Jenny Lane

In January 2024, Jenny Lane a small residential development of seven three-bedroomed properties was officially opened in a naming event by the mayor of St Albans, Councillor Anthony Rowlands. The land on which the houses were built was formerly occupied by the Sopwell youth club behind Leyland Avenue. The money raised by the sale of these properties went towards the funding of the Cottonmill Community and Cycling Centre (CCCC).

St Albans District Council consulted the local residents of Sopwell on the name they would like to call the new road. Many names were suggested but the one that was most popular was Jenny Lane. It was named as a tribute to local resident Jenny Huggard-Sena who sadly died in 2020 aged 53. Jenny was a popular teaching assistant working at Mandeville Primary School for twelve years. She was also an advocate of the rights of children who were under the care of CAMHS, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, helping other parents to do the same.

A plaque commemorating Jenny was unveiled and many people wore something purple or red, Jenny’s favourite colours.


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