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New member for The Harpenden Society


Bim Afolami, MP, confirmed his membership of the Society on Feb 27 at the Public Meeting at Harpenden Public Halls .


Membership secretary Hester Gabbut (pictured) said: "Having people like Bim on board will encourage more people to join the Society"


Bim Afolami said: "I’m so lucky to represent the people of Harpenden and being a member will certainly help.”

Bim Afolami, MP
The Harpenden Society
The Harpenden Society exists for everyone who appreciates the richness of life in Harpenden and wants to ensure that the town remains a green and pleasant place in which to live, work or visit.

The Society was founded in 1930, is a registered Charity (278154), and currently has over 1,000 members, and a very active executive committee and a number of subcommittees or task groups to deal with particular activities or campaigns.

Please contact us if you would like further information about The Harpenden Society or to make comments about its current activities.

If you would like to join The Harpenden Society the details can be found here.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and may consider joining the Society.
If you love Harpenden, then why not join the Harpenden Society

The Harpenden Society are launching a membership drive this summer to encourage local people to get involved and support them in their efforts to keep Harpenden a wonderful place to live and work.

The Society promotes and encourages a range local activities and initiatives from public meetings and community events to supporting our High Street and lobbying the local council.

We also publish a quarterly newsletter.

If you want to be informed about the important issues affecting life in Harpenden then you need to be a member.

Joining is easy and inexpensive, (£8 single/ £10 family). Send your name(s) address and email address to:

making the payment into the Society's bank account – sort code 60-10-07, account number 28772946 – or by cheque made payable to ‘The Harpenden Society’ to our Treasurer Harry Downie at 66 Eastmoor Park, Harpenden AL5 1BW.
Society Awards for 2020.

Please nominate your favourite new development in the town by clicking here.
ZOOM technology enables the Harpenden Society AGM to take place

The Harpenden Society held its belated 2019/20 AGM on the evening of Dec 3rd.
In normal times it would have place in April at venue where members would attend and see their committee members present their review of the past year with the opportunity to ask questions, vote on the proposals and support ideas for the year ahead.

COVID delayed all our options. Thankfully ZOOM technology allowed us to hold a successful  event on line. Although it was nowhere near the ‘live’ way of doing things it did enable the Society to communicate with its members and complete all the items on the Agenda.

Members had been emailed some weeks prior with all the necessary information and voting requirements, which could also be seen on the web site.
The Harpenden Society has long been involved with Harpenden Schools and local arts having organised Arts competitions for Primary and Junior Schools from 2013 -2015.

We now felt there was an opportunity to work with the 4 senior schools and give their students the chance to express their story writing skills.

We have created a concept called ‘Tell Me A Story’ which has now been launched in the 4 Senior Schools. Roundwood Park School; Sir John Lawes School, Katherine Warington School and St George’s School.

Students can choose a range of subject to write about -up to 1.500 words and submit their entries for judging by Feb 15 2021. Prizes of Book Tokens from Harpenden Books will be awarded to the winners in each of 3 age categories . Winners will be announced on  March 15.

You can read all the details here.
Members Email Adresses
If you are a member of the Society and have not supplied the Society with your email address you can do that by clicking here.

This will enable you to receive regular email updates about public meeting and other interesting news items.

To unsubscribe from the Society emails please click here.
Harpenden Past & Present
Click here to see this YouTube video.

To access the Society's archive of documents please click here.

For information on the Harpenden Green Belt Association click here
SADC shows its keen support for new arts/culture centre. Click here to see report
Library Volunteers Needed

We would like to recruit one or two new volunteers to join our dedicated, hardworking team in keeping Harpenden Library open on Wednesday afternoons.

Full training is given and most volunteers work a shift approximately once a month.

An interest in libraries, in assisting library users and some basic skill with IT is essential.

For further information or to express an interest please contact the Library Volunteer Organiser by email at
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