Have your say on the new Sumner Library and Community Facility

Come along to share your ideas on the new Sumner community facility at the Sumner Union Church Hall, corner of Hardwick and Nayland Streets – Sunday 23 November, 10.30am-1.30pm.

The first session is at 10.30am if you are keen to join a group and contribute your ideas to the concept design or if you just want to hear what others have suggested come to the second session beginning at 12.30pm

Christchurch City Council is holding the workshop to give you the opportunity to develop, share and discuss ideas for the design of the new facility.

The ideas will be considered by a Joint Working Group being set up to help with finalising the concept design for the new facility. The new facility will incorporate a library, community and museum space. It will be built on the site of the demolished facilities in Wakefield Avenue.

Find out more on the Future Christchurch site.

  • Our Mobile Library currently stops at 14 Wakefield Avenue – the old Sumner Library site – on Tuesday and Friday mornings, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. See the timetable.


Plunket Society Procession, Sumner Esplanade, 1937 : Picturing Canterbury

Plunket Society procession in Sumner 1937. Wolseley car in front is mayoral car in front with mayor of Sumner Thomas Newburgh and Eleanor Newburgh (plaque under tree at Scarborough Reserve). Float in middle with brass band. Note mini golf-course on right and lack of houses on Scarborough hill. Kete Christchurch, PH13-254