Anne Robson Trust Helpline

Introducing the Anne Robson Helpline – if you or someone close to you is dying, you can talk to us.
At the Anne Robson Trust we aim to be there to listen to anyone who faces dying or the imminent death of someone they care about. We know that facing the end of life can leave you feeling isolated and alone.
Being able to access support is so important. Gaining knowledge of what may happen towards the end of life and being prepared helps both the person dying and their loved ones to feel a sense of control.
Calls are free and confidential. Call us on 0808 801 0688 – we have time to talk.
Please visit to find out more.

[posted 25th May 2022]

Cuban Salsa Beginners Classes

Cuban salsa dance classes for beginners are now available every Thursday at Tanners Wood Hall, School Mead, Abbots Langley, WD5 0LA . No partner or dance experience needed. Why not come and try one class and see what it is all about!

For more details, visit

[posted 20th May 2022]

Queen’s Jubilee Temporary Road Closures

Many residents planning street parties for the Queen’s Jubilee have applied for and been granted temporary road closures. To see a full list of planned road closures, please go to Roadworks and road closures | Hertfordshire County Council . The list below are the ones that have been reported to ALPC by HCC.






[posted 19th May 2022]

Evergreen FC – Players Wanted! 

Evergreen FC is seeking to recruit ladies aged 16+ to play in their women’s league. Training is on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm @ South Way , Abbots Langley, Herts. WD5 OJL . Why not come down and give it a go? Download a flyer here.

[posted 10th May 2022]

Tennis Coaching Returns @ Manor House Grounds 

GetSet4Tennis has announced that it will be offering tennis coaching at Manor House Grounds this summer.  Things will kick-off with an Open Day on May 1st and lessons will start on May 7th. GetSet4Tennis offer a wide range of lessons and are an inclusive club who are happy to take all players, no matter the age or standard.

If you are interested in arranging tennis coaching, further information is available on the club’s website @ Get Set 4 Tennis Coaching.

If you regularly play tennis already, don’t worry, one court will remain open to the public at all times. To make arrangement to book a tennis court for private use, please go to: Get Set 4 Tennis Court Bookings

[posted 28th April 2022]

ALPC marks Queen’s Jubilee in style 

This year Her Majesty the Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee and Abbots Langley Parish Council would like to help residents mark this historic milestone in a special way. To get everyone in the Jubilee spirit, starting in May the Council will be decorating lampposts across the parish with the Queen’s Jubilee emblem bringing a splash of colour to our community. We will also be launching a Queen’s Jubilee shopfront decoration competition in May open to all shops in the parish who wish to register. For more details on this competition go to

To top things off, the Council will be hosting a family Picnic In The Park event on bank holiday Thursday, 2nd June at Manor House Recreation Grounds. There will be free live music and entertainment on offer throughout the afternoon culminating with the lighting of the official Queen’s Jubilee Beacon at 9:45pm in line with beacons across the country and commonwealth. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase, and bouncy castles and rides on offer for the children. So mark your calendars now and make plans to come along with your picnic, blanket, chairs to enjoy an afternoon of fun with friends and family.

[posted 28th April 2022]

New Bus Service, Effective 17th April 2022

The new bus service timetable, effective from 17th April 2022, can be downloaded here.

Bus 10/20
The will be changes to both the bus number and route. We have been told Bus no. 8 will not longer be running after 16th April 2022; instead there will be a Bus no. 10 and 20 with some of Bus no. 8’s route being integrated into the Bus no. 10 route and a new Bus no. 20 route is being introduce which includes Abbots Langley.

[posted 7th Apr 2022]

Abbots Langley Parish Council to light a beacon to mark Platinum Jubilee

Abbots Langley Parish Council will light a Jubilee beacon on Thursday, 2nd June 2022, joining others across the UK and Commonwealth in honouring the Queen as part of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The beacon was commissioned from a local firm Simcross Welding Services Ltd, and will be installed by MJS Paving. It will act as a focal point for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and become a permanent reminder of this unique moment in the UK’s history. The beacon will be lit on June 2nd at 9:45pm.

Abbots Langley Parish Council will also shortly be announcing additional activities to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. Plans include decorations across the parish, a shop front competition, and a celebration event in the recreation grounds of Manor House (Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley) leading up to the lighting of the beacon. The event will include entertainment, food stalls, and the Manor House Bar will be open for refreshments. So mark your calendars now and join us on June 2nd for an afternoon in the park with family and friends.

[posted 21st Mar 2022]

Locally-important parking improvements 

Three Rivers District Council is investigating parking problems at sites around the district that have been prioritised following public requests, including at:

  • Lemonfield Drive area, Leavesden (including Cranefield Drive, Coates Way, Tudor Manor Gardens, part of Bucknalls Lane, Avalon Close, Chichester Way)
  • Astons Road (and part of Main Avenue), Moor Park
  • High Street, Bedmond
  • Hazelbury Avenue, Abbots Langley
  • Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey
  • Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey

Draft preliminary design plans have been published and they are seeking your views through a survey. Comments are invited from the public as well as from local residents and businesses in the roads that would be affected by the proposals, by the 30 March 2022 using the Survey Form

These proposals are planned to improve the local environment for everyone, including for people who do not drive but who are affected by parking, for example where it obstructs footways or blocks sightlines making it harder to cross the road. The draft design plans for the proposed parking schemes can be viewed here: Locally Important Scheme Plans

If you have any queries or comments, or if you want to request a paper survey form, please email: quoting reference “21-6 Locally Important Schemes parking improvements”.

If you would like more information, please contact the District Council in writing or email

[posted 18th Mar 2022]

Parish Councillor Resignation

It is with regret that we have to announce Parish Councillor Fran Deschampsneufs,  ward member for Primrose Hill, has resigned from her position for personal reasons with immediate effect. The other Councillors and Staff at Abbots Langley wish to thank her for her valued services within the Parish during her time on the Council, most recently as Vice Chairman to the Council.

[posted Mar 2022]

Nappy Sacks: Only Available for Purchase Online as of April, 2022

Starting in April 2022, white nappy sacks with the Three Rivers District Council logo can be purchased online for

  • Price per sack – 45p
  • Price per roll (25 in roll) – £11.25

plus postage. These will be collected once a fortnight, at the same time your refuse bin is emptied, provided they are left next to the green refuse bin.

[posted Mar 2022]

FREE Book: The Very Puzzled Monkey Puzzle Tree

Meet Martha, the very puzzled Monkey Puzzle Tree!

This beautifully written and illustrated children’s book tells the story of Martha’s many questions about the Monkey Puzzle tree’s name, heritage and their very spiky branches!

Three Rivers District Council are delighted to offer this book as a gift to the community as part of the legacy of Leavesden Country Park and the National Lottery Heritage Fund project.

For your FREE copy of the book, please visit your local library in Abbots Langley, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Croxley Green or call into Abbots Langley Parish Council (books available from 21/2 while stocks last).

[posted Feb 2022]

Girls’ Project @ Tanners Wood Hall

The Services for Young People Girls and Young Women’s Project is for young women aged 12-16 in the Three Rivers district. Come along and have a go at something new and meet new friends. You can develop all kinds of skills, and young people tell us that taking part helps increase their confidence as well as being fun.
This Services for Young People Three Rivers Girls and Young Women’s Project is a safe place for you to come and get involved in creative activities and sports and discuss current issues affecting young women today.

The project takes place every Wednesday from 6 to 8pm and is for all young women aged 12-16 in the Three Rivers district.

We look at issues such as body image, healthy relationships, stereotyping and positive role models. We offer sexual health advice and the opportunity to grow into confident resilient young women. For more information, visit or download this flyer.

[posted Feb 2022]

Hillside Community Hub @ School Mead

The Hillside Community Hub is a partnership project between Three Rivers District Council, ASCEND, Watford & Three Rivers Trust and Watford Community Housing providing a drop-in facility for local residents to access a wide range of services and support. The Hub provides an outreach centre for a range of services including Herts Mind Network Domestic Abuse Support service and Three Rivers Healthy Hub.

Where is the Hillside Community Hub?

The Hillside Community Hub is located on School Mead, Abbots Langley, WD5 0LA.

What support does the Hillside Community Hub Offer?

The Hillside Community Hub provides residents with access to a wide range of services and facilities to build up their skills, meet other local residents, improve their physical and mental wellbeing and access support from services. There will be set times and days when each organisation will be based at the Hillside Hub, this is to ensure a range of services is available. For more information, go to Hillside Community Hub ( or download this flyer.

[posted Jan 2022]

Home Library Service in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Libraries provides the Home Library Service delivering books to some of the most vulnerable and isolated people in the county. Many of our customers regard the service as a “lifeline,” and value the regular collections of books which are tailored to their interests and delivered to them in their own home by a friendly and familiar face.

The Home Library Service supports people who are unable to get to the library, for example those who:

  • have a physical disability which prevents travelling to a library
  • have a learning disability or mental health condition that makes it difficult to leave home alone
  • are registered blind (severely sight impaired)
  • are frail or in poor health which means they can’t get to a library
  • are a carer looking after someone affected by any of the above, and their caring responsibilities prevent them from getting to the library.

If you know of anyone who is eligible and would like to receive the Home Library Service, please contact your library via the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4049  or read the letter below which provides additional details on how to learn more.

Home Library Service PDF

[posted Oct 2021]