Cashmere News Diary: 12 December 2013 - post-quake matters, end-of-year
Apology and correction, Cashmere News 28 Nov 2013, re Cashmere School - our condolences to the family and friends of the parent lost in the city on 22-Feb-2011 (not a teacher as stated).
* 12 December, Thursday 5.30pm at the Transitional Cathedral on Hereford Street - Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela - honouring his great contribution to peace and inter-cultural harmony - all welcome.
* 13 December, Friday, 12pm - Local Approved Products Policies (LAPP) - feedback needed for CCC consultation please - R18 shop legal highs - where / should they be sold?
* 15 December, Sunday from 7pm at St Marys Church Hall, cnr Martindales and Truscotts Roads, Heathcote - Affected residents of recent Port Hills Zoning Review Announcement - If you have issues with your zoning from this, you’re invited to attend an informal gathering: organised within the Port Hills community and no external agencies will be present, but Hon. Ruth Dyson will attend. RSVP email@example.com 03 3849 593 or 027 685 5675. Gold coin donation at entry for hall hire appreciated. Regards, Karen Theobald.
* [Postponed - update due in January] 16 December, Monday 1pm to 3pm at the Salvation Army Hall in Colombo Street, Sydenham. Christchurch City Council information event on retaining walls - repairs and responsibilities. All those property owners affected are being notified directly by mail. Contact CCC on 941-8999 if you need to know more.
* 16 December, Monday 6.30pm-8pm at the Board room, Beckenham Service Centre, CCC Plan consultation:
Dear Residents, In common with other community boards, the Spreydon-Heathcote Board will have input into the Council's preliminary Draft Annual Plan 2014/15. To ensure that it is fully informed by community perspectives and priorities, the Board plans to run a public forum that will include an outline of the relevant plans and planning process and provide an opportunity for discussion on what 2014/15 plan should include. Representatives of your organisation are cordially invited to participate in the forum which is to be held at the Board room, Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street on Monday 16 December 2013, 6:30pm-8pm. If you could RSVP as soon as possible this would greatly assist with the planning of the forum. Faye Collins, Community Board adviser - Spreydon/Heathcote Ph DD 941 5108 Christchurch City Council, Beckenham Service Centre 66 Colombo Street
* 16 December, Monday 6.30pm-9pm at the Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo Street - Community Forum - (organised by Red Cross) speaker Dr Rob Gordon - psychologist and disaster expert - recovery strategies.
* 29 January 2014, Wednesday 1.30pm, CREST - Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team - our local preparedness group next meets at Cashmere School, courtesy of Principal Jacqui Duncan, where we will continue the learnings from the remarkable response and rapid recovery of the school after 12.50pm, 22-Feb-2011. Our condolences to the family and friends of the parent lost in the city that day. CREST is developing the Cashmere community response plan, to open a community hub at the Cashmere Presbyterian Centre and to work with the school in the event of emergency. CREST meets on the last Wednesday of each month except December, with participants so far being: Cashmere Residents' Association, Cashmere Presbyterian Parish, St Augustine's Anglican Church, Cashmere School, Christchurch West Rotary, and Christchurch City Council Civil Defence and Emergency Management. CREST committee is coordinating a team of volunteers to become our ready-responders, with a local hall cup of tea, contact point and reassurance, communication routes and a door-knocking roster when needed. The draft Cashmere emergency plan so far is here: cashmere.org.nz/news/Cashmere-Emergency-News-20Jun2013.html which needs developing more fully. Contact CRA or the Church if willing to help please. Thank you to those who have come forward already at the 3 Nov Cashmere Community BBQ - an initiative we aim to continue. A local time bank, useful for wider resource coordination, is here: http://addington.timebanks.org ;
* 29 January, Wednesday 7.30pm - next CRA committee meeting night - please email in any matters or nominations to join.
* April 2014, at the Cashmere Presbyterian Centre, next CRA public meeting for residents, to review Cashmere Vision and Values Project progress to date, and hear an update on Dame Ngaio Marsh House.
* Hi CRA. Thanks for the updates. I'm wondering if you or someone else can fill me in on any previous work done by CRA on boy racers and advocacy for enhanced safety measures on Dyers Pass Road. I am the new owner of XX Dyers Pass Road, where the fence has been wrecked by boy racers. I was underwhelmed by the Police response and want to follow this up as there are obviously public safety issues here as well as property. There are a number of concerned parents at Cashmere Primary School who would potentially support some measures. However, I don't want to re-cover ground that you or others may have already pursued. Perhaps you could let me know who I could talk to in order to become more informed? (Thank you. Email is Cc'd to Neighbourhood Support for a start - we will publish their reply. Yes, we often hear similar concerns about road use. CRA committee needs a volunteer to pick up 'the transport portfolio', as defined by the 2009 Vision and Values Project here, to focus our efforts around them. There is always more that can be achieved, through greater organisation. Can anyone help us make progress please, by leading a CRA roads sub-committee?)
* Hi CRA. I am trying to join a Book club in the Cashmere area or to get one started if necessary. I was wondering if you would put a notice in the next newsletter asking if anyone would like to join a book club or knows of one. My name is Daphne Russell and my phone number is 337 4261.
* Past CRA email news is indexed near page-top here, FYI: www.cashmere.org.nz
* Kaizuka Cafe - www.kaizuka.co.nz - Manager Aaron Scott has made contact with CRA and updated us on the community hub role Kaizuka has been able to play, through rough earthquake circumstances, for many residents in the Bowenvale area. Watch this space for cooperative work CRA can undertake with Kaizuka, at this important communications gateway between Huntsbury and Cashmere suburbs. Thank you Aaron and Kaizuka staff, for all you have been doing for our local community.
* CRA Subscriptions 2013/14 - Association membership and renewals for 2013/14, at the household rate of $5 per year, can be made via our Kiwibank a/c 389005.0688810.02 - Please notify deposit by email, for
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Cashmere Residents Association wishes you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, a safe and enjoyable summer holiday season, and we look forward to resuming regular communication later next month.
Until soon then, take care, love one another, and thank you for your support of CRA.
CRA Chair, 332-1069
Cashmere Residents Association (CRA)
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