"Look! St Albans" Design Codes Report

Invitation to the Public Presentation

Dagnall Street Baptist Church on Wednesday 20th March at 7.00 pm

Please see below the invitation from Vanessa Gregory to the presentation of the Report of this interesting and innovative exercise in community design.

Professor Michael Cooper, our previous President, was a prime mover of this project, and it is pleasing to know that the Report has been dedicated to his memory.

For my recent report on the project please see SAHAAS Newsletter  February 2013, page 10 http://www.stalbanshistory.org/documents/February_2013_newsletter_pdf_version.pdf 

I do hope that as many SAHAAS members as possible will be able to attend the public meeting on 20 March. All are welcome. Besides seeking the community’s views on the report, we will be awarding the £100 prize for the best photo.  A separate prize giving will take place for the pupils of Aboyne Lodge School who took part in the project.

Please note that the March 20th meeting begins at 7.00 pm (and not 7.30 pm as stated in the Newsletter).

Donald Munro


Photo: Illustrative image for the '

Dear Look! St Albans supporter

The Look! St Albans City Centre Steering Group and The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community are delighted to invite you to their joint presentation of the Look! St Albans final Design Workshop Report on Wednesday 20 th March 2013 7pm – 9pm at DagnallStreet Baptist Church, Upper Dagnall Street, St Albans AL3 5EE. For your convenience we advise you there is no parking at this venue, except for the disabled.

Since we last met in February 2012 both The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and the City Centre Steering Group have been working hard to review and evaluate all the material and information gathered. We are now in a position to present the co-authored report and invite local people to discuss its content and the next steps regarding the proposed way forward. We have placed a low resolution copy of our report on the following public link for you to consider before the meeting.


(Please see the screen print in the MS Word document below to see what the web link will look like.  To download the report you will need to register, but you do not have to use Facebook. All you need is your email address, username and a password.   Alternatively by using the button that looks like a TV screen, this will allow you to view the document by scrolling down the web page.)

At the meeting we will announce the winner of the £100 prize for the best photo competition and also report on the special prize awarded to pupils of Aboyne Lodge School for their participation in the project.

Many hands make light work!

Our ethos is to be pro-active, collaborative, open, diverse, explorative and community-rooted. In future we’d like to work hard to become an important first port of call for developers wishing to invest in our city centre.

This is particularly pertinent in light of the unfortunate delay in adopting our Strategic Local Plan and the mounting development pressures for the social and economic wellbeing of our city centre.

The City Centre Steering Group encourages people to be proactive and participate in the group. We are always on the look out for more active members to continue what we consider to be our once in a lifetime opportunity for our city centre. We are without forward funding currently, and are relying on our collective goodwill, time, knowledge and individual contributions.

We appreciate this open meeting has been greatly delayed. We thank you for your patience and continuing interest and hope you agree that the result is well worth waiting for.

Please ask your friends, neighbours, work and school colleagues to join us. You are all very welcome!

Yours sincerely

The City Centre Steering Group

PS: If you would like to offer your help (which would be greatly appreciated), or have any questions, please contact Vanessa Gregory of the St Albans City Centre Steering Group via this email address (vanessa.a.gregory@btinternet.com)

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