Council Projects


What Residents Want



What Residents Want

As part of St. Stephen Parish Council’s drive towards formulating a Neighbourhood Plan, a Community Survey recently conducted throughout the three villages in the Parish – Park Street, Chiswell Green and Bricket Wood –  has generated a residents’ ‘Wish List’ covering areas such as  Housing Development, Community Facilities, Transport, Environment and Business. Although the results […]

Nominations Invited for Parish Community Awards



Nominations Invited for Parish Community Awards

St Stephen Parish Council is once again inviting nominations for its Annual Community and Youth Community Awards to recognise the outstanding performance and dedication shown by individuals living and working in the local community. The Parish Council highly values people living and working in the local community and are calling for nominations of those who […]

Greenwood Park Play Area Temporary Closure



Greenwood Park Play Area Temporary Closure

Greenwood Park Play Area will be closed from 1 September 2016 for approximately four weeks to allow for the installation of exciting new play equipment. The new equipment includes the Supa-Net, which will be installed over a large play sand surface.     For more information about the Playgrounds Improvement Project go to: www.ststephenparishcouncil.gov.uk/in-your-parish/parish-playgrounds-improvements-2016/

Playgrounds Improvement Project funded by S106 Money from Local Developments



Playgrounds Improvement Project funded by S106 Money from Local Developments

The Parish Council is about to embark on an ambitious programme of playground improvements at Greenwood Park. This follows St Albans City and District Council’s agreement to allocate S106 money collected from developments within the Parish to this project. Central to the ‘Super-net project’ will be the installation of a large ‘Octa Net’ which will […]

Community Grant for St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan



Community Grant for St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan

St Stephen Parish Council has been successful in obtaining a further grant from the Community Rights Programme to support its development of the Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish. The Community Rights Programme is part of the government’s Localism policy and supports communities in their endeavours to improve conditions for residents and local businesses. The grant […]

Neighbourhood Plan Working Groups to Delve into Key Issues



Neighbourhood Plan Working Groups to Delve into Key Issues

Following a series of public meetings held during the summer, St Stephen Parish Council has now moved on to the next stage in its creation of a Neighbourhood Plan with the formation of five community-led working groups. The Working Groups include residents from each of the three villages in the Parish – Bricket Wood, Chiswell […]

St Stephen Parish Neighbourhood Plan Gathers Pace



St Stephen Parish Neighbourhood Plan Gathers Pace

The District Council has agreed St Stephen Parish’s Neighbourhood Plan Area so the development of the Parish’s Neighbourhood Plan can now move to the next stage, including a series of public consultation events. Some 60 local residents who had expressed interest being involved in the development of the Neighbourhood Plan attended the Launch event held […]

Volunteer Planting Day



Volunteer Planting Day

24 March 2015, 10.30am – 1.00pm Greenwood Park Come and join us to prepare and plant the beds at the park ready for the spring and summer. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a trowel or spade with you if possible. Part of the Parish in Bloom Initiative

St Stephen Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area Consultation



St Stephen Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area Consultation

The consultation on St Stephen Parish’s Neighbourhood Plan Area, which must be designated before the Neighbourhood Plan can be produced, is now under way. The development of the Neighbourhood Plan will take up to two years, but once it has been brought into legal force it becomes part of the statutory development plan for the […]

Neighbourhood Plan for St Stephen Parish



Neighbourhood Plan for St Stephen Parish

St Stephen Parish Council have embarked on the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan which will enable the local community to influence planning applications throughout the Parish. The Parish Council has already taken the first steps towards developing the Neighbourhood Plan by submitting the area within the Parish boundary to the District Council for designation […]