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Strategic Local Plan Consultation Closes this Friday



Strategic Local Plan Consultation Closes this Friday

St Albans City & District Council is inviting representations on its Strategic Local Plan 2011 – 2031 Publication Draft, which sets out the long-term planning strategy for the City and District of St Albans. It provides overarching policies and principles for what can be built and where over two decades. The publication period runs for […]

Don’t Lose Your Vote



Don’t Lose Your Vote

The Police and Crime Commissioner and District Council elections take place on 5 May 2016. If you have recently moved to the area or moved house you must register again at your new address in order to be eligible to vote. Only those people who are registered can take part in May’s elections so if […]

Hanstead Park Planning Application Inquiry



Following an appeal by ERLP1 Sarl c/o St Congar Land against the District Council’s refusal in 2015 of planning application 5/2014/3250 for the redevelopment of the former HSBC site, Smug Oak Lane, Bricket Wood an Inspector has now been appointed by the Secretary of State and an Inquiry will take place to determine the appeal. […]

Frogmore Lakes Update Dec 2015



Poplars The second phase of the tree felling and removal of logs from phase 1 was not completed this year due to the delay in obtaining Environment Agency Consent to transport the logs out through the river close to the car park. We are are now very close to having a consent in place and […]

Call for Talent



Call for Talent

The Parish Council is seeking local artistic talent to perform and demonstrate their skills at its 2016 Festival next June. Singers, dancers, artists and other performers and craftspersons are invited to register their interest in participating in the St Stephen Parish Council’s 2016 Festival which will take place on the weekend of 11 – 12 […]

Update on Woodland Work on Bricket Wood Common



Update on Woodland Work on Bricket Wood Common

Henry Holland Hibbert has issued the following update to his blog about the forthcoming work on Bricket Wood Common:   Woodland Work on Bricket Wood Common We will be starting the woodland maintenance work in Mutchetts Wood and on Bricket Wood Common before the end of September. The woodland machinery will access along the new […]

Parish Bus Shelters Get Some TLC



Parish Bus Shelters Get Some TLC

St Stephen Parish Council has just completed a £6,000 programme of repair and refurbishment works on its bus shelters throughout the Parish. The Parish Council made a decision some years ago to install high quality wooden bus shelters which reflect and enhance their rural setting in the villages of the Parish. To date 24 shelters […]

Timber Extraction Work to Start on Bricket Wood Common



Timber Extraction Work to Start on Bricket Wood Common

Following the July inspection of the Bricket Wood Common with the Joint Management Committee, Henry Holland Hibbert issued the following blog about the forthcoming work:   Woodland Work on Bricket Wood Common Following the approvals which have been given by Natural England, The Forestry Authority and St Albans District Council, the work to carry out […]

New Village Sign for Bricket Wood



New Village Sign for Bricket Wood

After nearly two years of work, a new Village Sign for Bricket Wood has been installed at the junction of Oakwood Road and West Riding. Jointly funded by the Parish Council and the Bricket Wood Residents’ Association, the final design was chosen following a period of consultation at meetings which ensured that as many local […]

Bluebells in Bloom in Bricket Wood



Bluebells in Bloom in Bricket Wood

More than 30 local residents joined Parish Councillor John Bell on Sunday 26 April for a guided walk through Bricket Wood Common and Jack Williams Wood to enjoy the bluebells and other spring flowering plants. This year’s display throughout the Parish has been very extensive. The spread of bluebells and other woodland plants in St […]