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Exciting New Playground Equipment at Greenwood Park



Exciting New Playground Equipment at Greenwood Park

The Parish Council will be holding an Official Opening of Greenwood Park Play Area at 4pm on Tuesday 1 November 2016. This follows the completion of the Supanet project, the majority of which was funded by St Albans City & District Council’s allocation of S106 money from developments within the Parish. The ‘Witches Hat’ climbing […]

Update on Work in Mutchetts Wood



Update on Work in Mutchetts Wood

Henry Holland Hibbert has issued the following update about forthcoming work in Mutchetts Wood:   Update on Work in Mutchetts Wood We hope to get back into Mutchetts Wood next week. There are some more trees to fell which could not be reached by the mechanical tree harvester last autumn which will need to be […]

Flood Re



Flood Re is the national scheme designed to help provide better access to affordable home insurance for those in high flood-risk areas across the UK. It represents a long-term, sustainable approach to providing home insurance for those at flood risk. You will find attached an information leaflet which describes how Flood Re will work for […]

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 […]