We need your help
We heard last Friday (2 December) that the County Council will put the old fire station site off Harpenden Road (“the Ariston Site”) on the market for housing in Spring 2017.
At the same time, the Council is going back on the plan to transfer the Lower Field to the District Council to retain it as part of Bernards Heath open space in perpetuity, and instead wants to earmark the Lower Field as a 2 form entry primary school site – adding an additional 420 children up and down Harpenden Road during the school run.
The Friends of Bernards Heath believe the sensible place for a new school (if indeed one is needed) would be in the vicinity of the fire station, currently earmarked for more houses.
We’ve been campaigning for nearly twenty years for the Lower Field to be recognised as a full part of Bernards Heath alongside the registered common – and for the past fifteen years following the Village Green Inquiry, that’s been the District Council’s view too.
We’ll be putting our case in more detail on our website in the next few days, but in the meantime, please make your views known to our county and district councillors before the Cabinet Panel meeting on Friday 9 December. Their contact details are:
County Councillors (click on the link to email)
|Roma Mills||County Councillor St Albans Northfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 837319|
|Chris Hayward||Chairman – Resources & Performance Cabinet Panelemail@example.com||01923 291574|
District Councillors (click on the link to email)
|Richard Curthoys||Marshalswick South||Cllr.R.Curthoys@stalbans.gov.uk||01923 675924 or 07896786485|
|Salih Gaygusuz||Marshalswick Southfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 858289|
|Steve McKeown||Marshalswick South||Cllr.S.McKeown@stalbans.gov.uk||07980 101206|
|Malachy Pakenham||Batchwoodemail@example.com||01727 868247|
|Tim Smith||Batchwoodfirstname.lastname@example.org||07966 241934|
|Roma Mills||Batchwood||Roma.email@example.com||01727 837319|