Newsletter 8 April 2016

Daylight savings ending has brought my thoughts closer to winter – although the weather has been lovely some days since. There are few things to let you know about today.

Sumner Food Forest Autumn working bee: This is on this Sunday 10 April from 1 – 4 pm.
‘Join us for a relaxed, social afternoon weeding and tidying up the Food Forest.
To find us, enter van Asch school via the main gates on Wakefield Ave and follow the driveway up to the top of the school site. If the gates are closed, please enter from Heberden Ave and head to the upper most area of the van Asch Site. Come along any time between 1 and 4 pm to join in the fun.

Don’t forget your gardening gloves, water bottle and sun/rain protection. Suitable for all ages and experiences. Bring the kids along – they usually have a ball whether they are joining in on the gardening or playing on their scooters! For further info call Kathryn on 0276766100’

Sumner Bays Union Trust has recently updated its flyers. We are looking for people to deliver them into letterboxes throughout Sumner. The Redcliffs Residents Association has kindly agreed to allow us to send them out with their next newsletter. If you like to walk around Sumner and would be interested in delivering these into letterboxes, let me know. IT would be very much appreciated.

Thanks to the generosity of Pub Charity, the Sumner Silver Band is now the proud owner of three brand new tenor horns.

The 2016 edition of the Redcliffs Community Directory will hopefully be coming out in December. We are looking for businesses who would be willing to sponsor it or pay for advertising space inside the front and back covers. If you are in business, let me know if you are interested in doing so. To produce enough to put out to every single house in Redcliffs, it costs around $1,000. Last year we had grant funding via Aranui Community Trust. This year we want it to be able to pay for itself. We would be very keen to hear from potential sponsors/advertisers.

The Bridge2Rocks TimeBank is going from strength to strength because of the work of our fabulous coordinators Liz Kerslake and Robin Arnold. Coming up:
Orientations for new members: Tuesday 19 April 1 – 2 pm and 7 – 8 pm at the temporary Mt Pleasant Community Centre.
Information Evening: Wednesday 10 Mary, 7 – 8.30 pm, Mt Pleasant Community Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Road.

From other Community groups:
The 2016 House Tour
Saturday 9 April 2016, 1 – 4.30 pm. Visit a selection of inspiring homes in Mt Pleasant and Redcliffs. Call into our pop-up café en route. For more information visit, 3843994, or, 384-1656,
Ticket price: $35 self-drive or $45 shuttle service.

Celebration of the International Living History Group, the SCA
Sunday April 10th, 2-5pm, Sumner Old School Hall, 20 Wiggins St, Sumner
All craft folk are welcome to come view the 100-foot-long Bayeaux-style Tapestry which celebrates 50 years of the international living history group the SCA. The tapestry is being hosted by the local branch, the Barony of Southron Gaard, with members undertaking casual displays and demonstrations of the arts and crafts undertaken within the SCA’s 1,000 years of historic interest.
Gold coin donation appreciated. A poster can be downloaded here:

Don’t forget if you haven’t already done so, that we’re conducting a survey about the mental health of our community.

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