Ford urges village plan
Waitangirua residents are being encouraged to come together at this week’s Cuppa Tea community meeting to kick-start a village planning process for their neighbourhood.
Eastern ward city councillor Izzy Ford said Waitangirua was one of the few villages in Porirua without a village plan or a formal residents group.
The next Cuppa Tea meeting is at 10am on Thursday in the Wesley Community Action offices at Waitangirua Mall (Niagara St entrance).
Ford said the Waitangirua community had successfully worked together in the past to develop the Waitangirua Community Park in partnership with the village planning programme and since then there had been several community fairs days.
‘‘However, there is still no formal group of residents working together to take advantage of this village planning partnership with council.’’
Thirteen Porirua villages are involved in village planning.
For information, phone Izzy Ford on 0275 714 405 or email email@example.com, or contact Waitangirua village planning liaison officer Seanoa Faraimo, 237 1503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.