Press Releases

Harpenden Town Council's press releases are available to view below.

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05/09/2023 11:07
Harpenden Town Council delivers affordable housing development

24 affordable new homes have been built in Harpenden providing much-needed, high-quality residences for social and affordable rent and shared ownership. The new homes will assist local families on the housing register, and help others get on the housing ladder. The Town Council is proud to have instigated and led this important development.

31/07/2023 12:45
Mayor of Harpenden re-opens Rothamsted Park Tennis Courts

Tennis enthusiasts of all abilities enjoyed a morning of free tennis at Rothamsted Park at the end of July. The event, hosted by Harpenden Town Council, was organised to celebrate the relaunch of the Rothamsted Park tennis courts.

21/07/2023 16:33
Section 38 Application Notice - Harpenden Common

Harpenden Town Council has applied to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for consent under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006 to carry out restricted works on Harpenden Common.

09/06/2023 10:55
Mayor's Charities Announced

The Mayor of Harpenden, Cllr Fiona Gaskell, has announced that she will be supporting two local charities in her Mayoral year: Herts Young Homeless and Harpenden Mencap. Two incredibly worthwhile organisations supporting local people.

01/06/2023 11:25
Harpenden Town Council’s Formal Response to the North West Harpenden Planning Application

At the Extraordinary Council meeting which took place on Tuesday 30 May 2023, Harpenden Town Council, as a Statutory Consultee, agreed the formal response for submission to St Albans City and District Council on planning application reference 5/2023/0327 - Outline Application (access sought) for Land at Cooters End Lane and Ambrose Lane for the construction of up to 550 dwellings including c.130 Class C2 integrated retirement homes.

22/05/2023 13:05
Harpenden Town Council welcomes new Mayor and Councillors at Annual Council Meeting

Harpenden Town Council’s Annual Council Meeting took place on 11th May in Park Hall. This is the first meeting of the Council’s Municipal Year and included election of the new Town Mayor, Cllr Fiona Gaskell, and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Pip Liver.

10/05/2023 12:17
Trees in Lydekker Park

Harpenden Town Council takes a proactive approach to managing trees which includes regular health and safety surveys and remedial works. Following recently commissioned surveys we sought further advice from specialist arboriculturists regarding two oak trees in Lydekker Park.

22/03/2023 14:22
Byelaws Review Officer Responses

Following a public consultation regarding the Review of Harpenden Town Council’s Green Spaces Byelaws, which took place in 2022, the Town Council has produced a ‘Resident Feedback - Officer Responses’ document.

16/03/2023 16:07
New first-class sports facility is one step closer

Harpenden Town Council, Harpenden Town FC and Harpenden Colts FC have for some time had a joint ambition to deliver an exciting new Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) in the Town. This ambition is one step closer as planning permission has been granted and significant external funding now confirmed.  

19/12/2022 14:31Town Council
Rothamsted Skatepark: announcement of Betongpark Ltd recruitment

Harpenden Town Council and local charity Playground Action Rothamsted Committee (PARC) are continuing their successful relationship with the redevelopment of Rothamsted Skatepark. The partnership has announced the successful bid by Betongpark Ltd, one of Europe’s industry leaders...

05/12/2022 12:39Town Council
Statement regarding the Concourse

For a number of years the Town Council has allowed street food to be sold on the Concourse outside the library. During that time we have worked in partnership with many local businesses, including Toastiecilous and Emilios, to try to make the area a vibrant part of the High Street...

09/11/2022 12:22Events
Harpenden Town Council Plans a spectacular Christmas Carnival

Harpenden’s Christmas Carnival will take place this year on Sunday 27th November from 12pm-6pm, with festive entertainment and activities throughout the Town Centre. This event promises to be a fantastic celebration for residents and visitors of all ages