Social and Community Development Committee

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Monday 19 June 2017

Time:                                    1pm

Venue:                                 Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch





Deputy Chairperson


Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Tim Scandrett



15 June 2017




Acting Principal Advisor

Andrew Rutledge

Head of Parks

Tel: 941 8999


Liz Ryley

Committee Advisor

941 8153

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Social and Community Development Committee

19 June 2017


Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation




The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Apologies for lateness from Councillor Johanson and for early departure from Councillor Scandrett were noted.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

             There are no minutes to confirm.

4.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.


6.   Garden Village Proposal - Brian Briggs and Ron Andrews


Brian Briggs and Ron Andrew, President of Christchurch Beautifying Association, briefed the Committee on their proposal of creating an “over 50’s Garden Village. 



Committee Resolved SOC/2017/00023

Part C

That the Social and Community Development Committee:

1.         Request a staff report in relation to a Garden Village concept, including information on how to develop garden plans for the Council’s social housing complexes, and potential partners for future park developments becoming living villages.


Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Chen                                                                                                              Carried


7.   185 Chairs - Peter Majendie


Peter Majendie briefed the Committee regarding “185 Chairs”, an art installation reflecting on the loss of lives, livelihood and living in Christchurch City following the earthquake of 22 February 2011.



Committee Resolved SOC/2017/00024

Part C

That the Social and Community Development Committee:

1.         Seeks further information, by way of a staff report, on the options of a location for the 185 Chairs art installation.


Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                  Carried


8.   Joint Briefing by Christchurch City Council and Canterbury District Health Board staff - Health and Wellbeing Partnership


Council staff Helen Beaumont and Lester Wolfreys, and Community and Public Health, Canterbury District Health Board staff Evon Currie and Dr Anna Stevenson briefed the Committee about a Health and Wellbeing Partnership between the Christchurch City Council and Canterbury District Health Board.



Committee Resolved SOC/2017/00025

Part C

That the Social and Community Development Committee:

1.         Seeks further information on the future work plan via a joint Christchurch City Council and Canterbury District Health Board workshop including: health impact assessment and how it has contributed to the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy; and the opportunities to improve health and well-being through housing initiatives and the Housing Accord.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                      Carried


The meeting adjourned at 2.43pm and resumed at 2.55pm.

Councillor Scandrett arrived at 3.15pm.


9.   Briefing - Christchurch City Council Learning Through Action - Peter Johnson


Peter Johnson and Celia Sheerin, Education Programme Team, briefed the Committee in relation to the Council’s Learning Through Action education programme for schools 2017.



Committee Resolved SOC/2017/00026

Part C

That the Social and Community Development Committee:

1.              Commend staff for work on environmental education.


2.              Seek a report on the opportunities to extend educational resources, including enhancing the Civic education component, involving Community Boards and information on other opportunities for adult education.


Councillor Johanson/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                 Carried


10. Briefing - Christchurch Alcohol Action Plan - Gail Payne and Ruth Littlewood


Ruth Littlewood, Senior Policy Analyst and Gail Payne, Community Development Advisor briefed the Committee on the Christchurch Alcohol Action Plan (CAAP).  A memorandum had been distributed to the Committee members prior to the meeting providing background information on the CAAP. 



Committee Resolved SOC/2017/00027

Part C

That the Social and Community Development Committee:

1.         Endorse and continue to support the work being carried out by staff on the Christchurch Alcohol Action Plan.


Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                  Carried




Meeting concluded at 3.47pm.




Councillor Phil Clearwater