Throughout the year, we offer a range of events for members and non-members. These include regular speaker evenings covering topical interests – for example we have included subjects varying from preserving the green belt to youth interests in St. Albans. The full diary of events is usually published in the Autumn.
There is an Annual General Meeting (usually held in June) when all members are invited to give their views on past and future happenings in our city.
Perhaps the highlight of the year is our Awards Evening in October where we celebrate best practice in current architecture and design – for both buildings and our green spaces.
Additionally, we participate in the St Albans Residents First Weekend and Heritage Open Days, and arrange visits to other interesting and historic towns.
Over 100 people provided us with comments in response to the questionnaire sent to all members. At this meeting we will talk about the key points, discuss with you what that might mean in terms of how the Society develops and explain how we propose to use the information to produce our Five-Year Plan. This is combined with a social event and opportunity for informal discussions.
Please note this event is on Tuesday 30 October, not Thursday as shown in the newsletter.
Join us for an update on the plans to revitalise the River Ver and find out more about how this impacts on the Lake, the Park and other areas adjacent to the River.
Councillor Mary Maynard (portfolio holder for planning) will talk to us about the Council’s latest proposals for the Local Plan. Members, guests and Residents Associations welcome.
Established in 1994, Heritage Open Days is England’s contribution to the European Heritage Days and has since grown into the country’s largest heritage festival. Please click on the link to the brochure giving full details of all the venues open to the public in St Albans.
The Civic Society in conjunction with the Herts Advertiser is pleased to support the brochure giving full details of all the venues open to the public in St Albans. This year events take place over two weekends so please see the brochure for details of which attractions are open when.
This year’s AGM takes place at the Octagon Room, St Peters Church.
Further details to follow
Join us for a day out by rail for only £29 to the Kent towns of Sandwich and Deal.
Please note this is now fully booked
Find out more and download the Spring Visit booking form here
A talk by Ian Harvey, Executive Director of Civic Voice
In a change from the original programme, we have an update on activities within Civic Voice including the design awards.
A talk by Bob Thompson. A joint meeting with Herts Association of Architects.
A talk by Catherine Newley, Audience Development Manager at the Museum.
We are delighted to announced that Sir Terry Farrell will be our speaker at this event to be held in the Library at St Albans School. His topic is Designing Modern Architecture in a Historic City.
Please note that space is limited and you must reserve a place in advance, see attached for further details.