Property Focus Group
June 2019 Report to Vestry
St Michael’s, Porangahau:
v Awaiting guidance from Finance Focus group as to how the repairs to
Steeple will be handled financially.
v Trees in Glebe causing trouble for neighbouring house. Bob Judd and
Janette Hudson have visited the neighbour to discuss; one of the trees is
in his property and 2 are in the Glebe. The neighbour has offered to go
halves with cost. We are looking at cost for removal / cutting back.
v The Glebe land has been sown back in grass which has struck well.
A local farmer is keen to graze it again so a contract is being drawn up.
Noticed grounds around church and cemetery looking well kept thanks
to Central Hawk's Bay District Council.
St Peter’s Waipawa:
v Roof of church needs cleaning. To report back.
v Notice board for church is a work in progress.
v Sale of St Peter's former vicarage. Four members of the Group met
with a local Real Estate Agent at the vicarage; after a good inspection
the Group members could see the benefit of a tidy up with painting
throughout and re-carpeting to really bring a good sale price. The
Group have recommended to Vestry that we go ahead with this.
Meantime the roller garage door needs fixing—does not go up . Bob Judd will arrange repairs.
Work on the sealed drive way for Church is commencing in the next
The Glebe has been cleared, overseen by Fire Brigade.
St Mary’s, Waipukurau
The Insulation has been completed---- so good.
A new stove has been purchased thanks to the generosity of a
The tower has almost been completed--- mission accomplished. Still some extras like rails on outdoor concrete areas etc.
St Mark’s, Takapau
The roof repair over the church;pleasing to have lounge completed and with the recent heavy rain we remain dry.
The bell will be fixed within the next week or so.
Having had a recent working bee to remove trees in front of the new fence erected by Taylor Made Gates at no cost to the parish, the tree stumps have been removed, the wood given as firewood to a solo person, The ground is ready to be raked and levelled to become lawn. The tall tree remains and the dead tree alongside will be removed. There is now more light in the church. It is felt that by doing this it will be easy care for the future and the grounds will remain tidy. With the bus stop opposite the church a new welcome sign can be erected for service times and events. There will be a cost to the Parish for the stump grinding, but long term the cost is minimal .
The community garden is being cared for by an "angel".
Church of the Epiphany, Ormondville
Scan Power who are considering a meter outside the church due to meter reader unable to get into the church; a;so wiring is being checked.
Fixing the step is still on the agenda, grounds always kept tidy
St. David’s, Norsewood
The switch board and wiring are being checked by John Ellison to make sure everything is in order. He is also going to clean up the Bell and have a plaque made with the history and date; he is also attending to the cutting back of the hydrangeas at the entrance of the church.