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 news@stalbans.gen.nz for more information.
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Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Students at the University of Canterbury conducted some research into where residents thought the boundaries of St Albans lie. Most people surveyed thought Bealey Ave, Hills Road, Innes Road and Papanui Road marked the edges of the suburb, while CCC and NZ Post have different ideas.

Click the link to access the full report here: Developing a Sense of Place in St Albans

 

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Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

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Te Waipounamu marae film tour

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Rd
Time: November 25, from 6-7.30pm. Entry by gold coin donation
Description: A chance to see films from the film archive, mostly featuring Ngai Tahu.
Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (formerly known as the National Film Archive) and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga present a programme of over 20 moving image excerpts celebrating Ngāi Tahu history, including some of the earliest surviving Ngāi Tahu films. The programme is composed of home movie, newsreel, and television footage.
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Paddling pool opens for summer

The paddling pool in Abberley Park opens this weekend (Show weekend) for the summer season. It will remain open until Easter 2015. Take a picnic and enjoy the Park and supervise your toddlers in the pool as there are no lifeguards or staff rostered on to look after it.

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Affordable swimming lessons

The St Albans swimming club is offering affordable swimming lessons in Shirley Intermediate School’s laned, heated pool. The club is family friendly and often runs a barbecue at the lessons. The lessons run from Monday to Thursdays, from 4-5.30pm. For more information email: paul.valerie@actrix.co.nz

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St Albans Catholic School holding market day

Location: 49 Rutland Street, St Albans
Time: November 29 from 12-3pm
Description: Come for a bargain, find a treasure – pre-loved clothes,
children’s market, books, toys, cakes, plants, sausage sizzle and more!

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Monster Fair at St Albans School

Location: St Albans Primary School
Link out: Click here
Time:
November 22 from 4-7pm
Description: St Albans School is holding a monster fair and is looking for donations of toys, puzzles, games etc, which can be left in the school office. The community is welcome to attend this late afternoon event.

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