Up and Coming Events

National Older People's Day
National Older People's day, 1st October, 10am-2pm at Alban Arena
St Leonards Church Flower Festival
St Leonards Flower Festival 3-5th October 2014
Neighbourhood Plan Meeting
Neighbourhood Plan Meeting, Tuesday 7th October, 7.30pm Marshalswick Community Centre
Council Meeting
Annual Meeting of the Parish Council



St. Albans District Council has announced that the consultation on the Strategic Local Plan will commence on the 10th of October 2014 and conclude on the 22nd of November 2014.

The Strategic Local Plan will contain the Council’s overarching policies, key principles and the spatial vision (formerly the Core Strategy).

It will also set out the level and location of sustainable development for the District.

To find out more about the Strategic Local Plan, the consultation period and the report considered by the Cabinet use the following links to the St. Albans District Council Website and the St. Albans District Council Cabinet agenda and report.





Hertfordshire County Council is consulting the public regarding the future funding for bus services. 

At Sandridge Parish Council’s Full Council meeting on the 10th of September the council considered and discussed the proposed reduction in bus subsidies in Hertfordshire.


Given the impact of the proposals on bus service 653 the council supports the campaign against the reduction in bus subsidies.


Parishioners and members of the public can find out more about the campaign, signing the petition and how to register their opinion in the consultation (which concludes on the 8th of October 2014) on bus services by using the following links;





St Albans City & District Council is working in partnership with OPALS (Older Persons Activity Learning and Safety) and older people's groups to run a day celebrating older people in the District.


DATE:     1ST OCTOBER 2014

TIME:      10AM - 2PM

Everybody is welcome, just turn up on the day.

Lunch is available, however you must book, so please call: 01727 819320

At this event there will be information and workshops on activity learning and safety OPALS.  Stalls offering information on local clubs and special interest groups.  Thee will be taster sessions on leisure and arts services plus many more.

For further information please contact: Ann Austin, 01727 819320 or email: ann.austin@stalbans.gov.uk 



 A great time was had by all at the Heartwood Forest Summer Festival, held in Sandridge on Saturday 23rd July 2014.  Photographs kindly supplied by Councillor John Newton-Davies.



 Annual Ragwort Pull at Jersey Farm Woodland Park





An annual event held by Sandridge Parish Council this July, encouraging volunteers to help clear the Jersey Farm Woodland Park of the "Ragwort" plant. 

 Youth Shelter installed at Sherwood Park

The new youth shelter at Sherwood Park was installed on July 7th. This has happened following consultation with local people and in partnership with St Albans District Council.

The initiative is part of a district wide scheme to provide suitable and safe places for young people to meet. The shelter has been provided without cost to Sandridge parish for a trial of six months or so.

It is very much hoped the shelter will be well used. If the scheme proves successful the Parish Council will consider a permanent shelter in consultation with residents.


Please click on the link below to complete the online survey. 


We have a new Neighbourhood Plan Page

The Neighbourhood Plan is a big project involving the community in decision making over how the parish will be run/decisions that may be made on green belt planning etc. in the future. Click here to go to the page.


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 

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: http://www.sandridge900.com/

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'.