Helensville Recycling Centre Opening
Thank you Helensville Zero Waste for the opportunity to speak at your opening ceremony and be part of the unveiling of your amazing new building, a building that was not only built by local hands but almost entirely out of recycled materials. The new building is a massive improvement and provides a much larger retail space for recycled goods, and a drive through for drop-offs. I highly encourage everyone to find time to go check it out. Encouraging people to see waste as a resource, and not rubbish, is a step towards a better tomorrow.
Kaipatiki Reserve (Parakai) Update
Some exciting photos of the new playground and walking tracks going in the Kaipatiki Reserve, next to Parakai Springs.
Great to see the native planting going in this month.
Scout Hall going for $1!
The Helensville Scout Hall is on leased council owned land, but the building itself was built and currently owned by the Scouts, there lease expired in 2014. Since the expiry of the lease the council has been unable to successfully obtain a lease application from the Helensville Scouts and this means the lease will now be open for expressions of interest.
The Hall is in a bit of a state (it isn’t new) and a new lease holder would be required to commit to a significant upgrade to bring the building up to standard. This would include some asbestos removal and seismic strengthening. This is a great building in a prime location, so for the right community group this could be a great opportunity.
If no lease holder can be found, then the Scouts would be required to remove the building and return the site back to grass.
If any groups are interested in expressing their interest, please email Karen Walby email@example.com