Community Groups and "Teams"
Brockville Community Church:
We are passionate about having a community that looks out for itself and can be self-supporting. Andrew Scott as Minister works with the whole community, particularly children and young people. The church runs after-school programmes, holiday programmes, youth groups, and community dinners. There are people in the community who have a great deal to offer and we have recently appointed a Youth Intern to expand our capacity to work in Brockville. For more infromation click: http://brockvillechurch.org.nz/community.htm
Brockville Community Support Trust (BCST):
Founded in 1987 with a couple of inactive periods, the BCST has, since 2008 been active, establishing working teams on five priority areas in 2010. These priority areas were (1) Community Services/Building, (2) Leisure and Recreation, (3) Events, (4) Gardening and (5) Beautification/Amenities. In the light of the BCDP’s establishment, we are re-assessing these priorities. Also we are planning a schedule of events for Puaka-Matariki celebrations of the New Year (M?ori) in June. We have just had our 2012 AGM and have 12 Trustees. Our new Chairperson is Paulette Boyes. Karen Browne is our new Secretary while Tagiilima Feleti and Mary Mathieson are our Co-Treasurers. For more information please contact Karen Browne, 4763698.
Brockville Garden Club:
Founded in 1992 by Walter and Edith Connor and other long-term residents, this club continues to meet on the first Tuesday of every month. Initially, meetings were held in the evenings but to improve attendance these were changed to afternoons from 1.30pm. For more information, please contact Dot White, 4764184.
Brockville Indoor Bowls’ Club:
In 1962, Indoor Bowls’ activities were initially run by the School’s PTA. Then the Club was founded in 1963 and has been active ever since – and is proud to have Otago selectors and National Champions among its ranks. Indoor Bowls is a family sport for anyone aged 9 to 90+ years! During the May to October season, the Club meets in the School Hall every Thursday evening from 7.30pm with fees ($1.00 per person) maintained at an affordable rate. In the year leading up to their 50th Anniversary, Club members hope that more residents will feel encouraged to join (either as financial members or supporters). For more information, please contact Heather Gould, 4763775.
Brockville School Board of Trustees:
The Board of Trustees comprises five elected parent representatives, an elected staff representative, and the Principal .The Trustees have the responsibility of governing the School, ensuring it is run effectively and efficiently and complies with the relevant legislation and guidelines. For more information, please contact the School Office, 4763717.
Brockville School PTA:
Meetings are in the morning, usually held on the last Tuesday of every month. For more information please contact Chris Anderson, 0275367320.
The West Dunedin Youth and Community Trust:
Our aims are: *To provide afterschool activities for young people. *To broaden awareness of the world around us with respect to the environment and those less well off than ourselves. *To build strong communities that are able to think about their world and make a positive impact on that world. *To encourage Christian based moral life skills. For more information, please contact Andrew Scott on 4767757.
Te Kohanga Reo o Whakaari:
Situated next to our community initiative, Hapori Maara Kai (Community Garden), opened in December 2010, we are a pre-school centre for language-learning for Tamariki. We also provide support, information and resources to Maaori whaanau in Brockville. For more information, please contact Amy Valentine, 4764645.
At Brockville Kindergarten all children are valued as capable and competent learners. With three permanent-fully trained teachers, we offer a 6 hour option for families. Our session times are 8.30 - 12.30, 12.30 - 2.30 or 8.30 - 2.30. We have a mixed age range of children ranging from two - five years. We have. All enquiries welcome. Please phone 4762201 or e-mail us at email@example.com
BCDP Ecological Sustainability Team:
The Eco-Sustainability Group came together during our Community hui on January 28th. At the moment we are all women who live and/or work in Brockville and we meet when we can in our homes. We want to connect people and share experiences, working towards healthy living in simple and affordable ways. We are very open to ideas and welcome people to join our group. We have decided to concentrate on two main areas:
- Energy efficiency - focus on helping create warmer and healthier homes (improving efficiency).
- Goods and Services - bulk buys of fire-wood, chimney-sweeping services, helping to establish vegetable gardens and home-making on a budget, including cooking.
We want to be able to help people meet their own needs and to make a difference in our community. We can be contacted through Sue Morey firstname.lastname@example.org or Rosina Wiparata email@example.com.
Brockville Youth (Rangatahi) Council:
The minutes from the Youth (Rangatahi) Council meetings:
Youth Hui July 12 2012
Youth Hui July 18 2012
Youth Hui July 25 2012