From the Raglan Community Board Meeting 9th February

Kia ora koutou,

Our Community Board meeting was held on Wednesday 9th February.

Kiri Binnersley, our newest member

Kiri was sworn in as the newly elected board member.  A big welcome to Kiri, wonderful to have you working with us.   

Appointment of Deputy Chair

Dennis Amoore was appointed as the Deputy Chair and we appreciate him taking up this position to support the board. 

WDC Community-Led Development (CLD)

The Council have a new two-person CLD team and Lianne and Jason presented their workplan with the board.  This is new way of working with the community and they are here to empower and support communities to lead their own projects, connect groups and individuals, broker community/council conversations and link communities with funders.  They will have workshops and upskilling opportunities for community.  Lianne and Jason will work closely with the Community Board and Raglan Naturally here in Whaingaroa Raglan.  Read their presentation on RCB website.  

Manu Bay Breakwater

Covid has delayed an in-person workshop.  A decision will be made end of February regarding setting workshop date with stakeholders.  The Board continued to put pressure on progress. 

Works and Issues Report

The Works and Issues Report also covered Civil Defence Plan,  Papahua Walkway Stages 2, Government/Bayview Road junction, Inter-Raglan Bus Service and Wi Neera Walkway. The next Quarterly Update on Roading, Footpaths, Walkways and Cycleways is due at the March meeting. 

Discretionary Fund Application

The Board agreed to support the Raglan Growers Market with $3,000 from the Community Board Discretionary Fund.  So wonderful to see this initiative growing in our community.  We encourage everyone to get along on a Friday afternoon.  

Places for People

Update received.  See update and link to Feedback Survey. 

Wharf Project

Update report received. 

WDC Representation Review HearingsChris Rayner spoke about his presentation to the Representation Reviw Hearings Panel on our board submission, regarding extension of Raglan Community Board area to the rural communities.  We now await the panel’s decision. 

Coming up

Raglan’s Food Waste Collection – Consultation 2022

We have the Food Waste Collection Consultation coming up, details will be out over the next week.  We encourage you all to please get involved in this consultation, it’s an important service, a way for our community to continue supporting waste diversion from landfill and play our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Chairperson: Gabrielle Parson  gparsonraglancommunityboard@gmail.com

Tony Oosten:  tony.oosten@gmail.com

Chris Rayner: urgent.chris@gmail.com

Satnam Bains:  satnam.bainsnz@gmail.com

Dennis Amoore:  deamoore@farmside.co.nz

Lisa Thomson: lisa.thomson@waidc.govt.nz

Next RCB meeting: Wednesday 23rd March at 1.30pm.

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