Press Releases

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

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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

25/10/2022 13:24Town Council
Tribute to Honorary Townsman Mrs Patricia Kent

A tribute to Honorary Townsman and Past Town Mayor, Mrs Patricia Kent, a Harpenden Town Councillor from 2003 to 2019.

30/09/2022 12:25Town Council
Statement regarding Rothamsted Park Pavillion

Since acquiring Rothamsted Park in April 2021, Harpenden Town Council has made significant improvements to it as part of our new ambitious Management Plan. One of our future projects is to build a new pavilion for sports and community use to replace the two existing pavilions which are not fit for purpose.

21/09/2022 15:53Events
The best of food and drink in Harpenden

Harpenden’s Food & Drink Festival returned on Saturday (17th September) welcoming 15,000 people to its Town Centre.

18/08/2022 16:46Town Council
Harpenden Town Council seeks opinions on decline of High Street banks

High Streets across the UK have seen many changes over recent years and Harpenden is no different. One of the most significant changes is the reduction in banks and the services that they offer. Harpenden Town Council has started work to explore the opening of a Community Banking Hub to help address the impact that the loss of banks has in the Town.