Have your say  |  18 Mar 2020

Community views are wanted on a cricket club’s proposal to install replacement practise nets in Elmwood Park.

The Old Boys Collegian Cricket Club has applied to Christchurch City Council for a ground lease over an area of the park so it can put in some new practice cricket nets to replace their current nets, which no longer meet current safety requirements.

Before the Council decides whether to grant the lease, it wants to hear what the community thinks about the cricket club’s proposal.

Have your say.

The club’s proposal for the cricket nets has been modified since it put in its original ground lease application last year.

That original application sought a ground lease for new nets and a new pavilion to replace the one damaged in the earthquakes.

The Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board approved the lease for the pavilion but it did not approve the lease for the nets because some people in the community had raised concerns that the nets were too big and would dominate the park.

Since then the club has revised its proposal for the nets and has come back with a retractable design that can be halved in size during the off season - 1 April to  31 August.

Consultation on the proposed lease is open until Thursday 7 May.