Autumn 2023

18 15 39 4-5 CHAIR’S REPORT Councillor Graham Leonard 6-7 TASTE FROM HOME, AWAY FROM HOME By Kenny Tsang, Community Garden volunteer 8!9 NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN Examining the focus of the plan 11 THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS From Marshalswick library 12 NOTICEBOARD ! AUTUMN 2023 Listing of contact points throughout the area 13 WHO DO I CONTACT Useful numbers for many issues that arise 15 WILD LITTLE BUILDERS At Marshalswick Community Centre 16-18 EDUCATION NEWS Find out what’s going on at your local schools 19 FEELGOOD FACTOR ACTING CLASS Finds new home at Marshalswick Community Centre 20 COUNCILLOR PROFILE Councillor Mike White 21 SPONSOR A TREE IN YOUR PARISH Councillor Carol Chalkley 22 PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS 2023 Dates of Sandridge Parish Council meetings 23 SUNFLOWER SUCCESS! Four-year-old Grace reaches new heights! 24-25 SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL Follow us to keep up to date with improvements 26-27 FRIENDS OF JERSEY LANE Promoting conservation of the lane 28 MARSHALSWICK COMMUNITY CENTRE Listing of regular hirers COPYRIGHT - Items in this publication are subject to copyright. Copying in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Unless speci!cally stated, views expressed in Neighbourhood News are not necessarily those of the editor or of Sandridge Parish Council. While sponsored by Sandridge Parish Council, Neighbourhood News is an independent publication. The editor reserves the right to shorten, modify or reject submitted material. All advertisements, photographs and artwork supplied to Neighbourhood News are accepted in good faith (free of copyright). Neither Sandridge Parish Council nor the editor can be held responsible for goods or services advertised. Front cover image by Pete Adkins Circulation: Over 4,900 homes and businesses in Marshalswick, Jersey Farm and Sandridge. This is equivalent to all of the AL4 9-- postcode area. Contents AUTUMN 2023 29 JERSEY FARM COMMUNITY CENTRE Listing of regular hirers 30-31 SANDRIDGE VILLAGE HALL Listing of regular hirers 32 SPENCER HALL Listing of regular hirers 35 SECURING THE FUTURE Of Jersey Farm Residents’ Association 36-39 LOCAL CHURCH NEWS Find out what’s going on at your local churches 40 TIME CAPSULE RESTORED In Jersey Farm Woodland Park 41 YOU ARE NEVER ALONE At the Breast Cancer Support Group 45 IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY Marshalswick North Residents’ Association Published for and on behalf of Sandridge Parish Council Published by: LOCAL PUBLISHING LTD Tel: 01727 757475 Editor/ Advertising: STEFANIE HAYES Address: Neighbourhood News, c/o Sandridge Parish Council, Marshalswick Community Centre, The Ridgeway, St. Albans, AL4 9TU 6-7 EDITORIAL DEADLINE If you have an article you would like to be considered for the WINTER 2023 edition, please email it to the editor by Tues 31 st October 2023