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Newsletter 13 February 2018

Newsletter 13 February 2018
Hi everyone,

The year is well underway and this January was the warmest on record. Today is meant to be a hot one again. We are fortunate to have an office with good air conditioning – if anyone remembers our last office – that was much harder to keep cool. There are many advantages to being in a new building.

Bridge2Rocks TimeBank coordinator position
Applications close on Thursday for this 15 hour per week contract position. We’re really going to miss Jules Lee, who has been a great colleague over the last year or so. She’s moving onto other work shortly, and we’re looking for her successor. All the information regarding the position has been widely circulated already; however, if you’re interested, everything you need is here: http://sumnerbays.org.nz/bridge2rocks-timebank-coordinator-position/  We are pleased that Jules will stick around as a member of the Bridge2Rocks TimeBank advisory group (AKA the Magical Council).

Mini Music is up and running again for 2018. We’re delighted to welcome Rachel Clark as our new tutor. Rachel has a background in primary school teaching as well as in running the Cowles Stadium Tumbletimes preschool gymnastics sessions. Sessions are held every Tuesday of term time in Puoro-raki, upstairs in the Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, and on every Thursday of term time in the Uniting Church hall on Augusta Street, Redcliffs. Both sessions begin at 9.30 am and cost $3 per child or $5 for a family.

TONIGHT there is a Council drop in consultation session for the Bays Area Skate Park project. There are four proposed sites:
26 Nayland Street (Sumner)
Old Redcliffs School site (Redcliffs)
Scott Park (Ferrymead)
Sumner Beach (near the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club)
To see the proposals in detail and give your opinions go to : https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/53
Here is their invitation to a drop in session:
Come and talk to us
We would like to invite the community to attend a workshop to discuss each of these sites in more detail.  You can drop in at any time between 6 pm and 8 pm and discuss each of the proposed sites with members of the project team.
Date:                  Tuesday 13 February 2018
Time:                 6 pm to 8 pm (drop in at any time)
Location:          Port Hills Uniting Parish Church hall, 4 Augusta Street, Redcliffs.

The Redcliffs Residents Association advises that the Christchurch City Council has arranged to restore the footpath outside Moa Bone Cave, following a lot of representations and support for the proposal from the Residents Association and the Community Board. As the space available has been narrowed due to the rockfall remediation work, replacing the footpath will inevitably result in the loss of the previous parking spaces but in this location it is not likely to be any problem. The other consequence is the plan to move the bus stop on the other side of the road which may affect more people.

If you have an opinion on this you might like to respond to Tara’s request for feedback from the community. See her details below and a plan of the proposed works.

We are planning to install the new footpath in March 2018 and would be more than happy to meet and discuss the proposed plans with any interested parties. If you would like to discuss what is proposed please contact me and I will arrange for the Project Manager to meet with you.
A staff report will need to go to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board in relation to the relocated bus stop, and they will need to consider community feedback as part of their decision.  If you have any feedback regarding the bus stop, please contact me by 19 February 2018.  You can do this by phoning me directly on (03) 941 5938 or by email on Tara.King@ccc.govt.nz’
See the proposal plan here:
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/646327c1d69038d30b8038d07/images/9ef0946c-19c6-4c7c-afff-e2b87993fa4c.png

Our Older Persons’ Worker Maree has been with us a year, and what an exciting year it has been! With 34 clients on the books, she is making great progress supporting our local seniors. Upcoming events include a movie afternoon on Friday 23 February at Hollywood Cinemas – the movie is called Finding your feet, and begins at 1.30 pm. Buy your tickets early as there can be quite a queue on the day.

Coming up on 15 April 2018 is our inaugural Creative Art Show, being held at the Mt Pleasant Yacht Club. Maree has been organising this in partnership with Beth Moore from the Create & Connect Art & Craft group. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/646327c1d69038d30b8038d07/files/b8da8886-c9f6-44e6-8e4b-5e0db8e1367d/Creative_Art_Craft_Show_Poster_SBUT_2_.pdf

For any of you who have not updated our email address by now: I have finally retired sumnerbays@xnet.co.nz so it will return an error if you send to it. Please update our email address to admin@sumnerbays.org.nz for me or maree@sumnerbays.org.nz for Maree.

Finally, don’t forget our coffee mornings. Our Tea & Talk group runs in the Sumner Library meeting room each Monday and our Coffee & Conversation group runs in the Uniting Church hall, Augusta Street in Redcliffs each Thursday. There is no cost to the session although donations are welcome to cover the cost of the refreshments. Both sessions start at 10.30 am.

Warm regards,
Eddie Hayes
Community Development Worker
Sumner Bays Union Trust

Newsletter 9 September 2015

Sumner Bays Union Trust Newsletter 9 September 2015
Hello everyone,

Spring has appeared, and that means the year is rapidly heading towards its end.

Redcliffs Community Directory
The Redcliffs Community Directory, funded by Aranui Community Trust through the Neighbourhood Newsletter Grant, has been printed and will be distributed with the Redcliffs Residents’ Association’s next newsletter. Thank you to everyone who has kindly given and confirmed their group’s details and thank you to the Redcliffs Residents Association for being willing to distribute it with their newsletter. An electronic version is available at www.sumnerbays.org.nz/redcliffs-community-directory/ and this is searchable by category or alphabetical list.
This year we have limited it to the not for profit sector, with a couple of exceptions. I am very happy to discuss including local businesses, with a sponsorship or payment for advertising arrangement very much a possibility.

On a related note, the Redcliffs Residents Association have launched their new website, www.redcliffs.org.nz. It’s looking good.

Sumner-Redcliffs Community Carols
Planning for this is underway now with the event scheduled for Thursday 10 December. Eddie Simon has agreed to lead the singing – thank you Eddie! – and the Sumner Silver Band will be providing accompaniment again this year. There may even be some ukulele players performing. Santa is sure to be a big hit too. Don’t tell the kids, but it is Stiggie Claus (AKA Stig Eldred) this year.

Sumner Bays Union Trust’s AGM is coming up on Tuesday 24 November at 7.30 pm. It will be held at the temporary Sumner Community Centre’s kitchen – the old school hall kitchen.

Don’t forget the Sumner Community Garden’s weekly Tuesday morning working sessions and the weekend sessions at the Food Forest. Contact Kathryn on 027 676 6100 for dates for the weekend sessions.

The Christchurch City Council Representation Review
Many of you are aware that the Christchurch City Council is undertaking a Representation Review. To put simply, it means that they are reviewing ward boundaries, the number of councillors, and the way in which we will be represented at council level in the future. As it stands, a couple of options for our area are on the table, and both are quite different from the existing situation. Essentially they are proposing to incorporate Sumner through to Heathcote Valley into a ward with Lyttelton. We would then share a single councillor with the whole of Banks Peninsula. It is a rather dramatic change from the current situation where we share two councillors with the rest of the Hagley-Ferrymead Ward. You can have your say by sending the Christchurch City Council a submission. Details on how to do a submission are on their website. Further information can be found at http://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/have-your-say/whats-happening-now/representative-review/ regarding the Representation Review. It is an important issue affecting all of us.

The Redcliffs Community Shed advises that their opening hours are Monday 9:00am-2:00pm, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-2:00pm, and Wednesday evening 6:00pm-9:00pm. There will be further opening hours to come.
Steve writes: “In the planning is a smart phone tech class hosted by Canterbury University. Suitable for the beginner and tech savvy. We expect this to fill quickly. You are welcome to pre-register your interest with ‘Smart Phone’ in the email subject line” to redcliffscommunityshed@gmail.com. “You will be contacted in the coming weeks with confirmed times and outline of the class.”

I was pleased to note the “Recruiting Now” and “New World Redcliffs opening late October” signs up on Redcliffs New World. It has been a long time coming.

The Ministry of Education has delayed its decision on the future of Redcliffs School until term four. In the meantime, it has agreed not to close the school until at least the beginning of 2017 if that’s the way the decision goes.

The sharp eyed will have noticed that Kidsfirst Kindergartens has asked the Christchurch City Council for permission to expand the site it uses in McCormacks Bay from the original Mt Pleasant Kindergarten’s size so it can build a much larger kindergarten to serve the area from Redcliffs through to Heathcote Valley. This is particularly disappointing for Redcliffs families.

Tea & Talk at Sumner is held every Monday morning except for public holidays from 10.30 – 11.30 am. If you know anyone who might enjoy getting out and meeting some friendly people, please let them know. It is held in the Temporary Community Centre’s kitchen on Wiggins Street (the old Sumner School hall).

Mini Music is running in Sumner on Tuesday mornings at 9.30 am in the old school hall kitchen and on Thursday mornings at 9.30 am in the Port Hills Uniting Parish’s Redcliffs Church hall on Augusta Street.

Coffee & Conversation continues on Thursday mornings from 10.30 am in the Port Hills Uniting Parish’s Redcliffs Church hall.
If there are any other notices that I should have placed or could place in this newsletter, please let me know.

Congratulations to the Lyttelton Timebank on celebrating their tenth anniversary. Timebank inventor Edgar Cahn visited New Zealand and was interviewed by Kim Hill on Radio NZ National. The interview can be found here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/201769465/edgar-cahn-time-banking

Our coordinators Liz Kerslake and Robin Arnold have been busy organising the branding and relaunch of the Bridge2Rocks Timebank.

Note that I am slowly phasing out use of sumnerbays@xnet.co.nz in favour of admin@sumnerbays.org.nz.

Farewell to Steve Marsh, Shed supervisor, who is now working directly for Redcliffs Community Shed rather than through Sumner Bays Union Trust.

Warm regards,
Eddie Hayes
Community Development Worker

Sumner Bays Union Trust
(03) 376-4020
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SBUT Newsletter 30 August 2013

Sumner Bays Union Trust Newsletter 30 August 2013

Hello everyone,

It’s nearly spring and we’ve got quite a few things coming up.

Craft Workshops start in Redcliffs Community Shed next Wednesday 4 September, 10 am – 12 pm. Everyone is welcome to come along. They will run each week until the end of November.
September: Collage Crafts
October: Other crafts
November: Christmas Crafts
Thanks to Wendy Rendle for organising these.

The Men’s Group is running every second Wednesday evening in the Shed. The dinghy is really beginning to come along! Come and work on the dinghy, or play darts or table tennis, or have a beer. Next session is Wednesday 11 September.

We said farewell to Beth Cohen yesterday who has taken Mini Music during 2013. Thanks Beth! We’ll be welcoming Cathy White back from maternity leave. Sessions remain in Sumner at the old school hall (temporary community centre) kitchen on Tuesdays at 9.30 am and in Redcliffs at the Redcliffs Public Library (the tennis club building) at 75 Main Road on Thursday mornings at 9.30 am. Many thanks to the library and tennis club for hosting us.

The Senior Expo is coming up on Friday 8 November from 12.30pm – 2.30 pm in the Sumner Union Church facilities. Any community group or agency or service which would like to hold a display at this event please get in touch with me to book your table.

The Sumner-Redcliffs Community Carols will be held on Thursday 12 December in the Sumner School grounds.

Redcliffs Community Shed has workshop open hours from 10 am – 3 pm Tuesdays and Thursday. Please feel free to come along and catch up – maybe even do something practical in the workshops.

The Mother Hubbard’s Creative Co-op is meeting most Friday mornings from about 10 am in the arts & crafts room at Redcliffs Community Shed. Everyone welcome.

Warm regards,
Eddie Hayes
Community Development Worker

Sumner Bays Union Trust
(03) 376-4020
sumnerbays@xnet.co.nz
www.sumnerbays.org.nz/
www.facebook.com/sumnerbays/
www.sumnerbays.org.nz/feed for RSS feed

SBUT Newsletter 30 August 2013

Sumner Bays Union Trust Newsletter 30 August 2013

Hello everyone,

It’s nearly spring and we’ve got quite a few things coming up.

Craft Workshops start in Redcliffs Community Shed next Wednesday 4 September, 10 am – 12 pm. Everyone is welcome to come along. They will run each week until the end of November.
September: Collage Crafts
October: Other crafts
November: Christmas Crafts
Thanks to Wendy Rendle for organising these.

The Men’s Group is running every second Wednesday evening in the Shed. The dinghy is really beginning to come along! Come and work on the dinghy, or play darts or table tennis, or have a beer. Next session is Wednesday 11 September.

We said farewell to Beth Cohen yesterday who has taken Mini Music during 2013. Thanks Beth! We’ll be welcoming Cathy White back from maternity leave. Sessions remain in Sumner at the old school hall (temporary community centre) kitchen on Tuesdays at 9.30 am and in Redcliffs at the Redcliffs Public Library (the tennis club building) at 75 Main Road on Thursday mornings at 9.30 am. Many thanks to the library and tennis club for hosting us.

The Senior Expo is coming up on Friday 8 November from 12.30pm – 2.30 pm in the Sumner Union Church facilities. Any community group or agency or service which would like to hold a display at this event please get in touch with me to book your table.

The Sumner-Redcliffs Community Carols will be held on Thursday 12 December in the Sumner School grounds.

Redcliffs Community Shed has workshop open hours from 10 am – 3 pm Tuesdays and Thursday. Please feel free to come along and catch up – maybe even do something practical in the workshops.

The Mother Hubbard’s Creative Co-op is meeting most Friday mornings from about 10 am in the arts & crafts room at Redcliffs Community Shed. Everyone welcome.

Warm regards,
Eddie Hayes
Community Development Worker

Sumner Bays Union Trust
(03) 376-4020
sumnerbays@xnet.co.nz
www.sumnerbays.org.nz/
www.facebook.com/sumnerbays/
www.sumnerbays.org.nz/feed for RSS feed

Winter Blast Transport

Sumner Senior Citizen’s group has a bus running to the Winter Blast Concert on Wednesday 26 June for those seniors who are keen to go. Be there by 12.30 pm, outside the Redcliffs Union Church on Augusta Street.

Coming up shortly

Monday 17 June:

10.30 – 11.30 am. Sumner Tea & Talk, old school hall kitchen on Wiggins Street. We’re looking for more volunteers to support this project, including picking up or dropping off of a group from Edith Cavell Rest Home & Hospital.

Tuesday 18 June:

Mini Music, Sumner session, old school hall kitchen, Wiggins Street.

Wednesday 19 June:

Rockers of Ages Choir, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at the Sumner Union Church

Card-making Workshop, 11 am – 1 pm, Redcliffs Community Shed, 99c Main Road. Bring your own lunch; gold coin donation.

Games Afternoon: 1 – 3 pm, Redcliffs Community Shed

Thursday 20 June:

Mini Music, Redcliffs session, 9.30 am, Redcliffs Tennis Club building

Coffee & Conversation: 10.30 – 12 noon, Redcliffs Community Shed

Friday 21 June:

Art Exhibition 5 – 7 pm, Redcliffs Community Shed

 

 

 

Men’s Night

Our inaugural Men’s Night went very well on Wednesday 12 June. We kicked a few ideas around and decided that we’re going to meet fortnightly. Next meeting: Wednesday 26 June, 7 – 9.30 pm, and for those who would like to, we’ll be building a stitch-and-tape (?) boat. Plus there will be supper and great fun.