Events 2021


Harpenden Food and Drink Festival


Saturday 18th Sept.

An unrivaled success with thousands of people of all ages enjoying themselves. More than 70 food and drinks stalls, from fresh market produce to street food demonstrations and a host or Art.


DENS is delighted to announce its upcoming Golf Day on Friday 24th Sept 2021 in the stunning setting of Harpenden Golf Club.

Tickets for the charity’s shotgun four-ball

fundraiser include:

A bacon roll and hot drink on arrival

18 holes of golf on carpet-smooth fairways and

excellent greens

Followed by a delicious 2-course lunch, and to

top it all off…

Sit back, relax and watch the Ryder Cup on the

big screen in the beautiful clubhouse!

Money raised will help DENS support local

people facing homelessness, poverty and

social exclusion to take the next positive step

towards rebuilding their life.

Harpenden Golf Club, who will be hosting the event at their impressive venue, have supported DENS through a number of fundraising initiatives after electing them as the club’s official charity of the year.

Charlotte McCarthy, Relationship & Community Fundraiser at DENS, said: “We are very proud to offer an exclusive day of golf and hospitality at one of the finest clubs in the county. The team at DENS can’t wait to welcome passionate golfers and supporters of the charity to this exciting new event in our busy fundraising calendar.”

To find out more and register for the event, please visit

If you have any questions about the event, DENS’ friendly Fundraising team will be happy to help at or by calling 01442 800 268.

For information about the club, visit

Harpenden Gardening Society

meetings at Roundwood School.

Each meeting will be held in the

school dining room and will

commence earlier at 7.45pm

Sept  14Jacqueline Aviolet    Rosie’s Garden Plants. Hardy       Geraniums-history and propagation

Oct12Margaret Easter      LW PlantsAutumn and Winter Gardening

Nov 9Colin Moat              Pine View Plants50 greys of shade

Dec 7George Lockwood  Organic gardenerCreating Structure with Evergreen

Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Max Whitlock MBE (pictured) is to officially open Harpenden’s new multi-million pound leisure centre. Friday Sept 24 at 4pm

And residents are invited to join him and other sports stars at the event for a celebratory Picnic in the Park.

Max, who won his third Olympic gold at the pommel horse in Tokyo this summer, was born and brought up a few miles from the centre.

He will be joined by badminton star Gail Emms MBE who won silver at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Sports clubs, school and community groups will be present at the launch at the centre in Rothamsted Park from 4pm to 6pm with residents urged to come along.

A number of family-friendly games and activities, including tennis sessions, are being arranged.

Councillor Anthony Rowlands, Chair of the Council’s Public Realm Committee, said: “Max will be joined by other sports stars, including Gail Emms, and I am sure many centre users and residents will accept our invitation to come along, have a picnic and join in the fun. It should be a great celebration.”

Max and Gail will assist Councillor Edgar Hill, Mayor of St Albans City and District, with the official ribbon-cutting.

Mark Braithwaite, 1Life Managing Director, said: “We have a great local community around here and we’d love to see as many people down at the centre as possible. We have a wide range of activities, facilities and classes for people to enjoy and we can’t wait to get more people involved.”