In this edition you will find:
- Sing-a-long and Social Group – 9 August 2.00pm
- Card nights on the hill
- Mt Pleasant Farmers market update
- Volunteers wanted for Mt Pleasant community stall
- Rebecca Boot Yoga for Pregnancy
- Insurance Meetings – AA/SIS and Older Generations meeting
- Ferrymead Bridge update
- Flat for Rent
- Red Cross entitlements and forms
Mt Pleasant Sing-a-long and Social Group
Starting 9 August 2pm at the Temporary Community centre featuring Tony Worrall and Christine Elliot check here for details – all welcome http://www.mpcc.org.nz/event/1596/
Card Nights at Mt Pleasant School
If you like playing cards and would like to get together for a fun night check out: http://www.mpcc.org.nz/event/card-night-at-the-school/2012-08-03
Mt Pleasant Farmers Market update
Open every Saturday 10am to 1pm whatever the weather, whatever is thrown at us.
Music Coming Up
4/8 Dave Rock
11/8 Mark Lane Classic Acoustic Rock
On Saturday 4th August Jen will be demonstrating cooking of her georgeous Goan/Indian curries. Tastings and portions available to buy. This is a first for the market and we hope for more cookings and tastings in future weeks.
Check out Somerfields Nurserys plants for the spring planting. Coming soon fresh herbal teas.
Adrian’s game pies continue to stun the public with exotic flavours of Tar, Goat, Venison, Pheasant, Boar and Possum, great washed down with Raindog Beer.
Let us know what you think about the market, or for any help or enquiries contact Tom on 027 600 7779.
Volunteers wanted for Mt Pleasant community stall
The Community Centre/Residents Assn. would like to support the Farmers Market by running a weekly stall information stall and sausage sizzle. However we need volunteers to help by offering to do a stint on the stall one Saturday morning in a roster of eight weeks. The stall would not only keep the community supplied with info, make a little money for the centre (let’s face we need all the dough we can get with a big rebuild coming up) but add to the buzz of the market. If you are willing to help please email email@example.com or phone Linda 384-2160 Cheers.
Rebecca Boot Yoga for Pregnancy
Rebecca Boot is back offering Yoga for Pregnant Mums at the Mt Pleasant Temporary Community Centre starting on August 8 4.45pm to 5.45pm. Yoga for Mum’s and Babies will start next term. Contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0210710336, 328 8889 www.christchurchyoga.co.nz
Community Insurance meetings coming up
Reminder AA/SIS Insurance meeting 8 August 7pm
Coastal Hills Cluster insurance group is hosting a public meeting for all Canterbury customers of AA and SIS Insurance from 7:00pm sharp on Wednesday August 8 at SAMOAN CHURCH HALL, 9 Vili Place, off St Lukes street, Woolston. A gold coin is much appreciated to help cover venue costs. If you have a question you want asked please forward this by 2 August to email@example.com
Meet the Insurance People at The Older Generations Forum Number Two
To be held in Parklands Baptist Church 180 Queenspark Drive
Friday 3 August 2012 10.00am to 12.45pm
People from the insurance companies present will include;
Chris Ryan Chief Executive Insurance Council of New Zealand
John Lucas Insurance Manager of Insurance Council
John Grant Earthquake Manager Lumley
Dean McGregor EQ Mgr. IAG
Peter Rose CEO Southern Response
John McSweeney Southern Response
The Forum will be chaired by Councillor Peter Beck and Garry Moore.
Join us in seeking solutions for the way ahead for all of us in the older generations
For further information contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 027 3392924
Ferrymead Bridge update
The completion of the on-site geotechnical work and a better understanding of the variable nature of the ground and rock in the riverbed at the Ferrymead Bridge site has meant designing the new bridge to achieve the new Building Standard is more complex than first expected.
We (CCC) are continuing to work through the issues to finalise the design for the new bridge and now expect this work will be completed mid-September. We are confident of getting a suitable design finalised by this time which will enable us to begin negotiating the construction contract and work programme.
In the meantime, we are proceeding with transferring services from the existing bridge to the temporary structures and completing the approaches to these. Traffic will be diverted onto the temporary structures as soon as work can start demolishing the existing bridge. This is now expected to be in about five months.
Work on the temporary structures, as you will be aware, was planned to be completed last month. However, this work was delayed while we finalised the design for the bridge.
City Environment Group
Flat for Rent
Mt Pleasant, Belleview Tce. Short term rental. One bedroom unfurnished granny flat. Earthquake décor but spotlessly clean throughout. Off street parking and close to bus. $200 per week. Phone Pat 384 3475.
Red Cross Grant entitlements and forms
The New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Commission has relaxed criteria for some of its grants, opening them up to thousands more Cantabrians. . For example the Independent Advice Grant of $750 is now open to all people whose properties are zoned Red or TC3 or with more than $100,000 of damage, regardless of age or medical status. http://www.redcross.org.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=617 The same goes for the Winter Assistance grants . http://www.redcross.org.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=616
If you would like to check if you are entitled to one or more of these grants or need an application form pop into the Community Centre during our opening hours. See below.