Sumner offers various programs and enterprise activities that operate either all year round a few times a year.
Time Banking is a way of trading skills in a community. It uses time, rather than money, as the measurement tool. Members of a Time Bank share their skills with other members within the community and are given time credits for the work they do. With the credits they gain, each member can ‘buy' someone else's time, and get the service they need.
The Eastenders are a group of (mostly) retired men who meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Monday from 9am-12pm. The group was initially set up by members of the Summit Road Society but membership is not a prerequisite. See www.summitroadsociety.org.nz for more information.
Due to retirements and people moving away we are always looking for people to boost numbers. The only requirements are a love of the hills and a sense of humour! Tools needed are usually those found in any garden shed - spades, shovels, grubbers and loppers.
Sumner residents are encouraged to take a sense of pride in this community and become involved with the removal of graffiti vandalism from our beautiful neighbourhood. Volunteers are critical to the success of keeping the city free of graffiti vandalism and creating a safe community.
We need your help! Find out how to get started.
Plenty to Share SumnerFoodSwap is restarting in Spring 2013 at the Sumner Van Asch Community Garden.
The Sea to Summit track was marked out by a committed group of volunteers in 2012. The track runs from the bottom of Richmond Hill Road to the top of Richmond Hill via the east side of Clifton Hill.
The current status of the track is unclear. After making a deputation to the Hagley Ferrymead Community Board at which it was agreed that the the next step in making the track official would be referring the matter to the Council's Transport and Greenspace Unit.
Of course this doesn't mean that you can't walk up the track - just that it doesn't officially exist as a 'walking track' - yet.
This is a joint project between the community and CCC Parks and Reserves to restore and protect our coastal environment.
To keep in touch with the project and receive updates, simply:
Join the next community planting day or working bee (see below),
Like the the Sumner Environment Group facebook page,
Contact the Environment Group to receive email update.
The next series is yet to be set. If you are interested to attend the next round of classes, please register your interest here !!
Save money and help the planet, at home!
Classes held in Mt Pleasant for Sumner, Redcliffs, Mt Pleasant, Heathcote Valley, Lyttleton & Ferrymead residents.