Press Releases

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

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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...

20/06/2022 11:19Events
55th Harpenden Summer Carnival is a huge success

Harpenden Town Council and the Harpenden Roundtable welcomed thousands of people to the Summer Carnival on  Saturday.

02/06/2022 12:13Events
An unforgettable Jubilee celebration on Harpenden Common

Thousands of people celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Harpenden Common on Thursday. Popular, free attractions included outdoor children’s games, interactive entertainment, a climbing wall and soft play, not to mention the Royal touches...

23/05/2022 13:48Shop local
Harpenden's businesses test Royal knowledge with Jubilee Window Trail

Twenty-three High Street and Southdown businesses have joined forces with Harpenden Town Council to create an exciting window trail

13/05/2022 13:02Community Services
Two exciting new play areas open following the acquisition of four open spaces by Harpenden Town Council

Harpenden Town Council is pleased to announce that two exciting new play areas will open this week in Roundwood Lane and Wood End. This announcement follows the Town Council’s acquisition of Roundwood Lane, Wood End, Parva Close and Oakley Road open spaces in March 2022. Each of these locations offer outstanding, accessible green spaces for recreation and enjoyment in Harpenden.