Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

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The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere 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:

  • Represent and act as an advocate for the interests of our community.
  • Consider and report on all matters referred to us by the council, or any matter of interest to the board.
  • Maintain an overview of services provided by the council within the community.
  • Communicate with community organisations and special interest groups within the community.

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The Community Board offer grants to assist local groups to undertake small community projects.

Tea for two, three and more thanks to Council grant

Photo: Staff and volunteers at the Rowley Resource Centre

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.

Find out more about community funding (external link)or email communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz for more information.

A team effort for St Martins Menzshed

The new Menzshed being lowered into position

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.

Use these details to contact your Community Board:

If you need to report a problem or issue in your area, you can do this online.

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If this is urgent, please call us on 03 941 8999, anytime.

The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board generally meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5pm and on the third Wednesday of each month at 8am at the Beckenham Service Centre on Colombo Street.

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.

Meet the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

Your community board are your local representatives. We work to help meet your local needs, goals and aspirations.


Community Board member for the Spreydon Ward

PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154
022 311 5994

Community Board member for the Spreydon Ward

PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154
03 335 0616
027 427 4671

Community Board member for the Cashmere Ward

PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154
027 309 33 22

Community Board member for the Cashmere Ward

PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154
021 772 929

Councillor for the Spreydon Ward

PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154
03 669 0336
021 156 9281

Tim Scandrett

Councillor for the Cashmere Ward

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
027 693 5155 

About Tim

How would your closest friends describe you?
My closest friends would say that I’m good company who likes a laugh and is a dependable friend.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
Meeting my wife and having my two children – I am a family man!

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Either at home or walking with our dog Betsy along the Heathcote River.  

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
I would like to learn speed-reading, as there is a huge amount of reading to do in my role.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
Surfboard, Books, Family Photos, personal items left to me by my father, notes from my children when they were young. 

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
I became a Community Board member when I had a community issue that was not dealt with well.  I realised how good community representation is vital to the workings of the Council.  I hope I can bring strong community representation, be an approachable and empathetic advocate for my community and get things done!