Will you be our first winner?

We are piloting an exciting new scheme to raise funds, which will be open to all. We need 100 entries to make this “100 Club”!


  1. In April 2018 we want to pilot a brand new PSRA 100 CLUB for five months (April-August).
  2. For £3 per entry per month you could win one of two £20 prizes. To be in with more chances to win, you can buy more entries, up to a maximum of three entries each month (£9).
  3. You can pay for all 5 months (1st April- 1st August) in a one-off: £15 (1 entry) £30 (2 entries) £45 (3 entries)
  4. There will be a bumper prize of £50* in August.
  5. The first draw will be on April 18th providing we get enough entrants**.
  6. All entrants will be allocated a number and a winner* will be drawn at the PSRA monthly meeting. Prize-winners will receive a cheque.
  7. Payment to enter the 100 Club should be made by bank transfer or standing order. Otherwise by cheque (payable to PSRA); please see the information and application.
  8. Your payment must be received by 14th of each month to be eligible for the draw.

If you are interested in joining our 100 Club, please read the rules here or a hard copy can be obtained from the  Newsletter Editor (please enclose a stamped addressed envelope) and if satisfied fill in the online PSRA 100 Club Application (or hard copy below and please return to Editor) and set up a standing order with your bank.

All applications require the reference to be filled in, which is made up of your surname, followed by initials, followed by your Post Code.

Please also select which payment method you will use. Entries will not be accepted without a valid payment method selected and received prior to the draw.

The PSRA 100 club is in addition to annual subscriptions as a member of the Residents Association.

* To win any prize individuals entries must be up to date and paid fully.

** If we do not have enough entrants we will be unable to pay a prize and refunds will be made

100 CLUB application form


One weekend two Litter Picks

Park Street Pickers, want to try and clear our villages of litter on Saturday and Sunday 20/21 January.
After a break for Christmas and over indulging on festive food you might enjoy an opportunity to get get out and be a bit active while giving our local environment a spot of TLC.

They start at 10am from How Wood shops on Saturday and Park Street Recreation Ground (Park Street Lane) on the Sunday and can provide all the gear, just bring gloves.

If you prefer you can be one of their “Lone Rangers” and look after an area yourself. Ring Dennis on 873365 for more details.

If there is #litter in your road or street let them know, please.

Christmas Lights Turn On Photos

We successfully held our Christmas Lights turn on, on the 30th November.

The evening was a great success, despite some timing issues at the start.

The How Wood School Choir sang some lovely Christmas carols, accompanied by our local Big Band, Badje.

We even had a flurry of snow during the singing of Silent Night. Obviously all co-ordinated and arranged by us!!

We were also proud to have Haydn Stringer from Saracens Rugby Union team present to turn on the lights, and draw our raffle. He even got roped in to turn on a local residents personal lights. So a big thank you from the PSRA to him for giving up his time to help the local community event.

Hopefully everyone who attended enjoyed the evening, especially the mulled wine/hot chocolate/mince pies/BBQ provided by our local bakers and butchers, as well as the local shops including Lily Alley florists holding their own Christmas event, and the other shops that stayed open late.

We need you the community to be involved to keep making this event better every year, so we hope to see you all there next year.


St Albans Good Neighbour Scheme

Your neighbour may need your help but probably won’t want to ask

The St Albans Good Neighbour Scheme has been solving this problem for over 35 years. Many of our neighbours live on their own and have nobody to call upon when they need extra help. We provide a phone line which they can ring. We then link those who need help with those who are happy to give it.   We need to keep reviewing our volunteer list.   COULD WE ADD YOUR NAME?

We need:

Duty Officers to answer our phone from their own homes;

Practical people who can do little tasks such as fix curtain rails or do shopping;

Drivers who can take people to hospital appointments;

Befrienders who can visit somebody on a regular basis.

It is very flexible. Some volunteers help out a few times a year and others a few times a week.

It is very enjoyable. Expenses are reimbursed.

If you would like to get involved please ring the number above to find out more or look up our website.

How Wood Christmas Lights Turn On – Thursday 30th November

It’s that time of the year again where we hope to get everyone in the Christmas spirit by enjoying an evening of music, food and of course our Christmas Lights switch on.

This year the event is begins at 5.30pm out side How Wood shops on Thursday 30th November.

During the evening their will be music from our local Big Band, carols from the local school choir, mulled wine, mince pies and a BBQ.

The lights will be switched on (all being well) at 6pm, hopefully by a member of Saracens Rugby Union team, and this year we are pleased to announce that they will be a brand new set of lights along the shop facades.


The local shops will also be open late, so don’t miss out on what hopefully be a lovely family event.


We hope to see you all there!

Park Street Remembrance Day Parade

St Stephen Parish Remembrance Day Parade and Service will be held in Park Street on Sunday 12 November 2017 to give members of the local community the opportunity to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, not only in the First and Second World Wars, but also in more recent conflicts.

The Service will start with a Parade of Standards by local youth organisations, led by Harpenden Pipe Band.

The parade will form up on Park Street, by the railway bridge south of the junction with Hawfield Gardens, at 2.15pm from where it will make its way along Park Street to the War Memorial.

Anyone wishing to take part in the parade should assemble in the Village Hall Car Park by 2.00pm.

During the service, which will begin at the Memorial at approximately 2.45pm, there will be the opportunity for individuals to lay a personal tribute.

The parade will march back to the Village Hall Car Park at the end of the service.

Please note that car parking in the vicinity is limited and there will be a road closure in place between Hawfield Gardens and Park Street Lane 2.15pm -4.00pm.