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About belinda

Involved with St Albans Community Resource Centre and NeighbourNet since 1997

Time to spring clean the garden

Now is the time for a good winter clean up as spring approaches. This includes tidying up all those dead leaves and stray weeds that can harbour fungal spores and other nasties that will quickly overtake plants if left unchecked … Continue reading

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It’s all go in St Albans – August News out now

We feature the partly-built St Albans Community Centre on the front page of the August/September issue of St Albans News.It now has a roof and walls and the St Albans Residents Association, which managed the old centre for more than … Continue reading

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All the latest in St Albans News

We’ve come a long way in eight weeks – from CoVid19 Level 4 lockdown to Level 3 takeaways to Level 2 bars reopening. Level 1 with even more freedom looks likely before the middle of June. Life’s getting a little … Continue reading

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Special issue of St Albans News: Covid19

Looking forward to a takeaway flat white or a mouthwatering burger? After five weeks in lockdown shackles have been loosened slightly in the battle against the coronavirus so you can pick one up, at a distance. This special issue of … Continue reading

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St Albans News goes digital under lockdown

Well, well we are now living in lockdown in the shadow of CoVid, that nasty virus that is turning the world as we know it upside down. Unfortunately, our printer wasn’t deemed “essential” so we couldn’t get St Albans News … Continue reading

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First issue of St Albans News for 2020 now on file

Nearly 10 years after the first quake put the old community centre out of action, work has finally started on its permanent replacement. The whole of St Albans will pretty much be a construction site for the next six months … Continue reading

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Christmas edition St Albans News

We are about to enter the Twenties, but before we get there, here’s the last edition of St Albans News for the 2010s. It includes a small Christmas section, major changes for the residents association, council giving the green light … Continue reading

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Residents Association AGM and speaker

St Albans Residents Association (SARA) is seeking new people to join the committee (to share or gain governance skills) and support community activities in St Albans at its AGM on September 22 at 4pm at the St Albans Tennis Club. … Continue reading

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Bumper election issue St Albans News

So many people want to represent citizens in St Albans, the October/November issue is full to the brim and overflowing. The bumper election issue contains snapshots of candidates for the Mayor, Council and several community wards (eg: Central, Innes, Fendalton, … Continue reading

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Health board election candidates revealed

The following candidates (so far) have responded to a questionnaire from St Albans News seeking  information about the Canterbury District Health Board Elections on October 12: Peter Ballantyne Peter Ballantyne has considerable experience in the health sector having served as … Continue reading

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St Albans News August/September out now

With elections coming up in October, three local authority representatives give us a look at their work. Christchurch City Council pushes stage 1 of the roading management plan forward with greater emphasis on traffic reduction management. It looks like the … Continue reading

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Jo Byrne on being a community board member

St Albans News asked several current councillors and community board members about workloads and roles. An article was created, based largely on replies from three councillors or community board members who responded, for the August/September St Albans News, which is … Continue reading

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