Is Batchwood safe to live in?
One of the things that sets this neighbourhood apart from many others relates to the question – is Batchwood safe to live in?
We can confirm that this is indeed the case because a quick snapshot of crimes within one mile of the city centre for June 2023 revealed zero crimes for the month. That is quite exceptional for the area and it makes Batchwood a safe place to live.
In respect of what people live in Batchwood, with a population of just under 8,000 residents, Batchwood can be characterised as having a young population because a majority of its residents are aged between 16 and 64.
However, home ownership levels are relatively lower than the regional average. The area is also known to have a considerably higher number of residents that claim unemployment benefits.
Despite this, the neighbourhood is quite well-educated and people are primarily considered to be in good health.
Various important Batchwood opening times worth bearing in mind include those of the library and the post office. It’s also important to note that the closest library to Batchwood is the St Albans library, with the following opening times:
Library opening times:
- Monday: 10:00 – 18:00
- Tuesday: 10:00 – 19:00
- Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
- Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
- Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
- Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
- Sunday: 12:00 – 16:00
Post Office opening times (St Peter’s Street):
- Monday: 09:00 – 17:30
- Tuesday: 09:30 – 17:30
- Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:30
- Thursday: 09:00 – 17:30
- Friday: 09:00 – 17:30
- Saturday: 09:00 – 12:30
- Sunday: Closed
Things to do in Batchwood
Curious about what things you can do in the area? Don’t worry, there is something for everyone, including top attractions, outdoor activities and some of the most popular things to do in Batchwood with kids. Here’s a short and handy guide to help you get started:
- 1Life Abbey View Golf & Track
- Alban Way – a trail for cyclists and walkers
- Apollo Activities Centre
- Batchwood Golf Course & Sports Centre
- Beach Volleyball Courts
- Verulamium Park
- Bricket Wood Paintball
- Clarence Park
- Cotslandswick Leisure Centre
- Cottonmill Community & Cycling Centre
- FootGolf @ 1Life Abbey View
What is Batchwood famous for?
And if you want to know what is the neighbourhood famous for, a mention of this area wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Batchwood Hall – a manor house in St Albans that was designed in the Queen Anne style and built for Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe in 1874.
Also interesting to note is that it contains the prototype of the Great Clock in the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster.