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The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board hold regular meetings that you’re welcome to attend. Anyone can ask to speak to the board about a local issue, activity or project.
The board's main roles are to:
The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board meeting schedule will be confirmed in due course.
You can view the meetings via a live stream on our Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board YouTube channel(external link).
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Details are available on the agenda for the meeting.
These meetings are open to the public.
If you would like to speak at a board meeting, please contact the Community Board Advisor on 03 941 6633.
The Community Board offer grants to assist local groups to undertake small community projects.
A hot cup of tea and some friendly faces can do wonders for your well-being. Rowley Resource Centre Manager Evelyn Kenneally says that after the COVID-19 lockdown, the Centre wanted to provide users with cups of tea and coffee, knowing that the cups, plates and utensils have been sterilised in a dishwasher.
“There's nothing quite like wrapping your hands around a comforting hot drink on a cold day,” Evelyn says. "The wellbeing of our community is our priority and we recognised the need to do more to protect our visitors, participants and staff.
"We had health and safety concerns for our local community, especially our seniors who participate in our group activities or visit our drop-in facility.
This was a major driver in the Centre's decision to upgrade their existing appliances (stove and urn) and purchase a new dishwasher.
They approached the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board and received funding from the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund towards the cost of their new dishwasher and wall water-boiler.
“Now visitors can enjoy a hot tea or coffee while knowing all our cups, plates and utensils are sterilised in our new dishwasher, and we have continuous hot water for coffee and tea, much to the delight of our patrons.”
“We’re so grateful and appreciative to Christchurch City Council and Waihora Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board for all their encouragement and support for us.”
Established in 1993, Rowley Resource Centre has been part of the community for over 25 years, based at 89 Rowley Avenue in Hoon Hay. The Centre runs a diverse programme of events, including a Community Shed, Computer Classes, Under Five’s Music Classes, Adult Literacy, Arts & Crafts and a Vegetable Cooperative.
Community boards administer various funds to support the local community, with assistance available for community groups, sports teams and individual projects.
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A donated classroom, working bees, a grant from their local community board and support from St Martins Presbyterian Church has initiated a new community Menzshed in St Martins.
Chairman Brian Davies says the group decided to set up a Menzshed after researching community needs. “We wanted to explore a community project focused on blokes – particularly those over 60,” he says. They set up an Incorporated Society to facilitate the project and set about finding a base for the Menzshed to call home. They settled on a site adjacent to the church to base the donated portable classroom that is being transformed into a woodworking workshop. The Menzshed’s electronics workshop and tearoom are run out of an adjacent church building.
The St Martins Menzshed also received a $4,000 boost from the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board’s Discretionary Response Fund to help install an access ramp to their new woodworking workshop, which they hope to open in August this year.
“It was great to get a helping hand from the community board,” Mr Davies said.
“The whole project has been a real community effort,” Mr Davies says. “Laing’s generously arranged the transport of the classroom and we’ve had men from the St Martins Menzshed and other volunteers working to meet the requirements of the building consent.”
Once their new shed is fully set up, Mr Davies says the group plans to focus on projects to help their local community.
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