Parking on footpaths could soon become an offence in Wellington, following public complaints about increased risks to pedestrians and a lack of space for emergency vehicles.
The change is being proposed as part of Wellington City Council’s new parking policy, introduced in August, which aims to reduce reliance on private vehicles, manage increasing parking demands and make it easier to travel around the city.
The proposed new law would instigate a city-wide ban on parking on, or partially on, footpaths across the city, with infringement notices to be issued at the discretion of parking wardens.
It would overturn a 2005 council decision which permitted footpath parking anywhere in Wellington apart from the central city and suburban centres, provided at least one metre of footpath space was left for footpath users.
A monthly Saturday afternoon market, where you can sell and shop a variety of items, enjoy a cuppa, a treat and chat with your neighbours and friends.
Different themes every month! With a variety of food trucks and our POP-UP POTLUCK CAFE :)
#1 SATURDAY 8th May FLEA MARKET: 3-7pm
#2 SATURDAY 12th June HAND MADE IN WELLY: 2-7pm
#3 SATURDAY 17th July PLASTIC FREE + ECO: 2-7pm.
Where? At Aro Valley Community Hall.
Tables still AVAILABLE!!
book by email till Saturday 10am.
#1 FLEA MARKET - SATURDAY 8th May
3 to 7pm
Come and browse treasures and pre-loved items or book your own space and sell your second hand goods.
Tables are $5 + $ 5 deposit.
Free floor space for children to sell their toys etc. available. Bring a blanket.
We welcome everybody to drop off some baked goods from 2.45pm on to help stack up our POP-UP POTLUCK CAFE.
Let's share kai for koha and join us in the Tui Room for a free cup of tea and a chat.
There will also be FOOD TRUCKS and a COFFEE CART on site.
Book a table!
Find more information here: www.arovalley.org.nz...
To book your space please contact us via
or Phone: 04 384 8499.
Presented to you by Friends of Aro Valley
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