Since Grey Lynn 2030 formed in 2008 we have organised around focus groups that pick up initiatives and projects to run with. Many of the focus group have kicked off ideas that have developed into self-sustaining organisations such as the Grey Lynn Business Association.
Others such as Green Screen happened over a couple of years, raised awareness and then ended when volunteers moved on to new projects.
The Grey Lynn 2030 Trust continues to function as an umbrella group to help promote aligned projects and organisations within the Grey Lynn area such as community gardens and the Grey Lynn Community Centre. The Trust also organises one off events and guest speakers.
If you are interested in setting up a focus group or reactivating a group please get in touch. All our activities are the result of work by volunteers committed to our vision.
Car Boot Market
Held on the last Sunday of the month in the Grey Lynn RSC car park on Francis Street, the Car Boot Market is a place for everyone in the community who would like to sell, swap or give away things they no longer need.
In Grey Lynn we have three community gardens and many people who garden in their backyard. Grey Lynn 2030 has had an active gardening group who looked at encouraging the production of your own food from your home garden or on public land. In our group, people exchange seedlings and eventually surplus produce. The Community gardens focus group is not currently active.
Grey Lynn Business Association
We kicked off the Grey Lynn Business Association which was incorporated in September 2010.
Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market
The first Grey Lynn 2030 community meeting in 2008 was the catalyst for the Grey Lynn Farmers Market which is now run as an incorporated society with a management committee.
Local government group
The Local government group meets to discuss how best Grey Lynn 2030 can work with local government and develop a positive working relationship. The Local government group is not currently active.
Traffic calming group
West Lynn residents have been looking at solutions to deal with traffic issues. The group hosted David Engwicht in 2009 and were inspired by his approach to making neighbourhoods safe and vibrant. The Traffic calming group is not currently active.
Trash to trade
Trash to trade is an exciting new community initiative that encourages everyone to give up-cycling a try. In conjunction with participating business associations, Grey Lynn 2030 is working with sustainable businesses and the education sector to encourage people to upcycle items that would normally end up in the landfill. For more information or to join, email us.
Are you interested in waste in Grey Lynn? If so, you are welcome to come along to the meetings and share your ideas, be inspired and plan some action.
The rehabilitation of Edgars Stream was one of Grey Lynn 2030’s first projects. Native fish were found in the stream and community planting days held. The Water focus group is not currently active.