14 August 2000
Are we witnessing the death of the weekend?
Changes taking place in employment could mean the traditional weekend has a short-lived future. This is just one of the significant issues that could affect the way people in Christchurch recreate in the future according to a new document published by Christchurch City Council Leisure.
The Recreation and Sport Discussion Document aims to identify and shed some light on the significant issues facing recreation and sport in Christchurch. It is part of a process to put together a strategic plan for how the future recreation and sport needs of the city should be met.
Christchurch City Council Leisure has adopted a leadership role in the process but recognises the large number of groups and organisations involved in recreation and sport. In order for any strategy to be effective, a critical mass need to agree on a common direction and identify the future roles of those involved.
"Before we start writing the strategy its important we understand the major issues", says Leisure Planning Team Leader Alan Bywater. "The Discussion Document is designed to get people thinking about the issues."
Christchurch City Council Leisure staff are calling for a wide cross-section of views on the discussion document before the process of drafting a strategy starts.
"We are keen to get feedback on the issues raised in the document or others weve overlooked, from anyone involved in the provision of recreation and sport." says Bywater.
Anyone with an interest in the area can obtain a copy of the Recreation and Sport Discussion Document Summary and feedback form on the internet (www.ccc.govt.nz/recreation.asp) or by contacting Christchurch City Council Leisure, phone 372-2430
For more information contact: Alan Bywater, Team Leader Leisure Planning, Christchurch City Council Leisure, ph 372-2430.