Report on the February meeting.

Newtown Residents’ Association met on 15th February 2016

These topics were discussed:

Subscription Rates – decided in February, to come into effect for the new financial year starting in July.  Decided to keep it at the current rate of a gold coin.

Association Expenses – Jane Patterson (Treasurer) and Rhona Carson (President) will bring a draft budget to the next meeting. Rhona suggested we buy a teardrop flag to use outside meetings, and at events – approved in principle.

Newtown Festival / Celebrate Newtown – Discussion of coming events

Keep Newtown Clean – 21 February

Neighbours’ Day afternoon tea, 3-4.30 19th March – St Thomas’s Courtyard project. A St Thomas’s group will host the tea, with help from our Association.

Environment Scan

  • Plan change 79 – re 42a Riddiford Street. Recommended that the change proceed with some protection of the residential areas.  
  • Salvation Army.  Has consent, will start demolishing properties and rebuilding in the near future.
  • St James Church has been restored, and made into five apartments.  They are then going to to build appartments behind it, down to the Cancer Society.
  • Something is happening on Gordon Street – perhaps replacing burned out house.

You can see the full minutes here: