Welcome to SAPHRA

SAPHRA is the St Albans residents association covering Sopwell Lane, Albert Street, Pageant Road, Pearces Walk, Hart Road, Keyfield Terrace, Saracens Head Yard and The Ryder Seed Mews Estate. The association was originally set up in response to residents concerns over building developments, traffic, parking problems and crime in the area and our first Annual General Meeting was held on November 19th 1995.

It is SAPHRA's aim to find out the views of residents on local issues and to act as a pressure group in support of these views to ensure that the best is done for our area. From the results of our first survey of residents we initially concentrated on new property developments, traffic flow and parking, street lighting and Neighbourhood Watch.

We have made progress on all of these issues although, in common with much of central St. Albans, traffic flow and parking continue to cause problems in our area.

We are now endeavouring to foster community spirit by keeping residents informed on local issues via our newsletters, annual summer barbecue and other events. Our annual general meeting is held each September.

SAPHRA was set up so that the residents could have a voice. We need you to tell us what you think, so that we may best represent everyone. If you have any views or concerns about local issues please let us know. You can reach us through the Contact page, or join us at one of our meetings.

Our mailing list

If you live in our area and would like to receive invitations to our events plus agendas and minutes for our meetings please follow this link to signup for our mailing list.

Our privacy policy

Membership of SAPHRA is open to all residents over the age of 18 living in our area. If you wish to participate in our meetings we ask you to tell us your name, your address and your email address. We make use of this information where it is in our legitimate interest to do so, to:

  • Understand who is a member of our association and elligable to attend our meetings
  • Send you information about our meetings and events

We will keep your personal information secure and we won't ever share it with anyone else.

You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the foot of every email we send. You can also use the contact form on this website to ask us to remove you from our mailing list.

Our meetings

SAPHRA meets once every 2 months at the Clarion Collection Hotel on Holywell Hill. Meetings are always held at 8pm in one of the upstairs conference rooms - walk into the hotel, turn right to go to the desk, then turn left and climb the stairs. There are 2 meeting rooms and the door to our meeting is always open, so is easy to find.

Our meetings are open to all local residents; there is no requirement to pre-register as a SAPHRA member.