Greytown Community Board

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Greytown Wins NZ's Most Beautiful Small Town Award

Greytown won Most Beautiful Small Town (pop less than 5000) and was picked ahead of Raglan and Whirinaki. The judges said “This small town is definitely a gem of the Wairarapa.” read more

We are working hard to be a proactive Community Board that makes a real difference to the Greytown Ward Community.

Current members of the Board are:
Ann Rainford (Chair)
Graeme Gray
Shelley Symes
Councillor Rebecca Fox
Councillor Alistair Plimmer

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Greytown Community Board's Annual Plan 19/20 Submission

The Local Governament Act 20002 specifically tasks community boards with 'preparing an annual submission to the territorial authority for expenditure within the community'.  Greytown Community Board have held two public meetings and a number of clinics over the past year and have made the following submission on Council's 19/20 Consultation Document.  Read here.

Community Board Strategic Plan
We have identified our priorities for the 2016 to 2019 triennium, and are also looking at a six year plan in order to provide continuity between this triennium and the next. Shortly we will be ready to begin the process for consultation amongst 20 key groups within the community for their input. Once this process is finalised we will have the plan available to view here.

Community Board Grants
Our criteria for grants are:  To be eligible, applications must be from non-profit organisations for an essential social service or a recreational, cultural, educational or sporting purpose located or operating in the Greytown Ward of the South Wairarapa District. Grants are considered throughout the year.

Greytown Community Board considers grant applications at their 6-weekly meetings.  Refer to our meetings calendar for the meetings schedule.  The maximum grant that can be applied for is $500 per application.  The criteria are outlined on the application form (on our grants page).  The Greytown Community Board requires a project accountability form (on our grants page), to be completed within 3 months of grant expenditure.

Grants will not be considered unless the correct application form is filled in. Any group who have received funds in the past and have not filled in the accountability form will not be considered for any further grants until this has been done.

An accountability form must be completed within 3 months of project completion.

Civil Defence

The Greytown Community Board  began meetings with WREMO in March followed by public consultation with key stakeholders in Greytown to finalise our Civil Defence Plan. The plan is now final and can be viewed at Get Prepared

There will be an activation meeting later in the year and the plan will be reviewed every 18 months.

Greytown Community Board Facebook Page
The Greytown Community Board Facebook page acts as a forum for Greytown issues, news from SWDC, news from Greytown Community Board, fundraisers and local events. It also acts to support local businesses and Tourism operators. It seeks to reach citizens in the Greytown ward who find this a more useful medium for news.

Messages and images posted on this page will be moderated - they must always be polite, appropriate and relevant. We support free speech and community engagement however we will remove anything that breaks Facebook standards and our rules. Please see our Facebook page for more details.

Greytown Tree Advisory Group
The Greytown Tree Advisory Group is an advisory group to Greytown Community Board which works with the Greytown Community Board. It’s aim is to increase public awareness about the important contribution of trees to Greytown’s history and heritage. The Greytown Community Board value their expert knowledge and contribution which allows us to advocate knowledgably for the protection of trees in the Greytown Ward.

We have recently signed off on the Terms of Reference for The Tree Advisory Group which can be viewed here.

If you wish to become involved please contact Katie Abbott  or Jez Partridge  (Co-Chairs Greytown Tree Advisory Group).

South Wairarapa District Council