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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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Category Archives: Community Centre (transitional)
Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo StreetTime: May 31, 12pm Description: The community alliance is a new group for community leaders in St Albans, searching for smarter ways to support each other and those that live and work in … Continue reading
Location: English Park car park 115-131 Cranford StTime: February 22, 12.15-2pmDescription: St Albans Residents Association is organising an event to commemorate those who lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake and to mark five years since the event. Tree of … Continue reading
Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo is running drop in classes on meditation and mindfulness on Thursday evenings at the St Albans Community Centre, starting on February 4 at 7.30pm. No booking or commitment is required but there is a $10 charge … 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 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: 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.
The Council has released a list of priority community repairs and rebuilds and the St Albans Community Centre, which was demolished in 2011 is not on the rebuild list.
What 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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading