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Covid delays the development plans for the Red House & the opening of Harpenden’s Health & Wellbeing Centre. Click here to see the full story.
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.
Zoom Public Meeting on Feb 25 with Bim Afolami MP a great success.

Questions on Housing developments, Luton Airport expansion, Climate Change and the forthcoming relaxation of Lockdown restrictions being most popular.

Click here for more.

Download the chat file here.

Access the video of the meeting here
Society Awards for 2020.

Please nominate your favourite new development in the town by clicking here.

The Covid pandemic has made it impossible for Schools and students to fully participate in the competition launched by the Society in November.

Twelve students did magnificently well to write their stories and they will be rewarded with a £15 book token and a copy of ‘The Great Gatsby’ from No Exit Publishing, the Harpenden based firm who are one of the judges. Their stories will automatically be entered into the competition when it relaunches.

Details will be announced in September.
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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