Abbots Park, St Albans, Hertfordshire

The Home of Abbots Park St Albans

A Community that cares

SERVICES ON THE ESTATE                   


All flat, maisonette, and townhouse owners are required to pay towards the upkeep of the gardens.  The Ground Maintenance Charge is collected on behalf of APRA by the managing agent of the estate, Philip Simmons, of Sadlers, 226 High Street, Barnet, EN5 5TD.   Tel:  020 8449 1061. 


Rubbish is collected every Wednesday; the black bin and recycling bins are collected on alternate weeks.

Townhouse dwellers are asked to ensure that all their domestic rubbish is put in the black wheelie bin, which should be left at the front boundary of your property on collection day.

The council also collect items from townhouses for recycling.  You should have; one box for paper, one box for plastic bottles & metal cans, and one for glass bottles and jars.  Please note that if the items are mixed up in one bin they will not be taken!  The green wheelie bins are for compostable waste.  All of these are emptied fortnightly on a Wednesday when left at the front kerb of your property.  Please go for more details including the collection dates for your area.

If you need any more boxes please contact the council at

Flat and maisonette residents have large wheely bins supplied for their use which are located in the wooden structures on the London Road side of North block and on the other side of South block. Please ensure that any rubbish put in these is well bagged so they don’t become full of loose rubbish. Only domestic rubbish should be put in there; other items dumped in there will be treated by the council as fly tipping and they will pursue offenders with a view to prosecution. There is on-site recycling for glass, plastic bottles, paper and cans by the garages at the south end of the estate in front of the garages. There is an additional recycling point at the side of the shops at Whitecroft with additional space here for most other recycling (including glass, metal cans, plastic bottles). This does not include Tetra Paks (for example, juice cartons), which can be taken to the Morrisons supermarket car park.


The maintenance and insurance of the buildings is undertaken by the managing agent.  Issues about the roof and painting of the external and communal internal areas should be directed to Sadlers.

Cleaning of the communal areas takes place once a week – usually early Wednesday morning. 

Window cleaning takes place every two months.  This is arranged by the managing agent.  Please check for the notice, put up a few days before, so you can ensure your windows are shut on the day.

Entrance doors  There is an entry phone system for everyone’s security.



Bus stops – the nearest are on the London Road, either near the junction with St Vincent Drive, or towards town near the Quality Hotel.

Library – the main library is at the Maltings Shopping Centre (second floor, above the car park).

Local shops – There is a post office, Co-op, newsagent, chemist and greengrocers at Cell Barnes Lane, via St Vincent Drive.   
A newsagent, launderette, hardware and decorating shop and various takeaway food shops can be found at Whitecroft, also 10 minutes’ walk, via Mile House Lane and New House Park.

Markets – Held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in St Peter’s Street and a Farmers Market is also held in St Peters Street, in front of the Town Hall, on the second Sunday of the month.

 Post Boxes – located at the corner of London Road and Cunningham Hill Road, in Mile House Lane at Whitecroft, and also at the Post Office in Cell Barnes Lane.

 Railway Stations – St Albans City Station, Victoria Street, for trains to London, Gatwick and Brighton (about 15 minutes’ walk).    
 St Albans Abbey Station, Holywell Hill, for services to Watford Junction, connecting services to London Euston, Midlands and the North-West (about 30 minutes’ walk).

The Tourist & Information centre – is situated in the old Town Hall building, which is in the middle of the main shopping area, see 


Accident & Emergency  at the QE2 hospital in Welwyn Garden City or Watford General Hospital

Minor Injuries Unit – at St Albans City Hospital, Waverley Road. Tel: 897 182   open during weekday “office” hours.

For full POLICE & COUNCIL contact details, please go to NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCHpage.