Category Archives: Shirley/Papanui/St Albans Community Board

Papanui Innes community board news

The Papanui Innes community board is now publishing its own monthly online newsletter. You can read the latest issue here.

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Get growing for edible garden awards

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.
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CCC grant helps SARA turn around

For the first time in five years, the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) is finally receiving a grant from the Christchurch City Council, thanks to the Shirley Papanui Community Board’s sense of fair play.
The $25,000 grant will be put towards employing a part-time facilitator in the community and help drive the implementation of the St Albans Strategy, a series of exciting, community-run developments planned for the area. See the 20 Projects elsewhere on this website for more information or download from this link . Continue reading CCC grant helps SARA turn around

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Cranford St/Westminster changes delayed

The Shirley Papanui Community Board has postponed the go ahead for alterations to the Cranford St/ Westminster St intersection, seeking further information from city council staff. Continue reading Cranford St/Westminster changes delayed

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Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

Continue reading Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

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Council to consult residents

CCC consultation

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
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St Albans to talk about facilities

Location: Richmond Edgeware Bowling Club
Time: Tuesday September 9 from 6.30-8.30pm
Description: St Albans and Edgeware community members are gathering this week to talk about what they would like to see in their area, community facility-wise.
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August edition of St Albans News

August St Albans NewsWhat is this about no community centre for St Albans? Is this a bad dream? Does it have to be that way? Read what has been going on in St Albans (or about St Albans) in the August edition and have your say. It also raises further questions: What makes a community centre and how should it be paid for. Comment here or in the postings below.

If you would prefer to discuss the issues raised in this edition offline, please email

Print copies of the St Albans News will be delivered to homes within the next week.

Note: the pdf file size for the linked document is 4MB.

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Who should pay for community centres?

Christchurch City Council funding is not in good shape for the rebuild, or so we have been told, with a $900 million shortfall. We have learnt via a recent Shirley Papanui community board meeting that council staff are busy prioritising council-owned buildings and sites in Christchurch and so far do not intend to rebuild the St Albans Community Centre when the transitional centre building is removed in April 2016. Community leaders fear that council-owned land at 43a Edgeware Road and 1047 Colombo Street could be sold off and St Albans left without a community centre.

However, the community board is going ahead with consultation over a community centre in St Albans.

Watch out for the August edition of St Albans News coming soon.
Continue reading Who should pay for community centres?

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Permanent community facility for St Albans

Rumours have been floating around St Albans for some weeks that the Christchurch City Council is planning to sell off land at 1049 Colombo Street and Caledonian Road and build a community facility instead at 43a Edgeware Road (also owned by the Council).
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Petition launched for road arrows

Christchurch JP and Labour candidate Tony Milne has launched a petition for CCC to install turning arrows at the corner of Cranford Street and Innes Road.
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CCC consulting over District Plan

Location: Papanui Baptist Church, 144 Sawyers Arms Road
Link:CCC district plan review
Time: March 12 5.30-7.30pm
Description: CCC consulting residents of Shirley Papanui Ward over first chapters of the revised district plan. Among other things in the document, the council proposes some flexibility over consents required for residential building.

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