Five Year Plan

Objectives

  • We seek to ensure that our fundamental purpose, conserving St Albans built heritage, is achieved; that new buildings will enhance rather than detract from the cityscape; and protect the important green belt surrounding the city which help give it its character
  • We would like developers to come to us for our expertise in developments within the built environment. We aspire to be respected and, more importantly, listened to.
  • We will seek to rebalance the age profile of our membership and also attract more businesses by increasing our public profile and developing programmes which appeal to a wider audience.
  • We will engage more of our members as active volunteers. Our members will be better informed about the Society through regular consultation.
  • We will work with more partners to share expertise and achieve more effective outcomes together.
  • We will bring our systems into the 21st century so that we can increase access to information for our members and the public.

Our strategic aim is to have implemented the following

  • Assist with developing and operating a Conservation Area Advisory Committee
  • A functioning and effective blue plaques programme
  • Improve our relationship with the council and developers by measuring outcomes e.g. CCOS (Civic Centre Opportunity Site)
  • Support measures to improve and enhance the public realm
  • Given more attention to environmental issues which were identified as priority at our members meeting
  • Have increased our membership and increased the diversity by being perceived as being committed to enhancing the built and green environment of the whole of St Albans. 
  • Have an effective succession plan in operation for our Committee

Action plan for 2019-20

Download our Action Plan here 

We welcome feedback on the Plan and will be holding a meeting in the Autumn to discuss this in more detail. In the meantime please email us with any comments through the contact us page.

Upcoming Events

Heritage Open days

Start date: 13 September 2019

End date: 22 September 2019

Visit to Stamford & Burghley House

Date: 28 September 2019

The Society’s Five-Year Plan

Date: 24 October 2019

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Membership is open to all

Membership is open to everyone who shares our aim to make our City attractive for residents and visitors.

The membership / financial year runs from 1st April through to 31st March but you may of course join at any time so don’t delay, join today!

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Awards

Do you know of a project that might deserve recognition in the Society’s Awards? These can be for new developments, large or small, but could be for a small extension, restored windows on a period property, or a rebuilt wall. Its not just about buildings either. Remember the Society’s Awards cover things that enhance the quality of St Albans environment or amenities and the Trevelyan Award is presented for a conservation project.

Get looking about now. Send your nominations to us stalbanscivicsociety@gmail.com Please provide a brief description and thoughts on why it should be considered.