Welcome from Sopwell Residents Association! We are a Residents Association in the Sopwell Ward of St Albans, with around 7,000 people in 3,000 households. Look on the website menu to find out more.

We are growing! Thanks to everyone who came to our AGM on Tuesday 24th May and heard about what we’ve been up to and our plans going forward. This year we aim to become a registered charity, and our volunteers will be raising money for a number of local projects. Find out more by signing up to our newsletter below.

For any queries contact us here.

The Cottonmill Community and Cycling Centre is now open! The centre is owned by the Council and run by Everyone Active. You can find out more about the facilities and opening times here.


We have a lively committee which meets regularly talking about all things relevant to local people – from helping with Larks in the Parks community festival to hearing from our local councillors, and local Community Police. We include local people who have helped to build the new Cottonmill Community and Cycling Centre (open in June 22), and have plans to create a new playground.


We put together, and deliver a newsletter with local news and information to ALL residents twice a year. If you can help with delivering to your local streets, please get in touch here.

Sopwell Memories

Sandy Norman, who sat on the committee for many years, looks after the extraordinary Sopwell Memories website and wrote a wonderful book – all about the history of Sopwell. You can see more – and buy the book -on the Sopwell Memories website.

Representation at the Council

We represent Sopwell at the Council City Neighbourhoods Committee which oversees Parks and Open Spaces, Playgrounds, Allotments, Car Parks, Public Conveniences, War Memorials, and Bus Shelters in the unparished wards which are: Ashley, Batchwood, Clarence, Cunningham, Marshalswick South, Sopwell, St Peters and Verulam wards.

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Photo credit for featured image at top of page: Andy Collin. Photo credits where otherwise not mentioned: Sopwell Residents Association