Wednesday 23rd November

cdaWed 23rd Nov: Dig and Plant in Community Garden St Albans
We have the plants/shrubs and now we need help to dig and plant them in our fantastic community garden! If rain: Contact Christine on 07816 925364. free . Donations gratefully received. You will receive an email confirmation and directions. To book a place please email: 10am – 3pm Community Garden St Albans, Hixberry Lane,
St Albans, AL4 0TZ. (Same Lane as Earthworks). CDA event.

affinitysquadWed 23rd Nov: DAIAD ‘Open Water’ Coffee Morning
The DAIAD project is helping households in St Albans save water. We are holding a coffee morning to discuss the project and sign up those interested in participating. free . Book:
morning-tickets-28137096814 10am – 1pm
The Green Kitchen, 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP.

householdwasteservice_tcm15-55346Wed 23rd Nov: Recycling Roadshow
Speak to the Council’s Recycling team – learn about the recycling facilities available, have your questions answered, find out what items can be recycled where and get information on local reuse facilities. FREE. 10am – 4pm St Albans Market.

healthyhomesWed 23rd Nov: Herts Healthy Homes
Promoting the Herts Healthy Homes service to St Albans residents. The service exists to ensure that vulnerable residents get the help they need to be warm and well through this winter. FREE. 10am – 4pm St Albans Market. Groundwork Hertfordshire event.

tree-planting1Wed 23rd Nov: Help plant a forest
Spend a day or half a day helping to plant England’s largest new forest. Please dress appropriately – it’s likely to be cold and muddy. Snacks and hot drinks are provided but please bring lunch. You can just come for the morning. Please arrive promptly. To book FREE. Email This event will go ahead in all weather except deep snow. 10am – 12.30pm or 3pm Meet in Heartwood Forest car park just north of Sandridge AL4 9DQ. A Woodland Trust event.

purpleWed 23rd Nov: Purple4Polio – planting crocuses
Join St Albans Verulamium Rotary Club with partner Earthworks to plant 5000 crocuses as part of Rotary Worldwide campaign to eradicate Polio. FREE. If rain: Phone 07733 326232. 10.30am-2.30pm The grass between the drive at Westminster Lodge and the Swimming Pool. AL1 2DL.

bridgeatalbanwayWed 23rd Nov: St Albans Super Highway-Guided Walk
Join CMS to find out more about the fascinating history of the Alban Way, its wildlife and the plans for the future. FREE. Meeting by the gate onto the Alban Way at the back of Morrisons car park. Visit
Rain: Call 01992 588433 or see website. 10.30am – 12.30pm Parking in Morrisons Car Park – 244 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4SU. Countryside Management Service event.

street-party-pictureWed 23rd Nov: Would you like to have a street party in your road?
Come and meet the Our Street Party team and get information and help on how to set up a Street Party in your street. FREE. 10.30am – 11.30am @ The Gallery Café, Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.


chalklogo-tidied-brighter-squareWed 23rd Nov: Playing Out… What it is and how you can get started
Come and have a coffee with the Herts Playing Out Team and find out how to enable your children to safely play out in your own street. FREE. 10.30am – 11.30am @ The Gallery Café, Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.


verulaimiumparkWed 23rd Nov: Verulamium Park Walk and Talk
To find out more about the park and how it is managed. FREE. We will reschedule if weather is bad – please call 07931 518215. 11am – 2pm Meeting at Verulamium
Museum, St Michael’s Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW.


Pond with lillypads and woodland for habitat study at Bayfordbury

Wed 23rd Nov: Environmental Management and Sustainability lecture
Sustainability lecture with speakers Miranda Cambell, National Trust, and Alister Leggatt, Affinity Water. FREE.
series 7pm – 8.30pm Lindop Building, College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB.

Thursday 24th November

tyttehhangerpitThurs 24th Nov: Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits Nature Walk
A morning walk around Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits. We expect to see visiting winter wildfowl and thrushes. Bring sturdy footwear. Will go ahead if it rains. £1. Booking can be via an email to: 9.30am – 12.30pm Willows Farm car park,
Coursers Road, AL4 0PF. Car park 1 on RHS. Follow RSPB signs. RSPB event.

sjlThurs 24th Nov: Sustainable Schools Training Day
An opportunity for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils from local primary and secondary schools to gain new ideas about how they can contribute to sustainability. 9.30am – 2.45pm The  Farmschool, Annables Farm, AL5 3PR.
FREE. Schools can register by emailing

bricket-woodThurs 24th Nov: Bricket Wood Common – Heritage, Biodiversity and Managing for Future Generations
Join our ranger led guided walk and learn more  bout the heritage, wildlife and sustainable management of Bricket Wood Common. An historic and secluded site, rich in biodiversity.FREE. Event will go ahead in light rain. Contact 07587 632379. 10.30am – 12.30pm School Lane, Bricket Wood,
AL2 3XT. John O’Connor event.

traidcraft-stallThurs 24th Nov: Fair Trade Chatterbox Coffee Morning
Refreshments and good company, augmented with sustainable
advice and information including: gardening and composting;
cycling including bicycle checks and maps; a Fair Trade stall;
sewing bee – clothes repairs. FREE. 10.30am – 12 noon Marlborough Road Methodist Church, Marlborough Road, St Albans, AL1 3XG.

greengrantsThurs 24th Nov: Funding workshop: how to apply for green grants
Does your community group, school or social enterprise have loads of ideas for environmental projects, but can’t find the funding? Come along for info & advice. Choice of hourly sessions 3-4, 4-5, 5-6 free . Book by Eventbrite: 3pm-6pm The Hub, Civic Centre, St Peter’s St, St Albans, AL1 3JE

sustainable-earthThurs 24th Nov: From Global to Local – How the Council is taking action to address sustainability
Hear about our Greenhouse Gas reduction targets, Climate
Change Action Plan and the other work we are involved in
to reduce our own impacts and improve the sustainability of St Albans City and District. FREE. 4pm – 5.30pm
St Albans City and District Council, St Peter’s Street,
St Albans, AL1 3JE.

sustainablehouseThurs 24th Nov: Make buildings more sustainable by using fewer resources
Want to save money on your electricity, gas and water bills? This talk is for you. The focus is on buildings, including lighting, heating, ventilation, materials, solar energy and water use. FREE.To book contact Ann Cahill on or Ant Wilson on 6pm – 8pm AECOM House, 63-77 Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 3ER. An AECOM event.