Some local residents are finding that the streets in some of the new subdivisions in Ormiston do not allow room for parking. Local residents are often forced to park on the verge or across the footpath in front of their house.
This has triggered a Council-led crackdown on these offenders, but as was pointed out to a local Councillor, Dick Quax, this problem was often the result of the streets being too narrow, yellow lines down one side of the street, and not enough off-street parking areas.
In addition to this, Aucklanders love their cars (in some cases house-owners own up to seven cars), and s there is a need to provide better public transport in the Ormiston area.
Perhaps this is all the more reason to apply a congestion charge for car users? There is also a need for a better bus service in to these new areas of Ormiston.
The other ting that causes people to park their cars in the street is that many house-owners use their garage as an extra kitchen/dining area or bedroom.
The Howick Local Board provides funding for local community groups and organisations in recognition for the important role they play in developing vibrant and engaged communities.
Through the Howick Local Board Community Grants Fund, these groups can be assisted to deliver programmes and events that benefit the entire community.
Funding recipients represent a cross section of the Howick area, from cultural to sporting groups, youth and the arts.
Howick Local Board Deputy Chair Adele White says, “Each group has unique skills and differences – they offer our community a wealth of opportunities and we are proud to offer funding to support them.”
Some of the groups that have received funding from round two of the Howick Local Board Community Grants Fund include:
- Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust, which provides transport for seniors to attend activities
- Howick Radio Charitable Trust, which helps local radio stations with broadcasting
- The Parenting Place – Youth Division, which delivers handbooks and programmes for secondary schools in Howick.
Funding has also been granted to Life Education Trust, which provides programmes for children to make informed choices about their health, respect others and learn to appreciate their uniqueness.
Click here to check out whether or not our community group qualifies for a community grant.