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June Newsletter

Waste… it’s not so rubbish!

Launch of new waste partnership will save businesses money and improve recycling.

St Albans BID has joined forces with KP Waste, a local waste company, in a new partnership that aims to improve recycling rates and boost the local economy, saving businesses in St Albans money on their commercial waste costs.

The BID aims to introduce significant improvements for the benefit of its levy payers. As well as delivering cost savings, this partnership should improve the reliability and frequency of collections in the area, increase recycling rates and improve the local street scene.

If you are interested in finding out more and getting a quote for your waste management, please get in touch with vanessa.sharp@stalbansbid.com.

It’s the Alban Weekend! Saturday 22nd June – Sunday 23rd June

On Saturday 22nd June, 11am at St Peters Church the Pilgrimage procession will start and make its way down St Peters Street towards the Cathedral.

12ft tall carnival puppets, representing figures from the story of St Alban, take to the streets to reenact the historic events which lead to St Alban’s execution at the hands of the Romans. The puppets are accompanied by people of all ages dressed as lions, Roman soldiers, angels, chariots and more, resulting in a stunning spectacle of colour and celebration.

Click here for more details.

On Sunday 23rd June from 12 noon – 6pm come and enjoy the Alban Street Festival – the whole of St Peters Street will be pedestrianised for the event allowing everyone to take over the street for the afternoon!

The festival celebrates all that is fun and fabulous about our city on the feast day of St Alban. The event promises to be a great day out for all the family! Street food and drink, theatre performance, live music and more, and most of it’s free! Click here for more details.

Please be aware that over this weekend there will be road closures so traffic and parking will be disrupted.

Alban Fest! Friday 21st June- Sunday 30th June

Celebrating the opening of the brand new Cathedral Welcome Centre, this 10 day Roman Festival will be a fantastic celebration of the magnificent story of Roman St Albans.

From the story of Alban, Britain’s first saint, a romano-british citizen martyred around 300 AD; remarkable reminders of Roman life, from the Roman Theatre to the Roman ruins of Verulamium; to amazing activities such as reenactments of Roman Battles, Toga Yoga, Roman food and films – and much, much more!

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, we look forward to welcoming you to this truly unique festival.

Click here to view the festival brochure and here to view the event listings in chronological order.

If you have an enquiry please email events@stalbanscathedral.org or call 01727 890210.

Community Business Awards 2019 Nominations!

The St Albans Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards recognise and reward the contribution of individuals, companies and the business community within the St Albans District.

You do not need to be a Chamber member to make a nomination or be considered for an award, your nominee just needs to live or work in the District. You can nominate yourself or your business, or put forward somebody else who you feel has made an outstanding contribution and deserves recognition. This is the perfect opportunity to tell us who these people are, use this link.

Deadline for all nominations – Monday 24th June – 5pm

Nominate Now!

Annual Report – Year 2

From new, returning and award nominated events, through the launch of the St Albans Gift Card and Business Crime Partnership to investment in Signage and Wayfinding and Waste Management (and much more!) our second year has seen us experiment, explore and establish so we can better understand our city and how best we can support the businesses within it.

Looking forward to our third year we will be building on the learnings from our second year to create more opportunities for our businesses in 2019-20.

If you’ve not yet received your Annual Report please click on the link above to take a look at what we’ve achieved in the last year thanks to your support. The report is also available to view on our Website here and we also have printed copies available if you prefer. (Please let us know if you would like a copy and we will deliver it to you.)