April 2012 | Pare Publisher

By: Pare Publisher  05-Apr-2012

April 2012 | Pare Publisher

Posted on 26 March 2012.

Welcome. There’s so much happening within our local area, it’s pretty exciting. We had a fantastic turnout to our March Neighbourhood Support Meeting, which just goes to show how much people do care. If you are not already part of a Neighbourhood Support Group and would be keen to start one, please contact Kim on [email protected] Kim, once again did a great job of organising this last event.
If you are keen on saving seeds, our next event is tentatively booked to be held in the kiosk at Sanders Reserve. RSVPs are really important, so give Savannah a call today.
For a long time now locals have requested a forum where trading, swapping and free items can be promoted. We noticed that Devonport are in the process of establishing something similar using Facebook, so we decided to do the same. You will find more about the Pare Trade and Swap in this issue, and also on the website. Check out the bottom of Kim’s emails, there’s a link that will take you straight to the page if you are signed up. If not, you can sign up there.
Village Planning is a community-led planning initiative that actively engages communities on issues and plans affecting their local areas. Until recently it was co-ordinated by Joel Umali who has since accepted a new role in Council. This is something I have been involved in since its inception in 2010 as I believe it can really help our area. Joel was due to work with us in February on some planning initiatives, however this was put on hold. A new coordinator, Dean Manly has now been appointed. Dean lives locally and joined us at our recent SusPare planning meeting at the Sanders Kiosk. We will keep you posted as to what is happening here.
You will see two articles from new contributors. Tony Hart who is now the Upper Harbour Parks Advisor, was present at the very first Sustainable Paremoremo meetings He actually ran the very first Sus Pare meeting on how to compost! Never without a sense of humour, (he’ll need one out here), Tony is very keen to keep communication lines wide open.  Dawn Callan, Intelligence Officer from the Department of Corrections is also going to be communicating on a regular basis. Dawn spoke at the recent Neighbourhood Support Meeting.
Until next month,
Barb

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