Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

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The Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board hold regular meetings that you’re welcome to attend. Anyone can ask to speak to the board about a local issue, activity or project. 

The board's main roles are to:

  • Represent and act as an advocate for the interests of our community.
  • Consider and report on all matters referred to us by the council, or any matter of interest to the board.
  • Maintain an overview of services provided by the council within the community.
  • Communicate with community organisations and special interest groups within the community.

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


A team effort for St Martins Menzshed

The new Menzshed being lowered into position

A donated classroom, working bees, a grant from their local community board and support from St Martins Presbyterian Church has initiated a new community Menzshed in St Martins.

Chairman Brian Davies says the group decided to set up a Menzshed after researching community needs. “We wanted to explore a community project focused on blokes - particularly those over 60,” he says.
They set up an Incorporated Society to facilitate the project and set about finding a base for the Menzshed to call home. They settled on a site adjacent to the church to base the donated portable classroom that is being transformed into a woodworking workshop. The Menzshed’s electronics workshop and tearoom are run out of an adjacent church building.

The St Martins Menzshed also received a $4,000 boost from the Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board’s Discretionary Response Fund to help install an access ramp to their new woodworking workshop, which they hope to open in August this year.

“It was great to get a helping hand from the community board,” Mr Davies said.

“The whole project has been a real community effort,” Mr Davies says. “Laing’s generously arranged the transport of the classroom and we’ve had men from the St Martins Menzshed and other volunteers working to meet the requirements of the building consent.”

Once their new shed is fully set up, Mr Davies says the group plans to focus on projects to help their local community.

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If this is urgent, please call us on 03 941 8999, anytime.

The Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board generally meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month
at 8am and 5pm at the Beckenham Service Centre on Colombo Street.

These meetings are open to the public.

If you would like to speak at a board meeting, please contact the Community Board Advisor on 03 941 5108.

Meet the Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

Your community board are your local representatives. We work to help meet your local needs, goals and aspirations.

Callum  STEWART WARD

Community Board member for the Spreydon Ward

PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154
022 311 5994
callum.stewart-ward@ccc.govt.nz
 

Community Board member for the Spreydon Ward

PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154
03 335 0616
027 427 4671
karolin.potter@ccc.govt.nz
 

Community Board member for the Cashmere Ward

PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154
027 309 33 22
keir.leslie@ccc.govt.nz
 

Community Board member for the Cashmere Ward

PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154
021 772 929
lee.sampson.CBM@ccc.govt.nz

Councillor for the Spreydon Ward

PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154
03 669 0336
021 156 9281
melanie.coker@ccc.govt.nz
 

Tim ScandrettCouncillor for the Cashmere Ward  

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
027 693 5155 
tim.scandrett@ccc.govt.nz
 

About Tim

How would your closest friends describe you?
My closest friends would say that I’m good company who likes a laugh and is a dependable friend.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
Meeting my wife and having my two children – I am a family man!

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Either at home or walking with our dog Betsy along the Heathcote River.  

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
I would like to learn speed-reading, as there is a huge amount of reading to do in my role.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
Surfboard, Books, Family Photos, personal items left to me by my father, notes from my children when they were young. 

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
I became a Community Board member when I had a community issue that was not dealt with well.  I realised how good community representation is vital to the workings of the Council.  I hope I can bring strong community representation, be an approachable and empathetic advocate for my community and get things done!