It was a warm Sunday spring day that started pretty much the same as any other. Four loads of laundry were washed and hung out on the washing line with the best view in the world. Eight 'little gardens' (a New World promo) were sown with the help of a child, and the vegetable patch was weeded.
And so ends my blog hiatus with the exciting announcement that we finally have an agreement with the Council that will allow us to restore the Jetty.
Blimey! It has been almost a year since that public meeting where the Council told us there’s no money in the public purse to repair the jetty.
Well for the jetty-saving committee, it means that the Christchurch City Council has made its decisions about its long-term plan
So in line with the principles of democracy, not only do we get the chance to send the Council a written submission, but we get to speak to the Councillors and plead our case. These gals and guys are hearing submissions by their hundreds right now and must surely be weary.
Thanks to everyone who braved the wet weather to join us for a public meeting, not least Kelly and Nicola from the Council.
We spent Saturday morning feeling the love in Lyttelton - love for jetty, that is. Nick H organised a free spot at the community stall at Lyttelton Farmers' Market.
It began on 24 February 2015. A public meeting was held at Governors Bay Hotel to discuss the fate of the jetty. It has been closed since the February 2011 earthquake after a close look at its integrity found it wanting - as was the case for many structures in the wider Christchurch area.