MEMORANDUM†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 145††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 07 February 2017

Our Reference††††††††† 17/31

TO:††††††††††††††††††††† Chair and Members

Eastbourne Community Board

FROM:††††††††††††††† Susan Haniel

DATE:††††††††††††††† 18 January 2017

SUBJECT:†††††††††† Appointments to External Organisations

 

Recommendations

That the Board:

 

(i)†††††††† notes that Mr Gibbons is the Boardís appointee to the Eastbourne and Bays Community Trust;

(ii)†††††† agrees that Mr Gibbons continues with the Heritage Trail, Harbourview Trail, development of the old Police cell block with the Eastbourne and Bays Community Trust;

(ii)†††††† appoints Mr Derek Wilshere as Trustee on the Eastbourne and Bays Community Trust; and

(ii)†††††† appoints a member of the Board on the ERAT (Educating Residents Around Trapping) Steering Group.

 

Purpose of Memorandum

The Eastbourne Community Board (ECB) is asked to consider making further appointments of Board representatives to local organisations for the 2016/2019 triennium.

1.† Heritage Trail, Harbourview Trail and old Police Cell Block

Board member Mr Gibbons has progressed the development of the Heritage Trail, Harbourview Trail and has investigated utilising the old Police cell block as a visitor attraction.† The Eastbourne and Bays Community Trust has requested the agreement of the Eastbourne Community Board for Mr Gibbonís continued work on these projects.

2.† Eastbourne and Bays Community Trust - Appointment of Mr D Wilshere

The Trust Deed requires the following three Trustees to be appointed to the Trust.† One ECB elected member, one ECB appointee and one Hutt City Council appointee.

Mr Gibbons was appointed to be the elected representative in December 2016 for the 2016/19 triennium. Mr Tuffin is the Council appointee, and Mr Young has resigned from the position of being the Boardís Trustee on the Trust.† Mr Derek Wilshere has indicated that he would be pleased to be the Boardís appointee to the Trust.

3.† ERAT (Educating Residents Around Trapping) Steering Group

ERATís aims are for everyone to make a difference to the environment to protect native flora and fauna, and that no one needs to be frightened to trap and kill introduced damaging animals if it's done in the most humane way possible that is safe to people, families and pets.

The Eastbourne Bays ERAT project aims to have one in five Eastbourne and Bays households actively trapping rats, etc., at home over a period of three years.† The approach is similar to what other predator-free urban areas are attempting in many other places.† ERAT will also extend trapping to the foreshore, focussing there on weasels, stoats, rats and hedgehogs and working closely with the Hutt City Council, who have already provided Ms Sally Bain with 20 A24 self-resetting traps to loan to local households.† This will help protect little blue penguins and banded dotterels.

Given that this is very much a community-based project, Ms Bain has asked for an Eastbourne Community Board representative to be appointed on to the steering group for the ERAT project.† It will require attendance at four meetings a year, so will not be laborious.† The Steering Groupís role is to:

a)††††† Maintain an overview of the implementation of the ERAT Project, based on information provided by the Project Manager;

b) †††† Provide support and guidance to the Project Manager on ERAT implementation;

c)†††††† Identify issues and constraints impacting on successful delivery of the ERAT Projectís Objectives;

d)††††† Assist, where possible, the Project Manager to resolve issues and constraints impacting on ERAT implementation; and

e)†††††† When appropriate, actively champion the Project to relevant stakeholders.

 

Appendices

There are no appendices for this Memorandum.††††

 

 

 

 

Author: Susan Haniel

Committee Advisor

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Kate† Glanville

Senior Committee Advisor

 

 

Approved By: Kathryn Stannard

Divisional Manager, Secretariat Services