Welcome to the November Greenhithe Community Newsletter. Judging by the smiles on everyone’s faces last week, those few glorious summer days really did raise everyone’s spirits. Wet and windy again this week but hang on, we are nearly there! Kunzea Place and others pooled their fireworks on November 5. Christmas decorations in the shops remind us that the time to celebrate. Christmas is getting closer and we start to think about gifts and gatherings.
Neighbourhood Support Update
The Police Crime Maps for Greenhithe are shown below. Don’t forget the numbers to report a crime: 111 for happening now; 105 for a crime already done, and Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111 with details of crimes or suspicious behaviour. It’s about neighbours helping neighbours.
December the 15th is going to be party time in at least 4 Greenhithe streets having Street BBQs. A reminder that $50 Simply Fresh Vouchers are available on a “first come first served” basis. Street Contacts please let me know when you have set a date and we will make a plan to get a voucher to you.
Street Contacts have been advised of the Emergency Response Presentation on Dec 1 to be given at the next Mix and Mingle. Thank you to those who have responded. If you live on a street without a current street leader and would like to attend, please contact me for details. There are currently 12 streets in Greenhithe without Street Contacts which means those streets are even more vulnerable in the event of an emergency. Let me know if you would like to sign up.
International Friends has two events coming up – A Nature Walk will be led by our Eco expert Richard Chambers on Tuesday, November 19th. Then on November 26th an Emergency Response presentation is planned with a Mandarin Translator. Please join us for either of these events or just for a cuppa and a chat.
We were blessed with lovely weather for the Greenhithe Spring Carnival this year. It was great to see families enjoying the first summer picnic in the park. 3 local youth groups Greenhithe Youth Collective, Collins Youth and Tauhinu Scouts used the event to raise funds for their upcoming programmes. They worked hard on carnival games, candy floss, face painting and bouncy castle supervision. The flowers donated by Syd Hansen for the flower table were exceptionally beautiful this year!
Learn about propagation at the next Ecology Network on Nov 19 from 7:30pm. Have you noticed the spruce up Wainoni Park is getting? BIG THANKS to Nicola, Richard and all the wonderful volunteers who are showing care for our environment in so many ways here in Greenhithe. Check out the latest ecology newsletter.
Greenhithe Youth Employment Programme
Currently, there are a lot of keen students signed up to the Greenhithe Youth Employment Programme but not enough jobs. Can you help young people in Greenhithe with a backyard job?
Youth stuff coming up – Self Defence Workshop on Nov 16, Rocking Climbing on Nov 22, A Christmas Craft Night on Dec 7 and a Childminders Certificate on Dec 14. And Collins Youth every Friday.
Christmas is coming!
We have the usual wonderful array of community Christmas celebrations – Christmas Celebration for Seniors Nov 30, Santa Parade Dec 1, Festive Market and Food Dec 20, Christmas Sunday Service at Shore Grace Dec 22, Christmas Eve Carols at the Village Hall Dec 24, and Christmas Day Service at St Michael’s Dec 25.