Up and Coming Events

25
Apr
Sandridge 900+ Discover Sandridge Exhibition until 29th May
Discover Sandridge Exhibition at St Albans Museum
26
Apr
Sandridge 900+ Curryoke Evening
Curryoke Evening - Combining Curry and Karaoke at St Leonard's Church
03
May
Woodland Wander
Woodland Wander start 11am at Ferrers Lane Car Park
10
May

 Parish Grounds Maintenance Contract has been awarded...

“Sandridge Parish Council have entered into partnership with St Albans District Council and Harpenden Town Council in procuring it’s professional grounds maintenance service. 

The new contract commenced on  March 1st 2014 and is for ten years with an option to extend by a further five years.  

The successful contractor, John O’Conner Ltd, will continue to  be responsible for maintaining our open spaces. They will also be responsible for a number of additional services such as playground maintenance, hanging baskets and snow clearance at specific sites. 

The new contract will benefit residents both in terms of responsiveness and achieving value for money. 

Any issues residents have in relation to performance of the new contract may be raised with our Facilities Manager at parish.facilities@gmail.com”. 


SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL - Our Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish Council has begun the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan and we will need your help!  The Plan will set out how local residents want to see their area develop and during 2014 there will be a number of consultations so residents can say what they would like to see in the Plan.

But before that, we have to get approval from the District Council to produce a Plan for the area within our parish boundaries and a formal consultation is now underway. Please go to the link below for further details: 

http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/planning/Planningpolicy/neighbourhoodplanning.aspx   

BENTSLEY SPINNEY - Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) 2014 - 2019

Bentsley Spinney is a small area of woodland surrounded by housing in the Marshalswick area of St Albans. 

The objective of the GAP  is to improve and enhance this small urban woodland for both people and wildlife. 

The core aspirations are as follows:

  • to promote awareness of and interest in Bentsley Spinney
  • Engage and prompt involvement from the local community in the future site management through volunteering
  • To protect and enhance the biodiversity that can be found on site
  • To put in place proactive, strategic and sustainable woodland management that appropriately tackles tree safety whilst taking account of biodiversity
  • To improve access for all users throughout the woodland, with links to local greenspaces, businesses and schools
  • To install appropriate signage to enhance the visitor experience 
  • To secure external funding to ensure the viability of capital works
  • To ensure ongoing maintenance costs are financially sustainable

For further information, please visit:   http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-green-space/Green-Spaces/bentsleyspinney/bs_gap_con.aspx

 What else has been going on in the Parish?

 

Sherwood Park playground:

Extensive works have been carried out to improve the surfacing around various pieces of play equipment to allow their safe use in even the wettest conditions.

St Leonard's cemetery:

The cemetery water supply has been replaced  with a more robust standpipe for the benefit of users.

           

Major improvements have been made to both St Helier Road and the entrance to Jersey Lane.  Making access a lot easier and safer for residents' and walkers' alike. 

Sandridge 900+

Sandridge 900+ is a community initiative for 2014 supported by Sandridge Parish Council, which is designed to celebrate everything that our area of north St Albans has to offer its residents and its visitors and encourage them both to Discover Sandridge.

Sandridge 900+ covers Bernard's Heath (aka Sandridge New Town), Marshalswick, Jersey Farm, Sandridge Village and the surrounding countryside, all of which fell withing the ancient parish of St Leonard's Church, dedicated aound 1114 to serve the monks and labourers working one of the farms belonging to the great Benedictine Abbey of St Albans.

From March 30th 2014, an exciting series of events and attractions is planned with something for all ages and every taste - find out more at www. sandridge900.com.

Join the 900 Group - S900+ organizers are looking for 900 people over 16 to join our pool of volunteers.  Stewards, welcomers, publicity personnel, musicians and other helpers will be needed to assist in promoting and running various events throughout the year.  If you would be willing to be approached to help for a few hours at a time to suit you, please register by emailing sandridge900@gmail.com or via the website. 


Free Bus Service
Did you know that Sandridge Parish Council runs a bus service taking pensioners and disabled people, free of charge, to and from St. Albans every Wednesday (Market Day)? The buses, operated by PPH, follow two routes - route 247 runs from Sandridge Village via Jersey Farm and route 248 runs from The Quadrant, Marshalswick. Click here to view the timetable for both routes.

Details on other local bus services can be found under 'Useful Links'.


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