Workshops on Edgeware Village
Christchurch Earthquake 2011
Community workshops will begin next week to help "put the edge" back into the quake-damaged Edgeware Village.
The Christchurch City Council have been looking for solutions for months to help reinvigorate the shopping centre, which has been struggling since the February 22 earthquake.
Next week's workshops and community drop-in sessions will help develop a "master plan" for the future of Edgeware Village, with input from community leaders, building and business owners, government agencies, other stakeholders and interest groups, and local residents.
Spokeswoman Jenny Ridgen said the workshops and sessions marked an important milestone for the community and a step towards rebuilding the shopping centre.
"Master plans provide a framework for the community on how their centre may look, feel and function. Communities can use the plan to set goals and prioritise what they want to work on or develop. This will in turn, enable the council to make decisions based on community priorities.
"The community drop-in sessions will provide an opportunity for people to identify issues, concerns and aspirations for their centre. People are encouraged to drop in, anytime, and share their ideas. Council staff will be on hand to answer questions."
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker said it was very welcome news for Edgeware residents, business and building owners, who had been looking forward to the master plan getting underway.
The sessions will run Wednesday, June 27, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at ASB Football Park (English Park) in Cranford St and Thursday, June 28 from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Edgeware Bowling Club at 6 Forfar St.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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