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Redcliffs Residents Association

Information for Redcliffs residents

Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand

Community Groups

See here for community resources, local groups, clubs and facilities, funding opportunities, neighbourhood co-ordinators and environmental groups.

Community resources & local organisations

Sumner Redcliffs Historical Society

Museum open at the Sumner Community Centre, Matuku Takotako, corner of Wakefield Avenue and Nayland Street. Many items of interest and holds local archives also.
Contacts: Topsy Rule. Phone: (03) 384 1159
Kitty Fenton. Phone: (03) 326 6788
Email: s............@xtra.co.nz

Redcliffs Function Centre

At Redcliffs & Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 9 James Street.  Large room with kitchen, bar and projection facilities available for hire for meetings and social events.  
Phone: (03) 384 3733.
Email: r.............@xtra.co.nz

Redcliffs Community Shed Trust

99c Main Road (down lane).  A community shed and workshop for practical people, sharing facilities and skills for individual and collective projects - woodwork, metalwork, arts and craft facilities for all.  See noticeboard for current opening hours.
Email: r.....................@gmail.com
Website: redcliffscommunityshed.org.nz

Redcliffs Public Library

Community owned and volunteer run library in Main Road.
Also has a meeting room, kitchen, toilet and garden space.
Open: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 10.30am - 12.30pm
Website: www.facebook.com/RedcliffsLibrary

Redcliffs Business Group

Contact: Daryl Sayer at the Redcliffs Pharmacy
Phone: (03) 384 1037

Time Bank

Exchange skills and help others, as well as building credit and getting others to help you.
Local branch: for Taylors Mistake to Heathcote - Bridge2Rocks Timebank - co-ordinators Robin Arnold and Jules Lee.
Phone: 021 980 2890
Website: bridge2rocks.timebanks.org

Sumner Bays Union Trust

Local support organisation - building stronger connected communities.
Office at 57 Nayland Street, Sumner.
Phone: (03) 376 4020, 027 781 1348
Email: a....@sumnerbays.org.nz
Website: www.sumnerbays.org.nz

Probus Groups

Clubs for retired or semi-retired people,  to advance intellectual and cultural interests monthly meetings with speakers and outings.

Ladies Sumner-Redcliffs Probus meets first Monday at 10am at Sumner Bowling Club, 2 Richmond Hill Road.
Secretary: Frances Cole. Phone: (03) 326 5822
President: Pat Scarf. Phone: (03) 384 3146

Sumner/Ferrymead/Redcliffs Men's Probus Club, meets second Thursday at 10am at Redcliffs Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 9 James Street.
Contact: Ross Gillespie. Phone: (03) 384 4823
Email: g.............@xtra.co.nz

Rotary Club of Ferrymead

Motto "Service before self".
Meets Tuesdays 5.45pm at Speights Ale House, Ferrymead.
Club address: 15 Toledo Place, Mt Pleasant.
President Mrs Kathryn Tovgaard.
Phone: (03) 384 9485
Website: http://www.rotarysouthpacific.org/club.cfm?ID=471

Lions Club Christchurch Ferrymead

Motto "We Serve".
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 6pm at The Den, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Gate A Truscotts Road.
Secretary Andrew Thomas Blaikie. Phone: (03) 389 0841.
Website: http://www.lionsclubs.org.nz/Clubs/202E/Zone-6/Christchurch-Ferrymead

City to Sumner Community Watch Patrol 

The City to Sumner Community Watch Patrol is a community group for this area which operates both day and night endeavoring to keep crime and graffiti down. The patrol provides, cars, fuel and instruction. It is under the supervision of the NZ Police and Community Patrols of NZ (CPNZ).  We would like more members to help with the patrols on a rostered four hour patrol each month time to be indicated/requested by you, this may be either day or night at your preference. The areas covered by the patrols are Linwood, Woolston, Heathcote, Sumner, Lyttelton, and the Eastern Port Hills.  Are you  interested? Please contact: Colin Morris. Tel: 0225027077

Shoreline Toastmasters

Develop public speaking skills, improve listening skills, develop leadership. Shoreline Toastmasters meets at Mt Pleasant Yacht Club every Monday at 7.30pm Phone Helen on 0272 949641 or Stephen on 0274 730995. Website: here.

Volunteer Fire Brigade

Based at Wiggins Street, Sumner
Volunteers welcome.
See Facebook page here

Redcliffs Tennis Club

Has a meeting space, kitchen, toilets and parking at 75 Main Road.
Tel: Di France 0273843074
Email: r..............@gmail.com

Citizens Advice Bureau

City Branch at Ara, corner of Williams Street and Ferry Road, satellite branch at The Loft, Eastgate Mall. For advice on all manner of social needs, community legal advice, JP clinics, financial advice, welfare problems. For details of contact pone numbers and opening hours see their website.

Community Energy Action

We are a Charitable Trust working with the community to provide all houses with accessible energy solutions to achieve good health and good environmental solutions to improve their homes to keep them warm, dry and healthy.  Website: here.  Tel: 0800 GET WARM, or (03) 374 7222.  Email: i...@cea.co.nz
Our services include:
•             Insulation (subsidies available and large subsidies for community card holders)
•             Heating, lighting and ventilation, draught-proofing
•             Free, independent energy advice
•             Free, recycled curtains

Redcliffs Response and Resilience Team

We are a small group of local residents involved in self-help for our community in the event of a civil defence type emergency such as damaging earthquake, tsunami, major fire etc.  We have an emergency kit, a plan, contacts with Christchurch Civil Defence and Emergency Management and can set up a Community Emergency Hub in the village if needed. We are always interested in getting more people involved in the planning and preparedness. Contact: r................@gmail.com

Redcliffs clubs and groups

See Local Directory page for full listing under categories. Also:

Planting and plant maintenance days 

Volunteers always welcome for planting and maintenance sessions. Local volunteers work in Barnett Park and Drayton Gully. Our plantings make a long term contribution to reducing runoff, erosion and flooding, improving water quality, providing habitat for native fauna and providing forest to enjoy. All welcome.
Contact Dave Bryce for details.
Phone: (03) 384 9967
Email: e...........@xtra.co.nz

Falls prevention exercise classes

Local Steady As You Go classes for any older person interested in a sociable exercise class with a special focus on balance and strength. Great fun. Classes are held on Mondays at 10am at Port Hills Uniting Church, Augusta Street. Ring Age Concern on (03) 366 0903 to get details and register your interest. 

Eco-Riders

For Heathcote-Sumner cyclists. Weekly outings on Sunday mornings. All welcome to join - sedate or serious levels provided. Enquires to Dave Bryce. Phone: (03) 384 9967.

Coffee & Conversation Group

Run by Sumner Bays Union Trust, every Thursday 10.30am - 12pm, at Port Hills Uniting Church, 4 Augusta Street.

Create & Connect Art & Craft Group

St Andrews Anglican Church, 148 Main Road
Thursdays 9.30am - 12 noon. Contact Beth Moore.
Phone: (03) 942 2288.
Email: l.......@paradise.net.nz

Sumner Silver Band

New players, of any level, always welcome. Meets every Thursday evening 7.15pm - 9.00pm at Redcliffs Bowling Club, 9 James Street.
Contact the secretary Peter Croft.
Phone: (03) 384 9534.
Website: www.sumnersilverband.co.nz
Email: b...........@paradise.net.nz

Port Hills track work

Eastenders is the group working to improve and maintain the tracks on this part of the Port Hills.  To get involved contact the Summit Road Society or Graham Partridge on (03) 384 3592.

Predator Free Redcliffs

Part of the Predator Free Port Hills and Te Manu Waiata / Predator Free Sumner Bays groups. Backyard trapping to reduce the predator load - rats, mice, stoats, possums, hedgehogs - all preying on our birds and other wildlife.  Got a garden? Going up to the local reserves?  Get involved!  On Facebook @pfsumner and email: p....................@gmail.com.

Useful local links

Heathcote Village Community

Facebook: www.facebook.com/heathcotevillageproject
Email: h......................@gmail.com

Project Lyttelton

Website: www.lyttelton.net.nz

Mount Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents Association

Website: www.mpcc.org.nz

South Brighton Residents Association

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrightsideTheSouth

Southshore Residents Association

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthshoreResidentsAssn

Sumner Bays Union Trust

Building stronger connected communities for Sumner and Redcliffs.
Website: sumnerbays.org.nz

Sumner Community Residents Association

Co-ordinator Cassie Lee
Tel: 027 914 9079
Website: www.sumnerresidents.co.nz

The Hub, Sumner Community Group

Website: sumnercommunity.co.nz

Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group

Chairman Tim Lindley. Phone: (03) 384 9428.
Website: ccp.org.nz
Email: i...@christchurchcoastalpathway.org.nz

Christchurch Estuary Association Inc

Conserving environment and recreational values of the Christchurch Estuary since 1971
Meets last Thursday of month at 7.00pm at Mt Pleasant Yacht Club.
Contact Sandra Sim. Phone: (03) 960 5115
Email: s..............@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chchestuary

Community funding

Christchurch City Council Funding

The Discretionary Response Fund is administered by the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board. The criteria for this fund are here.

Youth Development Fund - http://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/community-funding/youth-development-fund/

Light Bulb Moments Fund - this fund is unique to Hagley/Ferrymead and provides assistance to individuals and groups in the ward who have a bright idea for a new initiative that makes a difference in their community: http://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/community-funding/lightbulb-moments-in-hagley-ferrymead/

Council Funding - for information and access to community funding offered by the Christchurch City Council please visit the following website http://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/community-funding/

Any queries please contact the Community Funding Team on 941 6288.

Lottery Ministers Discretionary Fund

Includes provision for training for financial planning and/or good governance. Community organisations need to demonstrate the community benefit of the organisation or any members receiving training. To find out more and to apply, see this webpage.

CERA Funding

Rotary has been asked by CERA to help strengthen communities and they have a web site at www.rotaryneighbourhood.org.nz. They have been established to support locally initiated projects that contribute towards improving wellbeing and building resilient communities and neighbourhoods. Applicants to the fund can apply for up to $500 for small neighbourhood events and up to $4,000 for larger community events.

The Tindall Foundation

The Tindall Foundation provides funding for providers of services to young children, families, youth development, Maori and minority ethnic groups, adult literacy, budgeting or community services and development. There is no closing date.
Website: www.tindall.org.nz
Phone: (09) 488 0170
Email: a........@tindall.org.nz

Rata Foundation

The Rata Foundation (previously the Canterbury Community Trust) has funding for a variety of projects.  See   http://www.ratafoundation.org.nz/funding.

Red Cross Community-led Recovery Fund

Funding still available for suitable work and projects.
Website: www.redcross.org.nz

Local neighbourhood groups and contacts

Augusta Street

Shirley Croll, 43 Augusta Street.
Phone: (03) 384 1532
Social: John Cook, 45 Augusta Street.
Phone: (03) 384 1710
Email: j......@xtra.co.nz

Balmoral Lane

Dianne France, 52 Balmoral Lane.
Phone: (03) 384 3074, 027 3843074
Email: r.......@xtra.co.nz

Beachville Road

Fiona Miller, 51 Beachville Road.
Phone: (03) 384 9662
Email: f......@xtra.co.nz 

Dunkeld Lane

Olwyn Palmer
Phone: (03) 384 5420

Main Road (numbers 125-141)

Peter Broughton
Phone: (03) 384 7491

Taupata Street

Marie-Claude Hébert
Email: m................@gmail.com

Start your own neighbourhood network at Christchurch Gets Ready. 
Website:  www.christchurch.getsready.net

Start your own street group and have a party! 
Contact the RRA for ideas for support and funding.

Environment

Co-ordination for new projects

Contact the Redcliffs Residents Association, Environment Sub-Committee.
Email: e..........@redcliffs.org.nz

Eastenders work party

Volunteers working with the Summit Road Society undertake track building and maintenance in Barnett Park and on the eastern Port Hills. Workdays the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Contact Graham Partridge. Phone: (03) 384 3592. 

Planting days

Volunteers always welcome for planting and maintenance sessions. Local volunteers work in Barnett Park and Drayton Gully. Our plantings make a long term contribution to reducing runoff, erosion and flooding, improving water quality, providing habitat for native fauna and providing forest to enjoy. Contact Dave Bryce, tel: (03) 384 9967. Email: e...........@xtra.co.nz.
For planting and plant maintenance days at Barnett Park and Drayton Gully, also nearby at Calder Green, Mahoe-nui, McCormacks Bay, Charlesworth Reserve, see Projects & Activities page.

Estuary matters

Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust.
Communities working together for the better management of the estuary, for clean water, open space, recreation and healthy ecosystems.
Contact Tanya Jenkins. Phone: 027 224 5627
Website: www.estuary.org.nz
Email: i...@estuary.org.nz

Port Hills track work

Eastenders is the group working to improve and maintain the tracks on this part of the Port Hills.  To get involved contact the Summit Road Society or Graham Partridge on (03) 384 3592.

Predator Free Redcliffs

Part of the Predator Free Port Hills and Te Manu Waiata / Predator Free Sumner Bays groups. Backyard trapping to reduce the predator load - rats, mice, stoats, possums, hedgehogs - all preying on our birds and other wildlife.  Got a garden? Going up to the local reserves?  Get involved!  On Facebook @pfsumner and email: p....................@gmail.com.