Sumner Bays Union Trust Newsletter
Friday 3 February 2012
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year break, notwithstanding the shaky start to the season.
Redcliffs Community Shed is due to open in the not too distant future in a workshop on the property behind the Redcliffs Fish’n’chip shop building on Main Road in the village. It is a great community project which could lead to a mentoring programme with young people. To find out more, contact Fletcher Stanton on 0800 234 565 or drop in to the Redcliffs Information Centre.
Mini Music Sumner resumes on Tuesday 7 February in a new location at the Sumner Community Centre (the old school hall) on Wiggins Street. It has a new time of 10.30 am.
All pre-schoolers and their parents/caregivers are very welcome to attend these music and movement sessions with Cathy White our tutor. Both sessions are followed by a play time and morning tea. At Sumner there is an outdoor area where children can play. The cost per child is $3 and per family for two or more children is $5. Contact Cathy White on 326-7576 for further information.
Mini Music Redcliffs has resumed and runs every Thursday of term time at the Redcliffs Union Church, 9.30 am.
Coffee & Conversation is running again, every Thursday at 10.30 am – 12 noon at the Redcliffs Union Church. We provide good coffee and tea and the people provide great company. It attracts a range of people from around your community.
Redcliffs Craft Group has resumed for the year at 1 Bayview Road, Moncks Bay. It runs every Thursday afternoon from 1 – 3 pm. It is led by Win who is a very skilled craftswoman and the atmosphere is very warm and friendly.
Rockers of Ages Choir resumed on Wednesday 1 February at 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at the Sumner Union Church. This is run in partnership with The Muse Community Music Trust and directed by experienced tutors Nikki Berry and Gary Easterbrook. This is open to all ages and everyone, regardless of ability, is welcome to join.
Van Asch Community Garden working hours: NB: all members of this garden need to be police vetted - please sign-in using the logbook. Tuesdays: 9am - 12pm. More hours to be confirmed soon.
Redcliffs Community Garden working hours: Fortnightly: Saturday 10am - 12pm (next gathering Saturday February 4 2012)
Contact Bailey for further information regarding the gardens and the wider Local Food Project on firstname.lastname@example.org ring 021 122 7638. The Redcliffs Community Garden is located behind the Union Church on Augusta Street and the Van Asch Garden is located within Van Asch Deaf Education Centre at its old school garden site. Many thanks to the Union Parish and Van Asch Deaf Education Centre for generously allowing us to use their land for community gardening. I went along and visited the Van Asch garden on Tuesday morning and was impressed with the enthusiasm and the welcome I got from the gardeners.
Sumner Silver Band has resumed practices in the Redcliffs Union Church on Thursday evenings from 7 pm. They welcome new members as well as members of the community who might like to listen. Contact: Peter Croft 384-9534
Community Variety Concert: We are considering putting on a concert of some sort sometime over the next few months. The idea is that this would provide an opportunity for the Rockers of Ages Choir to perform as well as some other local acts. If you are interesting in helping with this project (performing even), please let us know. It’s just an idea at present but from ideas come action.
Sumner Bays Union Trust provides activities and services that focus on meeting the needs of the whole communities of Sumner and Redcliffs. We welcome everyone in the spirit of inclusiveness. It is a registered charitable trust and our board members are Denny Richardson (Chair), Lydia MacKinnon (Secretary), Bruce Reilly (Treasurer), Malcolm Moore, Mary Moore, Vicki Hyde and Peter Croft. The Trust employs three staff members - myself, Fletcher Stanton as Redcliffs Community Information Centre coordinator and Bailey Peryman as Local Food Project Coordinator. We aim to have as broad a representation of the community as possible on the trust board.
If you have any ideas for future projects that Sumner Bays Union Trust can support, please let us know.
Community Development Worker