What we do
Redbourn Parish Council provides residents with a wide range of community facilities and services from the parish precept paid for out of your council tax. We manage and maintain open spaces in the village including our beautiful Redbourn common, Millennium Site (Old Station Yard) on the Nickey Line and Cumberland Gardens; mowing the grass, taking care of the trees, the memorial benches and protecting and encouraging new growth and biodiversity in our rare wildflower meadows.
The Council owns and is responsible for the Parish Centre, home to the chamber where Council meetings are held and where the Police office is located. The building is also a very busy and active community centre providing and managing bookings for weekly exercise classes, parties, meetings and workshops, exhibitions, conferences and many other community events.
Another key area Redbourn Parish Council is involved in is planning applications, acting as a community voice to St Albans District and Hertfordshire County Councils and in developing the Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan in partnership with residents and businesses in the Parish.
Redbourn Parish Council maintains and undertakes regular safety checks and repairs to children's play equipment in the 4 village play areas, looks after the Redbourn Museum building Silk Mill House and the Parish stores, our storage facility on the common. It is also responsible for seats, defibrillators, planters, parish notice boards, litter bins and dog waste bins across the village. Allotment sites are leased by the Council to the Allotment Association for use by residents who wish to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
In addition to this Redbourn Parish Council provides grants to support local organisations and helps launch new projects and initiatives of benefit to Redbourn community. Examples of such organisations who have received grants are Redbourn Care Group who support the more vulnerable and isolated members of the community and Redbourn in Bloom who provide the floral displays and planters around the village. The council works with the Fireworks Working Party to put on the very popular Fireworks display on the common in November each year and supports other annual events like Redbourn Classics Motor Show and Redbourn Christmas Market. In particular the council contributes grant money towards the fortnightly Citizens Advice Redbourn Outreach service and part funds our local PCSO and police surgeries both of which take place at the Parish Centre.