Papanui-Innes Community Board

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This month's featured Community Board member

Simon Britten, Community Board member

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BRITTEN Simon

Simon Britten, Community Board member

About Simon

How would your closest friends describe you?
As someone who’s honest, reliable, and passionate.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
Following a calling to work in community, after a 20-year career in the technology sector. This started with some volunteer youth work, followed by governance roles, and then what I expected would be a some short-term part-time contract work. After being supported by a Vodafone Foundation World of Difference grant, that ‘short-term’ work has been my main employment for coming up ten years.

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
On Sunday afternoons there’s often a list of jobs to be done around the house and garden, and it’s often a time to catch up on admin for the Community Board and also for the Think Papanui initiative that I run.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
I’d love to be able to play the guitar. A while back I was a passable player of the bass guitar and a few other instruments, but I’ve never gotten the knack to be able to just sit down and jam on a six-string.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
Running shoes, iPod (mostly for podcasts), both phones, and my Kindle.

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
I really value the community that I’m part of, and I enjoy working in a strategic role. Being a Community Board member is a fantastic way to bring these two things together. I bring experience of living and working locally, and have been supporting community connectedness through Think Papanui since 2016.


Your Community Board members

JONES Ali

Ali Jones

Innes Ward
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154
027 247 3112
ali.jones@ccc.govt.nz

NORRISH Emma

Emma Norrish

Papanui Ward
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154
027 404 3093
emma.norrish@ccc.govt.nz

Pauline Cotter

Pauline Cotter

Councillor
Innes Ward
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
027 296 8811 
pauline.cotter@ccc.govt.nz

Mike Davidson

Mike Davidson

Councillor
Papanui Ward 
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
021 189 6700 
mike.davidson@ccc.govt.nz

BRITTEN Simon

Simon Britten

Papanui Ward 
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154 
027 787 5241 
simon.britten@ccc.govt.nz

TWADDELL Emma

Emma Twaddell

Innes Ward 
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154 
027 288 6334 
emma.twaddell@ccc.govt.nz

Community funding

The Community Board offer grants to assist local groups to undertake small community projects.

Contact us

Use these details to contact your Community Board.

Contact Phone Email
Christine Lane
Community Governance Manager
03 941 5213
027 216 0962
christine.lane@ccc.govt.nz
Elizabeth Hovell
Community Board Advisor
03 941 8637
027 544 5081
elizabeth.hovell@ccc.govt.nz

Helen Miles

Community Recreation Advisor 

  Helen.Miles@ccc.govt.nz

Stacey Holbrough

Community Development Advisor 

  Stacey.Holbrough@ccc.govt.nz

Trevor Cattermole

Community Development Advisor

  Trever.Cattermole@ccc.govt.nz