5 Dec 2020: Wreath making

Thank you to local resident Joanna Ramasawmy, who is running a free socially distanced wreath making workshop on 5th December 2020. Share your garden greenery (or pick some up from the local gardens offering up spare if you don’t have a green patch of your own), followed by a zoom workshop where Joanna will help us make beautiful winter decorations! Find out more information and how to take part by joining our Facebook group.


Donate your produce to the local Foodbank

Image credit: K Swindells

The Foodbank donations box is now out at the stall on Leyland Avenue every Saturday until Tuesday.

Please consider popping a little something from your harvests in to help ensure Sopwell residents in need get some fresh produce each week.

There are clean punnets and hand sanitiser available.

Located on a driveway at the end of Leyland Avenue.

Please follow coronavirus guidelines and walk/cycle if you are able to.

National recognition for Grow Community – Sopwell’s Chair

We are incredibly proud to announce that Kate Swindells, the driving force behind Grow Community – Sopwell, has been included in the Independent newspaper’s Happy List 2020. The list celebrates people doing remarkable things to unite communities during the pandemic. Kate was secretly nominated by a local Sopwell resident for “all [she’s] done for so many of us in Sopwell, especially during Lockdown, and for what [she] will no doubt continue to do in the future”. We are so lucky to have someone of her heart, vision and determination to inspire the community. Well done Kate!

@independent #happylist2020 @GrowSopwell

Find out more here.

Community garden consultation: Thanks for your views

The Council consultation is now over. Thank you to residents who have had their say on where best to locate our community garden, and any other views you have.

We want this to be a positive community project in Sopwell, and will listen carefully to all views.

The survey and detailed information about the project can be found on the Council’s Open Consultations webpage:

The garden will be on St Albans City and District Council land, and is funded by a community grant.

For more information or any comments/questions contact:
Kate Swindells (Chair) at GrowSopwell@gmail.com 
Peggy Sharpe, SADC Community Engagement Project Officer. Preferably by email: Peggy.Sharp@stalbans.gov.uk or telephone: 01727 819340