Hi, my young neighbour Ellie is 10 years old and during the lockdown she totally united our street of all ages with a weekly newsletter - asked us what we'd like it to contain: had puzzles & sudoku, riddles, jokes, ideas if you get bored for all ages, kids keep fit online and weekly challenges - i.e. draw a picture and put it in your window for judging, and it was great to walk around our street and see lots of neighbours taking part. ANZAC Day encouragement too for pictures of poppies on our letterboxes. Had a contact number of an organisation that would deliver peoples groceries if someone couldn't get out. All in all it really lightened peoples shoulders and touched peoples hearts with Ellie's thoughtfulness and taking the time to write to us all - we looked forward to receiving the newsletter - left in our letterbox overnight for safety.
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Plans for a new car park near Christchurch Hospital are “pretty much there”, Canterbury Regeneration Minister Megan Woods has promised.
Woods made the comment on Twitter on Thursday evening in response to a complaint from a member of the public about Christchurch’s lack of hospital parking.
"Please be assured that we understand just how much of a problem the lack of a carpark is. I have been working on the details of a solution that's pretty much there - more to say very soon," she wrote.
Has the lack of hospital parking been a problem for you? Where do you think a new parking building or site should go?