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The Harpenden 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.
Spring Time Special for Society members

What better way to get through the dark days of winter than a beautiful flower display in your garden to look forward to.

AND a chance to win Garden Vouchers from Notcutts in Smallford.

Start planning now, buy some bulbs, plant up some spring flowers to make a display large
or small, in a garden bed or in some pots.


The competition is open from March 10th - April 20th.

Take a photo of your display when your flowers are in peak condition.

E mail the photo to

The judges will be looking for a balanced display of colour and beauty.

Only 1 entry per member.

Winners to be announced May 10th

A £20 voucher will be awarded to the ten best entries as merited by the judges
Society Awards for 2020.

Please nominate your favourite new development in the town by clicking here.
Would you like to shape the future NHS services and buildings which are designed to improve your experiences as a patient or carer?

The Harpenden Society have been  ssessing the implications of
YOUR CARE YOUR VIEWS  - West Hertfordshire Acute NHS Trust’s
public information initiative concerning the distribution of services for patients after the rebuilding on the Watford site and upgrading of the St Albans and Hemel Hempstead sites is completed.

The Trust wish to take the opportunity offered by the capital programme to rationalise and improve patient care.

Residents are invited to submit their views via a survey which can be completed via:

The closing date for the survey is now  March 28th.

Details of the TRUST’s proposals are contained in the recently released ‘YOUR CARE YOUR VIEWS’ Document -  which you can read by visiting their website.

The main changes relevant to Harpenden residents are:

1. Improved diagnostic services -MRI/CT scanning at St Albans City Hospital  (SACH).

2. Improved planned surgical services at SACH

3. Centralisation of outpatient services for gastroenterology and endoscopy at SACH

4. Centralisation of outpatient services for diabetes and endocrinology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, cardiology, neurology and dermatology at Hemel Hempstead.


The Society has asked the Trust to carefully consider the impact on Harpenden residents who need to travel to their appointments by public transport, as there are no direct bus services between Harpenden and Hemel Hempstead.
Members Email Adresses
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.

To unsubscribe from the Society emails please click here.
For information on the Harpenden Green Belt Association click here
Harpenden Past & Present
Click here to see this YouTube video.

To access the Society's archive of documents please click here.

If you love Harpenden, then why not join the Harpenden Society

The Harpenden Society are launching a membership drive this summer to encourage local people to get involved and support them in their efforts to keep Harpenden a wonderful place to live and work.

The Society promotes and encourages a range local activities and initiatives from public meetings and community events to supporting our High Street and lobbying the local council.

We also publish a quarterly newsletter.

If you want to be informed about the important issues affecting life in Harpenden then you need to be a member.

Joining is easy and inexpensive, (£8 single/ £10 family). Send your name(s) address and email address to:

making the payment into the Society's bank account – sort code 60-10-07, account number 28772946 – or by cheque made payable to ‘The Harpenden Society’ to our Treasurer Harry Downie at 66 Eastmoor Park, Harpenden AL5 1BW.
Library Volunteers Needed

We would like to recruit one or two new volunteers to join our dedicated, hardworking team in keeping Harpenden Library open on Wednesday afternoons.

Full training is given and most volunteers work a shift approximately once a month.

An interest in libraries, in assisting library users and some basic skill with IT is essential.

For further information or to express an interest please contact the Library Volunteer Organiser by email at
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