While big trees have been tumbling, the Friends of Bernards Heath have been busy planting young ones (easy to spot because they are supported by stakes) which you may have seen last autumn. This flowering cherry tree was planted recently, not far from the play area.
Could you minute meetings and type them up? Perhaps, you also value the amenity value of the Heath, which is well used throughout the year and would like to help on a voluntary basis.
If so, The Friends of Bernards Heath, a group of volunteers, would welcome your help at four committee meetings and an AGM each year. Find out more about what we do here and if you are interested, please contact the link FoBH mail on the right.
This large tree fell on a path during Storm Ciara on Sunday, February 9th. The path is the second on the right after entering Spinney Lane (see arrow on map alongside) and it is blocking the path, unless you are really determined to get through! Now cleared! It was on the big side for the Friends to clear, so the Council has been informed. No doubt they have plenty of debris to clear – hopefully they will be able to get to it soon. Read more ›
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Let’s Play on Bernards Heath is a charity founded to update the existing play area on the Heath.
This is your opportunity to influence the look of the playground , get involved and chat to our Trustees and St Albans District Council.
Kids welcome too! We have wooden games, sweets and refreshments available.
Saturday, 1st February 2020
St Saviours Church Hall
2 -4 pm
Survey work in the fenced off area
Following the emergence of a depression in the Lower Field, and its further subsidence, survey work was started on the 20th January. The ground features in this area, once a rubbish tip, were extensively explored some two years ago.
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Bernards Heath, Lower Field
This small depression has appeared on the Lower Field and has been cordoned off. The Fontmell Close sinkhole was probably only 200 m away, although in this case it may be a consequence of the rubbish that was buried in the area. Read more ›
Many people will have noticed that new boards have appeared describing the Heath and Sandridge Road Wastes. The old Bernards Heath boards have been updated and smart new metal frames used instead of wood frames which rotted out. These are formally described as interpretation boards, and they provide a concise account of historical events and industries which once existed on the Heath. Click here for an enlarged view of the Bernards Heath interpretation boards.
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Thank you everybody who helped with our Action Day on November 17th 2019
A lovely sunny but cold November Action day attracted a good number of helpers, who:
1 and 2 Collected litter and other rubbish – including a sleeping bag
3 cleared a section of hedge in Heath Farm Lane
4 cleared a substantial fallen branch close to Luton (Spinney) Lane.