Parish News


Battle’s Over Beacon at Greenwood Park



Battle’s Over Beacon at Greenwood Park

On Sunday 11 November 2018 St Stephen Parish Council lit a beacon at Greenwood Park as part of the chain of over 1000 ‘Beacons of Light’ lit to commemorate the end of World War 1. The beacons across the nation symbolised the light of hope for peace that emerged after the darkness of the war […]

Remembrance Service in Park Street



Remembrance Service in Park Street

An estimated 1200 people gathered at the St Stephen Parish War Memorial to attend Remembrance Day Parade and Service in the afternoon of Sunday 11 November 2018. The parade was led by Harpenden Pipe Band, with the Guides having the honour of carrying the Union and Simon Getley, formerly of the Grenadier Guards, acting as […]

Lest We Forget



Lest We Forget

As part of this year’s events marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War 1, St Stephen Parish Council has installed a life-size Tommy at Greenwood Park in the build-up to the Battle’s Over event which is being held on 11 November from 5.00 to 7.00pm. The Parish Council’s […]

Neighbourhood Plan – Public Exhibition 7 June



Neighbourhood Plan – Public Exhibition 7 June

As the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan grows nearer to fruition, the Parish will be holding a Public Exhibition at Greenwood Park Community Centre on Thursday 7 June to update residents on the Plan’s progress. The Exhibition is a ‘Drop-In’ event and will be held during the evening, between 7.00 and 9.00 pm, to allow working […]

Remembrance Day Parade and Service in Park Street



Remembrance Day Parade and Service in Park Street

An estimated 1000 people attended the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service held in Park Street on Sunday 12 November. The afternoon started with a parade of standards along Park Street by more than 400 young people from the local Cadet Forces, Guiding and Scouting Units, led by Harpenden Pipe Band. Revd Kylie Hodgins of […]

St Stephen Parish Council Armed Forces Day Parade



St Stephen Parish Council Armed Forces Day Parade

St Stephen Parish Council held a parade and celebration on Sunday 25 June as part of the national Armed Forces Day celebrations. Representatives from the local Cadet Forces and youth organisations were joined by Councillors, veterans and members of the public on the parade of standards through Bricket Wood to the Parish Centre, where Councillor […]

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 […]

St Stephen Parish Council Calls for Development Sites



St Stephen Parish Council Calls for Development Sites

As part of the preparation of the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan, it is important to consider the merits of making site allocations for development in order to address local needs over the next 15 years. The Parish Council are calling on local landowners who own land within the St Stephen Parish Area and may have […]

New Street Art Mural at Park Street Recreation Ground



New Street Art Mural at Park Street Recreation Ground

Visitors to Park Street Recreation Ground will now be welcomed by a bright, colourful street art mural depicting the range of activities that can be enjoyed in the Park. The Parish Council received grant funding towards the mural from St Albans City & District Council’s ‘Visible Street Scene’ initiative. Once the grant had been confirmed, […]

Perfect Performances at Community Carol Concert



Perfect Performances at Community Carol Concert

Children from the local junior schools once again gave outstanding performances to a full house of around 300 friends, families, local residents and invited guests, including St Albans City and District Mayor, Cllr Carol Leonard, Anne Main, MP and local Councillors at the Parish Council’s Annual Community Carol Concert. The Nativity was presented by the […]