Membership of our local Residents Association
Dear Sandspit Resident
The Sandspit Residents and Ratepayers Association was formed some 31 years ago.
Your Association concentrates predominantly on maintaining and improving the local environment, by possum and rat control and removing trees and plants which are hostile to native species. Long-term residents have noticed the improvements in native bird-life as a result of these efforts. The Association also played a major part, both with funds and voluntary labour in building the crooked path to the jetty, building the boardwalk across the mangroves, creating the adjoining reserve and play park, and developing the network of walking tracks around the Brick Bay area.
More recent projects include the purchase of a community defibrillator, which is housed centrally at the Holiday Park, installing a security camera at the junction of Creek Street and Sandspit Road and, earlier this year, purchasing and installing two new picnic tables at Brick Bay Reserve. These projects have required money in addition to voluntary labour, and the annual subscription of just $20.00 per household is our only regular source of income.
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Association, there was overwhelming support for upgrading the security camera, installed at the junction of Sandspit Road and Creek Street. By recording the details of all vehicles entering Sandspit this camera (and the associated signage) acts as a deterrent to local crime and has enabled the police to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of a number of thefts over the past few years.
The camera has now been upgraded to include a broadband connection to Insite Security premises, where it is regularly monitored. The total cost of this service will be of the order of $1,500 per year.
We hope to raise the funds required to cover this additional expense from a mix of annual subscriptions, one-off donations and regular (monthly, quarterly or annual) payments.
If you have not already paid your 2016-2017 annual subscriptions, we ask you to do so now and, in addition, to consider making a donation towards the cost of the enhanced neighbourhood security system.
Please complete the form overleaf and mail or deliver it to either of the addresses below or, if you have online banking, simply make a payment to the Association’s bank account with your name/s and shortened address in the Particulars & Reference boxes. A monthly donation can be made through on-line banking or by completing an Automatic Payment Authority form at your bank, or on the back page of our latest newsletter.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Mike Smith, Treasurer
Membership Application / Renewal Form – 2016-2017
The 2016-2017 subscription to the Sandspit Resident and Ratepayers Association (SRRA) is now due. We hope you have been enjoying the updates provided in our newsletters and on our website, detailing projects underway and upcoming activities or topics of interest. Our objective is to promote the interests of Sandspit residents and to protect and enhance the local environment. The work is done by a committee of around 10 members, elected each year at the AGM, who meet monthly.
If you are not already a member of the association, please consider joining. New members bring new ideas and as wide a representation as possible.
If you are new to Sandspit, please contact us through our membership secretary to obtain a booklet on services etc in the immediate and wider area. The SRRA also distribute newsletters throughout Sandspit during the year and our website www.sandspit.net.nz is regularly updated.
Membership& Voting Rights:
As was effective at the 2011 AGM , membership and the right to vote is restricted to one member per property.
Membership form is on the following page.