Athena is a ladies-only running club in St Albans who aim to provide a safe, supportive and fun environment for all abilities, from 0-5K Beginners courses to regular club runs. At Athena we are more than just a club, we are a community of women who believe in each other, support each other’s achievements and inspire the next runner. Our club motto is ‘Believe, Achieve, Inspire’ and that is embedded in everything that we do, from club runs and social activities to race days!
BAME charity based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Representation and inclusion makes our lives richer and the community stronger.
We are grateful to the community supporting us, and want to give something back, that’s we are supporting St Albans Postboxes!
At Eat Wholefoods we care passionately about your health and think that nutrition is vital to living a long and happy life. Our mission is to provide a personal service selling freshly packed but high quality, ethically sourced foods, using as little packaging as possible and at an affordable price.
Eat Wholefoods have traded on St Albans celebrated charter market (through all weathers) since 1978. Recently we won best market stall and overall ‘Retailer of the Year’ in a local competition.
You are important to us and we guarantee a friendly and helpful service. If you have any suggestion for new products or if you want to order any of our products in bulk, or if you have any comments or questions please contact us.
We look forward to providing you with great products and service.
Visit our stall on St. Albans market every Saturday and Wednesday. Chat with us about recipes, life and and the weather, buy some healthy food and some yummy snacks and then, maybe, browse around the beautiful historic city of St. Albans.
If you are near St. Albans, UK, come and visit our shop on Hatfield Road. There you can browse though the shelves and have a chat. There is on-street parking.
Most of our product range is available online. We stock mostly everything for a healthy diet and lifestyle. With free national delivery on orders over £30 (less than 5Kg) and all orders over £75 this can be a really good way to stock up on regular essentials and specialty items.
Our produce is so much fresher than the supermarkets, you can practically taste the sunshine inside! And also unlike the supermarket giants who often stock produce from overseas where local farmers aren’t given a fair price, you can be sure that our foods come from companies that have strong ethical standards.
Tree Surgeons in St. Albans, AL2 1PD. Covering Hertfordshire, North London and surrounding areas.
We are a company of tree surgeons with many years experience, our team of very experienced and friendly tree surgeons are all NPTC qualified.
We are happy to carry out jobs from pruning small trees in people’s back gardens through to felling extremely big trees for schools, councils, or the general public etc. We are all passionate about trees and pride ourselves on our work. We will always leave our customer’s property tidier than when we arrived!!
We have £5m public liability insurance.
We provide a complete range of tree surgery services .
We go out of our way to make sure that our customers are happy with the work that is taking place on site. We offer professional service at the best price.
Our services include:
- Sectional felling
- Tree felling
- Tree Reductions
- Stump grinding & removal
- Tree removals
- Hedge & shrub maintenance & trimming
- Storm damage
- Pollarding & tree thinning
- Crown cleaning
- Dead wooding
- Crown reduction
- Tree pruning & crown raising
- General pruning
- Neighbours trees cut back to boundary
We can provide other services not listed above, and offer free quotes and estimates.
Please contact us today to discuss your requirements or for free friendly, professional and helpful advice. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please mention Postboxes when calling. Thank you.
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As part of this great local community, we are always happy to help raise much needed funds for worthy local causes.
What better way than to sponsor these great post-box toppers and brighten up everyone’s day in December.
I am sure you agree our topper is the most elegant and dapper, we are a Menswear outfitter, and would not expect anything less!
We have been trading in St.Albans for coming up to 100 years, so if you want to find out more about us visit
We have an online shop, as well as our store on St.Albans High Street. We know a bit about styling men, so whether you need casual, business or formal wear, check out what we can offer.
If you are stuck for Christmas gifts for the man in your life let us know, clothes or gift vouchers, we will ensure it is elegantly wrapped to place under the tree.
Happy Christmas from our family to yours
Andrew and Helen
GEM Cable Solutions specializes in meeting all your bespoke cable assembly, harness, loom and box build needs with cost-effective and superior results.
As a UK manufacturer, coupled with our tailor-made solutions and accreditation (IPC A620, ISO9001-2015, RISQS verified, JOSCAR Qualified), this allows us to build any form of bespoke and custom box build, panel, wiring harness and cable assembly across all industries and applications with an experienced workforce that have over 30 years of knowledge and expertise, to your custom specifications with a very quick turn around.
From bespoke Antenna Feeder Systems for Satellites, to Customised Patch Panels for Telecoms, through to Specialist Harnesses built to your specification, we are established as the preferred partner of choice for many leading names, we have a strong track-record of satisfied clients such as Virgin Media, BBC, Airbus, BAe Systems, TFL and Network Rail to name a few.
Contact our technical team on 01727 845 750 or email us at email@example.com to discuss your bespoke cable assembly and box needs, UK based Design and Manufacture with quick and reactive lead times.
“Open Door and St Alban’s District Foodbank are the 2 charities that will benefit from the Postbox Topper scheme. They are both local charities and whilst we trade internationally, we feel it is important to support local charities.
We made donations of food to the Foodbank Christmas appeal last year and are keen to continue to support this great initiative. It has been a hard year for everyone but we should never forget those in our community who suffer most during these difficult times.”
Well said, Gem Cables.
Another fabulous local pub. Extra grateful for this support.
The Green Man is a gem of a pub on the edge of Heartwood Forest in Sandridge, St Albans
Lockdown 2.0….. but you can still enjoy our legendary GM pizzas as take away plus take away real ale or cider!
New Covid rules include pre-order only so please message our new dedicated Take Away mobile on 07983 706431.
Available Thursday to Saturday, 6pm – 8:30pm. Please message the Take Away mobile to book your 15 minute time slot as before and include your order. Payment on collection and from our cellar hatch only please (not from the conservatory). Card payments where possible please
Real ales and ciders available Thursday to Saturday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Please message the Take Away mobile to place your order, stating your preferred day and time. We have 2 pint and 4 pint containers
Payment on collection from our cellar hatch only please. Card payments where possible please
Please adhere to social distancing rules at all times.
Thank you for all your lovely messages and for your continued support.
In normal times…
A real pub offering cask ales direct from the cask and quality home cooked traditional pub food.
On the edge of Heartwood Forest, a dog friendly pub boasting a sun trap courtyard garden with fabulous views over the local countryside.
Re-opened in April 2019 following an exciting refurbishment, Jo, Martin and the team look forward to seeing you and you can be assured of a warm welcome.
To all our customers and friends:
We are still here for you, even though our shop has to be closed during Lockdown 2.
You can phone us and leave a message, send us an email, contact us through Facebook or contact us through Instagram if you need anything 🎭 💃👩✈️
01727 839700. firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Dress Up and Dance. Instagram: dressup_and_dance
We can take payment from you and arrange a collection time or deliver to you if you live in St Albans 🚙
Stay safe, we’ll miss you and can’t wait to see you in December! 🎈🎄🤶
Anna, Julia, Mei and Ali xx
So honoured and pleased that this pub carried on with their support, after a dreadful 2020 for all our amazing pubs in St Albans.
Open for takeaways even during Lockdown, please support this local legend.
We will be offering our takeaway menu & off sales of alcohol (ID required) & soft drinks until further notice. We will deliver free within walking distance (100m) or £4 thereafter. Collection also available, strictly one in one out. Card/contactless payments only.Please call 01727 730867 or email@example.comAlcohol has to be pre-ordered in advance, up to date beer list can be found here: https://brew2you.co.uk/store/428?postcode=AL1%201PQ
THE GREAT NORTHERN IS AN INDEPENDENT PUB AND KITCHEN, SERVING A MENU OF LOCALLY SOURCED & SEASONAL MODERN EUROPEAN FOOD, COMPLEMENTED BY A GREAT SELECTION OF WINES, ALES AND CRAFT BEERS.
OUR SMALL MENU, WHICH CHANGES REGULARLY, CONTAINS OF INNOVATIVE DISHES INSPIRED BY LOCAL SEASONAL PRODUCE, ALONG WITH MORE TRADITIONAL BRITISH CLASSICS.
GENERAL MANAGER, SHERI EDWARDS ON CONTACT@GREATNORTHERNPUB.CO.UK, OR GIVE US A CALL ON 01727 730867. WE CAN CATER FOR SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS, INCLUDING GLUTEN FREE AND SCD DIETS
Holy Lama Naturals is an ethically run family business, supporting disadvantaged women in the local community in Kerala.
Their natural body care range, based on Ayurvedic principles, is free from SLS and paraben. Using extra virgin coconut oil and a unique combination of essential oils the range is popular for its long-lasting fragrances and gentleness.
Their Spice Drops® are a 34 strong range of natural extracts of spices and herbs that can add instant fresh taste to food and drink. Spice Drops® allow much more creativity in the kitchen without too much extra time, whether you are baking a special cake or making a delicious cocktail.
Both ranges make great presents and stocking fillers, found on www.holylama.co.uk
Use the code: XMASSPICE when ordering to receive a 10% discount
Gouri Kubair, Managing Director of Holy Lama Naturals says:
“Clare has been amazing, always doing things to raise funds for local charities. Both causes she is fundraising for this year are fabulous, but I especially love the post box toppers; they’re such a fun and innovative way to make the city’s post boxes look festive and colourful. I’m delighted for Holy Lama Naturals to be supporting them. ”
St Albans Business Improvement District (BID) is a private sector led, not for profit company operating within a defined geographical area in St Albans city centre. Funded by our hard-working city centre businesses bringing vibrancy and footfall to the area with events, marketing, flowers, Christmas lights, markets and supporting tourism for the wider district for everyone that works, lives and plays in St Albans.
This year we will still be illuminating our town with pretty lights, illuminated pieces like the carriage and snow globe along with Christmas pop up markets, a Festive trail and a big marketing campaign to #ShopLocal this year.
St Albans Bid are delighted to be supporting the beautifully crafted post-boxes toppers this year – it’s a brilliantly fun and festive way to support our local community.
Sign up for our newsletter https://www.stalbansbid.com/work-with-us/ and follow our socials – @shopstalbans @enjoy_stalbans @stalbansbid
We are a welcoming & inclusive Christian community built on the understanding that God accepts us equally, irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, age, ability or belief
An Anglican church, in the Catholic tradition.
We are the Church of England parish church for the Bernards Heath area of St Albans, and pastorally serve the Marshalswick South Ward. Established originally as a daughter church of St Leonard’s in Sandridge during the city’s expansion in the Victorian era, St Saviour’s has always been in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of Anglican spirituality and worship. This means we use ritual and ceremonial to express those things which go beyond words; and try to provide a space in which each of us can encounter Jesus, especially in the words of Scripture and the bread and wine of Communion at the Sunday Mass.
If you live within the parish then you automatically have the right to use the church for baptisms, weddings, blessings and funerals. But of course if you have a particular connection with St Saviour’s (or would like to make one!) then you are very welcome. You can find more information by following the links .
If you have a particular enquiry then please contact the Vicar, Fr Richard.
The Bernards Heath area of the city of St Albans was originally in the Parish of Sandridge, which had been given to the Abbey of St Albans by King Offa in the 8th century. In the late 1870s small dwellings sprang up on Sandridge Road, overlooking the Heath, near the brickyards. Known as ‘Snob’s Island’!, it was cut off from the rest of the city by mud wastes. In 1882 the Vicar of Sandridge acquired a plot of land in Culver Road, and at the cost of £250 erected a small iron building to serve as a school-church for the area. In 1888 a permanent school building was opened and the ‘little tin trunk’, as it became known, was improved and continued to serve the area as a Mission Church. In 1895 the Diocesan Mission Society assumed responsibility for the area, and plans were made to erect a permanent Mission Church on land gifted by the Earl Spencer on Sandpit Lane. The foundation stone was laid in July 1896 and work began building the chancel. Notably most of the bricks used in the building the church were from the local brickyard.
Work began building the nave in 1901, and the completed church was dedicated by the Bishop of Colchester on All Saints’ Day, 1 November 1902.
Save St Albans Pubs is a not for profit community group fighting an extraordinary hike in business rates that has and will continue to cause pub closures and the loss of jobs and tourism in our city and all over Britain. We are campaigning for the government to implement urgent business rate reform.
St Albans Pubs and the Local Economy – Pubs are important and more than just for refreshments, a drink, a lunch or a night out. In St Albans, they generate over £40 million pounds per year for our local economy. They employ over 1600 local citizens, pay over £20 million in wages and are fundamental in local food chains by supporting local farms and businesses. Our pubs play an important role in creating cohesion and combating loneliness within our community.
St Albans pubs fundraise hundreds of thousand of pounds annually for local and national charities, community groups and individuals in need. Charities supported include The Ollie Foundation, Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Youth Talk, Hospice of St Francis, Earthworks and many more. They also provide in-kind donations and time and you will find St Albans pub landlords and staff walking, running, or slogging it out in the mud to raise money for charity.
In 2017, central government dramatically increased rateable values for too many pubs. The rateable values for pubs are derived from a number of factors including turnover or what is called ‘fair maintainable trade’.
Save St Albans pubs believes that this formula is flawed and is essentially a turnover tax sufficient to turn a modest profit into a whopping loss. The formula penalises pubs located in high value property areas such that they have no choice but to put prices up, or shut down.
We are in the process of fundraising to enable us to begin the next step our our campaign, #thechancellorschase
We will blanket mainstream and social media with a message to the Chancellor. Come to St Albans, have a pint (we need to sell 200,000 to cover the St Albans pubs tax hike) and see first hand the damage business rates are doing to our local businesses.
We need the help of our community to get the Chancellor to town.
For information on how to support our campaign financially, please go to our supporters page to reserve your name on our supporters’ pint wall (as you make your donation, please let us know if you want your name up or wish to be anonymous).
You will also find a template letter to send to your MP and the Chancellor on our Supporters page drop-down menu.
Curiosity & Clarity is a boutique qualitative research, consumer insight and brand strategy agency – working mainly with food and drink brands. With a mix of empathy, inspiration and hands-on business savvy, I help brands learn where they fit in their shoppers’ and consumers’ hearts and lives… and find what will work to get their products flying off the shelves.
As a market researcher for food brands, I learn a lot about how important good food and Christmas are to people, both physically and mentally. And I know just how tough this Christmas will be for many. So I’m incredibly proud to be able to support an initiative that’s helping keep vulnerable people fed and cared for at Christmas. Plus, it’s a wonderfully creative idea! When I started my business last Christmas I set myself a goal to have my very own postbox this year, so it’s awesome to be able to take part.
Linkedin: me https://www.linkedin.com/in/isabel-lydall/ C&C company page https://www.linkedin.com/company/30137413Insta: https://www.instagram.com/curiosityandclarity/FB: https://facebook.com/curiosityandclarityTwitter: https://twitter.com/curiosityclarit
Positive Gains is based at Parkbury House Surgery AL13HD and B.Healthy AL49RB
Mariella Stewart started Positive Gains in 2009 and offers integrative psychotherapy.
Integrative psychotherapy enables the therapist to use a variety of therapeutic techniques in a flexible, adaptable, personalised manner. Techniques such as EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Ecotherapy -to name but a few- are all part of the toolkit. Mariella’s work is accredited by the National Counselling Society, the National Hypnotherapy Society and the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. www.positivegains.co.uk
The wonderful innovative project of yarnbombing the local post boxes is extremely uplifting and celebrates all that is good about our community. It helps charities with much needed donations and improves our mental health through its creative positivity.
Excalibur Auctions was established as an auction house in February 2016. As a toy and model enthusiast Jonathan knew that there wasn’t a specialist toy auction house for him to be able to buy at locally, so knew we would have a captive audience of both buyers and sellers. Since then we have diversified into movie and music memorabilia, posters, comics and autographs.
We try and make selling and buying with Excalibur Auctions as easy and transparent as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’ll be happy to talk you through the process and tell you more about us.
First time sellers can take advantage of reduced selling fees – and if they tell us they’ve found us through postboxes 5% of those fees will be donated to the postboxes charities.
As a local, relatively small family company we look for ways in which we can support local charities – being able to support Open Door and St Albans & District Foodbank in this creative way fully reinforces our aim.Other local charities we have supported are St Albans Museum – for whom we auctioned a unique piece, and Home Start for whom we ran their charity auction.
Alex & Gavin created Heartwood Glass to share their love of handmade fused glass art and flame work jewellery, with each piece being individually designed and crafted in Sandridge, St Albans. Heartwood Glass also offer workshops, both virtual and in person, to those wanting to have a go at creating glass art, from individuals and family groups, to section meetings for Scouting and Guiding.
Christmas Offer: Our glass St Albans postbox inspired Christmas decoration (£12) – 10% of sales will be donated to St Albans post boxes appeal
We’re Wine People…
Welcome! WINE SOCIAL is a St Albans, Hertfordshire based company delivering our community premium wines and food pairings.
WINE SOCIAL is predominantly a doorstep wine delivery service. For updates and an introductory 10% discount, please subscribe. But why stop there? We want to build a personal profile for each and every one of our clients – give you the opportunity to enjoy monthly boxes of three, six and twelve bottles, attend pop up events for wine tastings and online social get togethers (following Government Guidelines), have feature bottles and much, much more.
We can’t wait to change, evolve and progress over time.
Karen & Gordon, Wine Social Limited
Based in the heart of St Albans romantic Cathedral Quarter, Galio offers one of the widest selections of 18ct gold and platinum designer jewellery in the country as well as a selection of fine watches.
With a choice of limited edition and ready to wear collections, along with a specialist bespoke design service and exclusive wedding packages, a visit to the Galio showroom guarantees customers the finest service from trained consultants in a warm, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.
Check their current hours at www.galio.co.uk
“Park Street & District Residents Association (PSRA) has been supporting and representing its residents since 1966. A happy band of volunteers, carrying out activities to enhance and improve village life.
PSRA organises Christmas lights, Well-Being day and ad-hoc fundraisers. PSRA participates in St Stephen Parish’s Remembrance Day and Carol Services, competes for the parish’s Best Kept Front Garden, and supports Neighbourhood Watch litter picks.
In 2020 PSRA donated two decorative village entrance signs, and continues to run a community Foodbank.
PSRA hopes to host its Christmas switch-on, COVID permitting, on 26th Nov 2020, with school choirs, live band, and refreshments”
Decorated Post Boxes will add to the festive spirit in Park Street village, even if Park Street Residents Association (PSRA) cannot (because of COVID-19) go ahead with its public Christmas Lights Switch On, whilst helping some very worthy causes, one of which aligns very well to PSRA’s own commitment to its local foodbank.
You’ll find this postbox in Park Street of course, Watling Street/Sycamore Drive.
Follow the rainbow and keep spreading the good vibes!
St Albans Rainbow Trail group aims to help support the community in St Albans City and District to come together in solidarity through creativity and positivity. This group was created on the day of when the lockdown began and aims to lift the spirits of the community through creating and displaying artwork in windows and as part of their virtual trail online.
St Albans Rainbow Trail is thrilled to be part of the Postbox initiative. I’m hoping this community campaign will help raise lots of funds for such deserving charities, St Albans and District Food Bank and Open Door St Albans.
Organiser Preet Cox says: I’m fully supportive of community initiatives helping to raise awareness and funds for local charities, whilst spreading creativity and positivity within our wonderful community and this is a fabulous event to be part of.
Well done for organising Clare Suttie and the team and all the talented individuals who created such gorgeous post box toppers. Keep spreading the positive vibes and follow the rainbow!
Find out more about this fantastic initiative on Facebook! Thanks to them for their support in 2020.
Look out for the #stalbanspostboxes topper sponsored by Sleeptime Consulting .
Believe me, if you’re about to be a parent, or you already are one, you need to know Sleeptime Consulting!
Sleep Time Consulting is a Children’s Sleep Consultancy run by Kate Cohen Certified Sleep Consultant and member of the association of Professional Sleep Consultants.
Kate works with families local all and beyond, to help identify any sleep issues and guide parents to make improvements that work for them. The approach is holistic and takes into account all aspects of sleep and the package and approach is tailored to your parenting style, plus there is no ‘crying it out’ solution!
If you would like to chat more about sleep and how Kate can help you, you can find out more and join her waiting list at https://sleeptimeconsulting.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/sleeptimeconsulting or https://www.instagram.com/sleep.time.consulting/
We are very grateful for their support in the community. Please do remember them as great local businesses who will welcome your support more than ever now.
Puddings by post
Do I need to say anything further? Probably not, but here goes anyway!
If you’re local, you can click and collect, if you’re not you can get them delivered. To your house. Mix and match your favourite individual puddings or select a whole traybake, tart, cheesecake or any of their bake at home puds. They cater for everyone, including if you’re gluten-free.
The team have been very supportive of #stalbanspostboxes, and you’ll find their topper on the postbox nearest their shop, on the corner of Spencer Street and Verulam Road. Handy huh? Tell them we sent you!
Visionary Accountants is a Chartered Management Accountancy business based in central St Albans, overlooking the high street. Established in 2008, our team of dedicated tax and accountancy specialists are trained to work with SMEs not only to deliver accountancy services accurately and efficiently, but also to provide support and advice to improve business performance. Our goals have always been to reduce your costs, increase your profit and minimise your tax. This year we have been working hard to advise, support and provide essential services to our clients throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. We are also passionate about supporting local businesses and buying local, even more so in the current climate. In fact, this definitely seems to be a bit of a mantra to end 2020.
Our accountancy services include:
We are delighted to be supporting Clare and the St Albans Post Boxes toppers campaign again this year!
Tena Wallace, Payroll & HR Director, says ‘Here at Visionary Accountants we are delighted to be sponsoring the St Albans Post Boxes campaign again this year. Having set up our business 12-years ago in central St Albans, we greatly believe in supporting our local community in any way that we can. We have been actively involved in various projects over the years, including sport, youth & charity sponsorships and we have held various charity events inhouse too. By supporting St Albans Post Boxes, not only do we benefit from the cheery post box topper designs that decorate and brighten the area, we also and more importantly get to support their chosen charities which this year are Open Door and St Albans & District Foodbank. We hope that this will raise awareness and funds to keep these organisations going over the festive period. Sadly, their essential services are needed more than ever in 2020. The community can also support these charities by visiting https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/stalbanspostboxes or by scanning the QR codes on the various post boxes to donate.’
We know that St Albans has a solid sense of community spirit, and the team behind the Meating Room wanted to replicate that in their restaurant; from the themed menu to their commitment to providing jobs and apprenticeships to local young people. Any surplus stock is donated to the Jubliee Centre Community Meals team in St Albans.
Check out their menu online, and place an order for delivery. I absolutely promise you will not be disappointed! Available in St Albans and Berkhamsted.
Thank you to the team for their continued support.
Go there!! Open for takeaway during any Lockdown.
Unwind and relax in a modern Indian restaurant bar that invites and sets the mood. Explore a new wave of culinary innovation with selective wines and modern, retro cocktails in St Albans at 4-5 Waddington Road (round the corner from Clinton Cards, past the lovely Panda Cards).
Needing your support more than ever, you can also order for delivery or takeaway. They even have £5 lunch deals. I can personally recommend the prawn curry and the lamb biryani. Prepare to be wowed!
We are very grateful to the team at Infuse for their support once again.
The aim at DGS is to provide a full bespoke independent advice service that is relevant to each individual clients’ needs and aspirations. The advice process starts with the gathering of information about you, understanding what your goals and aspirations are and what planning you already have in place. Ginette is a Chartered Financial Planner and works with business owners and other High Net Worth individuals.
She has a special interest in looking at solutions for: wealth preservation, inheritance tax planning, inter-generational trusts and tax advantaged investments, particularly pensions. (She is amazing. I know her). Thanks for supporting #stalbanspostboxes.
Susan Heaton-Wright has been a wonderful supporter of St Albans Postboxes. Helping local businesses and leaders to make an impact, it’s been amazing to see Superstar Communicator grow and work internationally.
Susan believes that wherever you are in the world, to do well in business, you need to present the very best version of yourself. And if you have a chat with her, you can make a plan on just how to do that. Give her a call for a free consultation.
A contemporary St. Albans hotel with breakfast included and all-day dining. Just off the M25 motorway, Holiday Inn Express® St. Albans – M25, Jct.22 hotel is a 15-minute drive from the city centre.
The hotel’s modern rooms come equipped with air-conditioning and power showers. You can check your emails with free WiFi and recharge mobile devices with the bedside USB ports. Enjoy a cup of tea catching your favourite show on the smart TV. Family rooms come with sofa beds especially for the kids.
Jump-start your day with the included Express Start™ Breakfast, offering English and continental choices. With ceiling-high windows and Nordic touches, our Express Bar and Café is a bright and welcoming spot for coffee and drinks, and if you’re feeling peckish you can order from the All Day Dining menu. Your fresh-design Next Generation room is a quiet retreat with an integrated Smart TV and handy USB ports.
We are grateful to Will and the team for sponsoring one of #stalbanspostboxes and look forward to seeing their rather special topper in position in London Colney.
Need a new business phone system that can grow with your new flexible remote workers?
VOIspeed is your solution, configured so that you can call, transfer and conference from any device, anywhere.
VOIspeed Ltd sets up simple and secure business phone systems ideal for flexible small businesses with up to 250 extensions. We employ local graduate engineers and can tailor your system to your needs.
For any new systems with the St. Albans Post box reference we are offering a free Plantronics headset. Please call 01727 848186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice or a quotation.
Thanks to VOIspeed for sponsoring one of #stalbanspostboxes this year, and we look forward to seeing their topper in December 2020 – outside the AECOM building on Victoria Street.
Jen is one of those people who can’t possibly sleep. Ever. She hosts this website for me and does clever things that I can’t do, like the app for #stalbanspostboxes and those QR codes that you can scan and maybe win a prize.
Over to her for even MORE they are doing in 2020!
In addition to hosting & building their website, creating the logo and doing the technical magic to make everything appear on the EYES on St Albans app, we’re also sponsoring the Scan and Win Trail!
With a bit of help from our friends at EYES on St Albans, Atlas Translations & Paramount Wines, we’ve put together a collection of prizes that we hope will be a lovely treat for the winners when the campaign closes at the end of December.
We’ll be showcasing what’s on offer on our social media channels (and on the Postboxes social media… and EYES on St Albans) – and there will be a list on here too. Every time you find one of the postbox toppers, you can scan the trail code (one scan per postbox per 24 hours) to get one entry into the draw. https://www.digitaljen.co.uk/postboxes/
DigitalJen offer a range of services that you can “pick and mix” for short term projects and long term collaborations. Clients describe them as friendly, practical and flexible. They’re known for saying things how they are and appreciating (and providing) great cake.
Magenta Self Storage St Albans take the stress out of self-storage. Their friendly and knowledgeable team are on hand to help with all your storage needs. With simple and flexible storage you can stay for as long as you like or as little as you need. Unlike other companies, at Magenta Self Storage the price you see is the price you pay, with no hidden fees or added extras. You’ll sleep at night knowing your belongings are safe with 24/7 CCTV and your own padlock on your room. For more information please give them a call on 01727 840 999.
Thanks Magenta for sponsoring one of #stalbanspostboxes – can’t wait to see your topper!
Lana is the St Albans Store Manager and says:
Hi, I’m Lana I have been the manager at St Albans Magenta for 13 years now and I love it because I get to meet so many lovely local people. We love to sponsor the local community events because all the staff here live and were raised in St Albans and we love where we live and we want to help in any way we can with local causes.
Why are we getting involved?
Magenta is a family friendly company; we pride ourselves on great customer service for each customer whilst always looking for new ways we can help support the wider community. We believe in our staff who go above and beyond every day to make Magenta what it is today. We wanted to get involved as no more than ever people need support and help. Our St Albans team, live and work within the community so when we can, we jump on board to support in any way we can.
Looking for a hearty brunch, quick bite to eat or steaming cup of coffee? Over at Atlas Translations we are big fans of their coffee (and hot chocolate for me, thanks). All this is still available, takeaway only during any Lockdown.
George Street Canteen has all you need. Tucked away in the heart of St Albans City centre this family run café serves wonderfully comforting homemade food, speciality coffee and refreshing drinks.
With gorgeous views of the beautiful Abbey Cathedral our cosy café provides indoor and outdoor seating so you can enjoy a warming feast or dine alfresco and take in the views.
Their menu includes brunches, sandwiches and sweet treats, all made to order with the best, well-sourced ingredients. With daily specials including filling mains and fresh muffins and plenty of options for those following a special diet, they are sure to have something to hit the spot.
There’s lots to keep the kids entertained and they even have their own homemade dog biscuits! Woof!
Rayner Essex say their aim is to provide you with accountancy and tax solutions and advice in the most no nonsense, practical, transparent way possible. Expert professional advice delivered on time, in a language you understand and with a transparent billing process.
They have been established since 1967 and have offices in Central London and St Albans.
They have 8 partners and around 70 staff with the range of skills needed to provide you with the solutions you need.
Rayner Essex have been incredibly supportive of #stalbanspostboxes and have kindly sponsored 3 postbox toppers this year.
Rayden Solicitors is an award-winning specialist firm of family law solicitors with offices in St Albans, Berkhamsted and Beaconsfield.
The solicitors advise on all aspects of family law and are experts in financial and children matters relating to relationship breakdown, divorce and separation. Their clients are based across the county, in London, the UK and internationally.
Rayden Solicitors believe in empowering their clients through providing them with an understanding of the law and how it works, inspiring confidence and enabling them to take more control of their future. The majority of new clients come through either personal or professional recommendation.
Their keen focus on client care combined with legal expertise and an innovative team structure means that every client gains the benefit of partner level strategy and oversight with overall costs remaining highly competitive.
They say: Rayden Solicitors are specialist family lawyers, based in St Albans, Berkhamsted, Beaconsfield and Hampstead – supporting the communities in our local area is incredibly important to us, so we are delighted to sponsor this post box topper and join #stalbanspostboxes again this Christmas to support St Albans and District Foodbank and Open Door St Albans. Amazing work by Clare and her team of hugely talented yarnbombers, and everyone else involved in such a worthwhile cause. Good luck to everyone hunting down all 50+ yarnbombed postboxes!
We are delighted that Rayden Solicitors have joined in with #stalbanspostboxes and look forward to seeing their topper!
Jo is an osteopath and specialist pilates practitioner based in Chequer Street in St Albans.
She has a team of experienced practitioners to provide a holistic approach to your health, and offer a range of services alongside osteopathy, including pilates, yoga and biomechanical and gait assessment, and sports massage.
Herts Osteopathy have a specialist focus on pregnancy and postnatal osteopathy, core function and restoration.
We are thrilled to have Jo and her team supporting #stalbanspostboxes and look forward to unveiling her postbox topper.
Mary Doyle – Shaw Trust #Power100 2020 and 2018, one of Britain’s most influential Disabled people and named in the Daily Mail, Britain’s 50 most remarkable women. She is also a nominee for National Diversity Awards 2020 Positive Role Model for Disability.
Mary is a fully trained personal and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience working for global, billion dollar software and telecoms companies. She is also a wheelchair user. See Rocket Girl Coaching for lots of information.
Mary also provides consultancy and Disability Equality and Disability Awareness Training courses online. She is a Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT®). Online and instructor led, this new equality course encourages attendees, wherever they are based, to fully participate. It makes good use of exploratory discussions, videos, chat, online polls and recent news events, including COVID-19. The aim is to increase understanding of Disabled people, their rights, compliance with equality laws and solutions to remove and prevent barriers to equality.
Mary is part of the UK Chapter of Women In Aviation to promote inclusion, diversity and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) in business and aviation.
We are delighted that Mary has sponsored a topper (again :-)) and look forward to seeing her sponsored postbox in #stalbanspostboxes
Centred Mums have created exciting and innovative pregnancy and postnatal wellbeing programmes in St Albans and online, designed to support women throughout their motherhood journey. Our sole intention is to spread the word to all women that pregnancy and postnatal exercise, wellness and nutrition is VITAL and LIFE CHANGING. The way you treat your body during the pregnant and postnatal years is something that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
We want to teach as many women as we can how to look after their pregnant and postnatal bodies and how to connect to their body to enable them to exercise safely, effectively and in a way that is sustainable for the rest of their lives.
We would be happy to offer £25 off our online courses using the code POSTBOX when booking.
We look forward to seeing the topper – and thanks for supporting #stalbanspostboxes!
I’m not the best advert for Trinder, but they really are hair magicians. It’s just that their magic wears off my hair incredibly fast. Leave Trinder – hair of a goddess. Wake up next morning – back to being a frizzball.
They describe their studio as an oasis of calm, and it certainly is. They’ve styled the hair(s?) of Uma Thurman, Meghan Markle, Minnie Driver, Erin O Conor and Kelly Osbourne, and me. We weren’t all there at the same time.
With a combined total of 22 years experience of working in a 5 Star London Salon, Marc & Sophie Trinder opened Trinder Hair Studios in the centre of St Albans. The team previously worked in Central London, offering a vast amount of experience between them. They were honoured to be awarded Best Hair Salon in Hertfordshire 2017 in the Muddy Stiletto Awards, less than a year after opening. Leading hair colour specialists who bring their knowledge in hair colour to you, now with their very own colour techniques which ensure they are always ahead in the latest colour trends. Their colour contouring techniques are hugely popular, framing and enhancing any face shape.
Thank you lovely Trinder Hair Studios for your support for #stalbanspostboxes – can’t wait to see your topper!
Alas, I have met Louise too late – I did hope to have antenatal classes, I even signed up for one, but my oldest child had other ideas and arrived two months early and a month before the classes started. However, she has been incredible supportive of #stalbanspostboxes – last year and again in 2019 and 2020 and this means she is triply a Great Person!
‘Louise is Louise’s Antenatal Classes. Whether you’re celebrating your first pregnancy, expecting another child, need antenatal care or some postnatal support, she is around to help and support you. She’s a proper midwife and everything.’
Modern optical practitioners for individuals who share a passion for eyewear. With thirty-five years of experience and inspired by spirited passion for eyewear, Jez Levy and partners bring unique eyewear and exceptional eye-care service to St Albans with the EYES on St Albans shop.
That’s the company blurb; when you visit the shop or meet Jez you’ll find a friendly welcome from a St Albans stalwart. Incredibly supportive of the business community and fundraisers, we were delighted that Jez wanted to sponsor a topper – and then offered to host our map on his App in 2019 – and he’s doing it all again in 2020! What a star!
So you’ll find details of all the postbox topper locations, each of our sponsors, and any special offers – as well as a little #stalbanspostboxes competition.
SA Law are a leading firm of solicitors based in St Albans and London.
They help people with all aspects of their business, professional and personal lives. They advise national and international organisations and entrepreneurs and help individuals and families as well.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at SA Law!
Let us introduce ourselves.
We’re a team of expert solicitors based here in St Albans.
Our mission is to help local businesses and families with any legal challenges and opportunities they face. From moving house, updating your will, resolving a work-related problem, family issues, growing your business, managing staff or should you find yourself in a tricky legal spot involving litigation, we’re here to help.
Call us on 01727 798000, visit salaw.com or we’re a scroll away on Instagram if you’d like to get to know us!
Sherrards Solicitors are a commercial law firm based in St Albans & London. We offer a broad range of services to help support individuals and businesses.
We are so pleased to be involved in this year’s #StAlbansPostBoxes Christmas toppers campaign to help spread the Christmas spirit around St Albans whilst raising awareness and money for two brilliant, worthy local charities.
We hope you enjoy seeing the post-boxes around St Albans!
If we can help you with any legal matter, please feel free to contact us at www.sherrards.com or call us on 01727 832830.
We are also on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin – follow us to see what we get up to, for current vacancies, for great local tips and for legal updates.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Sherrards Solicitors!
Kirsty just knows everything that is going on for families, not just in St Albans, but for MILES around. Luckily for lazier parents, she shares this information on her most amazing and beautifully presented website and blog. If you have a child, if you know a child, you should subscribe!
The official bit: Kirsty is a family lifestyle and travel blogger and video story teller. She loves discovering new places, exciting experiences, being outdoors, travelling and exploring at home and abroad.
She’s been blogging on The Mummysphere since 2012 and writing opened up a new and exciting world. She enjoys combining raising her young family with writing, broadcasting, blogging and making films about family adventures. If you’d like to know more then you can send her an email at email@example.com or take a look at her media pack here.
Barry told me he doesn’t really bother with all that social media stuff (except for Facebook), so the fact that just about everyone in St Albans knows who he is, says it all! He’s a legend!
Barry has worked in the jewellery trade since 1976 and operated from his shop in The Maltings, St Albans for many years alongside his workshop in the heart of London’s jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden. Over the years Barry has built a reputation for excellent customer service, and dedication to providing the finest quality jewellery at the best prices. All of Barry’s jewellery carries his own hallmark struck at the London Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office.
Barry says thank you to the St Albans community who have supported his passion in the last three years since he closed his shop Bespoke Jewellery in The Maltings. He has his own workshop in Hatton Garden and lives locally and offers a very personal service at customers homes at their convenience at a much better price. Barry has built up an excellent name for himself and his passion for every job he takes on is amazing.
Thanks Barry, for supporting #stalbanspostboxes.
Designed to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing, through the use of brightly coloured Tumble Tots equipment. Child psychologists and educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be a part of every child’s education.
And of course they like a lot of fun, so they jumped straight in to sponsor a postbox topper for #stalbanspostboxes
If you have a tot who likes to leap about – get in touch with Leonie firstname.lastname@example.org
The admin organisation crew are Clare Suttie and her team at Atlas Translations in the heart of St Albans, on Spicer Street.
Atlas offer a full translation service, and enjoy being part of the local community as well as working worldwide.
You can read more about them on their website: www.atlas-translations.co.uk
And of course, Atlas are delighted to sponsor their very own topper.
So how did this all start for Atlas Translations’ Director Clare Suttie? Back in January 2018, Clare met a lady from the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters. They had recently yarnbombed Hertford and raised lots of money for their local hospice.
The idea really appealed to Clare and she mentioned it to her friend Candy. That summer Candy sent Clare a photo of a Postbox Topper that she had made – on a postbox near her house – and the rest, as they say, is history.
In December 2018, Clare and Anna from Atlas Translations along with Candy, trudged the streets of St Albans putting 23 Postbox Toppers onto Postboxes in St Albans. The response was fantastic, the Postbox Toppers raised over £4,000 and the team vowed to do it again!
St Albans city centre is pretty much like many other city and yarnbombing brings colour and humour, especially in the winter months. You won’t see the same yarn bomb twice – they are handmade and truly unique. Yarnbombing can tell stories. It’s not perfect, or polished and that also adds to its charm. It’s art for everyone, truly accessible!
In 2019 the St Albans Postbox Toppers campaign raised just over £12,325.99 – incredible!
In Summer 2020, we ran an extra, smaller, floral trail, raising nearly £4000.