Book Sale

The library has a permanent book sale and proceeds go towards anything that we need to buy for the library. Books have been donated for this purpose. Come and buy!

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Katherine Warington School

Education and Skills Funding Agency in partnership with the school’s trust have announced details of their forthcoming public consultation on the emerging planning application proposals for the new secondary school. The purpose of the exhibition is to inform and seek the views of parents, local residents and other interested parties.

Four public exhibitions will take place on the following dates at the following venues:

Monday 10th July from 3.00pm-8.30pm at the Fenwick- Ames Suite, Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Piggottshill Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1AB

Thursday 13th July from 3.00pm-8.30pm at the Batford Memorial Hall, Tallents Crescent, Batford Harpenden AL5 5BS

Wednesday 19th July from 3.00pm-8.30pm at the Wheathampstead Memorial Hall, Marford Road, Wheathampstead AL4 8AY

Thursday 20th July from 3.00pm-8.30pm at Redbourn Village Hall, 63 High Street Redbourn AL3 7LW

Further information is on the school’s website here:

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Friday 23rd June between 16:00pm - 20:00pm

At the Village Hall

The Crown Estate are the landowners and would-be developers of the land at the East Hemel site, proposing to build 1,500 homes in Green Belt, which is in the St Albans District Council Draft Strategic Local Plan. It forms part of a wider cross-boundary development at East Hemel of some 4,000 homes.

There are current issues with the SADC Draft SLP, which is due for a judicial review at the High Court this June, so we won’t know the outcome of this until later in the year. Despite this the Crown Estate are continuing to progress with there Masterplan and will put forward a planning application this Autumn. The Proposal:

All the current farm land between Redbourn and Hemel would be used for development - a much greater area of our green belt than in the SLP.

The Country Park is actually drainage reservoirs that will be dry when there is no rain and stagnant pools at other times, so not exactly fishing lakes!

There is a proposed gypsy and travellers site alongside Punch Bowl Lane in Redbourn Parish - that makes 4, and there is also the Three Cherry Trees Lane site nearby.

The new spine road that crosses the Nickey Line needs a proper controlled crossing as it will be a very busy link road from the M1 to Redbourn.

There is a no doctors surgery planned.

See more of the plans below, please go along and respond, closing date is the 4th August, this is your chance to see these plans and put your view points across.

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 21st between 15:30pm - 20:30pm

You are invited to attend a public exhibition of current town planning application proposals relating to the co-location of Redbourn Fire Station and Redbourn Library.

An exhibition of the proposals will be held on:

Wednesday 21st June 2017 from 3.30pm to 8.30pm at: Redbourn Fire Station, 11 Dunstable Road, Redbourn Hertfordshire, AL3 7BE

Please come along and give us your comments.

If you are unable to attend, the exhibition material will be available to view from 22nd June 2017 until 29th June 2017 at Redbourn Library and online at

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Redbourn Community Library

Drop-in training and coffee sessions

These are monthly training sessions for both new or experienced volunteers at the library and a chance to meet up as well as enjoy some training. This is always the first Wednesday of the month at 11.30am at the library.

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Chair : Ian Caldwell
Treasurer : Teresa Finnigan
Secretary : Russell Thomas

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