Oxford-Ohoka Community Board Meeting Preview, 8 March

Published: 28-May-2018

The Oxford-Ohoka Community Board will hold its monthly tonight, Thursday, 8 March beginning at 7.00 p.m. at the Ohoka Community Hall.

OOCBThe Annual Art Expo and Schools Art Expo is coming up later this year, held at the Kaiapoi Club in July. This two-day event encourages community participation in creative and artistic events, workshops, projects, and exhibitions in the Waimakariri District. Community Boards within the District all have the opportunity to contribute funds in support of this fantastic cultural event and your Oxford-Ohoka Community Board will discuss and consider appropriating funds intended to be used for promotional advertising in the Oxford Observer and Oxford Bulletin.

On a consultation with local interest, Board Chair Doug Nicholl along with Community Board Member John Lynn, advocated against resource consent applications submitted by Canterbury Landscape Supplies to the Canterbury Regional Council earlier this week. Their composting operations which are proposed, and currently being undertaken, are causing, and have the potential to cause, adverse effects on air quality and localised sensitive receptors. This item is of significant interest to the Board for obvious health and safety concerns and Board Chair Nicholl is expected to update further.

On a more beautifying note, the Board will hear a presentation from Chris Brown, the Council’s Community and Greenspace Manager, on potential landscape projects for the next 12 months. The Board will discuss and share ideas of what they would like to see to enhance community greenspaces. Feedback will be gathered and formal options will be presented to the Board at the next meeting.

This month’s meeting is open to the public. Additional detailed information can be found in the agenda for this meeting, available online.

To learn more about the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board, visit their Board page online.