Upcoming Events and Key News

Well-being Day, Sunday 15 October, 10am-4pm, Park Street Village Hall

With less than a month to go, time us running out to book your space at the upcoming Well Being Day.

The PSRA has worked with a number of different practitioners, groups and stall holders to put together a comprehensive Well Being Day.

We have updated the timetable below with the latest events and sessions. Please contact Joy on the details below to book your place now



Updated Proposed Constitution

As mentioned in our previous post, there are a number of proposed changes to the PSRA Constitution that we are proposing and will be discussing at the upcoming AGM (Tuesday 25th April from 7pm). You can review the proposed changes prior to the AGM by clicking here


Park Street Residents Association AGM

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting this month, which doubles as our Thank You event for the road agents who help distribute the newsletter as well as collect subscriptions (remember you can do this on-line!!).

The evening is being held on Tuesday 25 April in Park Street Village Hall, Watling Street. Doors Open from 7:00pm, with the AGM starting at 7.15pm.

This AGM is an important one, as we will see some changes in the Committee, a review of our Constitution and outline plans / ideas for moving forward. The revised Constitution proposal will be available on our website from the 18th April, and your support and your ideas are greatly appreciated.

We will also have a short presentation from Chris Scyvier from the Handley Page Society, who will be sharing with us, the story of the first Jet flight.


So we hope to see you there.

PSRA Carboot & Summer Craft Fayre – Sunday 18th June

For the eagle eyed, you may note there is a data change for the upcoming Carboot and Summer Craft Fayre.

Due to a double booking we ahve re-arranged the date, so it is now on the 18th June, from 10am to 2pm.

We will have more information on this in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!


The History of How Wood Walk

Saturday 14th January 2017  – 1pm to 2pm

Come and join the Countryside Management Service as we explore the history of How Wood woodland. Shaped over the years by nature and by people, this small area of ancient woodland offers clues about the history of the area from the Ice Age through to World War 2. Hear about how this history continues to determine how we now plan for and manage the woodland into the future.

Meet at the entrance from Grovelands  (postcode AL2 2RF)

Some areas may be wet and muddy at this time of year so please wear sturdy and comfortable footwear. The walk is free and there’s no need to book – just turn up!


Park Street Christmas Celebration

This year we will be having a slightly different Christmas Celebration. As per the photo, our community celebration will take place this year at How Wood Shops, on Thusrday 1st December at 5.30pm. We hope to see many of you and your families there for a drink and a sing-along.



Park Street Pickers Litter Picking

We took part in a clean-up in Napsbury Park last Sunday taking the total bags of litter collected this year to 456, which on one hand we think is a fantastic achievement, but on the other is an indictment on society. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us in whatever way, perhaps on one of the many community litter picks, or by picking up a single piece of litter and binning it.

Our next community litter pick forms part of the Sustainable St Albans Week and will be on Sunday November 20th starting at 10 o’clock from the car park of the Park Street recreation ground on Park Street Lane, for no more than two hours.

Given the sustainable theme we will be separating out bottles and cans from other litter that can’t be recycled, therefore we may ask volunteers to work in pairs to make this easier.

Everyone is welcome and we will let you know afterwards how close we get to 500 bags of litter collected in a year, almost double our previous record achievement of 285 bags in 2015.

Afterwards, why not join us for a celebration drink in the Overdraught pub. For more information, please contact Dennis on 873365.

Please note Sunday January 15th 2017 in your diary to join our next Community Litter Pick.



Park Street & Frogmore Society present a photographic tour of bygone Park Street, Frogmore & Colney Street.
An evening of nostalgia and audience participation run by our archivist Jacqui. There will also be a small display of some of our archive items.

This has been popular in past years and we invite people to bring along photos, documents or memories to share on the night.

The evening will include an interval for free mince pies and mulled wine/soft drinks, with donations to Society funds.

Bring your family and friends along for a pre-Christmas trip down memory lane!

8.15pm Tuesday 15th November 2017, Park Street Village Hall.

Admission – £1.00 per head Members – £2.00 per head non-members.

For more information please call Jacqui Banfield-Taylor on 07792 588892


Charity Christmas Collection

“On December 13th to 15th, the St Albans Lions charity team will be circulating around Park Street village with a Christmas Choir and asking for donations for worth-while causes.

Please join in the singing and Give generously”.


Park Street Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

The latest edition of the Park Street Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter can now be be found online at the following link:

In this edition you will find information on reducing domestic burglaries, a future local cyber-crime advice meeting, the risks of car cloning and noise nuisance from burglar alarms, as well as lots of other tips.


Next Phase of Forestry Work to begin

Work will be commencing on the next phase of forestry work at Moor Mill  to remove non native poplars and the existing log pile left on site from the previous felling.  The work will start on the 5th September and will be completed by the 21st October. The attached plan shows the felling areas and route that will be used for extracting the timber.

Moor mill work

In addition to the main felling area we will also remove two smaller blocks by the school and houses at Branch road and by the river. This will reduce shading and improve tree safety in these areas.
The extraction route will include  a ford crossing over the River Ver and the use of some public footpaths. The ford crossing plan has been approved by the Environment agency. We are not planning to close the footpaths but banksman and signage will be in place to ensure  the safety of pedestrians. It will also be necessary to close the western side of the Hyde Lane car park to ensure a clear and safe access route.
Once these non natives Poplars have been removed it will allow the existing younger native tress to establish. We are taking the opportunity to create additional footpaths through the woodland as part of this project.
Our forestry consultant managing  the project is Chiltern Forestry, they will be overseeing Mendip Forestry who have been contracted to complete the felling work.
If you have any queries please contact Michael Charlton (01992 512739) or Hugh O’ Reilly, Tarmac Estate maintenance manager ( 07803 953814).

New Strategic Rail Freight Interchange petition

There is a new petition asking for the original decision to grant permission to be overturned. Please sign it here


Theft From Park Street Guide Dogs

Between the 17th and 19th August, the Park Street Guide Dogs office was targeted twice by thieves. For more details and to see what you can do to help this great charity, please click here


Village Hall Quiz night

The next village hall quiz night will be on the 28th November. For more details please contact Barbara Vernon.


50 Shades of Park Street – Results

The response to our 50th anniversary  – 50 Shades of Park Street competition – was as wonderful as hoped. We had a variety of entries from paintings to pictures, but we had to pick 3 winners.

1st Place – Barbara Boxhall


2nd Place – Olesya Zdorovetska


3rd Place – Joan Scivyer



Congratulations to all the winners – your prizes are on the way.


Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

We are now on Facebook and Twitter and will be using this to post more information about things that might be of interest to residents.

Please like and follow the pages to help us boost the spread of relevant information.

You can find links to Facebook here and Twitter here, as well as finding live streams at the bottom of the page


Future of Park Street

Check out the article from local resident and association member Jon Breen about “YOUR” input is needed to help shape the future of Park Street and the surrounding areas. Full details here


Blackgreen Wood Update and plans

Read the update from St Stephen Parish Council on what’s coming next for Blackgreen Wood here



Check out the latest update from STRiFE here, and sign the latest petition to Herts County Council – https://cmis.hertsdirect.org/hertfordshire/Petitions/tabid/140/ID/120/Don-t-sell-Green-Belt-to-Helioslough.aspx


Local groups and clubs

Local facilities, attractions and services

One thought on “What’s going on in Park Street?

  1. Hi chaps,
    Are you aware that Butterfly is targeted for closure? There is a campaign raising momentum on twitter to get celebrities, specially those who saw it/are interested, to save it and also this should be raised with other Residents’ Associations. SORE lack of PR am sure has caused the demise of i…considering they do a Fireworks event very year too – am surprised this has only just come to light

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