Local Plan

Our next meeting, after the 26 September meeting, will be on 2 October and will form a major part of the formal consultation on the Draft Strategic Local Plan of the St Albans City and District Council in the town.

The presentation will be made by Mary Maynard who has had Council Cabinet responsibility for steering the Local Plan through (at last).  The Draft Plan, which has just been published, sets out where it expects new homes to be built in the District which has been of clear concern to members and residents alike.

Preceding the presentation and discussion on the Local Plan will be a short update on the Neighbourhood Plan.  The Society views the policies set out in the Neighbourhood Plan as being important in preserving the character and wellbeing of the town especially as the town comes under pressure of increasing house building and we encourage to every local voter to approve the Neighbourhood Plan of the Town Council when it goes to referendum in the near future.  This update will be provided by the campaign of local residents who are supporting the Plan and are encouraging residents to vote for its adoption.

Start 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm.

Tuesday September 2nd
Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden

Free parking is available.
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.
Chiltern "Green" Energy proposal

If you missed the recent public meeting on the Chiltern Green Energy incinerator the handouts can be downloaded by clicking here.
Can you help us to find some new members to help boost the Society membership?

Tell your friends and contacts about the exciting activities we organise such as the public meeting about the new Health and Wellbeing centre held on 19 April 2018.

AND tell them about the fabulous offers available if they join. All shown on the leaflet below. Copies of the leaflet are also available at the Library. More details on the offers can be found here.
News Update
Do you care about Crime in Harpenden

Members of the Neighbourhood Watch OWL service receive many on line updates about criminal activity in Harpenden, with regular postings creating the impression that crime is a threat to our daily life.

Editorials in the Herts Advertiser are fewer in number but also give details of police involvement and how the perpetrators are brought to justice.
However to many residents the perception of crime in the area is very low.

So what is fact and what is fiction in this important issue?

The Harpenden Society have invited David Lloyd the Police and Crime
Commissioner for Hertfordshire to speak at a public meeting and update us all with the facts and what the future holds.

Accompanying David will be Chief Superintendent Matthew Nicholls, Local Policing Command and Detective Inspector Lynda Coates.

Following the formal presentation will be a Q&A session where members of the audience can raise issues of concern.

7.30 pm Reception-8.00 pm Start

Wednesday September 26
Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden

Free parking is available.
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.
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
Volunteer For Harpenden
Connecting Harpenden
The Society's Social Media Activities
Harpenden Shopping