Opportunities to get involved with the Grey Lynn community in 2013

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The Grey Lynn 2030 network of groups is zinging into 2013 with fresh opportunities to get connected, take action, or just have fun!

Out with the old …. a fresh year is a chance to move on some stuff that you no longer need but somebody else will appreciate. The Grey Lynn 2030 car boot market is back on the last Sunday of the month. To book a spot and reserve your space ($20) please contact Suzanne Kendrick at greylynn203@gmail.com. We hold the market in the carpark of the Grey Lynn RSC. We very much appreciate the RSC’s support for our community fundraiser.

Wilton St Community Garden Nov 2012With the new year comes new energy, and the gardeners at Wilton St community garden would welcome your zeal. Our community gardeners meet on Sunday mornings (roughly 10am-1pm) which is nicely timed with the Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market. We run a three phase compost system which is used by many local cafes, flats and homes – this needs turning once a month and provides excellent compost for the garden.
If you feel keen please email goldensguppy@gmail.com or appear on Sunday morning to join the work together in the garden.

The Grey Lynn Neighbourhood Support group is encouraging locals to get to know your neighbours this year.  Regular tidy ups are going to continue at the Grey Lynn shops and plans are underway for a street party to celebrate Neighbours Day in March. Email soala.wilson@gmail.com to join the group.

Footpaths have recently been resurfaced at the Grey Lynn shops thanks to the behind the scenes lobbying by the Grey Lynn Business Association. Local businesses find the monthly network drinks a great way to connect.  Details at  www.glba.co.nz.

The Grey Lynn Community Choir is back rehearsing every  Monday night.. There are no auditions. The only prerequisite for joining the choir is that you want to sing! The hugely talented Philips Griffins is conductor and leader of the group.  Contact philipgriffin@gmail.com

In 2013 the Grey Lynn 2030 Energy group is focussed on creating local renewable energy projects that will benefit the community  and there are also plans for an energy stall at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market. If you’re interested in local renewable energy sustainability projects join our facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/GL2030Energy or come along to our regular meetings at the Grey Lynn RSC.

Another active Grey Lynn 2030 group -Waste Away also meet at the RSC (email greylynn2030wasteaway@gmail.com to find out details of the next meeting) .  Or find them at the Farmers’ Market each week  with an information table and hugely popular re-use depot for glass jars, egg cartons, plastic bags and takeaway containers.

And there is sure to be lots more happening if you want to get involved in your local community. Look out for details of our kick off the year meeting to workshop new ideas and initiatives. www.greylynn2030.co.nz.

This article first appeared in the February Ponsonby News

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