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Redcliffs school closure
Education Minister Hekia Parata has begun consultation with the Board of Trustees of Redcliffs School in Christchurch about the possible closure of the school because of concerns about the long-term safety of the Redcliffs site.
Ministry of Education announcement of consultation process
The purpose of this period of consultation is to hear the views of the board, parents and community before a decision is made. The Ministry of Education will fund a facilitator to assist the community through the consultation process. Submissions close on 1 May 2015.
Redcliffs School Board of Trustees announcement
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Supporters of Redcliffs School,
The Board would like to meet with our community on Thursday (26 March) evening at 7pm at Sumner School hall. At that meeting you will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear more information about yesterday’s announcement.
In the meantime, we would like to give you as much information as possible to ensure you are fully informed.
What does the announcement mean?
Yesterday’s announcement was a proposal for closure. This means that the school and the community have an opportunity to make submissions against this proposal by 1 May, 2015.
It does not mean that closure of the school is imminent. A final decision on the future of the school will not be made until all submissions have been considered.
There are numerous examples of schools that have successfully been through this process and remained open.
Why has the Minister made this decision?
The expert advice provided to the Minister concluded that the site can be made safe, and reducing the size of the site and building a bund could achieve this.
The Minister’s concern is that if a future event occurred, even though the school would be safe, we would be unable to be on the site while any assessment or repairs to the bund took place.
The Board’s response.
The Board is determined to demonstrate to the Ministry how this problem can be solved. Over the next few weeks we will be working with the relevant experts to put together our submission.
How can you help?
This will be discussed further on Thursday night. Community members are welcome to come as well. We know you have lots of ideas and expertise and we will co-ordinate these at the meeting.
In the meantime you can:
- support and share our Facebook page – Support Redcliffs School https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Redcliffs-School/331377870406850?fref=ts
- make your own submission to the Minister. If you would like further information on this process please feel free to contact the board or see the facts sheet attached.
It is really important that we all direct our energies towards working together on our response and supporting each other. You can be assured the board is working hard to do all we possibly can.
We really encourage you to come to this meeting on Thursday night. Please invite others in the community who will also be interested in attending. You are welcome to forward on this email from the Board.
CCC releases the draft Long Term Plan 2015-2025
Click to view information on LTP
Click to view info about Sumner Library/Community Centre p1, 6, 11, 14, 30, 42
Click to view info about Roads and Footpaths p4, 13
Click to view info about:
- Resilence p26,
- Scarborough paddlingpool p179,
- Scarborough beach access ramp p220,
- Scarborough Beach rockwall renewal p220,
- Scarborough Park Playground renewal p224,
- Major cycleway p223,
- Suburban Masterplan p226,
- Community facility rebuild p231,
- Master Plan open space p234,
- Core route and facilities p234,
- Taylors Mistake Rd Upgrade p235,
- Freight route improvement p236,
Click to view the entire documents and links
Roadworks from Lyttelton over to Sumner
Paper copies are available at Council Service Centres and Libraries
Questions and Answers
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Christchurch City Council
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The community has had their say on the proposed Levi's Skate Area located in Sumner.
Council updateCouncil will be in touch shortly to advise when a date will be set for the submission hearing.
For more information contact:
Senior Communications Adviser
Christchurch City Council
027 4 382 501
CCC Q&A about the Levi’s Skate Area proposal
Levi's Skate Concept Plans
The benefits of Public Skateparks Click to view
Community Oposition links
Community Support links
Sumner Community Centre Rebuild
A Joint Working Group (JWG) that will have input into the final design of the new Sumner Community Facility on Wakefield Avenue has been set up and met for the first time this month.
The group comprises Sumner residents Max Capocaccia, Peter Hansen, Colette Doughty, Humphrey Archer, Hagley/Ferrymead Board Chair Sara Templeton, Councillor Paul Lonsdale and Council staff representatives. Chris Mene is acting as an independent facilitator for the group.
The JWG met for the first time on Tuesday 2 December and will meet up to four times through to March 2015.
The purpose of the JWG is to provide recommendations, guidance and advice to the Council project team to ensure that the design of the new facility meets the needs of the community. The new facility will incorporate a library, community centre and museum.
A concept design, which sets out a proposed floor plan for the new facility, has been developed. The concept design currently sees the library, accessible parking, community office, museum display area and pocket park on the ground floor with the rest of the community functions, hall, kitchen and museum space on the first floor.
The JWG will be taking into account feedback received from a successful community workshop held in Sumner on 23 November. About 30 residents attended the workshop where they had the opportunity to develop, share and discuss their ideas for the design of the new facility.
The JWG will report its recommendations back to the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board.
Here is the link to the Sumner Community Centre Floor Plans Option 2 which the Christchurch City Council have put forward for discussion.
The JWG welcome your input and encourage you to make contact to let them know your views on the concept design. They would also like to know -
What building materials and styles you would like to be considered, and also NOT like.
What you would like to use the facility for?
What other ideas do you have to make this an outstanding facility?
Regular users of the Sumner Community Centre facility Interest Form
Use of space in the new Sumner Library and Community Facility
Group name -
Contact person name and details -
Purpose of organisation -
Date of establishment of organisation/group -
Does your group hold a unique cultural/historical position? -
What facility are you operating from now? -
How many people are in your group/organisation? -
Who does your group cater for? (for example youth, families, older adults) -
Why do you want to use space in this facility? -
How much/what type of space would you require? -
How frequently would you use the facility? -
How long would you use it for? (length of each session or full time accommodation) -
How many people would use it each time? -
What time of day would your organisation wish to use the centre? -
From the list below, please circle the equipment you would need?
Sound equipment -
Visual Display -
Kitchen facilities -
Any other requirements -
Overview Notice: Sumner / Scarborough: Wastewater repairs
Repair of earthquake damaged sections of the wastewater network.
The Scarborough paddling pool is finally open with some more features to come.
To make the facility we are looking for some extra fundraising to help us add the finishing touches.
To find out more go to http://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/Scarborough_pool or contact the Sumner Community Hub on 326 7817
Sold out due to popular demand
Stay tuned for 2016 calendar
Click here to view calendar (it may take a few minutes to download)
Price range from $25 for small frames and $45 for large frames. View at the Sumner Hub Monday - Friday 10am - 12pm.
Sponsor this photo onto a canvas to go on a wakefield shipping container.· More info
New community Brochures
Have you seen our New Brochures?· Click on each brochure to read.
Your community, Your association, Your say
The Sumner Community Residents’ Association (SCRA) is an incorporated society that works voluntarily to represent the interests of the Sumner community. Membership is open to anyone living, working or owning property in the Sumner, Sumnervale, Clifton, Richmond, Scarborough, and Taylors Mistake areas.· Interested people from the wider area may also address us and participate in our deliberations. The Local Government Act requires that the Council must consult with community groups and so what you say does matter.
In addition we try to act as a two-way channel between the Council and the community and bring issues that are before the Council to the notice of residents who may be affected by the impact of proposed changes. And when things need to change, we are also vigilant in bringing such items to the attention of those who can do something about it.
We are keen to hear your views on:
- Anything happening in your area
- Anything happening in Christchurch which may affect Sumner
- What the SCRA has said or done
- What you think we should (or should not) be doing
We take an active interest in local issues. Motivated residents can shape the way our area develops. We speak collegiately and ensure that the wishes of the community are brought to the attention of the decision makers.
It is most helpful if you write to the secretary with any specific concerns or points of interest.· We always give matters put to us in this way our full attention and will do our best to keep in touch with you.
Official Information: Your Right To Know
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