The latest on what's happening in Newtown Wellington. Get active for your community!  14th June 2016, Edition 16-7
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The next Residents' Association Meeting is on 
Monday June 20th, 7.30pm at the
Newtown Community Hall, 71 Daniell St

The agenda includes -
 
The Salvation Army development on Riddiford St: Captain David Daly, Divisional Commander, and others from the team will talk about their plans and answer questions.

Erin Leigh from workerBe oasis, discussing their kai cycle and some initiatives they're thinking about for Newtown.

Nic Ballara, bbc architects, talking about the design of a proposed block of apartments at 4 Regent Street, next to Carrara Park.
Follow-up from the May meeting 
We published notes of the meeting in the last Newsletter and on our website, outlining the discussion with WCC Officers about the state of Newtown's streets.  We have since heard from Kevin Lavery; an encouraging response confirming that we have been listened to and exploring ideas for better access to Council services and greater liaison with Council for Newtown Residents. The planned joint meeting between Residents, Contractors and Council Officers will get underway after Downers take over on July 1st.
Salvation Army New Building

   
Before   

 
The old making way...
         
  
                                                           After
Come to the Residents' Association meeting on Monday to hear about it.
Can you help the Playspace Childcare Centre find a new home?
This small, friendly child care centre, currently at 235 Adelaide Road, has been running since 1986. See the website for more about it. Its lease isn't going to be renewed next year, and it is under real threat of closing.
A message from the Committee: "We are looking for a property within Newtown (or on the perimeter of Mt Cook or Berhampore) with a minimum of 100m2 inside and 90m2 outdoor space. We need toilet and kitchen facilities (or the ability to put these in) as well as the option to change the internal layout. Ideally, we would like two onsite carparks. We would also consider bare land. Our preference is for a lease arrangement, but we would look at a purchase option. If you know of any  suitable properties, please contact Playspace on (04) 389 4977 or at teacher@playspace.org.nz."
Newtown Festival 
We will be dancing in the streets again on March 5th 2017!  Thank you to Wellington City Council for deciding to add extra Festival funding to the Annual Plan.  
 

The photo is from Stan. SWAN's Facebook post to the Newtown Festival page.

Stall bookings for the Festival are open now - see the website for details.
The Newtown Residents' Association has joined Timebank
This means that when we have a project or working bee, e.g. Keep Newtown Clean or the St Thomas's Courtyard Garden, any Timebankers who who work on it can get credits for the time spent. Its worth joining if you are one of our regular helpers, or even if you are not!  If you don't know about Timebanking, read all about it here.

The Newtown Festival is also a member organisation, so remember, when the Festival Committee call for volunteers Timebankers can get credit as well as having all the fun of being involved!
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