Scout Hall – Relocation progress and appeal

The project started several years ago when the Scouting Association indicated their intention to sell the Mareretu site of the Patumahoe Scouting and Girl Guide Hall.

The hall was a gift to the Scouting & Girl Guide associations from the local community in the 1980’s. Unfortunately after several years, the attendance of parents and families at both these groups did not warrant continuing a Patumahoe troop. The hall lay empty for many years, until Patumahoe School made use of it – as a new entrants class, and a storage area.
For the Scouting and Guiding Associations this building was no longer required, and many of the other landholdings had already been divested. Several years ago they notified the council and the community of their intention to sell the site. The project to relocate the scout hall so that the building and it’s community connection remained began at that point.

The Patumahoe Village Community Trust found itself in regeneration, and skills that had proven valuable to the community in the past – proved their worth once again.
After negotiations were completed between the Scouting and Guiding Associations and council resources were obtained, Kay Carter was instrumental in obtaining funding from the Lotteries Board, Lions Foundation & Charitable Trusts Foundation for $30,000 to pay for the initial shift and relocation costs of the building to it’s new site.
Built in 1907 from locally sourced kauri, the church originally stood between Mauku and Patumahoe before being shifted to Mareretu Avenue in 1958. The Scouting and Guiding Association used it from 1982-2002.

Below is an appeal from the Trust – please read and contribute to this wonderful project.
The letter can be printed below and distributed.
Community Appeal June 2012
You will now be aware that the Historic Presbyterian Church has been resited on Council land, is now preserved as an Auckland Heritage Building and under the stewardship of the Patumahoe Community Support Charitable Trust. After refurbishment it is intended for community use; clubs, celebrations, history open days etc. To clarify, the school intends to keep using it, but not exclusively and not full time.The cost of $30,000 to date has been enabled with funding from Lotteries Board, Lion Foundation, and The Trusts Charitable Foundation at no cost to the local community
In order to bring it up to tidy condition and council requirements, the following is necessary: Fire safety, redesigned toilet area with wheelchair access and ramp, exterior painting, kitchen freshen, some exterior weatherboards, heating, and general facelift.Therefore we are making a one-off local appeal before looking to a further funding round

9 June 2012 – Church Appeal Patumahoe



Patumahoe Big Morning Out – Sunday 17 June – Be there!!

Patumahoe Walking Track Construction – This Sunday June 17th, 9.30 – 12.30

Free Sausage Sizzle to follow.

With the long range forecast being so good we have decided to go all out with 1 big effort to not only completing the track digging but also spreading metal on the downhill section.

All Welcome – bring your children along. They can help dig for a while and then explore the cool bush and be part of this awesome Village project.

Eight of us had a great morning last Sunday and achieved a huge amount. We do need more helpers with the target more than 50, so bring the family and come and join us helping to create an interactive asset for the community.

Where: At the first corner along Clive Howe Road past the School. (Park at NE Fields).

Bring: Bring spades, shovels, rakes and ideally a sturdy wheel barrow if you have one. Even a sturdy bucket may be handy.

Contact person:
Andrew Sinclair – Ph 236-3647

On behalf of Patumahoe Village Inc and Whakaupoko Landcare – Caring for your Community

(If you can’t make Sunday but Friday afternoon is good then please come along then. We will have people there from 12 noon with Wecks kindly offering the services of some of their staff)

Please pass this message on to at least 5 people before the weekend