Rothamsted Park Skatepark

Please help us to develop a vision of the new Rothamsted Skatepark

The current skatepark is nearing end of life and a recent survey showed that many people would like to see it replaced with an exciting new one. 

The Playpark Action Rothamsted Committee (PARC) charity, registered charity number 1179147, and Harpenden Town Council are working in partnership to redevelop the Skatepark so that it becomes a great community asset. To help us to do this we need views to represent the whole of the Harpenden Community.

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Harpenden Child Contact Centre

Without the services of Harpenden Child Contact Centre, many separated families would be unable to meet their children after a relationship breakdown.  So local volunteers were delighted to meet Hitchin and Harpenden MP, Bim Afolami, when he dropped in at one of their fortnightly sessions at All Saints’ Church Hall in Harpenden recently.

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Jeel al Amal

Jeel al Amal (“Generation of Hope”) Boys’ Home and School in Bethany

St Mary’s has held Jeel al Amal in our prayers ever since 1999, when our own Rev’d Duncan Swan led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, during which a number of people from St Mary’s visited the Home in Bethany, in the Palestinian West Bank.   There they saw the dedication and the love that the surviving founder and her staff showed to the boys – as one of our members described it, “Christianity in action”.   They determined to continue to support the Home, and ever since, St Mary’s has held events in aid of Jeel, and our coffee money has been devoted to Jeel.  

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12th Harpenden Scouts

12th Harpenden (St. Nicholas) Scout Group

The Scout Association offers everyday adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK. Its purpose is: to help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as Members of their local, national and international communities.

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