Headline: Backing the community at Gribblehirst Park club rooms
on December 17 |
in Albert-Eden Local Board, News |
by Ed |
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The Board awarded the lease to a collective of community groups comprising Grow Sandringham, Auckland Central Community Shed (a group affiliated to MENZSHED New Zealand) and Make Like a Tree.
These groups plan a community hub centred on a skills shed (where older people not only men! pass on their skills to younger people), creative activities for young people and a repair cafe for household appliances. Other groups will be able to use the space, and the groups want to establish a community garden on the former bowling green.
This is a community-led initiative deeply rooted in the Sandringham community , says Board Chair Peter Haynes.
We ve said to these community groups, Here s your chance, now deliver on your plans to bring the community together in this space.
It s a new way of doing things for the old Auckland City Council area, but not so unusual in other parts of Auckland and the world.
I look forward to seeing this facility humming with activity next year.