PSRA Achievements 2020

2020 will live on in the world’s collective memory as a year of extraordinary challenges and events, however we’d like to take the time in celebrating some of the milestones and achievements which we made. 
Relive some of the most notable things we managed to achieve during a pandemic year below, and click on any link for the original post:

March

Community magazine “Park Street News” funded and issued to all residents by volunteer Road Agents  (Communication)

May

Food Bank started  – (Community Event) and ongoing fundraising throughout the year
Food Bank collection point in place with local shop, Twinsco
JustGiving – online  raised over £1,000 (average of 18 families and up to some 40 children from the two local primary schools) weekly. 
Wenzels’s Bakery – ongoing weekly donation of spare bread, cakes and sandwiches for family food parcels for those children attending Park Street and How Wood Schools as well as a number of local, vulnerable elderly people.

June

Burydell Lane cakes, plant and book foodbank fundraisers

July

“Welcome to Park Street” signs erected on Park Street Lane (Environment)
PSRA Best Front Garden 2020 (Community Event)

August

Joint Charity Event in aid of Local Food bank and Dog Charity OSPA (Community Event), raising £350 for Food Bank

September

Autumn Edition of Park Street News distributed by volunteer Road Agents (Communication)
 

December

Christmas Lights Switch On (Community Event)
Sponsored two toppers for the St Albans Postbox Toppers initiative. They helped support two local charities: homeless support organisation Open Door and St Albans and District Foodbank.
Best Christmas Front Garden (Community Event)
Five additional protective protective barriers installed on Park Street Lane, near the railway bridge. This has been an ongoing project and a key aim of the PSRA, providing safety and security for the school children of the Village installed with financial support from local busInesses and PSRA (Environment).
Safety Barriers

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

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