Boulevard Day to go ahead

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The long-running Boulevard Day event has got the nod over a proposed new event and will go ahead as usual September 23.
Ashburton council considered the application from event organiser, Ashburton Retailers Group, and a rival event called East Street Bazaar lodged by Carol Johns, to close East Street for much of the day.
In their determination, the Road Closure Hearing Panel (consisting of Councillors Neil Brown, Diane Rawlinson and Leen Braam) found that there had been no compelling evidence that would cause the council to refuse the temporary road closure for Boulevard Day.
More in Thursday’s Ashburton Courier.