- Food parcel distribution
- Emergency repairs of damaged homes
- A resource kit for all committee members
The demands on the food parcel distribution system are growing. More drivers are needed to transport all the parcels from Bromley to Addington on Tuesdays. Will also need the loan of a truck soon.
Passing over details of homes needing emergency repairs to EQR has been very successful and is ongoing. Fundraising is underway to buy building materials to repair uninsured homes of the elderly. So far $5,500 has been donated by Rotary. Building supply companies will now be approached to get the best discount possible and volunteer builders are now being sought for working bees that could start in a few weeks.
Silt has been recently blocking up the brick sewer pipes at Sacred Heart School. A plastic pipe liner is being inserted to keep them working. It is possible that the winter rising water table is the cause for this event.
There is growing liaison with union delegates from workplaces for food parcels. A meeting with the CTU will be held next week. Addington Action is establishing strong links with all schools and churches of all faiths. Further links with leaders of ethnic communities is being actively pursued.
A resource kit of solutions to issues the committee members face is being developed. 50 3-hole ring binders will be needed to give everyone a personal copy.
The meetings are monthly, last one hour and is made up of a resident from each street, workplace, church and school to co-ordinate activity. Committee membership is currently 25 and is expected to be 40 by the time of the next meeting in a month.
Agenda items for the next meeting so far include
- Encouraging vegetable gardens
- Resident organised local security
- Lost or abandoned pets