192 days ago

We Say/You Say: Outdoor spaces

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Hi Kāpiti,

What would you like to see in your local council's outdoor space policy?

More concerts, festivals and markets are on the cards for Wellington City if a new plan is approved by council.

The council is reviewing its policies for trading and events in public spaces, making some areas more accessible while placing heavier regulations in others.

26 parks, reserves and carparks are being explored to allow commercial trading, street vendors, tourist activities and recreational equipment to operate.

Commercial activities that might degrade public land, like commercial tours and fitness classes may be charged a licensing fee to cover administration, repairs and maintenance.

A limit on dog walkers and a reduction of footpath signage would be a part of the council's plan to scrap two pieces of existing policy.

Would you support the changes if your local council implemented them? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in the Kāpiti Observer.

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Mr Sweep Change of Ownership

Bronwyn from Paraparaumu

Hi neighbours, just to let you know that Mr Sweep is now under new ownership from today (20 January). We would like to thank all our loyal customers from the past 17 years and the great team we have worked with past and present on the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua. Gemmal will continue his fabulous work with the new owner, Ian. What are we up to? Well, we have decided to follow the advice in the photo. You will now see Roger buzzing around in the Cookie Time van which he is very excited about. He hopefully will get to see some of you when he visits retail stores from Porirua through to Otaki. Bronwyn has been studying for the past two years and has set up a new mind-body education business called Creative4life. You can check out her new course 'Wellness through Creativity" at www.creative4life.co.nz... and follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com.... Look out for her free 'Worry Less Live More - Setting Your Wellness Compass for 2022' online 5 day challenge starting in February. Thank you so much again, Roger and Bronwyn

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