

Time:                                   8am

Venue:                                 Audio/Visual Link

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Karolin Potter

Lee Sampson

Melanie Coker

Keir Leslie

Tim Scandrett

Callum Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Wells

Manager Community Governance, Spreydon-Cashmere

941 6451

jo.wells@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/meetings-agendas-and-minutes/

 


Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

16 March 2022

 

Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

Secretarial Note:

It is noted that this meeting was held via audio/visual link on the Zoom platform due to the country being under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Red Traffic Light) on the date the meeting was scheduled. The meeting was also livestreamed and recorded on the Board’s YouTube channel. These minutes provide a written summary of the meeting proceedings.

 

Karakia Tīmatanga: Lee Sampson.  

 

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies Ngā Whakapāha

Part C

There were no apologies.

 

2.   Declarations of Interest Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes Te Whakaāe o te hui o mua

Part C

Community Board Resolved SCCB/2022/00007

That the minutes of the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board meeting held on Tuesday, 1 March 2022 be confirmed.

Lee Sampson/Tim Scandrett                                                                                                                                Carried

 

4.   Public Forum Te Huinga Whānui

Part B

4.1

Environment Canterbury – Annual Plan

Phil Clearwater and Vicky Southworth, Councillors, spoke on behalf of Environment Canterbury (ECan) regarding its Annual Plan for 2022-23. ECan provided an overview of the key proposals including:

·         Changing the bus fare structure

·         Flood recovery and protection

·         Responding to climate change.

The Councillors noted that it was unclear whether the Council would make a submission, but encouraged those interested  to submit as individuals. A Board member noted that the Age Friendly Spreydon-Cashmere Committee plans to make a submission.

The Councillors noted that ECan has been promoting the Government’s recent announcement that it will reduce public transport fares for three months to help counter the rising cost of living. A Board member asked if ECan will be able to implement reduced fares by the date the Government has announced. The Councillors replied that it will be able to do so.

A Board member asked if ECan is considering making public transport in the central city free, similar to some other cities such as Melbourne. The Councillors replied that Ecan’s ticketing system does not permit this at this time, but when it is upgraded it may consider this.

A Board member asked if there has been research on why people’s use of public transport decreases after they leave high school. The Councillors replied that the University of Canterbury has undertaken research on this matter.

When asked if there has been research on what age group has the highest vehicle use the Councillors replied that it is unaware of research by age group for Christchurch, but that vehicle use for the city as a whole is high. Many trips by vehicles are short so there is the opportunity to walk or cycle instead.

A Board member asked what ECan is proposing for flood recovery and protection in rural areas. The Councillors replied that it is proposing a range of measures to reduce the risk of community infrastructure, homes and land being damaged by future flooding events.

In response to a question about how ECan plans to assess the impact of the proposed change to the bus fare structure, the Councillors noted that it will assess passenger numbers, among other data.

A Board member suggested that the Board and ECan meet a number of times throughout the year.

The Chairperson thanked Councillors Southworth and Clearwater for their presentation.

 

 

St Martins Library and Community Centre – Internet Connection

Sue Anglem, President, spoke on behalf of the St Martins Library regarding a proposal to install publically available internet at the library and community centre. Ms Anglem noted that as the library does not have an internet connection, all administrative tasks are completed manually. Internet would also make the community centre more appealing to hirers.

A Board member asked if the library has liaised with Tech Mate. Ms Anglem replied that her first step was speaking to the Board.

A Board member suggested asking staff if public wi-fi can be installed at the library and community centre, and approaching Enable about this matter.

A Board member suggested asking staff to investigate whether there are other community facilities in the Board area that do not have internet. Staff noted that some facilities do not wish to have internet.

The Chairperson thanked Ms Anglem for her presentation.

Part B

The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board agreed to:

1.         Request staff advice on whether public wi-fi can be installed at the St Martins Library and Community Centre.

2.         Request staff advice on what other community facilities in the Board area do not have wi-fi.                             

 

5.   Deputations by Appointment Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

6.   Presentation of Petitions Ngā Pākikitanga

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

7.   Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board Area Report - March 2022

 

Board Comment

The Board heard from staff, who shared the key points from the report. Staff noted that the Council’s Draft Annual Plan 2022-23 is open for consultation.  Board members noted that they would make a submission.

 

Staff shared key points from the Board’s Strengthening Communities Fund 2022-21 Accountability Report. A Board member asked if Manuka Cottage records the number of different people who visit in addition to the total number of visitors. Staff advised that they were unsure but would follow this up.

 

A Board member asked for an update on the land around Hunter Terrace. Staff advised that a request for proposal will be issued later this month for the grass area adjacent to Christchurch South Library.

 

A Board member asked if the residents who raised the issue of traffic safety in Hoon Hay and Somerfield had feedback on the memo attached to the report in the agenda of this meeting. Staff advised that the residents noted that they would like a right turn arrow to be installed from the Sparks Road approach into Hoon Hay Road. In the memo, staff note that they will undertake further investigation and monitoring of this issue when traffic volumes had returned to peak levels following the holiday period.

 

 

Officer Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu

That the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board:

1.         Receive the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board Area Report for March 2022.

 

Community Board Resolved SCCB/2022/00008

Part B

That the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board:

1.              Receives the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board Area Report for March 2022.

 

2.             Decide to submit on the Council’s Draft Annual Plan 2022-23, and delegate approval of the final submission to the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

Keir Leslie/Callum Ward                                                                                                                                         Carried

 

 

8.   Elected Members’ Information Exchange Te Whakawhiti Whakaaro o Te Kāhui Amorangi

Part B

Board members shared the following information:

·         A Board member noted that residents have had positive comments about an upgraded footpath in Somerfield Park.

 

·         A Board member noted that the Council’s Draft Annual Plan 2022-23 is open for consultation.

 

·         A Board member noted that the Council will consider a report from a hearings panel on the Lincoln Road peak hour bus lanes project.

 

·         A Board member noted that the Addington Neighbourhood Association made a small grant to Addington School.

 

·         A Board member noted that the owner of a section at the corner of Hackthorne/Dyers Pass Roads may speak to the Board at a future meeting about a proposal to pave a footpath on their property for public use.

 

·         A Board member noted that residents are concerned that seven sycamores in Ernle Clark Reserve were poisoned. The Board member has asked for staff advice on this matter.

 

·         A Board member will attend a meeting of the Port Hills Park Trust Board.

 

·         A Board member noted that they understand women’s only swimming times at Te Pou ToeToe: Linwood Pool are oversubscribed and suggested implementing women’s only times at other pools. 

 

·         A Board member heard from a resident that it is difficult to access a footbridge off of Smartlea Street on horizontal bikes. The Board member has submitted a request for service to determine if any low cost improvements are possible.

 

·         A Board member heard from a resident who would like two car parks removed on Domain Terrace.

 

·         A Board member will meet with the Westmorland Residents Association.

 

8.1      Seat in Ernle Clark Reserve

A Board member noted that a resident advised that a seat in Ernle Clark Reserve is difficult to access due to overgrown vegetation. The seat is located near the Colombo Street entrance in the area with swans. The Board member asked if staff could trim the vegetation to improve access.

Part B

The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board agreed to request that staff trim vegetation to improve access to a seat in Ernle Clark Reserve near the Colombo Street entrance in the area with swans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karakia Whakamutunga: Lee Sampson.

 

Meeting concluded at 9.29am.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 29th DAY OF MARCH 2022.

 

Karolin Potter

Chairperson