Nearly 10 years after the first quake put the old community centre out of action, work has finally started on its permanent replacement. The whole of St Albans will pretty much be a construction site for the next six months with the roadworks preparing to funnel traffic off the motorway through St Albans to the inner city.Some of that work it is hoped will slow traffic down and make it safer for residents. Abberley Park is marking 80 years as a heritage park with a picnic in February. There’s a warning to check onsold houses with inadequately repaired quake damage and we learn more about a children’s book with a watery setting written by a local author. Plus lots more. Click the image to the right to download the pdf.