Computers stolen from St Albans School

In the third week of May, four desktop computers were stolen from the junior block of St Albans Primary School. Continue reading

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Managing the insurance dilemma: cash settlements

Location: Transitional Cathedral, Madras St/Latimer Square
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Time: May 25, 7-9pm 1
Description: With insurers wanting to cash settle on claims you need to know the process and entitlements. Dr Duncan Webb of Lane Neave, along with Peter Woods of Anthony Harper are giving their time to help homeowners learn a little about what cash settlement means and how best to navigate successfully through this situation. Peter Woods will specifically look at the EQC aspects. There will be time to ask individual questions. The event is being organised by Claimants4claimants. Donations are being taken at the meeting for Nepal’s earthquake recovery.

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Scottish Society service

Location: Scottish Society Hall, Caledonian Rd
Time: 10.30 am on May 5
Description: The Scottish Society is holding a service to commemorate those who served in WWI. Speakers and children from St Albans School are involved in a performance. But did you know that May 9 (May 8 in Europe) marks 70 years since the Nazis surrendered and WWII in Europe came to an end?

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More Edgeware Rd wastewater repairs

The large northern relief wastewater trunk, which runs along Edgeware Rd to Hills Rd is being repaired.

The repairs involve traffic detours – city bound traffic along Hills Rd will take a detour along Edgeware Rd for a week. Later on the detour will begin at Guild St, go along Slater St and onto Dudley St.

All done by June 7.

Source: SCIRT

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Deadline for June edition of News

The deadline for articles, photos, adverts for the June edition is on May 18. Please send items to

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Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Good-in-the-Hood-TokenPacke St Park is one of the community groups benefitting from the Good in the Hood programme.

Buy your petrol this month, or anything, from Z Shirley opposite the Palms in Marshlands Road and they will give you an orange token to vote for your favourite community group. The park will benefit from some of the $4000 raised.

The more trips you make the more tokens… the more votes … the greater the share of funding.
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Community centre clean up

If you have some spare time and would like to lend us a hand, the St Albans Community Centre is holding a tidyup at 1047 Colombo St during the morning of May 3. It is intended to complete the work between 10am and 12noon. For further information phone 021317584 or email community

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April/May edition St Albans News available

St Albans News April/May 2015Find out why the St Albans market, being held in the Beulah car park, closed down after a month (this does not bode well for replacing the market that used to run in English Park pre-quakes), how to get help on stalled insurance cases with Breakthrough, the high energy Polyfest held in Westminster Park, and what some of the schools and pre-schools have been up to this past month. The community-minded residents of Mersey St came together for a party (and it wasn’t even part of Neighbourhood Week) and showed everyone how to be more neighbourly. And lots more.

In your letterbox this weekend or during the week or you can read it online, page by page, by clicking on the cover image to the right.

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Packe Street park at crossroads

The community gardens in Packe Street is looking for more volunteers, funds and a paid co-ordinator to prepare the gardens for the next generation.
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Wastewater repairs Innes Rd/Cranford St

Traffic may get even more congested at peak periods in Cranford St and Innes Rd for one week, while wastewater repairs are carried out in the area from January 19.
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Canterbury home repair programme winding up

The Canterbury Home Repair Programme, in its current state, will wind up in April 2015.
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December edition of St Albans News

What’s up? In Cranford Street and in Caledonian Road? Find out more of what is going on in St Albans in the December issue of St Albans News

Copies are being distributed by volunteers, the weekend of November 29 and 30, to 7000 households and business premises in the St Albans area. We still need a couple more people to deliver this month, takes about 1-2 hours to deliver, depending on whether you stop and chat along the way. Email for more information.
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