CultureFest attracts thousands
CultureFest 2017 was an outstanding success with around 3,000 people enjoying a range of performances from 20 different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Time for a spring clean?
A Garden Waste and Scrap Metal Drop-Off Day will take place in Malvern on Saturday 28 October at Hawkins Pit, Darfield.

Furry friends aid reading confidence
After a positive response to the rollout of Paws for Reading, the Selwyn District Libraries programme is now open for bookings at Leeston and Rolleston libraries in term four.

Consultations Open

Consultations Open

Levi Park smart playground; Speed Limit Review

Coes and Chamberlains Ford update

Coes Ford and Chamberlains Ford campgrounds are now open following high water levels from flooding in July and August.

Coes Ford

The ford itself is closed.

The main entrance to the campground (from Pannetts Road and Goulds Road) is open.

The south entrance (Leeston side, from The Lake Road) is closed.

Chamberlains Ford

The entrance from Old Bridge Road is open.

The entrance from Bethels Road is closed.

New Library Hours

From Labour Day (Monday 23 October 2017), the four Selwyn District Libraries will begin a six-month trial of new opening hours.

The new trial hours have been developed in response to residents’ requests for improved access to library services.

Last year the libraries’ team conducted surveys and assessed usage and peak times for each of the four libraries, at Rolleston, Darfield, Leeston and Lincoln to assess community need. Consultation was carried out in the draft Annual Plan.

Selwyn District Libraries Manager, Vicki Carlyon says the new trial hours have been developed according to residents’ responses to the Annual Plan. “Each of the four libraries have unique proposed hours. This will enable greater access to library services at times convenient to residents throughout Selwyn.”

With library hours extending into Saturday afternoons, programmes and activities will be available in the weekends as well as during the week. Another benefit to the new hours is that some council services will be available on Saturday mornings until midday at Lincoln, Leeston and Darfield. The trial hours include at least one extended evening per week to allow access after business hours.

The first Saturday of the new trial hours, on 28 October will include exciting launch events.

Full details available at

Alcohol Licensing

Alcohol Licensing

View Alcohol Licensing Public Notices


Many different council services or facilities may be restricted, closed or cancelled, for various reasons. Any closure notices will be posted here.


The current status of all fords and roads in the district are listed on our Road Disruptions and Closures page.

Lake/River Warnings

The Canterbury District Health Board has health warnings in place for Lake Ellesmere.


Community Halls/Facilities: There are a small number of community facilities which have been closed as a result of earthquake damage. Please check community hall/centre listings for more information on this.