It was wonderful to see so many exciting celebrations happening over the Coronation weekend in Harpenden. Residents, schools, charities, clubs, societies and businesses organised a fantastic weekend and we came together as a community to enjoy this historic occasion.

In Harpenden, we raised two Union Flags, with the Coronation Emblem in the middle, from Friday 5 May afternoon to Monday 8 May. One flag on our Town Hall flagpole and the other at Baa Lambs on Harpenden Common. Bunting also helped to turn the Town red, white and blue.

The Coronation Emblem 'pays tribute to The King's love of the natural world, depicting the flora of the four nations in the shape of St Edward's Crown' (quote from The four flora symbols are the thistle for Scotland, the rose for England, the daffodil for Wales and the shamrock for Northern Ireland.

Don’t forget to let us know how you celebrated! Email: or call us on 01582 768278.


A Royal Challenge

To help celebrate the Coronation of King Charles and the fabulous shop window displays around Harpenden and Southdown, we have put together an exciting competition suitable for everyone. Pick up a map and entry sheet from the Town Hall, or download it here and simply answer the questions to win a Coronation Hamper perfect for this wonderful royal occasion!

Entries must be in the Town Hall’s post box by 8pm on 12th May. Best of luck!



The ‘Big Help Out’ - Monday 8th May

Thank you to the incredible groups and individuals who joined in The Big Help Out. Organised by The Together Coalition and their partners including The Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups from across the United Kingdom, the initiative highlighted the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation and encouraged our community to help local charities.

If you are interested in volunteering, take a look at our Volunteering page or get in touch: email: or call us on 01582 768278.



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Harpenden Town Council welcomes new Mayor and Councillors at Annual Council Meeting

Harpenden Town Council’s Annual Council Meeting took place on 11th May in Park Hall. This is the first meeting of the Council’s Municipal Year and included election of the new Town Mayor, Cllr Fiona Gaskell, and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Pip Liver.

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Community Payback

Harpenden Town Council has been working with the Probationary Service’s Community Payback over the past twelve months; this scheme offers an opportunity for supervised offenders to help the community while learning new skills.