Negotiations have been taking place between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association and it looks like SARA will be back managing the community centre from October 6. It will take a while to get things up and running but we hope to see the return of the St Albans NeighbourNet computer room after a four year hiatus, among other features.
Does anyone remember the Harrisons of Francis Street -they used to have an orchard in the area in the early 20th century – and were also well known for the numbers of children in the family. You might be interested in this blog posting and a painting by William Menzies Gibb of the old farmhouse looking towards the Port Hills.
Earthquake information group CanCERN and Southern Response (insurance company handling many Christchurch claims) are launching a pilot initiative soon called Breakthrough to help settle some sticky cases.
Keep the family entertained and raise funds to repair the Wharenui at Rehua Marae in Springfield Road on October 4. The first screening is for The Silent One at 3pm followed by Boy at 6pm. American hot dogs and other food will be on sale in between screenings only. Entry by gold coin donation. BYO cushion or beanbag.
What defines St Albans as a place? And where are its geographical boundaries?These questions are currently being investigated by four geography students at the University of Canterbury, as part of a third year research project.
Location: Scottish Society Hall, Caledonian Road
Time: October 31 from 7pm
Description: The Scottish Society of New Zealand Pipe Band is organising a fundraising quiz night with prizes for the best dressed, raffles, and coin toss. Organise a team with 4-6 people, bring coins and cash. Supper will be provided and drinks available. Tickets @ $15 per person can be purchased through Eventfinder.co.nz
Does anybody know George Fisher who was living at 28 Radnor Street in 1957, or his two children? He was a POW in World War II. We have been contacted by a descendant of a fellow POW with a small memento. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Staff from EQC, CCC consents staff, Tonkin and Taylor and community representatives are offering information sessions related to earthquake recovery and residential rebuild in October.
St Albans has a unique opportunity to implement a food resilience programme following the quakes but this is being undermined by a lack of willing volunteers, lack of funding and a poor relationship between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA).
The Council is running a series of afternoon drop-in sessions for St Albans residents for two weeks, starting next Tuesday 16 September, to consult on the Long Term Plan the District Plan Review and information about flooding and building consents.
These sessions will be held in Beulah Church in Springfield Road as follows:
- Tuesday 16 September – 1 – 6pm
- Wednesday 17 September – 1 – 6pm
- Thursday 18 September – 4 – 8pm
- Tuesday 23 September – 1 – 6pm
- Wednesday 24 September – 1 – 6pm
- Thursday 25 September – 4 – 8pm