News and Events

Find out about things happening in the area here!

All are welcome to any of our events listed below. If you are organising a local event please let us know via our Contact page and we will post it here on our website.

New Cottonmill Community and Cycling Centre

This fantastic new centre will open in June 2022. There will be BMX and Cyclo-cross and the brand new St Albans Cycle Hub – with bike maintenance and reconditioned bikes for sale. There is a community cafe and halls for hire. See more on the Cottonmill and Sopwell Hub website here.

  • Larks in the Parks

    Our Larks in the Parks Community fun day is back on Sunday 10th July 2022

    Come down to the new Cottonmill Community and Cycling Centre from 12 noon to 5pm to enjoy free entertainment from local groups and singers. There will also be great food, a raffle and fantastic kids’ entertainment.

    Image showing entertainment available at Larks
    Image showing food available at Larks
    Image showing raffle prizes available at Larks
  • OLR Fun Day

    Old London Road is having its annual Fun Day on Friday 24th June 2022

    Poster for OLR fun day 12-5pm on Friday 24th June 2022
  • School Fair

    Mandeville Primary School’s Summer Fair and Dog Show is back on Sunday 3rd July 2022

    Poster for fair and dog show 12-3pm Sunday 3rd July at Mandeville Primary School
  • Spring / Summer newsletter

    Keep an eye on what’s happening in Sopwell

    Thanks to all of our hardworking local residents who volunteer to deliver your newsletter through your door, helping to raise awareness of all the activities going on in your area.

    Want to take another look? Download an online copy from our website here.

  • Community Lottery

    Support the SRA through the Community Lottery!

    You can support Sopwell Residents Association by taking part in the St Albans District Community Lottery. The Lottery costs £1 per ticket per week with prizes of up to £25,000. To sign up, go to St Albans District Community Lottery, click ‘Play the lottery’ and either search for Sopwell Residents Association or scroll down until you find us. 60% of your purchase goes towards local projects (50% towards your chosen cause and 10% shared).

    Taking part helps us to continue to produce the Sopwell Residents Association biannual newsletter, delivered to every residence in Sopwell, and support events such as the running of Larks in the Parks. Want to get involved in the residents association or find out more about what we do? Contact us here.

    If you or someone you know is struggling with gambling-related problems, contact the National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 1333 (Free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week),

The SRA also maintains four noticeboards in the Sopwell area (Vesta Ave shops, Abbots Ave shops, near the Nunnery on Cottonmill Lane, and on the river Ver path at the corner of Sadleir Rd allotments), where you will see posters for local activities. Use our Contact page or Facebook group to let us know if you would like to put a poster up.

Featured image photo credit: Big Lunch 2018, Janet Audley Charles