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Abberley Park may be getting a bigger playground but will it have an impact on other users such as family games, community gatherings and dog owners? Find out about the outcome of the hearing on the BP Edgeware extension, the redesign of the proposed community centre (partly in response to feedback, but there are other reasons), a new cookbook. Oh, and a whole bunch of stuff about the elections. All this and plenty more in the October/November issue of St Albans News. Click on the image to download.
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.
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.
Mainly 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.
Published on behalf of Mainly Music
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.
Location: 1047 Colombo St
Time: June 16 6-8pm Description: Find out more about what is planned in the new community centre.
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.
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.