Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council

By SARA co-chair Renee Walker

Visibly displaying their confidence in the new shape and future direction of the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA), the CCC and Shirley-Papanui Community Board have granted the Association $25,000 under the Strengthening Communities programme.
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St Albans News August/September 2015

augustcoverstanThe St Albans Pharmacy is about to branch out with a presence in the enlarged ProMed complex, currently under construction, and the replacement Edgeware Pool is edging closer to becoming a reality nearly 10 years after the city council demolished the previous community pool. Maria Hayward took her camera and found out more about steampunk when Christchurch fans gathered at the St Albans Shirley Club in Hills Road and local history buff Bryan Spears looked into the past history of a mansion associated with Nurse Maude. Find out about these stories and more in the August/September issue of St Albans News. Click on the image to the right.

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St Albans News deadline reminder

Articles for St Albans News October edition should be sent to by September 13.

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CCC grant helps SARA turn around

For the first time in five years, the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) is finally receiving a grant from the Christchurch City Council, thanks to the Shirley Papanui Community Board’s sense of fair play.
The $25,000 grant will be put towards employing a part-time facilitator in the community and help drive the implementation of the St Albans Strategy, a series of exciting, community-run developments planned for the area. See the 20 Projects elsewhere on this website for more information or download from this link . Continue reading

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Cranford St/Westminster changes delayed

The Shirley Papanui Community Board has postponed the go ahead for alterations to the Cranford St/ Westminster St intersection, seeking further information from city council staff. Continue reading

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St Albans Residents Association AGM

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St
Link out: Click here
Time: September 8 at 7.15pm
Description: Come along and hear SARA’s achievements over the past year and the plan for 2016.New members always welcome. Contact Emma Twaddell or Renee Walker for more information on SARA and local projects SARA is involved in.

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New heated pools planned for St Albans

The St Albans Pool and Pavilion group has lodged a resource consent to build two outdoor heated pools and associated buildings at 43a Edgeware Road, on the site of the pool demolished by the Christchurch City Council in 2006.
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Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

In a bid to do something about the safety of St Albans School children crossing Cranford St at Westminster St the city council has come up with a plan that will:

  • Reduce the number of car parks outside the new building in Cranford St, the one with the raised footpath, affecting local retailers
  • Restrict ie: time limit parking for other areas
  • Create an extra straight through lane (briefly) for cars travelling along Cranford St through the intersection.

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Slideshare view of St Albans News

For those who would prefer to read STAN using slideshare – useful for smartphones and tablets – please click on the underlined link or if you prefer the fullscreen button on the preview.


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Edgeware village master plan

In the most recent edition of St Albans News we made reference to the Edgeware village master plan. You can view it by visiting this page on the Christchurch City Council website.

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St Albans News for June/July 2015

june2015stanThings are getting busy in the city – SARA is fighting the plan for the Northern Arterial because not enough research has gone into its impact on downstream areas like St Albans (traffic, health etc). SARA has employed a part time manager at the community centre and plans to move a small building onto the centre site, the Council’s consents department willing. The Council has been busy trying to plan for the next 10 years in the city, and there are a number of projects involving city council assets in St Albans that will be upgraded, fixed or renovated in the next few years. Have you checked out the butterflies wintering over in Amberley Park yet? To read the June issue click the picture link.

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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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