Welcome to the Website of 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.
News Update
Next Meeting

19 April 2018
The Red House Redevelopment Plans

Location - Fowden Hall, Rothamsted Conference Centre, 7.30 for 8.00pm

Hear about the plans for the Red House site from from the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Tickets (free) for this event can be booked here.
19th April 2018 AGM commencing at 7.50, Fowden Hall, Rothamsted

To download the agenda click here

To download the Annual Report click here

To download the minutes of the 2017 meeting click here.
17 May 2018
Luton Airport Expansion Plans

Location - Fowden Hall, Rothamsted Conference Centre, 7.30 for 8.00pm

Hear about the plans for the expansion of Luton Airport from the Leader of Luton Council and others.

Tickets (free) for this event can be booked here.
It seems to have been going on for quite a time but at last the new secondary school, Katherine Warrington (KWS) has finally been given the go ahead by Herts County Council to be built. The site for the new school is in the fields east of Common Lane, off the Lower Luton Road in Batford.

KWS will be the fourth secondary school in Harpenden and will eventually have capacity for 1,150 students. The proposal also includes plans for playing fields, tennis courts and a multi- use games area that will also benefit the local community. Hopefully the new school will put an end to the annual disappointment of Harpenden children who are not allocated a place at a Harpenden secondary school.

Although many parents are delighted by the decision there are still concerns regarding traffic congestion in the Batford area that is already very busy during the morning and evening rush hour. KWS, along with all the other schools in Harpenden, both Junior and secondary, will be working to support transport issues by working with their students in raising awareness of Road safety issues and encouraging more students to walk, cycle and bus (secondary) safely to school.

Harpenden is a special town and its children enjoy a wonderful education at both junior and secondary levels. The new school, under the Headship of Mr Tony Smith, will work tirelessly to deliver an outstanding education and provide its students with the opportunity to further their careers and lives when they leave school.

Educationally this is a very exciting time for Harpenden and its young children.

Chris Armitage.
The Harpenden Society, Education Working Group.
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.
Public Halls - Past & Future. The slides from this meeting can be downloaded by clicking here.
The New Strategic Local Plan

Meeting held on Thursday 19 October 2017. To see the slides from this meeting click here.

To see a report of this meeting click here.
Harpenden Past & Present
Click here to see this YouTube video.

For information on the Harpenden Green Belt Association click here
Library Volunteers

If you would like to be a library volunteer please email library@harpendensociety.org
The Society's Social Media Activities
Harpenden Shopping