Welcome to the Marshalswick North Residents Association Home Page

We are local residents who have formed  a non-political formal  association to look out for and work on behalf of residents in this neighbourhood. We want to know what matters to you.  Communities which share common goals and aspirations  are more effective in making their environment and quality of life better for all.

You can read our latest news below. Some of these items refer to planning applications which you can search for on the St Albans District Council website inputting the reference number quoted. 

Annual General Meeting

Thank you to those who attended the AGM on Tuesday 29 October 2019 at the Marshalswick Community Centre.  We had more than 60 attend including some non-members who have joined to swell our ranks.

A copy of the minutes of the AGM may be found here:- 

AGM Minutes

Following the usual formal meeting, we had two interesting talks.

Andrew Taylor, Senior Projects Officer, Hertfordshire County Council

Andrew spoke about the Greenspace Action Plan for Jersey Lane and the wider activity of CMS in Hertfordshire working with communities to help them care for and enjoy the environment.   The Action Plan concerns the future of the non-motorised section of Jersey Lane running through Marshalswick and Jersey Farm to Sandridge Village. The main aims of the plan is to improve surfacing and signage and to initiate proactive management of trees along the route.

Following the meeting, a full copy of the draft plan was forwarded to us and a copy is available here.  If you wish to make further comment, please reply to Andrew Taylor by 6th December 2019.

Countryside Management Service

Andy Holloway, Regional Land & Planning Director, Taylor Wimpey

Andy gave an update and answered questions on the Oaklands Grange development (off Sandpit Lane).  He advised that further phases of the works would require substantial removal of topsoil from the site resulting in 70 - 100 lorry movements per day for a time.  

Resident concerns were expressed over the configuration of the roundabout at Barnfield Road (laid out to HCC Highways requirements) and the delay in completing the footpath along the side of Sandpit Lane towards the school playing field entrance (awaiting Affinity Water pipe connection).

Light refreshments were provided courtesy of the Association and nibbles kindly provided by M&S Foodhall at Marshalswick.

Oaklands Grange

New bus service S6

We are delighted to confirm that the new bus service connecting Sandpit Lane (Oaklands Grange) and The Quadrant with the City Station and City Centre is now running and fully operational.  The service is run by Red Eagle who have also taken over the S7/S8/S9 service.

The full timetable and route map are shown on the S6 Bus Service page, but in summary, the bus runs Monday - Friday 06:30 - 11:00 and 16:00 - 19:30, Saturday 07:45 - 18:45 at roughly half hourly intervals.  Starting at the stop opposite Oaklands Grange, the bus travels down Barnfield Road to the Quadrant (outside the library).  From there it travels down Sandpit Lane and Clarence Road to Hatfield Road.  4 morning weekday buses detours direct to the station before heading into the City Centre - St Peter's Street.  The return is then via the station back to Oaklands Grange.

This bus service is ideal for commuters with a bus taking 8 - 10 minutes direct to the station in the morning and similar times home in the evening.  (Even when the bus doesn't go direct to the station, there is a stop on  Hatfield Road beside Clarence Park which is only a 2 minute walk to the station.)

This service is being funded for a few years by monies allocated due to the building of Oaklands Grange.  But, in the long term, it will have to be self sufficient.  Hopefully, the service will prove useful to both existing and new residents and will be well supported.

Our email address

If you want to get in contact, please use our new email address - info@marshalswicknorth.org

Please see our Campaigns page for updated information on: 

  • St. Albans District Council - draft Local Plan
  • Oaklands Development - Taylor Wimpey and overall development
  • Hertfordshire Minerals Plan
  • Hertfordshire Transport Plan

Growing Community