Riccarton/Wigram Community Board calls public meeting
25 August 2003
Riccarton and Wigram residents are being invited to a public meeting to
give their views on what they would like from their Community Board in the
next three years.
The Board is seeking this input as it works on its contribution
to Christchurch’s Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP). The public
meeting will be held on Tuesday 2 September, starting at 5pm at
the Sockburn Service Centre, 149 Main South Rd.
In past years, the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board has asked for
community assistance in developing a list of works for the Council’s
Annual Plan. Under the Local Government Act 2002, the Council
is now required to prepare an LTCCP every three years, with a simplified
annual plan developed
for each of the two intervening years.
The first LTCCP is being prepared for the year beginning 1 July
2004. It must include among other things:-
- A statement of community outcomes and priorities in terms that
can be measured over time.
- A statement of the roles Council intends to play in achieving
- A statement of how the Council will measure the performance
of its role
- A statement of how Council will work with other organisations
in achieving those outcomes.
- Detailed financial forecasts and predictions for the 10 years
covered by the LTCCP.
The Annual Plan must include:
- A budget for the coming year
- An explanation of any changes from the plans published in the
Riccarton/Wigram Community Board chairman Mike Mora says “although
it sounds complicated, all the changes really mean
is that elected members need to work with their local communities
to set a list community outcomes
and priorities, and then decide how they will achieve
them and with whom.”
Next Tuesday’s meeting is an opportunity to look at our local community
and discuss what we would like to see happen to make it well resourced and
a positive place to live, work and play,” Mike
For further information, telephone Sockburn Service Centre on 941 6502.
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