Minutes March 2020
RICHMOND RESIDENTS’ & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the meeting held online
7.00 p.m. – Tuesday 24 March, 2020
Present: Committee: V. Ware, D.Duffy, C.Given, H.Guglietta, A.Hart, M.James.
Apologies: G.Partridge, A.Crook
The minutes of the February 25 meeting were accepted as true and correct records. – C.Given/H.Guglietta
- Warden Street rebuild progress report from Neil Andrews
Incoming correspondence was accepted
- Submissions to Council Wards
- There were no finance matters to deal with
- There has been no contact with the Methodist Mission – it was decided to invite Jill Hawkey to our next meeting to establish a collaborate relationship with the Methodist Mission group.
- No updates had been received from the Community Ward liaison people. The new liaison person in the Central Ward is to be appointed on April 6.
- Submissions for the Annual Plan. It was decided to amalgamate all submissions which were sent in to the individual Community Boards in March. This includes: the North Richmond and South Richmond road repair plans combined into one section; the concerns expressed about the absence of any reference to Richmond in the Central nine-point plan; the Richmond Safe Cycle plan; the Avon Otakaro River Corridor, Parks and Reserves, Medway St bridge; and cohesive collaborative consultation with community board members.
- The Avebury Gala has been postponed due to the Level 4 limitations imposed because of the COVID 19 virus.
- It was moved H.Guglietta/M.James that we apply for funding from the Strengthening Communities and the City Council Discretionary Fund to further our research into the current social factors and community resources available in the Richmond area. This information would be used to provide supporting data for future applications for projects in the suburb. Discussion was had about the need to verbalise a statement of our Core Values to provide a reference point for future discussions and/or applications with and to the Council and other bodies. These will be worked on further as a group with community input.
- It was also decided to collate together all available data pertaining to Richmond eg. Community Needs Analysis for Richmond Interim Report presented by Sarah Wylie, December 2018 and the current CCC Annual plan to ensure we have captured all required community needs to move forward with a full submission to the plan. Hayley will distribute a survey monkey to the mailing list for input on the items we already have in the submission that were delivered to the Central and Innes wards with another section for community input on things they may like to see happening in the community through the RR&BA. A Google Doc will be created with the existing submission information for input from all to bring to completion and submit in the required time frame. Craig is going to do some work with David to put the current map into an interactive layered map for a document we can submit with the CCC Annual plan submission. The committee will meet again Tuesday 31st March, time TBC.
- Some committee members will initiate community awareness around food collection points at local supermarkets to assist Delta whose food distribution schemes to needy people have been severely compromised in the current climate. This will also include COVID-19 helpful information and Wellness initiatives we see beneficial to our community and will be distributed through the mailing list and the local face book pages throughout the lock down period.
The meeting closed at 9.30 p.m.