So You Think You Can Craft ??

A group of residents has been getting together on a weekly basis to work on needlecraft projects of their own. With support of a tutor some have learned or improved on a needle craft of choice. Knitting being the most popular. Other people join the group to work in company of others.

This group is going to continue on Fridays from 9 February onwards at Avondale Community Centre from 9.30-12pm.

Community Ideas Workshop around Activation of Old 3 Guys site

You may have noticed the arrival of 2 large shipping containers on the empty site in our town centre known as the Old 3 Guys site. These shipping containers are part of an Activation Project initiated by Avondale Police and is supported by councils Empowered Communities unit, residents and local organisations.

More then 30 Avondale residents attended this workshop to draw maps with ideas on how to activate this site.

Activation ideas by 5 groups were drawn on maps of the Old 3 guys site and shared with the other groups

Some of the ideas were taking into account visual and safety impact of shipping containers onsite.

All in all it was a well attended meeting with a lot of positive energy, ideas and commitment from local volunteers.

There will be follow up sessions in which the planning will get into more detail.

This Activation supports:

  • Whau Board outcomes
  • Recommendations in 2016 CPTED report
  • Avondale Business Associations Strategic Report
  • Avondale Community Actions Random Household Survey
  • Feedback from residents on social media

 

Benefits of Activation:

  • An empty space becomes a community space
  • Connections between locals are build and strengthened
  • The temporary aspect of this project allows for creativity and experimentation
  • Opportunity for locals to participate in shaping their environment
  • Encouraging positive use of the site
  • Reduce ongoing rubbish dumping

So you think you can Craft?

The perfect workshop for all levels of needlecraft. We have a tutor who is fluent in all kinds of needlecraft. You can come and get help learning knitting, crochet, embroidery etc. Or you can bring your project and work in the company of other crafters enjoying a cuppa. These courses are ongoing. You can come to one or all. Gold coin donation.

So you think you can Craft?

The perfect workshop for all levels of needlecraft. We have a tutor who is fluent in all sorts of needlecraft. You can come and get help learning knitting, crochet etc. Or you can bring your project and work in the company of other crafters enjoying a cuppa. These courses are ongoing.