North Shore councillors are inviting local residents to join them for conversations on topics of importance to them - from local issues, to council’s upcoming draft Annual Budget consultation.
Councillors Darby and Hills will hold several extra 'Conversations with your Councillor' sessions at North Shore libraries over the coming month.
The 'Conversations with your Councillor' sessions are informal opportunities for North Shore community members to discuss queries or share ideas and concerns with their ward councillors.
Bookings are not required to attend these sessions.
The addition of extra sessions provides a timely opportunity to discuss council's draft Annual Budget 2019/2020 and its proposed financial priorities for the coming year – as set out in year two of the 10-year Budget 2018-2028.
Councillor Richard Hills says the sessions are a great way to provide and receive community feedback.
“I always enjoy the discussion and ideas that come out of our library sessions.”
“Face to face is a great way to hear first-hand from our residents what they care about and what they want to see in the future,” says Cr Hills.
“We also accept and appreciate ideas and feedback coming through to us via our social media and email channels too,” says Hills.
Councillor Darby says gaining local perspectives is vital to gaining the things that matter for shore residents.
“Local ideas, views and concerns are invaluable in helping shape the future of the Shore and the region,” says Cr Darby.
“I value a conversation on anything that matters to our residents and look forward to catching up with as many of them as I can over the coming month.”
North Shore residents are invited to join their councillors at any of the following times and locations:
- Birkenhead Library
- Cr Richard Hills: Friday, 22 February, 10am-12pm
- Cr Chris Darby: Friday, 1 March, 2pm-4pm
- Devonport Library
- Cr Richard Hills: Friday, 22 February, 1pm-3pm
- Cr Chris Darby: Friday, 1 March, 9am-11am
- Glenfield Library
- Cr Richard Hills: Friday, 1 March, 9am-11am
- Cr Chris Darby: Friday, 8 March, 10am-12pm
- Northcote Library
- Cr Chris Darby: Friday, 22 February, 10am-12pm
- Cr Richard Hills: Friday, 1 March, 2pm-4pm
- Takapuna Library
- Cr Chris Darby: Friday, 22 February, 1pm-3pm
- Cr Richard Hills: Friday, 8 March, 1pm-3pm