Monthly Archives: November 2015

Young pear tree vandalised

This young tree on the upper field received unwanted attention recently – broken at the stump (inset A) and a broken retaining strap (inset B, shown on another tree).  Straps have been broken on other support posts in the background

Posted in Vandalism

Fontmell/Bridle Close access update

While the unresolved problem of the sinkhole, or crown hole, has been less prominent in the news of late, activity has been focused on access for residents of Fontmell Close and Bridle close. It is still a very muddy, but

Posted in Fontmell

New Path extension to the Ancient Briton

Friends of Bernards Heath and St Albans District Council have shared the cost (50/50) of extending an existing path off Harpenden Road to the Ancient Briton junction, a length of about 100 yards.  An overgrown area has been cleared and

Posted in Maintenance, Milestones

Fly-tipping on the Heath

Having recently cleared much of the litter from the Heath, we now have two cases of illegal fly-tipping. This irresponsible practice is not only dangerous and unsightly, but has cost the Council £35,000 in the year 2014 – 2015. You

Posted in Litter

Beech Bottom Dyke – Greenspace Action Plan Update

Beech Bottom Dyke is a large ditch up to 33 feet deep running for almost a mile at the northern edge of St Albans. It is of considerable archaeological importance, contains a valuable area of ancient woodland flora, and is

Posted in Beech Bottom Dyke, Maintenance

FoBH Action Day

Our Action Day was positively balmy with warm autumn sun, and it probably helped to bring out a record number of volunteers.  When you hear of the comment ‘couldn’t find any litter’, who could hope for more. Litter picking was

Posted in Action Days

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Missing display board
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Missing board - Townsend drive
If you missed this interpretation board recently, the legs rotted and it is in for repair


Poppies June 2017
Now appearing on the Heath
Poppies, perhaps brought in with the soil used on the Lower Field after the sinkhole event.
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