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This website is dedicated to the recovery of St Albans and its city, Christchurch following a devastating series of earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. This service by the St Albans Residents' Association (SARA) offers relevant local information. If you are from an organisation or a business and have essential information you would like to share with the community, then please get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to publish it here.
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The transitional community centre is soon to transition to a park in Shirley but what will happen to community groups using the community centre in the meantime while the new centre is being built. The residents association (SARA) and the tennis club in Dover St have come up with a possible solution that is a win-win for both groups. If you have regrets about that tattoo you got when you were a teenager and want it removed you might be interested to know there is a place in Springfield Rd that will help you do just that. Find out more in the June/July edition of St Albans News. Click on the image to download.
The Packe St Park and Community Garden will be doing a bit of strategic planning at the AGM, so if you are interested in the future of the 21 year old community garden, attend the meeting which is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St on Sunday, March 12 starting at 5.30pm. Supper provided. Parking is a bit tricky on Colombo St with the cycleway being installed but the centre has a car park accessible from Caledonian Rd and of course there is plenty of parking in that street as well.
The Friends of Abberley Park group has been set up to make sure St Albans residents and other users of the park's interests are taken into account in any planning moves and changes by the park's owner, the Christchurch City Council. The Friends' next meeting is at Abberley Park Hall on March 30 at 6pm.
Did you know that nearly a quarter of Christchurch citizens were born overseas? The city council is recognising the diverse makeup of the city with a strategy to make everyone feel welcome and as Jimmy Chen says "thrive" in the city they have chosen to make their home. Find out more here: multicultural strategy
The Labour Candidate for Christchurch Central, Dr Duncan Webb has discovered that Southern Response owes homeowners thousands in wrongly withheld refunds. Continue reading
A meeting to set set up a new group to look after residents' interests in Abberley Park is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St at 6.30pm on Monday, October 3. All welcome to attend.
Hear aspiring community board members and councillors views on youth issues at two events this coming week: September 26 5-8pm at University of Canterbury Undercroft September 27 5-8pm at St John of God Waipuna These events have been organised by the Christchurch Youth Council
Red Electrical, the colourful store at the corner of Innes Rd and Cranford St came up tops in the Champion Awards when they won the Infrastructure/Trades small enterprise section held recently. The company, which has only been in business for about five years, finds and supplies electricians for Christchurch and beyond (re) builds. They were one of three finalists in their group, beating HireKing and LSDC 2011 for the top spot.