GovernanceWho We Are
The Phillipstown Community Hub presents a 3-level framework governance model reflecting the collaborative approach empowering, in the decision-making process, all the various stakeholders contributing to the Community Hub: from the Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust to the Hub Based Groups, from the residents to the wider society.
The Hub Vision
The Phillipstown Community Hub is the go-to-place, the gathering place, the activity place for the folk and whānau of Phillipstown and around.
The Hub’s Mission is:
✓ to respond to the identified needs of the local community by providing space to relevant people, groups and organisations; and to enable and enhance their collaboration, connection and networking;
✓ to collectively advocate for a permanent Community Hub in Phillipstown;
✓ to provide and preserve significant, accessible green space for the community.
Our outcome is for the Hub to be “a well-utilised permanent place in Phillipstown valued by local community”.
A Refined Governance Model
The refined management model – established in late 2017 – reflects the collaborative approach that shapes the whole Community Hub and empowers, in the decision-making process, all our various stakeholders: the Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust, the Hub Based Groups and our local community.
It has a 3-level framework where the Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust (which holds the Licence to Occupy with the Ministry of Education) keeps the strategic view of the Hub, the Hub Leadership Group is responsible for the tactical plan and the Hub Collaboration Group is the operational body.
Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust
The ‘Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust’ purpose is to provide a safe, caring, supportive environment to foster individual and community growth in Phillipstown (Mission Statement 1998).
The PCCCT is the supervisory body, guaranteeing the fulfillment of the Hub vision and mandate. Its composition is regulated in the deed signed the 9th February 1999. The Trustees are:
Alicia Ward, chairperson
Wayne Michael Hawker, Treasurer
Linda Maree Hawker
John Lancelot Wooles
Carol Maria Garth
Marie Anne Byrne
Simon Edward Gray
The Leadership Group is the tactical body and develops the tactical plan.
The composition for the Hub Leadership Group acknowledges the various stakeholders of the Hub in the following way:
– two people from the PCCCT
– two people from the Hub Collaboration Group
– up to 4 people from local society, Academia and businesses.
I’m a local and a mum to two lovely girls. I’ve been a regular visitor to and user of the Hub for more than two years as first a member and then co-leader of Fitclub at the Hub, a group offering a variety of affordable and kid-friendly group fitness opportunities every week.
I grew up in Ireland, but came to Christchurch with my Kiwi partner in 1982. I raised three children, worked in schools and preschools, studied and grew older here in Christchurch. These days I look after a large garden, a small cat and an untidy house, work part-time and have adventures on the side in Green Party politics, community, art and singing.
I’m a father and local Phillipstown resident. I facilitate the development of Youth Olympic Wrestling at the Hub. Our aim is to build resilient individuals who become competent in self-management through struggle. I align with the Hub Values and believe a strong united community is one of the pillars of society.
I’m Marie Byrne, a Phillipstown resident having lived here for nearly four years. Most of my life I’ve lived in this wider area (Woolston and Waltham). In my workday life I’m a Community Development Adviser with Christchurch City Council working with organisations and groups in the west of Christchurch.
I have lived in Phillipstown for just over a year. I love it. I work front of house at a local vet clinic and enjoy meeting all sorts of people. I also volunteer for the City to Sumner community patrol and do regular patrols round our area. I am chairman of the board of a fruit and vege co-op that provides fruit and vegetables to over 300 families each week.
I am a foundation trustee of The Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust, that has now been operating for more than 20 years. I have lived in Phillipstown for almost 38 years to date, and I served for 18 years on the Phillipstown School Board of Trustees. I have been doing volunteer work now for almost 42 years.
Hub Collaboration Group
The Hub Collaboration Group is formed by one representative from each group based at the Hub. It has operational responsibilities such as planning activities and services to empower the Tactical Plan. It is also the advisory panel for the Hub Leadership Group.
The Hub Based Groups are:
– Canterbury Refugee Resettlement and Resource Centre
– Greening the Rubble
– Mt. Pleasant Pottery Group
– OSCAR Network
– Ōtautahi Creative Spaces
– Phillipstown Community Centre Development Worker
– Phillipstown Neighbourhood Policing Team
– Purapura Whetu
– The Muse Community Music Trust
– White Elephant Trust
- For groups and agencies whose services and activities are funded (extra fee to supply tea and coffee)
- For groups of interest
- For groups and agencies running community-based events on a volunteer basis (rate negotiable)