Welcome to Dallington Residents' Association

The next meeting of the Dallington Residents' Assocation will be held on TUESDAY - 13th JUNE 2017 at 7pm. at Trade Aid, 174 Gayhurst Road, Dallington.

BURWOOD PARK SOUTH FITNESS TRAIL - MARCH 2017

SUBJECT:  BURWOOD PARK SOUTH FITNESS TRAIL - SUBMISSIONS NEEDED BY COMMUNITY BOARD & COUNCIL

The Christchurch City Council is asking for submissions with regard to this proposed Fitness Trail to be installed around Burwood Park South!!!  Download the details and submission form which can be found in our newsletters section.

Submissions must be in on time by 5pm on 21st April 2017.  Late submissions are not accepted!!!

DRA - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 9th May 2017

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the DRA for 2017 will be held on TUESDAY 9th May at 7pm.  The Venue for for the 2017 AGM will be at TRADE AID, 174 Gayhurst Road, Dallington.  This meeting has now been held. 

How would you like to see Dallington look in the future?

We all know that the Dallington area will be substantially changed in the future.  The Dallington Residents Association would like your view on what should be done with the area.

Dallington was originally a farming area that was then either partly developed for housing or turned to market gardens, some of which are still able to be seen today.
White baiting, fishing and boating in the area was prevalent.  Water Sports came later with the taking out of the Porritt Park loop.

The AvOn group is working with the sports clubs of the area to promote "establish a community-driven science-informed living memorial to rejuvenate and nurture the long-term environmental, economic," to "turn a tragedy into an opportunity, a polluted drain into a vibrant river system, and exhaustion and despair into hope and inspiration."

These are admirable and I am sure we would all love to see it brought to fruition.  However, by aligning themselves with the rowing fraternity they are aligning with a group largely responsible for turning a meandering river into a "drain".  They may be doing their own aims a disservice.

So what do you want for the Dallington area?
Please go to the Dallington website and let us know your dreams.  Use the Contact us button and provide us with your ideas.

Community Watch & Security

Community Watch has increased its patrols in the Eastern suburbs, particularly in areas where there are abandoned houses.
If you see any suspicious activity in your area, please contact the police.  
Community Watch are currently looking for volunteers.  If you are interested please contact Ray Eder on 383 5125


Security:  Please report to this website any vandalism that you see around the Dallington area.  THE PRESS on Monday 9th January 2017 reported that DRUG ADDICTS have been using the Shirley Library at THE PALMS MALL to exchange drugs.  If you see any suspicious activity please advise The Police, The Palms Security Staff or notify us via our contact page.
Since this was notified a new security officer at the Shirley Library has been appointed.

Bus Stop Vandalism Unacceptable:  Many of the "Metro Bus Finders" that tell you how far away a bus is from your bus stop are being deliberately vandalized in the Dallington & Shirley Area.  Not only do they cost money to repair BUT it also reduces the service to the bus user. Please report the location of any bus stop you know that is being vandalized to either the Police, The CCC or notify us via our contact page.

Road Closures and Road Repairs

GAYHURST ROAD OPEN:  Gayhurst Road is OPEN

McBRATNEYS ROAD OPEN:   McBratneys Road is  OPEN.

NORTH PARADE CLOSED:  North Parade between the traffic lights at Averill Street and Randall Street will be closed to all through traffic while work is done to install the bypass drain to help prevent flooding in the Flockton Basin.  THIS will be for the period of 10th May 2017 to 13th July 2017.  For full details click, Earthquake Info, Post 23, NORTH PARADE - CLOSURE for full details.


PLEASE constantly check your acessways and bridges to make sure that NOTHING has built up against them and therefore damming the Creek

Please be careful in the DALLINGTON AREA WITH THE AFTER EFFECTS OF ANY RAIN.  Please watch the Dudley Creek for branches and rubbish!!

ANY ROAD BLOCKAGES OR FLOOD PROBLEMS PUT THROUGH ON THE CONTACT US PAGE OF THIS SITE or Phone 941-8999 and report to the CCC Direct




If there are any other roadworks that you feel the DRA should know about please advise via our Contact Us page.

Buses Servicing The Dallington Residents Assn

Buses Servicing Dallington:  The bus services provided by Environment Canterbury (ECAN) that service the Dallington Residents Association have changed as of MONDAY 8th December 2014 .  These Are:
The Orbiter - NO Change!!! The ORANGE ROUTE  replaces Route 7 - Queenspark to Halswell, Route 60 - Hilmorton via City to Southshore replaces Parklands to City, ROUTE 100 replaces The Metrostar, ROUTE 44 replaces Route 146. 

The Orbiter NO LONGER operates via Gayhurst Road and Route 83 has been deleted in the Metro Review that came into effect as of December 8th 2014. 

A full description of each route and how it impacts on the Dallington Residents Association is being developed and will be able to be found by clicking on BUSES on the top menu bar.

Submission to Environment Canterbury:  The Dallington Residents Association is making a submission to Environment Canterbury (hereinafter ECAN) to alter Route 44 to make it operate more like a circular route so that the DALLINGTON RESIDENT has a direct connection again to the City Interchange.  What is your views as residents on this issue?

Please advise us via the CONTACT US page to let us know!!!!

Coastal Burwood Community Board - Councillors

The Following People represent the Burwood and Coastal Wards as our Councillors:
David East - Coastal and Glenn Livingstone - Burwood

Change in Ward Structure:
The Christchurch City Council Structure was altered so that as of the 2016 election there was a change in Ward names and Community Boards and the total number of Councillors plus the Mayor.

The names of our Wards in our community board area are Burwood and Coastal.
 

DRA's BBQ's, Buses, Rugby and other matters

BBQ's, Buses, Rugby and other matters:
Please use the Route 44 Bus to go from Dallington to Shirley Intermediate School Bus Stop then change to the ORANGE ROUTE,  Queenspark - Halswell to go to the Rugby Matches - Please note: AMI Express for the AMI Stadium departs from The Palms at 6.10pm.
You can also use THE ORBITER to get to AMI Stadium as well.

To date: 12 wins - 100% Success

NEXT AWAY MATCH: Away to the Rebels 27th May 2017 in MELBOURNE - 9.45pm (NZT)

Next Home Match: - Crusaders v  Highlanders  on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 2.35pm.

Beware:  This is an AFTERNOON match, not the usual evening timing!!!


Results:  Crusaders bt Brumbies 17 - 13
                Crusaders bt Highlanders 30 - 27
                Crusaders bt Reds 22 - 19
                Crusaders bt Blues 33 - 24
                Crusaders bt Force 45 - 17
                Crusaders bt Waratahs 41 - 22
                Crusaders bt Sunwolves 50 - 3
                Crusaders bt Stormers 57 - 24
                Crusaders bt Cheetahs 48 - 21
                Crusaders bt Bulls 62 - 24
                Crusaders bt Hurricanes 20 - 12
                Crusaders bt Chiefs 31 - 24

Orbiter Bus Route - Returns to Normal Route

 THE  ORBITER Bus Route has returned to its normal route as of 20th MARCH 2017.  It runs again via Stanmore Road, Avonside Drive, Woodham Road, Kerrs Road, Buckleys Road past & opposite the Eastgate Mall.  It no longer operates via Linwood Avenue and Gloucester Street