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CanCERN breakthrough

CanCERN breakthrough

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 3:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

It does not include advocacy for specific claims outcomes nor does it give policy, legal, or technical advice. Those things are covered by Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service, Residential Advisory Service and the Earthquake Support Coordinator Service.

In the Know Land Hub

In the Know Land Hub

Saturday, 13 September 2014 9:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Staff from EQC, CCC consents staff, Tonkin and Taylor and community representatives are offering information sessions related to earthquake recovery and residential rebuild in October.

Food plan for St Albans outlined

Food plan for St Albans outlined

Saturday, 13 September 2014 2:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans has a unique opportunity to implement a food resilience programme following the quakes but this is being undermined by a lack of willing volunteers, lack of funding and a poor relationship between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA).

Council to consult residents

Council to consult residents

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Council is running a series of afternoon drop-in sessions for St Albans residents for two weeks, starting next Tuesday 16 September, to consult on the Long Term Plan the District Plan Review and information about flooding and building consents. 

Wastewater repairs to Springfield Rd

Wastewater repairs to Springfield Rd

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Major wastewater network repairs start on September 22 and continue for two months on Springfield Road and adjoining Radnor, Kinloch and Albany Streets. The work is likely to involve some temporary street closures.

Tennis club offers juniors coaching

Tennis club offers juniors coaching

Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Will the 2030 New Zealand tennis champion come from St Albans? Who knows with weekly coaching offered to young players at the St Albans Tennis Club in Dover St and lots of practice that could happen. St Albans Tennis Club …

St Albans to talk about facilities

St Albans to talk about facilities

Sunday, 7 September 2014 9:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Being held at the Richmond Edgeware Bowling Club on Forfar Street, the “community conversation” entitled a “Long Term Vision for Community Facilities in St Albans”. Things get underway from 6.30pm and will run until 8.30pm, facilitated by Mr Chris Mene.

St Albans misses out on Council rebuild

St Albans misses out on Council rebuild

Friday, 5 September 2014 3:08 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

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. In the Shirley Papanui wards, the Shirley Community Centre will be replaced and the Papanui library repaired further. There is nothing listed for the St Albans […]

St Albans News deadline Sept 15

St Albans News deadline Sept 15

Friday, 5 September 2014 1:43 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you have any articles to contribute to the October issue of St Albans News please send them to news@stalbans.gen.nz by September 15.

August edition of St Albans News

August edition of St Albans News

Thursday, 14 August 2014 3:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

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 have your say. It also raises further questions: What makes a community centre and how […]

Who should pay for community centres?

Who should pay for community centres?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 4:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council funding is not in good shape for the rebuild, or so we have been told, with a $900 million shortfall. 

What makes a community centre?

What makes a community centre?

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Is a building with rooms for hire to community groups a ‘community centre’? 

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Monday, 4 August 2014 12:50 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rumours have been floating around St Albans for some weeks that the Christchurch City Council is planning to sell off land at 1049 Colombo Street and Caledonian Road and build a community facility instead at 43a Edgeware Road (also owned by the Council). 

Petition launched  for road arrows

Petition launched for road arrows

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch JP and Labour candidate Tony Milne has launched a petition for CCC to install turning arrows at the corner of Cranford Street and Innes Road. Following a traffic study in 2012 recommending the installation of the arrows the Shirley Papanui community board supported the plan but a second council traffic study threw doubt on […]

Neighbourly connects neighbours and communities

Neighbourly connects neighbours and communities

Monday, 23 June 2014 6:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Eighteen years ago when the worldwideweb was in its infancy and dial up was the only way you could access the internet from home, St Albans NeighbourNet operated a private intranet that offered neighbours a way to connect to neighbours, to warn about a mini crime wave in the area and to share information about […]

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 11:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace Time: June 19 7-9pm Description: Disaster Psychology Specialist Dr Rob Gordon discusses the challenges fragile communities face in the years following a disaster. How do we address common symptoms and concerns show by people in the third and fourth year after a disaster. How do we address […]

St Albans News for June online

St Albans News for June online

Thursday, 12 June 2014 5:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Council fixes for flooding, possible soil contamination and celebrating Matariki are among the articles in the June edition of the St Albans News. The print edition will be delivered to 7000 St Albans homes over the weekend of June 14-15 but you can read it right here

CCC implements flood solutions

CCC implements flood solutions

Sunday, 8 June 2014 10:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council has come up with some temporary solutions to cope with the flooding, including temporary pumps, vegetation removal, back flow improvements. It is also going to pilot a wrapping solution and will continue to research longer term solutions. The Flooding Taskforce report presented on June 5 gives more details.

Heartless destruction of garden

Heartless destruction of garden

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Helen Ross from Edgeware Village Green got a very nasty surprise when she passed nearby the village green on May 8 – the heart-shaped garden had been destroyed without warning. “Wanton destruction without a moment’s hesitation,” she said, adding: “My heart is crushed.” No one from the Green committee had been given any notice about […]

Views on St Albans centre use sought

Views on St Albans centre use sought

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) wants better use to be made of the transitional centre at 1047 Colombo Street and is surveying residents’ and past users’ views on the centre. “SARA would like to see the centre used to support the recovery of the St Albans residents,” SARA co-chair Emma Twaddell says, “and for […]

CCC seeks public input on flooding

CCC seeks public input on flooding

Friday, 2 May 2014 6:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council is undertaking a survey in the Flockton Basin area on May 3 about flooding that has beset the area multiple times since the earthquakes. On the same day, the public has also been invited to participate in focus groups on the topic at the Edgeware Bowling Club in Madras Street. Two sessions […]

Fun ride along Colombo Street

Fun ride along Colombo Street

Friday, 2 May 2014 6:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A fun ride on Saturday, May 18 along the full length of Colombo Street aims to promote road safety and cycling as an everyday form of transport. Cyclists can join anywhere along the route from 9am, as long as it’s not raining. In that case the event, organised by Spoke Canterbury, will be postponed a […]

Council researching more flood zone options

Council researching more flood zone options

Friday, 2 May 2014 2:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

We may have a better idea after May 12 of what the Christchurch City Council plans to do about the flooding in the Flockton Basin (and other flood-prone areas of the city). The options under consideration seem to have grown and include: Deepening and widening Dudley Creek More pumps and pipes Raising floor levels/homes in […]

Food production in St Albans

Food production in St Albans

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St Time: May 21 from 1pm Date: 2014-05-21 Description: Fourth year geography students from the University of Canterbury talk on facilitating better food resilience in St Albans. The students visited the suburb in March and noted the lack of green spaces. Recommended actions from the research may become […]

Burns Song Contest

Burns Song Contest

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Scottish Society NZ Hall, Cnr Edgeware and Caledonian Roads Time: May 17 from 11:00am Description: Enjoy the voices of young singers performing songs of Scotland. Gold coin entry. Plenty of street parking. For further information Tel: 021 0341929

Offers of help trickle in

Offers of help trickle in

Thursday, 1 May 2014 1:13 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The local branch of St Vincent de Paul and the Parish Office at Our Lady of Fatima wants to do some baking for residents in the Flockton Basin affected by multiple bouts of flooding. Carrick Street resident and Flockton Basin organiser Jo Bryne is asking residents to nominate their neighbours for the baking, which will […]

New signage for flood zones?

New signage for flood zones?

Monday, 28 April 2014 11:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

When vehicles larger than a family car travel through floodwaters in Christchurch they create waves and the water flows into houses.

Swim club holds prizegiving

Swim club holds prizegiving

Monday, 28 April 2014 10:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Valerie Somerville reports that the St Albans Swimming Club wound up a successful season of lessons recently with a celebratory barbecue and prizegiving at the Shirley Intermediate school. The barbecue was sponsored by the Rotary Neighbourhood Trust fund and was enjoyed by a group of approximately 100 club members. This was followed by a prizegiving […]

SARA presses community needs in annual plan submission

SARA presses community needs in annual plan submission

Friday, 25 April 2014 10:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) wants the house in Caledonian Road bought by the city council in 2010 for community use to be used to house homeless community groups and makes this point in its submission to the draft CCC annual plan for 2014-2015. 

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

Sunday, 20 April 2014 6:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The WEA programme for term 2 is now available. The WEA, or Workers Educational Association, runs affordable and informal classes and talks for adults mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends from their premises in Gloucester St. Notable activities this term include: Innovation in the Christchurch Rebuild, from 1.20-2.30pm on Wednesdays The Ukraine and Russia, very topical […]