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Christchurch City Council Media Release Thursday 24 July 1997


A Community Board Heritage awards scheme, initiated by the Community Board Chairperson Cr. Anna Crighton, has been implemented by the Hagley Ferrymead Community Board to recognise the efforts of the community in initiatives taken to preserve the particular built or constructed character and heritage of the Hagley Ferrymead area.

It is hoped that through this award system a greater awareness of the heritage significance of the built or constructed environment of the area will be fostered. Cr. Anna Crighton said the concept of the Community Heritage Awards was consistent with the Board’s aim to promote heritage retention, education, awareness and conservation.

One award per year will be made from each of five categories. The choice of categories was based on the responses from a survey of the Residents Association.

The categories are: Conservation and Restoration, Education and Awareness, a category for Children which is aimed at raising the heritage awareness of the young and encouraging them to be proactive within their local environment, a Good Caretaker Award and a building Retention category designed to recognise the retention of a building previously under threat of demolition but now secured for the future by either a private or community initiative.

This is to be an annual award and the winners will each receive a trophy to hold for one year and a framed certificate.

Entries close at 4pm Friday 12 September and the Awards will be presented during the 1997 Hoyts Heritage Week which is to be held from 18 to 14 October.

Details of the Award scheme and entry forms are available at the Linwood Service Centre and Environmental Policy and Planning Unit, fourth floor of the Civic Offices Tuam Street. Enquiries should be directed to.

For further information:

Shona Willis

Committee Secretary

Linwood Service Centre

ph 389-1477

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