St Albans is getting a new Saturday market, to be held in the car park of Beulah Church in Springfield Road starting on February 14, co-ordinator Paul Minter says.
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.
The Canterbury Home Repair Programme, in its current state, will wind up in April 2015.
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
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Location: St Albans Primary School
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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.
The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) has been kindly gifted a beautifully converted garage by START Healing.
It will be used to house a community co-ordinator and NeighbourNet as well as providing a drop in centre for local residents.