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Category: News and Events Published: Thursday, 26 June 2014 Written by Suhela Dighe

Napsbury Christmas Market 2017

Our Napsbury Christmas Market takes place on December 3 from 4-6pm in the Napsbury sports pavilion.

We will have 10 tables selling gifts. Napsbury Calendars will be on sale, too.

Entry is FREE and there will be 1 free cup of mulled wine per adult while stocks last in return for a charity donation. Our selected charity is Starlight Children's Foundation, a wish granting organisation.

 

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Napsbury Photo Competition & 2018 Calendars

Autumn is a particularly beautiful one in Napsbury. Hope you can get out and enjoy it.
Just look at all the entries into our photo competition this year! Thanks to all who participated! 4 winners were chosen and they received a mounted print each.

We have produced a Napsbury Calendar for 2018! Please see a preview HERE.

You can now order yours by emailing . It's £6 for one or £10 for 2. These will also be for sale at our Christmas Market.

 

 

 

NOTICE: Annual General Meeting 2017

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

THE 13th AGM OF THE NAPSBURY PARK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD IN THE
SPORTS PAVILION, PEGRUM WAY, NAPSBURY PARK ON THURSDAY 5th OCTOBER AT 8PM.

AGENDA
1. Notice of the Meeting
2. To receive the Chairman’s Report
3. To receive the Treasurer’s Report
4. To review the Annual Membership Fee
5. To elect the Officers and Committee members

Nominations for the positions of officers and committee members, proposed and seconded, and with the
consent of the nominee, must be sent to Paul Cordell, Secretary, 40 Rosemary Drive, Napsbury Park by
Thursday 28th September 2017.

THIS WILL CONCLUDE THE FORMAL BUSINESS OF THE MEETING. 

Thereafter there will be the opportunity to meet our guests, who will include Dreda Gordon (our London Colney Councillor), a representative from Hurford Salvi Carr (our Managing Agents), Martyn Bass, MD of MBS (the Landscapers), the committee and your neighbours. 

Please send any questions to .

 

Communications update:

Here is a list of our key COMMUNICATION CHANNELS: 

NPRA website: http://npra.org.uk

SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook page -  public info for non-members: https://www.facebook.com/NapsburyPark/
Closed Facebook group for NPRA members: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NapsburyParkResidentsAssociation/
Twitter and Instagram: @NapsburyPark

EMAILS:
Contact the NPRA membership team:
Contact the NPRA committee with your questions and concerns:

HOW WE INFORM YOU:
As NPRA members, you will receive monthly emails from the NPRA committee with updates on what we do for you. There are also occasional NPRA committee chairman updates. 
Attend the AGM, usually in October, to meet, voice your concerns, vote on NPRA matters.

Annual NPRA membership fee:
NPRA membership is £6 per annum due each 1st September.  Join here online: http://membermojo.co.uk/npra

 

Summer Jazz 2017

Our Summer Jazz event on June 17, 2017, was another huge success. You can find photos on our Facebook profile:

https://www.facebook.com/NapsburyParkResidentsAssociation/photos_all

 

 

 

Hello Spring!

Napsbury is in full bloom! Thanks to MBS and residents' efforts last year, we now have more daffodils and tulips blooming than ever before. We have hung up many more bird boxes around Napsbury woodland, too, attracting more wildlife. The benches that were installed by us last year are being used. Our most recent litter pick in February was also a big success with 38 rubbish bags collected. 
As a community we do a lot to keep Napsbury a lovely place to live. 

Dates for your diary this Spring:

  • Napsbury public police meeting  - May 15 at 7:30pm at the the Sports Pavilion:  Find out what the police do, what and how to report, the recent crime map, what is being done in Napsbury 
  • Napsbury Community Litter Pick - June 10 at 3pm starting at the Sports Pavilion: Litter pickers and bags provided. Tidy up your street! 
  • Napsbury Summer Jazz Picnic - June 17 from 3-6pm! 

 

 

Announcing the 2017 Photo Competition

January 5, 2017:

The 2017 NPRA photo competition starts today! Any photos taken between Nov. 2016 and Oct. 8, 2017 will be eligible, so send us your winter photos now to .  

 

This year, we hope to have some great prizes again, so we're calling on local businesses to sponsor them (around £50 each). Get in touch with us at 

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There will be 4 categories:

·         Category 1: Best Landscape

·         Category 2: Best Landmark

·         Category 3: Best Fauna and Flora

·         Category 4: Best Junior Photographer (Under 18)

 

Napsbury Christmas Fair 2016 

Napsbury residents are invited to meet their neighbours, be merry and browse for last minute gifts on our 9 stalls.

We will have some great vendors onsite, such as Aloha TriScintilla SunriseJulie Slater and Son, Peekaboo Studios, and others!

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UPCOMING EVENTS, INCL. AGM 2016

It has been a while since we posted to the website. NPRA memberships are now managed via an online database. If you would like to join or renew your membership, please visit https://membermojo.co.uk/npra/ and add yourself, then pay the £6 annual fee (per household), as instructed. 

Members received monthly email newsletters and therefore have been kept very well informed this year. The NPRA committee meeting minutes can also be found in the members are of this site.  Additionally, they have access to the NPRA Facebook discussion group. 

Here are the upcoming events for this autumn:

  • Oct. 23: Annual bulb planting morning. 10am. Meeting point gazebo on the green. 
  • Oct. 27:Annual General Meeting(AGM) at the sports pavilion. From 8pm

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  • Oct. 30Halloween party at gazebo on the green. From 4pm. 
  • Nov. 6: Napsbury Litter Pick. Meet at sports pavilion at 10 am. 

 

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Napsbury Park "Clean for the Queen" Litter Pick

We are getting ready for our annual Summer Picnic and ahead of this community event, we are encouraging all Napsbury residents to help beautify our wonderful Grade 2 listed estate.

We have set up the Napsbury Park Litter Action group (http://www.litteraction.org.uk/npla) and are organising the Napsbury Park "Clean for the Queen" Litter Pick on June 12. The event is organised in conjunction with our local neighbourhood watch group. Equipment and bags will be provided on the day! You can bring your own bin bags and gloves, too.

See event also advertised here: http://www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk/eventdetails/2450?id=3017

To participate, please contact .

Napsbury Summer Jazz Picnic: June 25, 2016

 

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NPRA Photo Competition 2016 

Get ready! The competition kicks off today (March 7, 2016) and will run until October 2, 2016!

Send your photos of Napsbury Park to

Prize Sponsors: You can win either £60 Amazon vouchers, £50 Spa or £100 glasses voucher

Crest Nicholson, developers of the new Napsbury Quarters. 

Specsavers St Albans

Eve and Adam Day Spa

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Terms and Conditions:

1. The competition is divided into 4 categories:

  • Category 1: Best Landscape
  • Category 2: Best Landmark
  • Category 3: Best Junior Photographer (under 18)
  • Category 4: Best Fauna and Flora 

2. All photos must have been taken in or around the immediate vicinity of Napsbury Park and must have been taken between Nov. 2015 and Oct. 2016. Please, do not submit any photos which were previously entered for last year’s photo competition.

3. The winners of each Category will be decided by the judges. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each of the four categories, as decided by the competition judges.

4. To enter the competition you need to submit an electronic copy of your photo or photos by email to . For each photo please indicate the date on which it was taken, the category and provide your name, address and a contact telephone number.

5. All entries for the competition must be submitted by no later than Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Any entries received after this date will not be considered.

6. Subject to paragraph 7 below, the competition is open to all Napsbury Park Residents Association (NPRA) members who are up to date with membership fees and to any other residents of Napsbury Park who wish to join the NPRA (and pay the current membership fee of £5). NPRA membership applies to a dwelling and everyone living in that dwelling (only one membership fee per dwelling is required).

7. Entries for the competition will not be considered if you are (a) a professional photographer (which means someone who earns a living from taking, selling and/or licensing photographs) or (b) a committee member of the NPRA or c) a sponsor. The immediate family of a committee member of the NPRA or sponsors may enter the competition and in these circumstances the relevant committee member will not participate in the judging of the competition.

8. Subject to paragraph 7 above, the competition will be judged by a panel consisting of some or all of the committee members of the NPRA and sponsors. The decisions of the judges will be final. The winner of each Category will be announced at or before the NPRA’s Festive Gathering in December 2016.

9. Photos may be digitally enhanced to make them brighter, clearer etc, but you must not manipulate the content. The judges reserve the right to exclude from the competition any photo which they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.  

10. All entries must be your original work and must not infringe the rights of any other person. You must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured. Also, you must not have breached any laws when taking your photos.

11. Prior to submitting any photos, you must not have offered any of your entries for sale, have been paid for any publication of any of your entries, or won or have been a runner up in any other photographic competition with any of your entries.

12. You will retain all intellectual property rights in each photo submitted for the competition. The NPRA may, however, wish to (a) make your photo or photos available for viewing on the NPRA Facebook page and/or the Napsbury Park website (b) arrange for your photo or photos to be displayed at Napsbury Park and/or printed in local publications and/or (c) use your photo or photos in a calendar and/or on any merchandise which may be sold to raise monies for the NPRA.

By entering into the competition you agree that the NPRA may do this and that you will not be entitled to any royalties or other payments as a result of such use.

13. By entering into the competition you will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and the judges reserve the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in their absolute discretion if the judges have reason to believe that you may have breached these rules.

14. The committee of the NPRA reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

15. If the winner of any prize is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, the committee of the NPRA reserves the right to offer the prize to a runner up.

Best of luck in the competition.!

The NPRA  Committee – March 2016

 

Happy New Year!

We are back online after the website was attacked by hackers in December! 

A few updates since we sent the last meeting minutes from Nov. 2015:

  • We did organise a Christmas Fayre in the end on Dec. 19. Over 70 of you attended, enjoying the mulled wine and nibbles. Thanks for coming and browsing the stalls of our 10 local small business owners.  
  • We sold 85 NPRA calendars this year with photos taken by residents in the photo competition. It would be a shame to not run this again next year, so please tell us, if you want us to run the competition and calendar again in 2016. 
  • We now have 17 litter bins and 16 dog waste bins around the park. Let's keep our Park green! 
  • The latest RSPB report is out! Please find it HERE
  • There will be updates on road surfacing, landscaping, gates, and upcoming events after our next committee meeting on Jan. 26, 2016
  • Appx. half of NPRA members on our list HAVE NOT PAID their £5 annual membership since last September. We will chase this up now. 
  • If you would like to get in touch with the NPRA committee, please email  

 

NPRA 2016 Calendars 

The 2016 NPRA calendars have arrived!!
All NPRA photo competition winners are included, as well as some more.
CALENDARS ARE ON SALE NOW AT A BARGAIN PRICE OF £7 EACH.

Please reserve your copy and arrange payment by emailing .  

See more pictures of the inside HERE

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Napsbury Christmas Fair 

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 Want to get a table for your business? Complete the Table Booking form here and email it to

 

 

NPRA Photo Competition Winners 2015

We received 116 photos from residents for our photo competition, which ran from April until Oct. 18, 2015. There were so many excellent entries showcasing our beautiful surroundings. The kids' entries were especially impressive!
Thank you everyone for your enthusiastic participation! You can find all entries here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sltriathlon/sets/72157652339503339

After careful consideration, we are happy to announce the winners for each category... Drum roll please..

WINNERS:

Best Building: Belinda Hopkinson

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Best Landscape: Martin Wise

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Best Fauna & Flora: Simone Cohn

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Best Seasonal: Justin Stopforth

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Best Use of Light: David Pearson

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Best Junior Photographer: Jude Harrison (6 years old!)

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Special prize: Jonathan Statt, whose drone shot of Napsbury will be used as a cover photo of our 2016 calendar. He will receive a gift voucher for a mounted print from GD Images!

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Winners will be contacted individually and prizes handed out later this week.

Thank you to our wonderful prize sponsors:
Capelli Hair Salon Radlett, Espiritu Salon and Spa, Eve & Adam Day Spa, Just Energy Solutions, Jessops and the St Albans light shop Masters in Light.

Winning photos and additional photos from residents will be published in our 2016 calendar, which we'll produce ahead of Christmas. Look out for those going on sale in a few weeks!
We will also share many photos onto our website (http://npra.org.uk), Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

We live in a wonderful Park and your photos allow us to share this with the world.

 

Have your say: Attend our AGM!

DATE: Sep. 17, 2015

TIME: 8-10pm

VENUE: Sports Pavilion, Pegrum Drive, Napsbury Park 

This is the annual general meeting for all NPRA members to listen to updates on work achieved in the past year and to ask questions. As in previous years, you may wish to raise matters of concern to you with the NPRA committee and our guests. We have invited our management agency HSC, gardeners MBS, a local Police officer, Parish Councillors, and more.

If you want to submit questions to the NPRA committee before, please email .
There will be the opportunity to meet our guests, the committee and your neighbours.

Hope you can make it.

 

Come to the Napsbury Jazz Picnic - Sep. 6, 2015! 

All Napsbury residents are invited to the Napsbury Jazz Picnic on Sunday 6th September from 3-7pm. This family event will take place at the shelter and green between Beningfield and Rosemary Drive, where we also had the Christmas Carols last December.

We're delighted to welcome back the Cassie Kinoshi Quintet and DJ Shan, who will provide the music. There will be kids activities and a bouncy castle. 

It's a picnic, so bring your own food, drink and picnic blanket.

There will be a "Napsbury Bake-Off" and bake sale, with prizes. More info to come, but get your recipe books out now.

The event is sponsored by our management agency HSC.

For any questions, please contact the NPRA committee at

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Announcing the 2015 NPRA photo competition! 

It's back! The Napsbury Park photo competition is open to all NPRA members between now and Oct 18, 2015.

Send your photos to , noting the category you are entering and the date it was taken. 

There are 6 categories and the winner of each category will receive a prize, courtesy of our 6 sponsors:

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Competition Terms & Conditions

1. The competition is divided into 6 categories:

  • Category 1: Best Building
  • Category 2: Best Landscape
  • Category 3: Best Flora or Fauna
  • Category 4: Best Seasonal Photo
  • Category 5: Best Use of Light     - Must include a Napsbury building or landmark
  • Category 6: Best Junior Photographer  - Open to photographers 16 years or younger.

2. All photos must have been taken in or around the immediate vicinity of Napsbury Park and must have been taken during 2015. Please, do not submit any photos which were previously entered for last year’s photo competition.

3. The winners of each Category will be decided by the judges. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each of the six categories, as decided by the competition judges.

4. To enter the competition you need to submit an electronic copy of your photo or photos by email to . For each photo please indicate the date on which it was taken, the category and provide your name, address and a contact telephone number.

5. All entries for the competition must be submitted by no later than Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Any entries received after this date will not be considered.

6. Subject to paragraph 7 below, the competition is open to all Napsbury Park Residents Association (NPRA) members who are up to date with membership fees and to any other residents of Napsbury Park who wish to join the NPRA (and pay the current subscription fee of £5). NPRA membership applies to a dwelling and everyone living in that dwelling (only one membership fee per dwelling is required).

7. Entries for the competition will not be considered if you are (a) a professional photographer (which means someone who earns a living from taking, selling and/or licensing photographs) or (b) a committee member of the NPRA or c) a sponsor. The immediate family of a committee member of the NPRA or sponsors may enter the competition and in these circumstances the relevant committee member will not participate in the judging of the competition.

8. Subject to paragraph 7 above, the competition will be judged by a panel consisting of some or all of the committee members of the NPRA and sponsors. The decisions of the judges will be final. The winner of each Category will be announced at or before the NPRA’s Festive Gathering in December 2015.

9. Photos may be digitally enhanced to make them brighter, clearer etc, but you must not manipulate the content. The judges reserve the right to exclude from the competition any photo which they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.  

10. All entries must be your original work and must not infringe the rights of any other person. You must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured. Also, you must not have breached any laws when taking your photos.

11. Prior to submitting any photos, you must not have offered any of your entries for sale, have been paid for any publication of any of your entries, or won or have been a runner up in any other photographic competition with any of your entries.

12. You will retain all intellectual property rights in each photo submitted for the competition. The NPRA may, however, wish to (a) make your photo or photos available for viewing on the NPRA Facebook page and/or the Napsbury Park website (b) arrange for your photo or photos to be displayed at Napsbury Park and/or printed in local publications and/or (c) use your photo or photos in a calendar and/or on any merchandise which may be sold to raise monies for the NPRA.

By entering into the competition you agree that the NPRA may do this and that you will not be entitled to any royalties or other payments as a result of such use.

13. By entering into the competition you will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and the judges reserve the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in their absolute discretion if the judges have reason to believe that you may have breached these rules.

14. The committee of the NPRA reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

15. If the winner of any prize is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, the committee of the NPRA reserves the right to offer the prize to a runner up.

Best of luck in the competition.!

The NPRA  Committee – February 2015

 

Join us on Twitter and Instagram now!

You can now follow the NPRA on Twitter @NapsburyPark  and also on Instagram at NapsburyPark

 

Get your 2015 NPRA calendar today - only £5 

This year, we ran a photo competition among residents. Over 100 photos were submitted and we chose the best ones for our Napsbury Park 2015 calendar!

It's on sale now for only £5, thanks to a resident's wholesale connections. Please email  to arrange payment and pickup. 

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·         Category 1: Best Landscape

·         Category 2: Best Landmark

·         Category 3: Best Fauna and Flora

·         Category 4: Best Junior Photographer (Under 18)

2. All photos must have been taken in or around the immediate vicinity of Napsbury Park and must have been taken between Nov. 2016 and Oct. 2017. Please, do not submit any photos which were previously entered for last year’s photo competition. 

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