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The Lower Heath – what’s happening now?

We were very grateful to everyone who contacted the press and their local Councillors when we got the shock news, only a week ahead of the Cabinet Panel meeting on 9 December, that Hertfordshire County Council (“HCC”) was going back

Posted in Ariston site, Education, Fontmell

Beating the Bounds

A walk around the parish of St Saviour’s, Sandpit Lane conducted by local historian Peter Burley. Meet at the hall, 25 Sandpit Lane at 2.00 pm on Sunday 19th February. The walk will be followed by tea and a talk

Posted in History

Farewell to the temporary road

Work on the removal of hundreds of tons of sand and hardcore which made up the road across the Lower Field has been going ahead this week and it looks as if it will be completed next week beginning 30th

Posted in Ariston site, Fontmell

Early morning on the Heath

Posted in Photos

2017

Posted in Milestones, Weather

Please help us to save the Lower Field

URGENT – Action needed before Friday 9 December We promised to post our response to the County Council’s bombshell last Friday – and here it is. Remember that the County Council can give itself planning permission for school building –

Posted in Ariston site, Education

Lower Heath under threat again!

We need your help We heard last Friday (2 December) that the County Council will put the old fire station site off Harpenden Road (“the Ariston Site”) on the market for housing in Spring 2017. At the same time, the

Posted in Ariston site

Fontmell Close open again

It must be a great relief to residents of Fontmell and Bridle close that almost all traces of the sinkhole have gone after 14 months of repair works.  The Grand Opening is on Saturday, 3rd December. FoBH looks forward to

Posted in Fontmell

Action Day November 2016

Some of the volunteers who helped to clear out the old WW2 fire fighting water tank on Sunday, 27th November also unearthed a bottle of champagne (inset).   We’ve previously found a full bottle of gin during a clear up

Posted in Action Days, Litter

Autumn Action Day – Clearance work at Beech Bottom Dyke

Despite heavy rain on the morning of Sunday 16th October, an intrepid group of volunteers were able to clear large areas of brambles adjacent to the path on the southern side of the Dyke.  This clearance work not only makes

Posted in Action Days, Beech Bottom Dyke

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Newsletter Spring 2017

A Guide to Beech Bottom Dyke
by Peter Burley
Missing display board
June 2017
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.
Photo: PB

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