Sumner Bays Union Trust Newsletter 9 July 2015

Hello everyone, It’s truly wintry this week.

I hope you are keeping warm. Sumner Bays Union Trust was able to contract Liz Kerslake and Robin Arnold recently as Bridge2Rocks Timebank coordinators courtesy of a grant from the New Zealand Red Cross. It’s great to have both on board.

Liz writes: “We’d love to send congratulations over the hill to Margaret Jefferies and our big sister Timebank in Lyttelton for their recent success: an award from the Tindall Foundation and Governor-General in recognition of Project Lyttelton’s contribution to the community! And in other exciting news the Christchurch City Council has agreed to become a member of the Lyttelton Timebank – this is a HUGE step in the right direction, way to go Lyttelton!”

Welcome aboard for the next few weeks, Steve Marsh, who is working as Redcliffs Community Shed supervisor. Upcoming at the Shed, 99c Main Road: Kids’ Art and Craft Workshop July 13th & 20th Painting on Canvas/Mixed Media Art Come and get Creative in the School Holidays!   School Children aged 5+ When:                          Monday 13 July 2015 2 Session times:          10:30am-12:00 noon 12:30pm-2:00pm   Pre-schoolers aged 3+ When:                          Monday 20 July 2015 2 Session times:          10:30-12:00 noon 12:30pm-2:00pm Sumner-van Asch Community Garden

Don’t forget weekly sessions at Sumner community garden continue all through winter on Tuesdays from 9am to 12.30. All ages and levels of experience welcome. We follow organic principles and are a friendly bunch of folk who are all learning together. Volunteers in the garden share the harvest each week. It’s a great way to meet new friends, share ideas and eat delicious spray free garden produce!

and Food Forest:

Our next working session at the Sumner Food Forest in on Sunday July 19th 2pm to 5pm.

Regular tasks up at the food forest involve weeding, path maintenance, pruning and compost building. There’s always plenty to do if you just want to come along every now and then to get stuck in. There is also the opportunity to become involved with the forward direction of the food forest and / or take a lead in these sessions.

Whatever your availability and commitment, the Food Forest is an awesome community space and as a group we welcome new folk to come along and share knowledge and skills, make friends and have fun.

Sessions are relaxed and sociable and suitable for all ages and experiences. Bring the kids along – they usually have a ball on their scooters!

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.

Don’t forget your gardening gloves, water bottle and sun / rain protection. We do have a range of tools to use but feel free to bring your own weeding tools or spare wheelbarrows…

Sessions are happening fortnightly on a Sunday afternoon throughout Autumn. Keep an eye on our facebook page for updates.

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 resumes in Sumner on Tuesday 21 July at 9.30 am in the old school hall kitchen on  and Thursday 23 July at 9.30 am in the Port Hills Uniting Parish’s Redcliffs Church hall on Augusta Street for term three. Cost: $3 per child or $5 per family. Coffee & Conversation continues on Thursday mornings from 10.30 am in the Port Hills Uniting Parish’s Redcliffs Church hall. Anyone and everyone welcome. Other news The Christchurch City Council’s report on coastal flooding has been released and can be found here: The Redcliffs Public Library Inc. is holding its 101st annual general meeting on Wednesday 19 August at 10.30 am. A big shout out to anyone who has experience being a treasurer – the library’s current treasurer (me) is standing down at the AGM. The Redcliffs Public Library’s children’s librarians Nic and Tuula have arranged a holiday family story time. It’s 2 – 3 pm on Wednesday 15 July at the library, 75 Main Road, Redcliffs. $5 per family. Activities and stories for the children. Proceeds to the rebuild fund. From the Redcliffs Residents’ Association: Barnett Park Redcliffs….Planting Project Saturday 11th July 1-3pm You are welcome to join our group of volunteers working with Council officers – tools provided. We meet at the Park end of Bay View Rd at 1pm. A good level of fitness is required to climb the hillside. For confirmation or more details ring Dave Bryce 3849967. If there are any other notices that I should have placed or could place in this newsletter, please let me know.