LEAP promotes the local economies of Ashhurst and Pohangina
LEAP will serve a combination of the following purposes as capacity allows.
1. LEAP will work to enhance our area's economic resilience through initiatives such as a community market, a business directory, a local currency, and a volunteer time bank.
2. LEAP will serve as an umbrella organisation for self-organising, informal groups that are developing local self-reliance, such as co-operatives or savings pools..
3. LEAP will promote 'buy local' and community-based ecnomic solutions that enhance economic resilience, social connectivity, and community well-being.
4. LEAP will raise awareness of ecnomic issues related to systemic social injustice, ecological degradation, and the weakening of communities of place.
LEAP is led by volunteers
Helen King, Chairperson
Phil Stevens, Treasurer
Beth Jones, board member
Harvey Jones, board member
Ian Stark, board member
Anne van-Brunt, board member
Secretary: This volunteer position is currently available. Our hope is to eventually support this role with an administrative minute-taker.
Sharon Stevens, project volunteer