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Letter of Commendation.  A Letter of Commendation was presented to the newly renovated house at 39 Crabtree Lane with its turret feature and its newly planted front garden that has nicely complemented the recently completed housing nearby which includes the Eliot Place development by Marchfield Homes.

Certificate of Merit.   Not presented this year.

The Harpenden Society Plaque.  The prestigious Harpenden Society Plaque for 2014 was awarded to the apartments known as Lea Springs on the corner of Common Lane and the Lower Luton Road at Batford.  This has been chosen because not only does it enhance the local environment, it also provides 38 flats for older people, sixteen of shared ownership and the remainder at affordable rents.

Letter of Commendation.  A Letter of Commendation was presented to the new Scout Hall at Kinsbourne Green built for the 9th Harpenden Scout Group because not only does it enhance the neighbourhood, it also provides much needed new meeting rooms and a spacious hall - all available for public hire.

Letter of Commendation.  A Letter of Commendation was presented to the Old Post House which is on the corner of Arden Grove and Station Road. It is now a block of nine luxury flats developed by Oakbridge Homes and retaining the original well preserved rich red brickwork. It also provides convenient town centre housing.

2014 Society Awards

Awards Group member, John Davis, accompanied by member Mike Waddilove, presenting a Letter of Commendation to Martin Hemmings, Managing Director of Oakbridge Homes for their conversion of the old post office into nine luxury flats and a double fronted shop.  Now appropriately named The Old Post House, the building retains the well preserved rich red brickwork and provides convenient town centre housing - also parking and a small garden at the back.


The Awards team, Penny Ayres, John Davis and Mike Waddilove, presenting a Letter of Commendation to Richard James, director of Marchfield Homes, for the outstanding renovation of 39 Crabtree Lane with its turret feature which  nicely complements the nearby housing and the recently completed Eliot Place.