Recent announcements

WE ARE ONE with the Buddhist community

posted 19 Jun 2019, 00:52 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 19 Jun 2019, 01:08 ]

Friday 28 June from 7pm to 9pm in the Churton Park Community Centre. This is the third Multi-faith series event. See full details here.

AGM coming up on Wednesday 20 March 2019

posted 21 Feb 2019, 18:48 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 19 Mar 2019, 17:37 ]

The Annual General Meeting of the Churton Park Community Assn Inc will be held on:

Wednesday 20th March commencing at 7.30pm

in the Amesbury Hall. (Note changed location)

At the meeting the committee will be elected, and annual reports presented.

The guest speaker is David Chick Chief Planner for WCC, who will summarise some of the development opportunities for Churton Park.

There will be the opportunity for questions, and refreshments will be provided.

The Presidents report for the 2018 year, as well as the draft minutes of the 2018 AGM and the agenda for the 2019 AGM are posted below.

The latest issue of the Gazette includes the highlights of 2018. A copy can be downloaded here.  1902 Gazette Feb 2019.pdf

Additional members are always welcome to join for the committee so as to spread the workload. If you are interested, please phone the President Brian Sheppard on 477 4338.

Subscriptions for the 2019 year are now due. These can either be paid at the AGM or by internet banking -refer to the details on the side bar to this page. Note that the suggested amount is between $20 and $30

More late afternoon buses and timetable changes

posted 24 Jan 2019, 20:04 by CPCA Secretary

Metlink have advised that more afternoon peak time buses will run on Route 1 from Wellington to Churton Park from Sunday 3rd February. In addition the timetable for the Churton Park-Johnsonville bus will change slightly.

Full information is available by following this link.

So check the new timetables or use the Metlink Journey Planner to find your bus time

Christmas carols coming soon

posted 25 Nov 2018, 20:28 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 3 Dec 2018, 00:51 ]

Not long now to the annual event Carols at Amesbury!

This will be held on

Friday 7 December at 6.30pm
at Amesbury School Churton Park

Come and enjoy this community activity which will be led by the Salvation Army band, Capital Harmony Chorus with choirs from local schools and the Encore School of Music.

A collection will be made to support the work of the Wellington Free Ambulance.

Children's Christmas party coming soon !

posted 11 Nov 2018, 23:25 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 11 Nov 2018, 23:33 ]

Because of the building work underway at Churton Park school, this year we have had to change the location, day and time!

But despite these changes, the party will include all the popular features that we have had for many years - plus some new ones!

So see you all on Sunday 25 November at Amesbury School, commencing at 1.30pm, regardless of the weather.

Remember to bring your can of food for the local foodbank!

Changed bus times from Sunday 11 November

posted 7 Nov 2018, 17:15 by CPCA Secretary

On Sunday 11 November changed timetables will come into effect for many routes, but in particular the routes serving Churton Park, being routes 1, 19 and 19e.
Residents are strongly advised to check the new timetables which are available on the Metlink website site before travelling.
Additional buses will also run in the evenings on routes 1 and 19.

Diwali celebration in Churton Park

posted 16 Oct 2018, 01:03 by CPCA Secretary

This CPCA event will be take place on Sunday 4 November at Amesbury School.
All residents are invited to come along.
For details see the poster below.

More late buses for Churton Park

posted 8 Oct 2018, 13:10 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 8 Oct 2018, 20:57 ]

As a direct outcome of the meeting recently arranged by CPCA, Metlink have announced that additional late buses will operate on routes 1 and 19 commencing on Sunday 11 November. (note this is a month later than advertised earlier)

Route 1. This spine route has been completely rescheduled to reflect actual travel time data, following experience with the route operation. The new timings will deliver a more reliable service with less late running and bus bunching. 

The new timetables include the following extra services:

The last bus Route 1 to Churton Park Monday to Saturday will depart from Courtenay Place at midnight (currently 11pm).

Route 19 and 19e. The loop 19 service will be extended until 10:28pm on Monday to Saturday with 4 additional evening departures from Johnsonville. Sunday buses will run until 9:32pm with three additional evening departures.

Route 19e peak services have travel times adjusted based on recent travel data to provide a more reliable and dependable service. 

Check the Metlink website for the new timetable details.

Metlink also implemented very quickly the CPCA suggestion that the destination of the No1 buses be indicated on the rear of the bus. So now catch the 1CP bus.

We are very pleased that Metlink has listened to some of the concerns of the community and have taken appropriate remedial actions.

CPCA is still working with Metlink on issues relating to relocating some bus stops, provision of shelters and timetable display boards, and potential increase in destinations available from Churton Park.

Great turnout for bus meeting

posted 14 Sep 2018, 00:53 by CPCA Secretary

A public meeting organised by the Community Association, in conjunction with local list MP Brett Hudson, to give residents an opportunity to express their concerns about the new bus network drew a large turnout.

All five councillors of the Wellington constituency of the Regional Council attended – Chris Laidlaw, Ian McKinnon, Daran Ponter, Roger Blakeley and Sue Kedgley. They were joined by all three Ward City Councillors – Jill Day, Peter Gilberd and Malcolm Sparrow – and the two local MPs – Greg O’Connor and Brett Hudson. CPCA believes this shows how important the topic is to them and the high regard in which the Association is held.

The meeting opened with short speeches from Brett Hudson and Greg O’Connor. Then the Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) Chris Laidlaw spoke of the regret of the Council about the state of affairs resulting from the roll-out of the new region-wide system and their determination get things right.

At this stage, members of the audience were given the opportunity to say what problems they had encountered and what they would to see in the way of fixes. Recurring issues were buses not adhering to timetable (both arriving before they are due and running late or not showing up at all), the early evening stopping of services (especially the route 19 loop service) that was impacting on the ability to work late or indulge in social activities, the need to increase both very early and late services, the early stopping of evening services resulting in the need to walk long distances in poor lighting and often inclement weather being regarded as both most inconvenient and a safety issue, the overcrowding on buses, the buses being full and unable to embark Churton Park commuters caused by people using the service to get to the railway station only, problems with buses dropping off the information boards or being listed and not showing, the need for earlier buses in the morning to cater for people such as nurses who need to get to work for 7 o’clock shifts, significant problems with school buses (again overcrowding and reduction of cross-city services) and poor connections available to university students.

Clr Daran Ponter then spent some time explaining a number of the measures being taken to correct the situation. These include the revamping of timetables, noting the amendments should be ready for implementation by mid-October, the right-sizing of buses to cater for passengers numbers which vary throughout the day, measures to stop “bunching” through the CBD, the hiring in from overseas of expertise to fix the Real Time Information Board issues, and better driver training. He indicated the service providing companies would soon begin to be financially penalised for non-compliance with GWRC requirements.

Attendees were invited to complete “Post-it” stickers highlighting positive and negative points about the changes. These comments, along with those given orally at the meeting, and earlier in the week by CPCA committee members, will be considered by Metlink.

Subsequent feedback from all the councillors present indicates they appreciated the clear and courteous manner in which residents put their concerns. CPCA is sure this reflects the ethos of Churton Park and reflects the way the suburb conducts itself.

GWRC is keen to continue to work with the Association on the bus and allied issues. This is being progressed as a matter of urgency.

Metlink have established a new page on their website to include questions and answers.

The link is

Residents can also email comments to Cr Daran Ponter

Churton Park Bus Meeting coming up

posted 4 Sep 2018, 16:13 by CPCA Secretary

Churton Park commuters have faced many of the same bus issues as have other areas of Wellington City since the introduction of the new system.

The Churton Park Community Association, in conjunction with local list MP Brett Hudson, has arranged a meeting where you can come and tell Greater Wellington Regional Councillors and their transport staff your concerns, and what you believe can be done to improve the situation.

The Association sees this as a great opportunity to provide sensible and practical solutions to what have been very frustrating issues around the introduction of new timetables, routes, hubbing and so forth.

The meeting is scheduled for

Thursday 13 September 2018

at 7.30pm

at Churton Park School, Churton Drive

We look forward to a large turnout.

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