Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

Open Minutes



Date:                                    Tuesday 31 May 2022

Time:                                   5pm

Venue:                                 Beckenham Board Room, 66 Colombo Street, Christchurch





Deputy Chairperson


Karolin Potter

Lee Sampson

Melanie Coker

Keir Leslie

Tim Scandrett

Callum Ward










Matthew McLintock

Manager Community Governance Team

941 6231



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Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

31 May 2022


Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation



Karakia Tīmatanga: Keir Leslie  


Waiata: The Board sang a waiata to open the meeting.


The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies Ngā Whakapāha

Part C

Community Board Decision

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/2022/00025

That the minutes of the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board meeting held on Wednesday, 18 May 2022 be confirmed subject to the following change;

Item 7 Correspondence

"A Board member noted that Mr Benton had been invited to speak to the Board, but had elected not to at this stage."

to be changed to read " A Board member noted that Mr Benton had been invited to speak to the Board or any member thereof, but had elected not to at this stage."

 Lee Sampson/Keir Leslie            Carried


4.   Public Forum Te Huinga Whānui

Part B

4.1      Fruit Trees in Gainsborough Reserve

Simeon Whyle presented to the Board on a proposal for fruit trees to be grown on Gainsborough Reserve.

The proposal entails planting five to ten fruit trees in Gainsborough Reserve. 

Mr Whyle explained that he has undertaken engagement on the proposal with the local community through a local Facebook page around the types of trees that the community would prefer on the reserve and he was encouraged with the response received.

Mr Whyle  outlined the ways that he considers the proposal could bring the community together around the reserve.

Mr Whyle requested Council support for his proposal as attached.

After questions from members, the Board thanked Mr Whyle for his presentation.


Part B

The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board agreed to :

1. refer the proposal for fruit trees to be grown on Gainsborough Reserve to staff for investigation

2, request that staff provide progress updates on the investigation to the Board. .



a       Simeon Whyle Public Forum Presentation  


4.2      Cashmere Technical Football Club

Caroline Mason and  Lisa Young, representatives of Cashmere Technical Football Club, spoke about the challenges the club faces in regards to ground availability.

Ms Mason noted that Cashmere Technical Football Club is the result of the merger of two clubs. The club offers a range of playing options for  four to six year olds through to those over 50and has approximately 1600 playing members. 

Ms Mason noted that the numbers of participants creates a demand for playing space for training.  Training grounds with lights in the winter months are at a premium and the extent of access to these limits training opportunities.

The club suggested some solutions to the limited access to grounds could  include looking at how grounds are currently allocated and used, how football could work in with other sporting codes and the potential for additional grounds with lights.  Ms Mason noted that there is a lack of green space within the club's catchment area and advised that the club has a long term vision of an artificial surface football pitch in the area.

Correspondence from Mainland Football that outlines the work the organisation is doing with the Council on the need for sport grounds, including for a network of artificial surfaces around the city was tabled.

After questions from members, the Board thanked  Ms Mason and  Ms Young for their presentation

Part B

The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board agreed to:

1.       request staff provide advice on the network plan for sports ground availability

2.        request staff to discuss with Cashmere Technical Football Club options for potential sites for sports ground with artificial turf and lights.



a       Cashmere Technical Football Club Public Forum Presentation

b      Cashmere Technical Public Forum tabled document  


4.3      South Library Rebuild - Community Engagement Opportunities

Finn Jackson, resident, spoke about potential opportunities to engage with the community regarding the South Library rebuild project in order to inform the affected community.

Mr Jackson expressed disappointment at the level of information regarding the project and the potential building closure.  He suggested that the Board host a livestreamed public briefing  to provide information to the wider community

Following questions from Board members, the Board thanked Mr Jackson for his presentation.

Part B

That the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board agreed to:

1.              Request staff to investigate community engagement opportunities to inform and involve  the affected community in the South Library project.

2.              Request staff to investigate options for temporary location(s) to maintain current library and service functions to provide continuity for the community within South Christchurch while the South Library rebuild is underway.



5.   Deputations by Appointment Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

Part B


Traffic Issues at Addington Te Kura Taumata

Jo Robertson spoke on behalf of Addington Te Kura Taumata Board of Trustees regarding  Correspondence from Addington Te Kura Taumata school about drop off points.

Ms Robertson advised that the school currently has three access points into the school and issues regarding parking and safety with cars.

Ms Robertson presented a proposed plan to make the Simeon Street entrance the school's main entrance by making changes to the driveway and gates.  Ms Robertson asked if the Council would consider working with the school to find solutions to the problems with the entrance through Addington Park. She suggested there  could be angled parking alongside the park and signage to the side of the driveway.  She noted that the school currently does not have a main entrance which causes confusion for school visitors.

Ms Robertson also requested assistance from Council to add a 'drop off loop' at the Somerset Crescent entrance. 

After questions from members, the Board thanked Ms Robertson for her deputation.

Refer to Item 7 – Correspondence – Jo Robertson




a       Jo Robertson Public Forum Presentation  


6.   Presentation of Petitions Ngā Pākikitanga

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.


7.   Correspondence - Jo Robertson, Board Chair, Addington Te Kura Taumatua


Officer Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu

That the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board:

1.         Receive the correspondence from Jo Robertson in relation to traffic congestion around Addington Te Kura Taumatua and refer to staff.



Community Board Resolved SCCB/2022/00026

Part B

That the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board:

1.              Receives the correspondence from Jo Robertson in relation to traffic congestion around Addington Te Kura Taumatua and refer to staff.

2.              Refers the correspondence to staff and requests staff to investigate entrance prioritisation, design and safety enhancements at Addington Te Kura Taumatua and to report the findings to the Board by 31 July.

3.              Requests staff to work with Addington Te Kura Taumatua on development of a School Travel Plan for Addington Te Kura Taumauta.

Melanie Coker/Callum Ward                                                                                                                                 Carried




a       Correspondence - Jo Robertson Addington Te Kura Taumatua  


8.   Joint Meeting - Linwood-Central-Heathcote and Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board Minutes - 13 April 2022


Community Board Resolved SCCB/2022/00027

That the Minutes of the Joint - Linwood-Central-Heathcote and Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board meeting held 13 April 2022 be confirmed.


Melanie Coker/Tim Scandrett                                                                                                                              Carried


9.   Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board Discretionary Response Fund 2021/22 - Smash Volleyball Playing Equipment and Uniform


Community Board Resolved SCCB/2022/00028 (Original officer recommendation accepted without change.)

Part C

That the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board:

1.         Approves a grant of $1,500 from its 2021/22 Discretionary Response Fund to Smash Volleyball Club Incorporated towards the Smash Volleyball Club Uniforms.

Tim Scandrett/Lee Sampson                                                                                                                                Carried


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

Part B

Board members shared the following information

·         A Board member relayed concerns following an incident involving a cycle and a bus at the Lincoln Road / Moorhouse Avenue intersection.

·         A Board member shared concerns from a resident about invasive plant species at the intersection of Kidson and Whareora Terraces.

·         A Board member spoke with a resident of Dobson Street who wanted to grow vegetables in the garden beds on either side of the alleyway between Dobson and Milton Streets. A Board member relayed arrangements for a Council arborist to meet with residents in Hoon Hay Road backing onto Centennial Park regarding residents’ concerns about a eucalyptus tree.

·         A Board member has met with Addington Neighbourhood Association regarding issues with toilets in Addington Park.

·         A Board member spoke at Parklane Retirement Village.

·         A Board member  noted that the Summit Road Society is meeting in person for the first time in some time.

·         A Board member spoke about attendance at the Accessibility Regulatory Work Group.

·         A Board member spoke about feedback regarding concerns over road entrances to Domain Terrace

·         A Board member noted concerns from a resident regarding the condition of Sydenham Cemetery.

·         A Board member noted concerns about mobility carparks that are difficult to get into and/or out of.




Karakia Whakamutunga: Keir Leslie 


Meeting concluded at 6.52pm.




Karolin Potter