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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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Barbados St between Bealey Ave and Canon St is one-way southbound for a week. Northbound traffic can use Madras St. (interesting to note that SCIRT has categorised this as a “main route.” Do they know something about transport routes in St Albans that most of us don’t know.
St Albans Community Organiser
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for community led development and a desire to help shape the direction of the St Albans Community. Continue reading
A new liquor store is planned for 90 Hills Rd but some St Albans and Richmond residents are objecting to yet another store being added when there are plenty of others within a kilometre or two.
Businesses and residents in St Albans are none too impressed with the design Christchurch City Council has come up with for the Papanui Parallel cycleway.
And they told the council staff undertaking the first consultation meeting at the St Albans Community Centre on November 11, what they thought of the proposal.
Do you know someone in the Shirley Papanui area who produces bountiful crops of fruit and veggies from a garden in their back yard? Nominate them for an edible garden award.
Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St
Time: November 11 3.30pm – 6pm, with presentation at 5pm.
Description: Find out about the changes planned in St Albans – cul de sac in Trafalgar St, car park removal, tree removal, cycle track route and so on in the Papanui Parallel. Christchurch City Council has organised this consultation meeting so be sure to have your say. Presentation at 5pm.
Traffic lights at the Edgeware Road/ Colombo St corner and Trafalgar St is no longer a through route to Merivale because it will have a double cul-de-sac in the middle near Sheppard Place.
These are two of the main changes to the streets of St Albans but they could have consequences beyond what the Christchurch City Council envisages. Continue reading
Te Whatumanawa Māoritanga o Rehua Trust Board is looking for a fulltime permanent Marae Manager to lead the operations of its thriving, central city Marae.
Location: 51 Browns Road, St Albans
Time: October 18 from 2.30pm – 7pm
Description: Garden party being held to celebrate the launch of a book on Chippenham Lodge titled Chippenham Lodge – Linked in History. A heritage week event. Entry by donation. Continue reading
Bishop St is one-way for southbound traffic between Edgeware Rd and Canon St from 12 October for about two months.
Suggested detour is Madras St.