Air your views on Selwyn’s environment

by Kent Caddick

The Lincoln Envirotown Trust is calling on all Selwyn residents to have their say on how the district’s environment should be cared for and enhanced.

The trust (LET) is holding a gathering later this month and inviting people from across the district to drop in to discuss their ideas, concerns and vision for the district’s environmental future.

LET project manager, Dave Fitzjohn, said Selwyn is a rapidly changing district, and so it is worth reconsidering what is important to each of us. 

“Twelve years ago the Selwyn community came together and decided what our Envirotown should do and be.

“The initiatives undertaken in the past 12 years have been largely in response to the community’s concerns and requests expressed in that early meeting. Public discussions were planned, a native reserve and community gardens were planted, and a Responsible Business Awards scheme was started, along with numerous other environmental and community projects.”

He said now is the time to reassess where they should be going and they are holding an open day event at the Lincoln Bowling Club, adjacent to the Lincoln Event Centre, on July 22 from 1pm.

“There are to be a few short talks on such issues as water, growing healthy food and waste-free living for those interested,” Mr Fitzjohn said.

“The main idea is for people to come in at any time and talk about their views and suggestions relating to Selwyn’s community and environment.

“Activities will be provided to give something of interest for all ages, along with plenty of refreshments and snacks.”

Mr Fitzjohn said there are options for people to contribute if they can’t make it on the day.

“Anyone can join the conversation prior to the day by completing a 15 second survey about Selwyn’s Environment and its future on the Lincoln Envirotown Facebook page, website or on Eventbrite.”

Also, he said if people are unable to come along but would still like to make suggestions they can send an email to projectmanagerlet@gmail.com or call him on 03 423 0445.