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Party Time At Street Opening

Peverel Street, Riccarton, has become a Living Street and an official opening will be held on Tuesday 22 May to mark the occasion.

The street has been given a facelift under the Christchurch City Council's new Living Streets policy. This means that the City Streets Unit is moving away from the traditional straight streets with traffic restraints, such as road humps to slow traffic.

It is believed that more carved alignment and narrowing of the roadway achieves a more pleasant environment for both the residents and road users. It also reduces traffic speeds.

Peverel Street is the first Living Street in Christchurch. The width and alignment of the road have been changed and, at the same time, captured the historical significance of the street with water features and information boards.

Also, the street includes a large input from local children in artwork. The chairman of the City Services Committee, Cr. Denis O'Rourke, will perform the opening ceremony, on Tuesday 22 May at 1pm at the corner of Peverel Street and Clarence Street.

The Wharenui School's Kapa Haka Group will perform and the Town Crier will play his part.

Afternoon tea will be held at the Riccarton Town Hall from 2pm.

Further information: Paul Burden, Area Engineer, Sockburn Service Centre: 372 2505.

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