|Our monthly meeting is on Monday
We will be meeting 17th November at 7.30 pm at the Newtown Community Hall, 71 Daniell St – at the Constable Street playground.
Everyone is very welcome to come, listen, and contribute your thoughts about our community.
The Agenda will include -
- We've previously raised the idea of using Loomio as a tool to discuss issues, get input and make decisions. One of their team will visit to give a brief explanation of Loomio and how we could utilize it, and then show us how to use the open-source software.
Parking - Steve from WCC will visit us to explain the current rules, regulations and thoughts of WCC on parking in Newtown, and then we will discuss the issues we are experiencing. We have received a lot of feedback from around Newtown, and will collate these responses for Council so that we can work together to find solutions.
Wellington City Council Long Term Plan.
Marissa and Brian from WCC will discuss the process of formulating Council’s 2015 Long Term Plan and explain the consultation process to us. They are keen to hear our thoughts on what can be done to improve Newtown and Wellington during the next ten years.
Newtown and Berhampore Community Emergency Response Plan - meeting invitation
A group from Newtown and Berhampore have been working with Jason from WREMO, Anna and Renee from the Newtown Community Centre and Claire, our NRA President, to develop a plan for how our community would look after itself for the first 72 hours following a disaster.
We're having a session on Tuesday 9th December, 6pm in the Newtown Park Function Room
to share the plan so far with everyone in the community, get input into how to improve it, and then discuss what we can do as a community to become more resilient, interconnected and prepared. We're hoping to get some ideas for community events or projects for us to work on out of it. Come along to learn and contribute!
Plans are well underway to celebrate Newtown with a festival of events from 13th February till 23rd March next year, including the Carnivale de Barrio hosted by Bebemos and other local cafes on 13th/14th February and the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre 100 Year Anniversary on 21st February. If you know of Newtown events that might fit into this timeframe, or if you have a project to discuss, please contact us on email@example.com .
The big day is the Newtown Festival Fair Day on Sunday March 8th - we are thrilled by the number and quality of applications from performers and we will soon be announcing the first bands that will be joining us in 2015.
The market looks set to reach record levels - we already have over 250 stalls booked. There is room for more though so if you want to have a fund-raising stall for a community group or have goods to sell, let us know! We are particularly interested in hearing from gourmet food producers - we hope to establish a new specialty area for 2015, a ‘Gourmet Alley’ in one of the side streets. Sauces, pickles, cheeses, chocolate and so on would all fit in here.
You can keep up-to-date with Festival developments through Facebook or the website http://www.newtownfestival.org.nz
Teaching and Learning
Do you know about Chalkle? They aim to connect people and organisations who have things to teach with people who want to learn. They have recently launched a brand new website: www.chalkle.com
Chalkle have also partnered with the Department of Conservation to organise a whole series of new classes called Fresh Thinking: http://chalkle.com/freshthinking