Press Releases

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

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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.

29/07/2022 11:00Town Council
Statement regarding Artificial Grass Pitch in Rothamsted Park

Harpenden Town Council, Harpenden Colts FC & Harpenden Town FC are working in partnership to develop a new Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) in Rothamsted Park, a brilliant new facility for the community.

22/07/2022 17:03Events
Music in Lydekker returns for its fourth year

Music in Lydekker will be returning to Lydekker Park on Saturday 27th August 2021, 12pm-4pm. This FREE event will include incredible live music, guaranteed to get the audience on their feet, performed in the beautiful surroundings of one of Harpenden’s most treasured green spaces.

13/07/2022 13:57Communications
Town Council launches new website

Harpenden Town Council is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website The site, which went live this week, aims to make essential information more accessible and highlight areas of responsibility and current initiatives.

11/07/2022 13:12Town Council
Visit from Twin Town of Alzey to Harpenden

Harpenden welcomed a group of visitors from the Town of Alzey, its twin town in Germany, over the weekend of 7- 10 July. The visitors were hosted by the Friends of Alzey and the Town Mayor, Cllr Lisa Scriven and enjoyed a varied programme of visits and activities during their stay...