Fanfare please! We’re finally at the stage of being able to lay grass at The Commons. To be true to the vision (to be a welcoming, ever-evolving community space. A space that connects people to their inner-city and to each other), we’d like to extend an open invitation to you to be a part of creating the fantastic new green space here. Read more about what we’re trying to achieve here:

The grassing of the south-west side of the site is the final stage of the Pallet Pavilion’s deconstruction and the first stage of new projects by Gap Filler and by others here. The Commons is a project that aims to be greater than the sum of its parts. To do that, it needs your input and involvement. Lots of people were part of our Pallet Pavilion community. We want to invite you back here but also invite new people here, too.

So! Join folk from The Commons – Gap Filler, Life in Vacant Spaces, Makercrate, the Arcades and the Food Collective – next Saturday, September 6 for some grass rolling action! From 12:30pm we’ll be rolling out Ready Lawn on site and would love to make this a great community event.

Please join this Facebook event or RSVP so we can plan appropriately:

At 5pm we invite you to a Picnic on the (freshly-laid) Green for all grass-layers. There’ll be tasty food, drinks and also some music. We invite you to bring your own watering can along too as once the lawn is laid, it will have its first watering with water that we’ll draw from the nearby Avon River/Ōtākaro). It’ll be a great day, so please sign up to lend a hand and help us make this space a great place for our city.

There will be more Gap Filler projects here at The Commons this Spring and Summer, but also YOUR events and projects, too. We want to let you know that the green space at The Commons and The Arcades are available for use for your events and projects this Spring and Summer, so get in touch if you want to use them. Markets, concerts, projects and more are welcome. Please see

Saturday 6th September 2014 (WEATHER DEPENDENT. Confirmation on Weds 3rd September, check our website or Facebook page for details.

2 Sessions: 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Please arrive on time for sign in, briefing. Then we’re ready to roll.

Work clothes, decent shoes, a drink bottle, medication (if needed) etc. and a watering can if you have one. 🙂

Thanks to you.