Thanks for your support!
**Updated 31 March*** We now have over
300 410 675 690 705 submissions!!! which we have either received to submit or have been sent direct to Council. With more than 200 of these being from concerned residents and neighbours we spoke to at the Howick market last Saturday (and now a further 109 from the Rotary Carnival) we still have a register of more than 400 residents who put their names forward to help, so we know more support is out there and we are asking for urgent action. More hard work from our volunteers gathered support from another 200 more supporters this weekend, boosting support to over 675 people opposing the disposal of reserves, with only 2 days to go.
Have you created your submission yet? Submissions are only open until 5pm 31 March 2021, so please do it now! There are some starters for your submission here, and If you would like help writing an objection, or need any supplies, copies or anything else – please get in touch by text 021 487 589 or email email@example.com
We don’t have much time – and every individual submission counts – so please don’t delay, and create yours NOW.
What’s been happening?
- An unsatisfactory end to a more than unsatisfactory Auckland Council process
- Finance and Performance Committee acknowledge ‘Asset-Recycling’ budget will not be met this year
- Submissions Received
- More overwhelming public opposition at today’s Rotary Carnival
- Great points from submissions so far
- Fantastic Response at the Howick Market
- Public Meeting held on Saturday 13th March
- Public Meeting – 4.30pm Saturday 13th March 2021
- New signs!!!
- Signs have been updated around Sunnyhills
- SUBMISSIONS NEEDED NOW
- 我们需要你的帮助，请协助保护我们的绿地和公园 ！！
- ***SUNNYHILLS RESIDENTS – WE NEED YOUR HELP*** Save Our Fortyfoot Lane Reserve
Some Reports and Information supporting the benefits of green space to people and the community
- Submissions Received704 submissions received – well done on having your say!
- Great points from submissions so farThere are so many great viewpoints coming through from people who have talked to us directly or have sent their submissions through. While everyone has their own personal experiences, here is a selection of quotes / points made in feedback provided so far, which may resonate with you for your own submission: These reserves are a vital part of our communities. They are beautiful green spaces where we enjoy playing with our children and families. The reserves are a place…
- Our Auckland – The health benefits of green spacesThere are some key points in Council’s own article shown below; it reminds that we need to create options to help get through the short term so we can move together to our shared long-term strategy. Council don’t appear to disagree with needing greenspace, but they need more money right now. A point so important right now is the need for more trees to help stem climate change – maybe we offer to help plant another 50 trees around the…
- Urban green spaces and health. A review of evidence.Urban green spaces and health. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2016. Key points from the document below, reinforce the positive effects of urban green space: “…there are many public health benefits through diverse pathways, such as psychological relaxation and stress reduction, enhanced physical activity, and mitigation of exposure to air pollution, excessive heat, and noise…” The evidence shows that urban green space has health benefits, particularly for economically deprived communities, children, pregnant women and senior citizens. “…The available evidence suggests…
- Improving access to GREENSPACE – a report by Public Health EnglandMany, many good points in the paper below, presented by Public Health England, which reinforce why it’s so important to keep our green spaces – especially in the times of COVID-19; some key statements from the paper include: “Evidence shows that living in a greener environment can promote and protect good health, and aid in recovery from illness and help with managing poor health.” “Greener environments are also associated with better mental health and wellbeing outcomes including reduced levels of…
- Encouraging words from our Minister of Conservation – Hon Kiritapu ‘Kiri’ AllanMayor receives petition opposing reserves’ sale – The Times 1 March 2021 A group of passionate local residents battling to stop the sale of four east Auckland public reserves have shared their message with Auckland’s mayor. Auckland Council wants to dispose of green spaces it owns at 111R Golfland Drive, 9R Fortyfoot Lane, 76R Aberfeldy Avenue and 31 Aspiring Avenue/17R Hilltop Road. The Howick Local Board voted late last year to retain the reserves but the council’s finance and performance…