There are several groups in Abbots Langley that are working towards a more sustainable and resilient community. Some of these were started, and are supported, by Abbots in Transition.
There are also a large variety of other local groups which contribute towards the thriving nature of the village. Some of these are listed below, and the rest can be found on the Parish Council web pages.
Abbots in Transition is part of the wider Transition Network, and several of our nearby towns and villages are also members and have interesting projects and ideas.
There are also other projects in our nearby towns that are aiming to contribute to a thriving and resilient community.
Groups with links to Abbots in Transition
A very active group called AIMs are associated with Abbots in Transition, working to improve in small ways our village gardens and open spaces and encouraging local people to help. They are seeking volunteers to join them. Please let them know if you are interested. You do not need any particular skills, just a love of Abbots Langley and a desire to help improve our village in small ways. For more information or to volunteer, contact Laila Namdarkham on 07855 677601.
Working with Abbots Langley Parish Council , the Orchard Group designed, planted and maintain a community orchard near the allotment site in Primrose Hill, bringing local fruit to the village for the benefit of current and future residents. For more information or to get involved contact Ian Bond on 01923 291273.
APES works with local primary schools on their eco-initiatives. We believe that our young people’s ideas for a positive future should be heard and supported in the community. Therefore we are working with local schools to support their work towards “Eco-School” accreditation and to set up an interactive network to share ideas across schools.
Every year an Autumn Festival is held at School Mead in Abbots Langley. The festival showcases local food, business and entertainment. Most years there are:
- puppet shows
- a bike agility course
- bike repairs
- live music
- food and craft stalls
The first festival (then called AppleFest) was held in October 2015, with the aim of showcasing local food, especially apples!, and selling apple trees for residents to plant locally.