If you live in Christchurch and find a shoe like the one in the photograph while you are out and about please let me know as it might be my lost shoe. Somehow my shoe must have fallen out of our car when hubby and I were out and about recently. One of my favourite pairs of shoes so sad one is missing
In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.
The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.
In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.
Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.
How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.
Open to all.
Speakers are Helen Houghton - teacher of 15 years and Bronnie Lyell - Youth and family counsellor of 10 years. Both are also candidates for New Conservative Party.
Honest presentations followed by Questions and Answers
Tuesday Sept 29th, at 7pm
North New Brighton Community Centre
93 Marine Parade
Looking forward to seeing you
A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.
Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the next two weeks.
The residents have been warned three times but continue to put contaminated waste in their recycling bins.
To get the bins back, they will have to pay $97.65 and sign a statement promising to abide by the rules. Their bins will be monitored to make sure they keep that promise.