Grenada Village Community Association Inc.
The Grenada Village Community Association is an officially recognised representative body that combines and works with the local municipal authorities and other organisations, for the betterment and overall interest of the Grenada Village community.
Residents' Associations have a responsibility to their community to speak out if they feel that the local body or other bodies/groups are headed in a direction that is contrary or might be detrimental to the peoples or community's interests and expectations. They ensure that the Council maintains constant consultation on all diverse matters that affect the community and the Association should be involved in any council planning for the area.
The following describes the Association and the various functions and activities it administers on behalf of the residents of Grenada Village. Details relating to membership of the Association are also outlined along with contact information.
The Grenada Village Community Association Inc. was established on September 14, 1978.
In June 1986, the Community Association was formally registered in the High Court of New Zealand as an Incorporated Society with full legal status and an agreed set of declared rules and objectives.
The executive of the Association consists of duly elected officers, being a Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, and general committee members.
The financial year of the Association is October 1 - September 30 each year with the Annual General Meeting being held in November.
Annual financial membership of the Association is by a voluntary subscription of $10 per household.
All residents receive the Associations newsletter that concentrates on the issues and developments that directly impact on the community. The newsletter is also sent to a large number of others who have a professional interest in Grenada Village - MP Hon. Peter Dunne, Mayor, City Councillor's, Regional Councillor's, various Council management and departments, local schools, police, newspapers, and several others.
The Association spends a considerable amount of time representing Grenada Village. They negotiate with the City Council and others over services to be provided, and attend many meetings with various community organisations to ensure that the suburb is appropriately acknowledged. The Association also advocates and negotiates on specific matters on behalf of individual residents, when requested to do so.
The Association manages and administers the Grenada Village Community Hall and tennis courts.
The Association's prime objective is to provide the residents of the Village with an officially recognised representative body that combines and works with the local municipal authorities and other organisations, for the betterment and overall interest of the Grenada Village community.
The Association's specific objectives and goals include the following:
- To identify, represent and advocate for the local community interest and to ensure that these interests are fully recognised and appropriately acknowledged.
- To build a strong community and develop community spirit and involvement.
- To continually improve the neighbourhood and its facilities and amenities
- To be involved in any City Council planning for the suburb.
- To be involved in any City Council planning for the suburb
- To act as a broker between the community and the Council and represent residents interests in specific matters when appropriate.
- To be proactive and promote all aspects and features of Grenada Village whenever possible.
- To work with other Residents Associations' in matters of common interest.
- To contribute and assist in making the overall city a better place for all citizens