Now, more than ever, our local businesses need your support, so for the this feature in our monthly series focusing on the Old Town area of Stevenage - we have highlighted three independent businesses that readers should know about. 


1. Fosters Legal

Fosters Legal Solicitors is based in Old Town Stevenage and Peterborough. Managing Director and founder, Sandra Foster, is a Solicitor that heads the family law department.

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Sandra is originally from Ghana, West Africa. She came to the UK in 1999 to study a degree in administration and law, and also has a degree in Master of Law. She is now a qualified solicitor practising in primarily in family law.

The firm also practice in employment law and immigration. They are aiming to provide services in Wills, lasting and enduring powers of attorney, probate, administration of estates, estate planning and trusts in June 2024.

The firm is rated top 3 in Stevenage by ThreeBestRated. Sandra is the driving force behind the success of the firm due to her love and commitment to helping the low-income clients in the community. Sandra and the firm provide free legal advice, working pro bono in cases of domestic abuse where the parent has no money and is fleeing his or her family home. 

Because of the firm’s vision and achievements, it was recognised as a National Business Leader in 2016 for its community work and support of low-income clients.

Sandra Foster will be ordained into pastoral ministry in May 2024, which means that she will be doing even more for the local community than ever before. She is also privileged to have been a Member of the Leaders Council of Great Britain and Ireland since 2021; determined to do whatever she can to help the people who come into contact with her.

Sandra has always said it is her vision to encourage, inspire and motivate people to achieve what they think is impossible. Her message is: “The steps you take will determine how far you can go in life.”

Fosters Legal are offering all new clients up to 30 minutes free legal advice, so please contact them to find out more.

Visit the company's website for more information.

Fosters Legal, Springfield House, 24 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3EJ

Tel: 01438 318452


2. Revolution Records

Revolution Records is based in Stevenage Old Town, Hertfordshire just 20 minutes by train from central London, we stock a wide range of genres including Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop, Funk & Soul, Blues, Reggae, Jazz, Soundtracks and Compilations.

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We buy sell and trade Vinyl, CDs Record decks and merchandise – we also offer free record valuations - visit our store or view our current selection on discogs.

Some exciting news for fans of the classic Wishbone Ash era....​

Don't miss this chance to meet Martin Turner, Steve Upton and Laurie Wisefield - members of the 1970s Wishbone Ash line-ups - coming up on 25th May 2024 at Revolution Records, Stevenage, courtesy of Madfish....​

Martin, Steve and Laurie will sign copies of the Madfish boxed set releases "Argus 50th Anniversary" and "Living Proof: The Live Recordings 1976-1980" as well as up to four other items from your personal collection.

Visit the company's website for more information.

Revolution Records, 1-3 Middle Row, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3AN

Tel: 01438 487170



3. Austins

The Austin's family has been caring for bereaved Hertfordshire families for more than 300 years. Their experience and heritage is unrivalled and personal care second to none.

The Comet: Austin's are located at 21 High Street, which is in Stevenage Old Town Austin's are located at 21 High Street, which is in Stevenage Old Town (Image: Austin's)
A spokesperson said: "We are extremely proud to be the highest rated funeral directors in Hertfordshire as can be seen from more than 550 five-star reviews we have received on Trustpilot.

"Whenever you need us we are here for you – in person, day and night, 365 days a year. From the minute you first contact us, our compassionate, caring staff will guide and support you every step of the way."

Whatever your requirements Austin's can help you plan the perfect funeral; from a traditional service to something perhaps a little more unusual.

Their commitment to bereaved families has established Austin’s as Hertfordshire’s leading, family-owned and operated, funeral director.

Those working within the family business are proud to provide a standard of professionalism, dedication and depth of knowledge, recognised by both members of the public, professionals and other funeral directors.

The family designed and built Harwood Park Crematorium and Memorial Gardens in 1997, to further serve the needs of the local community.

The Austin Family is committed to the continued provision of a caring, sympathetic and sensitive service to the bereaved and their loved ones for many years to come.

This funeral arrangement office on the High Street in Stevenage Old Town incorporates three beautifully appointed private rooms, where you can spend as long as you wish arranging the funeral of your loved one.

Free parking is readily available on the High Street. The Old Town is also accessible by bus from all areas of Stevenage.

Families arranging a funeral at our Stevenage office may wish to visit their loved one prior to the service taking place. They may do so at Austin's private Chapels of Rest which are also located in the Old Town at our Head Office in Letchmore Road.

Visit the company's website for more information.

Austin's Funeral Arrangement Office, 21 High Street, Stevenage

Tel: 01438 316623


If you would like your business to be included in this monthly feature, please contact Mark Stevens by emailing or calling 07557 232121.