Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie
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Posted July 07, 2020
Brian Gentil spoke with Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie this morning.
Mayor Sandra pointed out there was a boil water notice for Coromandel Town today.
Brian asked about the local community board meeting. So far three local Boards have met for their regular six-week meeting; Tairua-Pauanui, Whangamata and Mercury Bay, and Brian asked about some of the issues that were discussed at them.
Mayor Sandra ran through some of the work programmes in each area, including the Pleasant Point Boat Ramp at Pauanui, and the Te Karo Bay or Sailor’s Grave and Pepe toilet upgrades, which Sandra said everyone knew were essential and well used by both locals and visitors.
In Whangamata they’re sealing the Wentworth Valley Rd, continuing with the board walk extension and there’s work going on around Mercury Bay too, with the Taputaputea Footbridge, the Whitianga skatepark with tenders closing at the end of July, and a new trial of a 50 kph speed limit on Joan Gaskell Drive has been introduced too.
Thames and the Coromandel-Colville Boards meetings are coming up, and all these meetings can be viewed on their website.
All the Community Boards have opened up their Community Grant Funding which Mayor Sandra said not for profits and charity groups can apply for. She said TCDC realises there will be a lot of groups and organisations doing it tough with the fall out of COVID-19 so they suggest in the applications, applicants demonstrate how this has impacted on them , which will help the Boards make informed decisions.
Applications for the Community Board grants close on Friday 31 July 2020. For the full criteria and application forms, check out tcdc.govt.nz/cbgrants2020.
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