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London Colney Firework Display 2020 – Cancelled

London Colney Parish Council has taken the difficult decision to cancel the Firework Display, held annually in London Colney.

The firework display attracts crowds of nearly 5000 people to Morris Way Playing Fields in London Colney.  Under current government guidelines, it would not be possible to safely put on the event. Taking into consideration the upfront costs, resources and advance notice to suppliers required to organise the event we would not be able to safely organise an event on this scale, even if government guidelines were to change nearer the event, at such short notice

Cllr Katherine Gardner, Chairman of London Colney Parish Council said, “I am very disappointed that this decision has had to be made as I think the fireworks are our flagship event, which brings much enjoyment to our residents in London Colney.  That said, I do think it’s the right decision given the current circumstances and now onwards and upwards to next year.”

For further information, please contact 01727 821314

Traffic Diversions – High Street July 2020

NOTICE is given that Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all vehicular traffic from using that length of High Street, London Colney from its junction with White Horse Lane south eastwards to its junction with Jubilee Avenue (“the Road”), a distance of approximately 86 metres, except for access.

An alternative route will be via High Street, Kings Road, B5378 Shenley Lane, St Annes Road and High Street.

The Order is needed because sewer cleaning works are proposed to be executed on or near the Road.

First virtual meeting for the parish council

Since the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions on meeting with people who are not in your household, the parish council hasn’t held a meeting since 23 March 2020.  New regulations passed by Parliament in April 2020, allows for council meetings to be held virtually, provided that members of the public are able to access them.  Our first parish council meeting was held last night, Wednesday 10 June 2020 and after a few teething issues, all the business was transacted in just over an hour.  Full details of all meetings can be found on our website by using the calendar on the home page

Traffic Diversions in High Street June 2020

NOTICE is given that owing to the likelihood of danger to the public whilst works are being undertaken, all vehicular traffic is temporarily prohibited from using that length of High Street, London Colney from its junction with the A414 North Orbital Road/A1081 London Colney Bypass roundabout south westwards and south eastwards to its junction with Kings Road, a distance of approximately 543 metres, except for access.

An alternate route will be via A1081 London Road, Mile House Lane, Napsbury Lane, B5378 (Napsbury Lane/Shenley Lane) and Kings Road.

The work is expected to take 2 days to complete when started on the 8 June 2020.

Thank you, thank you, thank you

It’s National Volunteers Week and we want to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to all our amazing volunteers!!!

We have a dedicated team of 38 volunteers who are currently keeping 80+ shielding and vulnerable residents safe during the COVID-19 crisis, by helping with shopping, prescriptions and essential tasks! Every one of our volunteers is making life a little bit more manageable for so many London Colney residents! THANK YOU!

We also have an amazing team of volunteers that help us run so many much-loved activities and events in London Colney! Including our lunch club volunteers who normally help serve home-cooked meals every Tuesday and Thursdays!

Our Event Marshall Volunteers – who help us safely be able to put on fantastic events such as the Christmas Light Switch On, Fireworks, Picnic in the Park and Larks in the Park!
Our Volunteers who deliver our Christmas biscuits to our elderly community every year!

Thank you to every one of you!


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London Colney Remembers, 100 years on

Almost 100 years to the day, London Colney Parish Council commemorated the war memorial’s 100th anniversary with a ceremony, tree planting and plaque unveiling.  London Colney History Society had advised the parish council that the war memorial would be celebrating its 100th anniversary on 26 February 2020.  The original order of service for the event, 100 years ago, was provided by a local resident, Mrs Sandra Hodgson and this was used as adapted for the service on Saturday 29 February.

Cllr Helen Pakenham, Vice Chairman of the Parish Council planted a commemorative tree and the Mayor of St Albans District Council, Cllr Janet Smith, unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. The event was officiated by Rev. Patricia Jones from St Peter’s Church, London Colney. The service was attended by invited members of the History Society with local church and faith leaders.

After the service at the war memorial, attendees adjourned to St Peter’s Church, where the standard from the London Colney’s men’s branch of Royal British Legion was laid up.

Cllr Helen Pakenham said, “It was a great honour for me to pay tribute in my address, not only to the brave fallen of both wars but also the dutiful villagers of London Colney who ensured that a befitting monument is erected in their memory.”

Cllr Helen Pakenham, with the Mayor of St Albans District, Cllr Janet Smith and Rev Patricia Jones

2nd March 2020