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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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
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
Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St
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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.
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.
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.
In the third week of May, four desktop computers were stolen from the junior block of St Albans Primary School. Continue reading