Welcome to Project Lyttelton
Read the April 20, 2020 Newsletter - here
Responding to Covid-19
All Project Lyttelton projects are closed while we are at national Level 4 lockdown to contain Covid-19 with the exception of the Lyttelton TimeBank which is operating online and the Lyttelton Community Garden where people are welcome to wander maintaining 2m social distancing.
We will be doing more regular newsletters during this time so feel welcome to sign up, or follow our facebook page.
Take care and stay safe everyone - we will get through this together.
We are putting safety first with all our projects and we will update details when we are able to move to lower levels of restrictions.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ITEMS AT THE GARAGE SALE DURING LEVEL 4
Our volunteers are staying home, your donations need to stay home too. We appreciate the generosity of the community in supporting this resource for everyone and will let everyone know when the garage sale resumes. Thank you.
Acting with love
Margaret Eleanor Jefferies MNZM
27-12-1944 - 13-01-2020
Project Lyttelton Chair 2003 - 2020
In honour of Margaret's memory we invite people to do a small act with great love for another person or the planet.
Read a tribute to Margaret in our February Newsletter here
The Garage Sale will be looking for volunteers when we move out of lockdown!! We look forward to being able to open this wonderful community resource when the Covid-19 restrictions are eased.
Exciting new programmes are happening at the Lyttelton Recreation Centre!
Some of our regular tutors are conducting their classes online. Check out the Lyttelton Recreation Centre facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/lytteltonrecreationcentre/
Lyttelton Youth Programme is on hold while we are under Level 4 restrictions
Monday - Year 7 and up
Lyttelton Recreation Centre, 3.30 - 5.30pm
Wednesday Girls' Group
5.30-7.30, Venue varies
Contact Candice Milner 027 446 1319
Friday - High schoolers session
Lyttelton Recreation Centre, 6.30-8.30pm
Follow on the lytteltonyouthgroup instagram page or the Lyttelton Youth FB page!
Increasing social connectedness and wellbeing. Find out how the Lyttelton Recreation Centre Activation Team has progressed with the restoring the Centre's place as a community hub here. View the results from their community reserach into current and desired future use, here.
Our Summer Festival planning for 2020 is warming up like the weather. Watch this space!
The beloved Lyttelton Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 10am til 1pm, with fresh produce, organics, meat, fish, eggs, honey, flowers, plants, preserves and baked goods. We also provide music and a community stall for groups who want to raise awareness or promote a charity.
Four days a week local people and visitors flock to The Garage Sale, our local op-shop, which both upholds the principle of re-using goods and provides clothing, books, kitchen goods and all manner of other things for great low prices.
The last Garage Sale for 2019 will be on December 21. The Garage Sale will reopen Wednesday January 22, 2020.
We are serious - and playful - about managing and minimising waste in Lyttelton Harbour. Our Waste Matters Project works primarily at the Lyttelton Farmers Market, with the goal of reducing waste to landfill through various initiatives.
Our commuinty is a community gathering place to share ideas, to help improve community well-being and a place of beauty. It offers the opportunity for people learn to grow food and minimise waste and a place to share in the bounty of the nutritious spray free food from the garden.
The LIFT library offers members over five hundred books on the transition movement, alternative currencies, sustainability and community development, economics, food, health, and relevant DVDs and magazines.
Check out the Festival 2019 Programme: here
The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival offers guided walks all over the peninsula during the month of November. The guides, all volunteers, bring a huge wealth of knowledge and experience which makes each walk a valuable experience beyond access to tracks, reserves and private land.
Trade skills with other community members, get the weekly bulletin and get involved with other projects and events through the Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank.
The 21 Day Challenge: local heroes are taking on a challenge in the area of waste, environment, wellbeing and food (for example to minimise plastic use or eat only locally grown food).
Members borrow tools and things and pay an annual subscription, sharing and supporting the community, reducing waste and consumerism. Join here: LLoTTs