Parish Guide

Welcome to the Parish of Colney Heath, incorporating Smallford, Sleapshyde, Hill End, Highfield and Tyttenhanger. It is a thriving community with a total population of approximately 4,000 residents. The Parish boasts a diverse range of local businesses, very good public houses - some serving great food and real ale. There are many thriving clubs and organisations plus the Church of St Marks. Education is provided for with a number of senior schools and Colney Heath JMI, along with academies and Oakland’s College offering further education and a place of study for various qualifications.

Whether you are a resident or visitor to the area, we hope you find the information on our web site useful. Do enjoy your trip around our Parish and make the most of our open spaces and common for relaxation and exercise. Walking or cycle routes surround and connect to nearby villages, towns and the City of St Albans. We have lots here for you to discover.

Information on the main clubs, societies and organisations and procedures relating to council business can be accessed by visiting the various pages on our site. The latest news is covered in our scrolling banner which is frequently updated from the council office, and features topical reports from your council members and parish staff.

You can find a calendar of Parish events on the Diary of Events page, regularly updated by the various organisations concerned. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please get in touch via the details under the “Contact” tab on the Home page. The parish of Colney Heath is a semi-rural/suburban area with lots of open space, very close to, and accessible from Junction 22 of the M25. Nearby St Albans is a city of culture and history with excellent shopping facilities ranging from famous high-street chains to unique designer shops, and everything in between, as well as the famous street market which takes place every Wednesday and Saturday and on other days close to Christmas. St Albans Abbey in the City centre is a richly historic feature – built on the site of the execution of England’s first Christian martyr, and well worth a visit if you intend to come and stay nearby as are the nearby Roman ruins of Verulamium and its museum.. There are frequent train services into St Pancras for day trips to London or connection to Eurostar and direct airport connections to Luton and Gatwick.

We are always pleased to answer questions or supply additional information on any subject related to the area of the Parish of Colney Heath. Please go to the contact page to find out our office opening times and how to contact the parish office or any of the councillors by e-mail or other means.