Preserve the Eskdale Park in the Esk Valley Napier

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Confirmed Public Feedback Meeting Eskdale Park

2020-09-22 05:19:45
 Hi Everyone, 
Just a reminder here. There is a public feedback meeting to discuss future plans for Eskdale Park with Hastings District Council. The meeting has been confirmed by HDC. It will be this Thursday, Sept 24th from 6 to 8 pm. The meeting will be held at Hukarere Girls College, in the gymnasium, at 17 Shaw Road, Eskdale
As many of you know, this public feedback meeting has come about because HDC presented a concept proposal to create a mountain bike hub at Eskdale Park. Which as presented would dramatically change Eskdale Park. There is also large growing support to keep the park as a safe family friendly reserve. Please come to the meeting to show support for the park and to have your say. It is important for HDC to hear the community. It is from the feedback that HDC will create future plans for Eskdale Park. Both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Hastings will be present at the meeting. Which is great because they can hear first hand just how important Eskdale Park is to so many people. 
There is also an online HDC feedback form available on My Voice My Choice, although the feedback form is not transparent about the mountain bike hub proposal, it still gives you an opportunity to have your say. You can access the online feedback form from the below web address/link
If you would like more information or details please message me or check out the Save Eskdale park
Thank you everyone!

Trina Bergloff-Howes 


Trina Bergloff-Howes

Eskdale Park meeting postponed

2020-09-06 06:46:51

Hi Everyone.

Meeting Update -- Just wanted to let you know that the public feedback / consultation meeting for Eskdale Park on Sept 9th has been postponed by the council, due to COVID alert level 2. The meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept 24th from 6 to 8 pm at Hukarere College gymnasium. Located at 17 Shaw Road Eskdale.

There is also a HDC My Voice My Choice feedback form available for people to submit their feedback regarding Eskdale Park. Please consider filling in the feedback form as this is a wonderful way to have your say as to what will happen to Eskdale Park and to show your support at keeping the park as a safe family friendly green reserve. Here is the link to that form.

Lets keep shouting to the council that Eskdale Park is a treasure worth protecting. I look forward to seeing and meeting you all at the new scheduled meeting on Sept 24th

Kind regards


Trina Bergloff-Howes

Eskdale Park Meeting Sept 9th 6 pm

2020-08-25 02:48:47
Hello Everyone, 


My heartfelt thanks goes out to each one of you who has signed the petition to protect the Eskdale Park. Thank you so much for your support. Just a reminder, that the public meeting between the community and the Hastings District Council will be held on Wednesday, Sept 9th from 6 pm until 8 pm at the Hukarere Girls College located at 17 Shaw Road, Eskdale. 




Please come and show your support for making the Eskdale Park a green reserve. It is vital that we make it clear to the council that we want the park left as a safe green family friendly park. The park has such a rich history and is loved by so many people. It is worth protecting and keeping safe for future generations to enjoy. 


The council will be at the meeting with a whiteboard for everyone to write down their ideas and thoughts about the park. After the meeting the council will come up with a proposed plan for the park based on the ideas we write down and express. So this meeting is super important to let the council know our thoughts.


I can help organize carpools or rides if people wish. Please reach out to me if you need a ride or would like to carpool or if you would like to help in any way. Together we will protect the Eskdale Park. 


My number is 021-141-2393. You can also email me at


Thank  you 

Trina Bergloff-Howes 



Trina Bergloff-Howes

Eskdale Park Update

2020-08-14 10:55:24
A huge thank you for your support and signatures. Your voices have been heard and there will be a public consultation with the Hastings District Council on Sept 9th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Hukarere Girls College. Located 17 Shaw Road Eskdale. click here for map.


Now is the time for us to step up and express our views on how the Eskdale Park will look in the future. This is our opportunity to voice our belief that the park should remain as a rural peaceful protected park. 


Submission to the HDC can be submitted after the Sept 9th meeting. We will send you the link to the council submission page after the meeting. The council will also accept letters and emails.


Thank you for your help. This meeting with the council is vital to saving our beloved park which is a treasure to so many people. Please tell us if you need a ride or can offer rides to the meeting.


Please contact us if you can help in any way.Our contact email is 


The meeting is depended on Covid 19 alert levels and if needed will be postponed.



friends of Eskdale Park 

Trina Bergloff-Howes

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