Heritage event to mark opening of Shopping Village
It will be a case of turning back the clock to welcome in the
new when the Lansdowne Shopping Village redevelopment project at
First Street is officially opened on Saturday 15 October.
Organisers are encouraging people to dress-up in period
costume reminiscent of the mid to late 1800’s when Masterton was
Mayor Lyn Patterson, who will be officially opening the
village, will be arriving by horse drawn carriage.
The heritage-themed event is open to the public and will
feature activities for all age groups from raffles, sausage
sizzles, children’s egg and spoon races, floating apples, face
painting, lolly scrambles and various competitions. There is
also a prize for the best costume on the day.
An historical display of early Lansdowne, a performance by
pupils from nearby Lakeview School, a jazz band and ceremonial
release of balloons will add to the atmosphere.
The Lansdowne Shopping Village redevelopment project aims to
breathe new life into Masterton’s northernmost shopping
The work includes a green space, street furniture, paved
footpaths and improved parking. In addition, power cabling has
been taken underground.
The project has been a community collaboration between
Masterton District Council, Connecting Communities Wairarapa and
Lansdowne residents and retailers.
“This development is unique in that the redevelopment has,
since inception, been led by the local community and the
Lansdowne Neighbourhood Plan Working Party,” says Mayor Lyn
“Council has listened to their requests and worked with the
working party to bring this redevelopment to fruition. The
result is a delightful shopping precinct reminiscent in some
ways to an English shopping village.”
The opening event will start at 12.30pm on Saturday 15
October and all members of the public are invited.
26 September 2016