Concerns heard at meeting

About 40 Clyde residents and business owners gathered for a public meeting with Central Otago District Council staff and representatives at the Recharge Bar last week.

Recharge Bar owner Gareth Watt said he called the meeting to address anger and concerns about ongoing roadworks in Clyde.

Sunderland St will be closed between Naylor St and the Masonic Lodge through the winter while new footpaths are built and water pipes are replaced, much to the annoyance of local business owners who said there had been a lack of communication from the council.

Mr Watt said the meeting had been productive.

He was pleased with the turnout and to hear from affected residents as well as business owners.

The council said it would provide business owners and residents with regular updates on the progress of work and deadline.

Mr Watt said he hoped the council would "get the job done as quickly as possible".