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AuguststancoverThe council planner has recommended that the BP expansion go ahead, but with some conditions and nearby residents are not happy about the limited consultation and the continuing encroachment into a residential area but the commissioner is yet to make a decision. Other things are happening in the community – the consultation for the new community centre was completed in July, video stores are closing down all over including the two in Edgeware Village, Mainland Football want to get more women involved in football and the police have some suggestions on how cyclists can get on better with vehicle drivers. All this and plenty more in the August/September issue of St Albans News. Click on the image to download.

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St Albans Art Society Exhibition on at Eastgate

If you head down to Eastgate Mall in Linwood before August 21 you can catch the St Albans Art Society exhibition between 9am and 6pm. The society holds art sessions at the St Albans Community Centre on Friday mornings.

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SCIRT roadworks in St Albans

The intersection of Westminister St, Roosevelt St and Courtenay St is closed while an intersection upgrade is carried out, including removal of the roundabout. Please use Cranford St, Innes Rd and Rutland St to detour around the worksite.

Warrington St is one-way heading east for road repairs for one more week. Westbound traffic will be detoured to Edward Ave. The intersections of Warrington St and Frances Ave and Warrington St and Flockton St will be closed.

Edgeware Rd, between Hills Rd and Geraldine St, is one-way eastbound. Traffic going west from Hills Rd is being detoured into Edward Ave and Barbadoes St. The one-way is expected to end in August.

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Mainly Music for preschoolers

Mainly Music logoMainly music is a fun, interactive music session for pre-schoolers (0 – 5 years) and their parents/ caregivers, followed by morning tea and time to socialise and play. It’s a great way to have fun with your child and get to know other families in the area! Mainly Music is held on Monday mornings in term time at the Blind Foundation Hall, 96 Bristol Street. The starting date for term 3 is July 25 and the cost is $3 per child or $4 per family. You are welcome to register on the morning. For more information, please call Susan on 3557515/ 027 276 4653.
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Council seeks feedback on centre proposal

Submissions are due in on Monday, June 20 for the proposed permanent St Albans Community Centre building. Consultation meetings have been taking place during the first two weeks in May.

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Consultation on new community centre

Location: 1047 Colombo St
Time: June 16 6-8pm Description: Find out more about what is planned in the new community centre.

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June/July edition of St Albans News

JunecoverThe Christchurch City Council has come up with a fresh design for a permanent St Albans Community Centre that includes a courtyard and wants feedback from residents on the plan. We visit a local furniture craftsman who is handing over the business to a younger fellow who shares his passion, meet two community organisers, one working for SARA and the other working for Packe St park. The residents’ association comments on the city council’s plans for the city and the swimming club winds up another season with a prize giving. The newsletter is being delivered to 7000 St Albans households this week by a team of volunteers and a pdf version (2mb) can also be downloaded by clicking on the image to the right.

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St Albans Swimming Club prizegiving

The St Albans Swim Club finished a very successful season of Learn to Swim lessons at Shirley Intermediate school recently, with a Tryathlon for three different age levels.
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Help with insulation till late June

Got a cold house? Funding for free insulation through EECA’S Warm Up New Zealand Programme is still available, however only until the end of June. Community Energy Action (CEA) provides subsidies for insulation, heating assistance, free recycled curtains and energy efficiency advice for all in Canterbury. Call 0800 GET WARM, or visit www.cea.co.nz to find out more. Conditions apply.

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St Albans Community Alliance meeting

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street
Time: May 31, 12pm
Description: The community alliance is a new group for community leaders in St Albans, searching for smarter ways to support each other and those that live and work in our community. The inaugural meeting, an informal gathering over coffee, will decide the best way (s) to do this. For more information contact organiser@stalbans.gen.nz

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Eco-friendly home tour

Seven of Christchurch’s most innovative and sustainable homes will be opened to the public at weekends in May to encourage people to build smarter, including three in St Albans.
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Open day for Men’s Shed

Location: Nancy Avenue/Knowles St corner
Time: May 28 10am -3pm
Description: St Albans Community Men’s Shed, rebuilt as part of the rebuild of the Aldred Church complex is holding an open day in the hope of gaining new members.

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