No call has been made on baches
Columnist Johnny Moore wrote yesterday of his love for the baches at Taylors Mistake, Boulder Bay and Hobsons Bay – a sentiment shared by many Christchurch residents, but not all.
He states that the council is ‘‘seeking to demolish’’ the baches. I’d like to clarify that the council has made no decision and certainly has not decided to demolish them.
We have been in talks with the bach owners throughout 2018 and now need to extend the conversation to the wider Christchurch community. We have drop-in sessions in Sumner tomorrow morning and in Woolston on Monday (Oct 15) evening and hope people will come and share their views with us. The preferences expressed will help us come up with options to consult on next month.
The feedback we receive during consultation, including public submissions, will help the working party form a recommendation for the council to consider early next year.
This process has allowed us to make a fresh start and the decision the council comes to will give the community, especially the bach owners, much-needed certainty. Councillor Sara Templeton Chairperson, Taylors Mistake Baches Working Party Christchurch City Council main frontage. This is a nobrainer.
For the resident/nonresident of the city visiting the central area of town, they should be able to instantly recognise the use of a building.
Dual signage should be mandatory if we are pursuing both the Ma¯ ori and English versions of a site.
Claire Minty, Hoon Hay