Winter Lights and More Arrows in Flight

Published: 11-Feb-2019

The Oxford-Ohoka Community Board met on Thursday 7 February at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting where two worthy applications for community grants were reviewed.

Image of Oxford-Ohoka Community Board membersApplications were received from Aimtru Archers Club and Oxford Promotions Action Committee with $1000 allocated from the Community Board’s Discretionary Grants Fund.

Aimtru Archers Club were granted $500 to invest in equipment which will allow the club to introduce new archery programmes to the community, including a programme for people with intellectual disabilities. This will be the first programme of its kind in New Zealand.

Doug Nicholl, Board Chair says, “We are pleased to be able to assist the club in their venture to expand and offer these unique programmes, and we look forward to seeing this sporting community grow.”

The Board also reviewed an application from Oxford Promotions Action Committee, who in the wake of a successful event in 2018, have plans to create a bigger and brighter Oxford Winter Lights Festival this year.

A grant of $500 will help the Committee create reusable promotional panels to advertise the event. These panels will increase the scope of advertising and will be used to target the wider region, attracting more visitors to this annual community event.

On behalf of the Mandeville Residents Association, Karen and Richard Jackson presented a deputation to the Board regarding the lack of parking at the Mandeville Village commercial centre.

Three members of the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board were also approved to attend the New Zealand Community Boards’ Conference in April.

The next Oxford-Ohoka Community Board meeting is on March 7 at the West Eyreton Hall. The meeting begins at 7pm and the public are welcome to attend.