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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 email@example.com and we will endeavour to publish it here.
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Category Archives: Newsletter
The February/March issue of St Albans News has a botanical theme to it. We mark the passing of a well-known and loved local identity Bill Sykes, one of the people behind Packe St Park’s foundation and the centre pages are … Continue reading →
(Delivered at Botany Bill’s funeral in Christchurch on January 9, 2018) Bill’s botanical roots started very early. He was born in the County of Suffolk in East Anglia and grew up in the village of Wyverstone. We have his … Continue reading →
In the Christmas issue of St Albans News, we reveal that the supermarket is about to change its livery – from Supervalue to Fresh Choice and the city council is plotting some new rules about street parking. All this and … Continue reading →
It looks like Duncan Webb has taken the Christchurch Central seat (of which St Albans is a large part) but the party vote at the preliminary count was close. We can only wait patiently while the parties negotiate to decide … Continue reading →
Young people could be the deciding factor in the 2017 election, if they bother to vote. That’s the intro to the Special Election Issue. Find out who have signalled plans to stand as candidates in the Christchurch Central electorate or … Continue reading →
Edgeware is getting a new cafe and bakery. It’s called the Edge and you can find it in the old Mitre 10 building sometime in Spring, right next to the Supervalue supermarket. The new cycleway may not be finished but … Continue reading →
Want to know what issues concern St Albans: the cycleway, what is happening downstream from the northern arterial (i.e.: Cranford St and Sherborne St), the community centre rebuild, and Abberley Park to name but four. These are ongoing stories. But … Continue reading →
It looks like the transitional community centre will be heading to Shirley later this year when work begins on the permanent centre. But what will happen while the centre is being built? We find out that nothing is certain yet, … Continue reading →
The February/March edition is being produced this month. If anyone has any news they would like considered, the deadline is January 16. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The December/January issue has a focus on Christmas and business. The residents association is about to start fundraising to purchase exercise equipment for a kind of “outdoor gym” at Malvern Park and Abberley Park is about to get a Friends … Continue reading →
The 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 … Continue reading →
The 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 … Continue reading →