Raglan Community Board Update August 2020

Kia ora Whaingaroa,

It’s hard to believe it is August, time is certainly flying along and before we know it, it will be Labour weekend, which traditionally has been the start of our busy time. However, post lock down, it would appear that our community has been super busy with many still flocking to our shores to enjoy what Raglan has to offer.

The Raglan Community Board members, including our Councillor, have been busy on a number of projects, which have included attending Long Term Planning workshops, Council meetings, Raglan wharf project planning, ‘Places for People’, progressing planning for the Raglan Information Hub and our August RCB meeting.

The board is also actively working on our dashboard and 90 day plan which has board members responsibilities and tasks, some of which includes:

Freedom camping

Wastewater resource consent

Reserves Management Plan

Manu Bay Breakwater

Community Response Planning

We were thrilled to have hall committee members from Te Uku and Raglan come to speak to us at our August board meeting, to talk about their roles, challenges and how we can possibly support the great services that they provide to our communities.

The RCB also deliberated over a number of funding applications to the discretionary fund, these included:

The Institute of Awesome for automated external defibrillators

The Raglan Community Arts Council for the creative space building renovations

Raglan Community Radio for the Whaingaroa Talent Factory Youth Event

Our next Raglan Community Board meeting is on Wednesday 16th September at the town hall supper room, our public forum commences at 1.30pm, with our official meeting starting at 2pm, all welcome!

If you would like to contact the RCB chair, please email Gabrielle Parson on gparsonraglancommunityboard@gmail.com or contact our ward councillor Lisa Thomson on lisa.thomson@waidc.govt.nz.