PSRA’s purpose is to seek and represent residents’ views on matters affecting Park Street, Colney Street and Frogmore, to organise and support social events locally which will engage and unite the whole community, to act as a hub for communicating what is going on in the area and, thereby, enhance the quality of village life and our environment.
One: Provide An Annual Calendar of Events
Provide opportunities through the year to engage with all segments of the community through an annual calendar of events
Spring/early summer -May – Wellbeing Day (PSRA main fundraising event aimed at all groups)
Summer – Mid July – Games/treasure hunt in PS Recreation Ground (families)
Autumn – September – Macmillan Cancer Tea/Coffee charity fundraising (all ages)
Autumn – November – Build on existing events organised by others ie. PSRA to provide hot drinks/cakes in Village Hall for all attending Memorial Service for nominal cost (all ages)
December – Xmas Lights (children/families/all ages)
Create a Park Street and District “ Skills Bank” by asking the community if they have specific skills and time – to be called upon on a “needs basis” eg for Xmas lights.
Two: Drive forward selected community projects using all available resources including volunteers’ time, fundraising, grants
Identify community projects
Identify grants available and fundraising opportunities to deliver PSRA proposed projects
Eg Community Food Bank, Just Giving During Covid-19 pandemic
Three: Continue to develop PSRA’s ability to communicate effectively with all residents
Share the PSRA purpose, Aims, Core Focus to raise awareness of PRSA and increase number of volunteers and members/subscriptions (September 2020)
Undertake a survey to find out what residents want from PSRA on paper and on line (September 2020)
Consider other methods to communicate with those without internet access, currently through 2 newseltters per year and notice boards
Invest in improving PSRA’s social media presence (Twitter and FaceBook currently) to possible extend to to Instagram.
Through PSRA website provide a “communications hub” for all that is going on within Park Street and district (with links to these as appropriate). Promote activities and encourage involvement and feedback. Encourage ongoing two way interaction/dialogue with residents via an ability to submit questions on PSRA website
Gain ideas from Committee and residents on the focus for the content of the 2 PSRA Newsletters each year
Eg 2 magazines per year; website & social media
Four: Support environmental, planning, sustainability and safety initiatives
Creation of a community orchard located in Chiswell Green.
Get local community involved in planting trees and new hedgerows. NB needs planning 2 years in advance re ordering of trees and bushes from Woodland Trust FOC.
Planning/developments – provide information on status of proposed planning developments in Newsletters for those who do not have online access. Provide a link online to other places where details can be found. Relay any feedback to Planning contacts in Parish and St Albans District Council, as appropriate.
Understand the safety and security concerns of residents, share these with relevant parties and support initiatives to address these concerns, where appropriate.
Eg Safety Barriers