Meet the Candidates Night 25th August – Updates

The agenda is here:

Due to the number of candidates and time constraints, questions on the night will need to be submitted in writing or via Slido.

REMINDER Community Survey

The Island Bay Residents Association is undertaking a survey open to everyone who lives in or has a business in Island Bay or Southgate. We want to hear about your local issues and priorities to better support and represent you. The survey should take you about 5-10 minutes to complete.

You can find the survey here

If you have any difficulties with completing the survey, please contact us, or go to the Island Bay library and ask one of the librarians. Please avoid their busy periods if possible: Saturdays, and after 3pm on weekdays.

The survey will be open until the end of August.

A survey summary report will be published on our website and at the AGM.

Meet the Candidates Night

25th August – Updated Agenda

Meet the Candidates

Thursday 25th August 7-9 pm
Wellington South Baptist Church


Draft agenda (watch this space for further updates, we are waiting on RSVPs for just a few of the candidates):

Meet the Candidates Night

Thursday 25th August 7-9 pm

Wellington South Baptist Church

Draft agenda (watch this space for further updates, we are waiting on RSVPs for just a few of the candidates):

REMINDER: Community Survey

The Island Bay Residents Association is undertaking a survey open to everyone who lives in or has a business in Island Bay or Southgate. We want to hear about your local issues and priorities to better support and represent you. The survey should take you about 5-10 minutes to complete.

You can find the survey here

If you have any difficulties with completing the survey, please contact us, or go to the Island Bay library and ask one of the librarians. Please avoid their busy periods if possible: Saturdays, and after 3pm on weekdays.

The survey will be open until the end of August.

A survey summary report will be published on our website and at the AGM.

Vote in the upcoming local elections – Last day tomorrow to register for postal voting papers

Hi Residents of Island Bay and Southgate,

Tomorrow is the deadline for registering to get your voting papers in the mail. Head along to vote.nz to register and have your say on who you want to represent you!

Wellington South Community Patrol

Did you know we have a community patrol? Tom Law is the coordinator and here are some details. If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch with Tom via email.

Area WSCP Covers – Operates across the Wellington’s Southern and Eastern suburbs from Brooklyn West and Aro Valley to Seatoun and from Aro Valley/Basin Reserve to the South Coast. The WSCP also covers the CBD, Hataitai , Mt Victoria, Oriental Bay and Roseneath.

What we do:

  • Patrollers
    • Have no police powers
    • Are volunteers giving of their time and observational skills
  • Patrol the streets of the area WSCP  covers
    • 15 active patrollers in a pool of around 25
    • Duration of patrols between 3 and 7 to 9 hours
    • Many streets in that area, and therefore not able to patrol the whole area in one patrol
    • Patrollers choose where they wish to patrol. Suggestions may be made by the Police District Command Centre
  • Report to the NZ police on any issues that patrollers might see that is or might be illegal
  • Report to Council issues within the Council’s area of responsibility (water leaks, slips, graffiti etc)
  • Statistics for 2021
    • Vehicle related – 785 involved
    • Property related – 47 incidents
    • Damaged property – 160 incidents
    • Disorder – 276 incidents
    • People related – 93
    • Special services – 401
    • Kilometres – 11356kms
    • Hours – 1432

Safety

  • Patrollers sign into Police Comms each time they patrol
  • Are in effect “employed in a voluntary role” by the Commissioner of Police
  • If patrollers feel threatened they must
    • Withdraw from the area
    • Call police (111) and police officers respond as if the patrollers are police staff

Community Response

  • Communities must take responsibility for crime and the response themselves
  • Report to police
    • If you see anything untoward ring the Police.  Dial 111
    • Do it immediately
    • Don’t complain on Facebook – do that later

Does the Wellington South Community Patrol prevent crime

  • We hope so
  • With our clearly marked vehicle we hope that any person thinking of doing something they shouldn’t do will have a rethink and not do it
  • We report issues of concern and activities of concern to the Police, the Wellington City Council and other authorities
  • We are a voluntary organisation
  • Come and join us
  • We rely on the businesses to cover the costs of patrolling.  We are looking for sponsors the cover those costs

Work on Severn Street

We finally have approval [received Friday 5th August] to begin our work on the Severn Street section between Frobisher-Owhiro Bay and we plan to begin today, Monday 8th August.

Thanks,

Michael “Chewy” Chew Planned Works Coordinator & Customer Service Advisor | Fulton Hogan Ltd

michael.chew@fultonhogan.com

Parade Sweep

Brad Singh attended the IBRA committee meeting on Monday 4th August. Based on feedback at that meeting, he arrange a sweep of the whole width of the parade. Thanks, looking much better!

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