This year’s APRA AGM will be held on 27th November in the Spicer Street Church hall at 8 pm. As on previous occasions, tea and coffee will be provided by the church staff beforehand (from 7.30 pm). We will start with a short presentation by Jane Parker from the Environment and Waste department of SADC, followed by questions.
One very important business item is a call for new Committee members. Sally Hickman is standing down, reducing the present Committee to seven. We very much need up to three new members, ideally including currently under-represented groups. No special skills are required, but an interest in our Conservation Area is. If you think you might help, please contact Secretary for further information.
You should have received a questionnaire from SADC about car parking permits. If you have replied to this, well done; if not we encourage you to do so as previous surveys have often failed to reach the threshold at which responders’ views need to be taken into account. The deadline is 4th November – the form can be completed on-line at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/permitpolicy
Another piece of news is that we are collaborating with the St Albans Civic Society and others to organize a day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our Conservation Area. This will be on 6th July next year and will involve an afternoon of talks, an Exhibition (hopefully in the New Museum and Gallery) and an evening celebratory party. Kate Buckley has a major role in organising both the party and involvement of local schools (via competitions connected to Conservation) and she needs helpers Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to volunteer for either of these.
We look forward to a good meeting – please bring a neighbour or two with you if you can!