Parish News


New Playground Equipment at Greenwood Park



New Playground Equipment at Greenwood Park

Children representing the local schools were amongst the first to use the new equipment when the Parish Council held the Official Opening of Greenwood Park Play Area on 1 November 2016, following the completion of the Supanet project, the majority of which was funded by S106 money from developments within the Parish. The four new […]

Remembrance Service in Park Street



Remembrance Service in Park Street

A parade of standards along Park Street by more than 150 young people from the local Guiding and Scouting Units, 220 St Albans Squadron Air Training Corps and St Columba’s Combined Cadet Force began the annual Remembrance Day Service at St Stephen Parish War Memorial. More than 750 people gathered for the service 2.45pm on […]

Gardeners’ Delight at Parish Awards Evening



Gardeners’ Delight at Parish Awards Evening

Gardeners from all round the Parish were delighted to receive their awards recognising their efforts at the Council’s Annual Parish in Bloom Awards Evening. The evening began with the award to How Wood School, this year’s winners in the Inter Schools Garden competition for the second year running, with Park Street School receiving the Runners […]

Local residents get to ‘have their say’ – on paper or on-line



Local residents get to ‘have their say’ – on paper or on-line

In early September the residents of Bricket Wood, Chiswell Green and Park Street will be given the opportunity to ‘have their say’ on the future shape of their local area. Over 5,700 households in the three villages, which form St Stephen Parish, will receive a Community Survey questionnaire seeking residents’ views on five key issues […]

Children Get Crafty in the Park



Children Get Crafty in the Park

St Stephen Parish Council’s free ‘Crafts in the Park’ proved to be a great hit with everyone for the third year running. The activities took place during the first three days of the school holidays as part of the national Love Parks Week initiative. The free craft activity sessions were provided giving children of all […]

Another Green Flag Award for Greenwood Park



Another Green Flag Award for Greenwood Park

Greenwood Park has once again lived up to its name with St Stephen Parish Council being awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for the Park at Chiswell Green for the fourth time, recognising it as being amongst the best parks in the country. The Green Flag Inspectors carried out a full assessment this year and […]

When Every Second Counts – Lifesaving Equipment Installed at Parish Centre and Park Street Recreation Ground



When Every Second Counts – Lifesaving Equipment Installed at Parish Centre and Park Street Recreation Ground

Following a successful application to the British Heart Foundation for two defibrillators, the Parish Council has installed the equipment at the Parish Centre and Park Street Recreation Ground to provide the public with 24/7 access to this vital lifesaving equipment. This now means that the Parish has three Automated External Defibrillators(AEDs) which can be used […]

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 […]

Queen’s Birthday Beacon Lit at Greenwood Park



Queen’s Birthday Beacon Lit at Greenwood Park

Around 500 people gathered at Greenwood Park on Thursday evening when the Parish Council’s Beacon was lit at 8.30pm by Mr Peter Tiffany, a Parish resident who shares his birthday with the Queen, as part in the National Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacons Project. Earlier in the evening the local Brownie leaders had arranged a range […]