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Welcome to the Website of the Harpenden Society

Welcome to the website of The Harpenden Society, Harpenden’s Civic Society.

The Harpenden Society exists for everyone who appreciates the richness of life in Harpenden and wants to ensure that the town remains a green and pleasant place in which to live, work or visit.

The Society was founded in 1930, is a registered Charity (278154), and currently has over 1,000 members, and a very active executive committee and a number of subcommittees or task groups to deal with particular activities or campaigns.

Please contact us if you would like further information about The Harpenden Society or to make comments about its current activities.

If you would like to join The Harpenden Society the details can be found here.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and may consider joining the Society.

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The Society’s Social Media

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Go to the Society’s Twitter page

Lookout for Scams. Click here for more information

Harpenden Sign

For information on the Harpenden Green Belt Association click here

Harpenden Society Activities 2014-15

Click here to see some of the activities with which  the Society has recently been involved.

Society Activities

Community Safety

Environmental Issues  


Health and Social Welfare

Education and Leisure

Built Environment

Economic Activity


Harpenden Past & Present

Click here to see this YouTube video.

Red House

Please sign the Red House petition

Follow the debate and add your comments on Facebook

Library Volunteers

If you would like to be a library volunteer please email library@harpendensociety.org

Volunteer For Harpenden

Information on Volunteer For Harpenden can be found here.

Members’ Email Addresses

If you are a member of the Society and have not supplied the Society with your email address you can do that by clicking here.

This will enable you to receive regular email updates about public meeting and other interesting news items.

Latest News

A copy of the slides and a brief report on the 25th February, 2016 public meeting - The Role of the Red House in Improving Health & Wellbeing - can be found here.

The presenters’ slides from the 4th February public meeting to discuss the Strategic Local Plan can be found here.

Press Release from Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust on the Red House site can be found here.

Town Mayor draws the winners in the 2016 Harpenden Society Carnival Day competition.

Cllr Nicola Linacre made twelve people very happy when she drew the winners on Tuesday evening (June 21) at a garden party hosted by Society chairman Chris Marsden.

All the winners have been notified of their success. Comments from winners included:

 I have never won a prize before;  Always nice to get good news when you are having a rubbish day; We are absolutely delighted to have won a prize in your super Carnival quiz; This is fantastic - thank you! 

Over 360 leaflets were handed out on Carnival Day (June 11) with 55 entries received. Ron Taylor, The Society PR organiser thanked all the prize donors for their support in helping to make the event a huge success.

The answers to the competition can be seen here.