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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to publish it here.
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Next Community DiscussionCommunity discussions happen at the St Albans Community Centre at 7pm on the 1st Monday of every month except January. The centre is currently running from the St Albans Tennis Club, 37 Dover St. The St Albans community discussions are about sharing general information and helping feed local knowledge into local planning and finding solutions to local problems. Everyone is welcome to contribute to these discussions.
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Earthquake SupportEarthquake Support Line: Call 0800 777 846 to be connected to a coordinator who can help navigate your way through earthquake issues. Earthquake Counselling: Call 0800 777 846. for information and access to free earthquake counseling.
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Category Archives: Volunteers
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
The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) is a proactive community organization working at the grassroots in St Albans, Christchurch. SARA has been developing local resources and a local voice since its inception in the 1960s. It is a vessel for … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
If you have some spare time and would like to lend us a hand, the St Albans Community Centre is holding a tidyup at 1047 Colombo St during the morning of May 3. It is intended to complete the work … Continue reading
The community gardens in Packe Street is looking for more volunteers, funds and a paid co-ordinator to prepare the gardens for the next generation.
The St Albans Residents Association took over the on-site management of the St Albans Transitional Community Centre in Colombo Street on October 6.
Negotiations have been taking place between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association and it looks like SARA will be back managing the community centre from October 6. It will take a while to get things up and running but … Continue reading
Location: Abberley Park Time: December 5, 12-2pm Description: Volunteering Canterbury is holding a picnic in Abberley Park to celebrate International Volunteer Day. BYO picnic and also enjoy free sausages and entertainment from The Muse.
Emma Twaddell kept the St Albans Residents Association going through the earthquakes and political fallout in its wake. Her work was rewarded recently when she was one of 15 Christchurch people who was named a Kiwibank Local Hero.
Location: Edgeware Croquet Club, St Albans Park, Forfar St Time: September 22, from 2pm Description: Your chance to have your say on what happens in St Albans at the AGM of SARA, the St Albans Residents Association. Be part of … Continue reading
Location: St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road Time: September 17 1-6pm Description: Volunteer Canterbury is running sessions in different communities showing how people can get more involved in their local community as volunteers. September is the turn of St … Continue reading