Residents' groups a common purpose
What Is A Residents’ Group?
Residents’ groups are set up to provide support and assistance to their neighbourhood. They have a common purpose and set out to achieve a common goal.
They may be set up to provide recreation activities, eg playgroups, or in response to a perceived threat to the stability or character of a neighbourhood, eg saving an historic building.
Residents’ Groups Formation And Recognition
The Christchurch City Council encourages the formation of local residents’ groups.
Local residents’ groups are able to apply to the Community Board for recognition as an ‘official’ residents’ group for the area.
Residents’ group boundaries within each community are determined by the Community Board.
Such groups, upon recognition, receive the right to be consulted by the Council on all work planned within their boundaries.
The Council provides free typing and photocopying for official residents’ groups, within limits approved by the Advocacy Team.
Service Centre Support
The Sockburn Service Centre, in conjunction with Riccarton/Wigram Community Board, is able to offer the following forms of support to recognised residents’ groups:
- A photocopying allowance is available for each group.
- Typing and display work for group newsletters and notices.
- Organising meetings of residents’ groups, Riccarton/Wigram Community Board and Sockburn Service Centre staff to discuss relevant issues.
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