Get the scoop in St Albans News for August/September 2017

August2017 St Albans news
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 it has been officially launched. Find out more about an old school in Springfield Rd that no longer exists but was built as a WWI war memorial and read Daph Parkin’s memories of St Albans School in the 30s and 40s. Find out more in the August/September 2017 edition of St Albans News. Click on the image to download.

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St Albans News June/July edition – now available to read


The transitional community centre is soon to transition to a park in Shirley but what will happen to community groups using the community centre in the meantime while the new centre is being built. The residents association (SARA) and the tennis club in Dover St have come up with a possible solution that is a win-win for both groups. If you have regrets about that tattoo you got when you were a teenager and want it removed you might be interested to know there is a place in Springfield Rd that will help you do just that. Find out more in the June/July edition of St Albans News. Click on the image to download.

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St Albans News April/May 2017


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 you’ll also hear about what is happening in schools and preschools, in our streets and parks in the April/May edition of St Albans News. Click on the image to download.

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Packe St park planning for the future

The Packe St Park and Community Garden will be doing a bit of strategic planning at the AGM, so if you are interested in the future of the 21 year old community garden, attend the meeting which is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St on Sunday, March 12 starting at 5.30pm. Supper provided. Parking is a bit tricky on Colombo St with the cycleway being installed but the centre has a car park accessible from Caledonian Rd and of course there is plenty of parking in that street as well.

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Friends of Abberley Park meeting

The Friends of Abberley Park group has been set up to make sure St Albans residents and other users of the park’s interests are taken into account in any planning moves and changes by the park’s owner, the Christchurch City Council. The Friends’ next meeting is at Abberley Park Hall on March 30 at 6pm.

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Council’s new multicultural strategy to help residents thrive

Did you know that nearly a quarter of Christchurch citizens were born overseas? The city council is recognising the diverse makeup of the city with a strategy to make everyone feel welcome and as Jimmy Chen says “thrive” in the city they have chosen to make their home. Find out more here: multicultural strategy

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St Albans News – first issue for 2017

janfeb2017 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, the date this is happening has not been decided and where activities that happen in the centre will go in the interim is still being discussed behind the scenes. Have you thought about buying an electric bicycle to get around town – we talk to two St Albans residents who say it has changed their lives. All this and plenty more in the December/January issue of St Albans News. Click on the image to download.

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Southern Response withholds Council refunds

The Labour Candidate for Christchurch Central, Dr Duncan Webb has discovered that Southern Response owes homeowners thousands in wrongly withheld refunds.
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St Albans News deadline

The February/March edition is being produced this month. If anyone has any news they would like considered, the deadline is January 16. Email news@stalbans.gen.nz.

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December edition of St Albans News

dec2016cover_page_01 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 group to look after its interests. All this and plenty more in the December/January issue of St Albans News. Click on the image to download.

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Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

A meeting to set set up a new group to look after residents’ interests in Abberley Park is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St at 6.30pm on Monday, October 3. All welcome to attend.

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