Progress continues with plans being finalised for the replanting and upgrading of Ben Burn Park. On Tuesday 21 July Phil Oliver representing Rotary and Andrea Skews representing the Karori Residents Association met with officers from the WCC to discuss options. The WCC will manage the project with assistance from community groups. At this stage it looks like the WCC will be carrying out most of the work. There is however room for community involvement and the WCC will keep us posted as the work is scheduled to be performed.
Many of you will be aware that troops departing for the Boer war left from Ben Burn park and discussions are ongoing with the RSA and other interested partied to upgrade the commemoration of that event.
The men camped at Campbell’s Farm, as Ben Burn Park was formerly known. A picture of the plaque to those who went away to the Boer War and photo of some of the soldiers who made up the First contingent are shown above.