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Have your say on the proposed Levi's Skate Area, Sumner.

Sumner residents have the opportunity to have a world-class skateboard area in their village.

Levi's have selected Sumner as their preferred option for a skate area in Australasia due to it
being mentioned in both the 2004 Skate Strategy for Christchurch and the Sumner Village Master Plan. The cost to build this skate area would be funded entirely by Levi's. The Council will provide the land and on going maintenance for the site.

Christchurch City Council will be consulting with local residents, community groups and local business to find out whether the community support or do not support the construction of the Levi's Skate Project. The choice in the location of this skate area is not part of this consultation.

The location for the proposed Levi's Skate Project is the grassed area opposite the corner of the Esplanade and Marriner Street in Sumner, near the public toilets.

"The Council was thrilled to be approach by Levi's with this proposal", says Andrew Rutledge, Council's Unit Manager for Parks. "This is an awesome opportunity for the local community to have such a facility in their village. We want to hear what you think about the proposal, regardless of whether you support or oppose it".

"After a work trip to Christchurch in mid-2014, I decided that the next global Levi's (r) Skate Park Project needed to happen in the Greater Christchurch region, says Nicky Rowsell, Levi's Marketing Manager AUS/NZ. "Seeing first hand the devastation caused by the Canterbury earthquakes from 2011, I knew that Levi's could play a positive role in the rejuvenation of the city and its community".

"Communities benefit greatly from accessible facilities that promote inclusivity and active participation. By providing the youth of Greater Christchurch with a unique, new and exciting park to skate, we are also fostering the skate talent of tomorrow".

Levi's have been funding skate areas for local communities around the world, with successful projects in both India and South Africa. They now have funding available to build a beginner to intermediate skate area in Sumner. This project is only the fifth initiative of its kind to be created by Levi's globally

To make a submission go to www.ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay/ or pick up a submission form at Council libraries or service centres.

For more information contact:
Lee Howden
Senior Communications Adviser
Christchurch City Council
027 4 382 501

Position vacant - Fundraising

This is a great opportunity to work as a self employed contractor for a local, not for profit community organisation in Sumner.

The Sumner Community Residents Association is looking to contract someone who has a background in fundraising and is confident talking to prospect funders about our fantastic projects.

This person will build relationships and inspire people to commit to ongoing funding opportunities.

You will work as part of a friendly and committed team of local residents who want to see the Sumner community prosper.  This role requires an energetic, hard-working, well organised and friendly person.

We offer a contract for 10 hours per week to work flexible hours and days and will pay $25 per hour.  The role can increase with more paid hours depending on the success of funds raised.

If you have experience in writing submissions for grants, then we would like to hear from you.  Contact Marnie Kent at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us on 03 326 7817 for more information about the role.

Job description



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 -

  1. What building materials and styles you would like to be considered, and also NOT like.

  2. What you would like to use the facility for?

  3. What other ideas do you have to make this an outstanding facility?

The JWG will be meeting again with the Council on the 3rd February and will take all the feedback. This is your chance to have your say!  Please email Peter Hansen with your thoughts on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Regular users of the Sumner Community Centre facility Interest Form

If you have an interst to use the facility on a regular basis, copy and paste the following questions into an email and send to Peter Hansen This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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?

Storage -

Sound equipment -

Furniture –

Visual Display -

Water -

Kitchen facilities -

Any other requirements -

Other? -




Overview Notice: Sumner / Scarborough: Wastewater repairs

Repair of earthquake damaged sections of the wastewater network.


Scarborough Pool

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


Sumner Community Centre 35th Anniversary - A success Story

Position Vacant - Fundraising Extrordinaire


Sold out due to popular demand 

Stay tuned for 2016 calendar2015_Sumner_Calendar_On_Sale_Now

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Framed Postcards 

Price range from $25 for small frames and $45 for large frames.  View at the Sumner Hub Monday - Friday 10am - 12pm.



Click here to see who the winners of the Photographic competition

Sponsor this photo onto a canvas to go on a wakefield shipping container.· More info


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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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