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Fly Tipping Menace

There were two fly tipping incidents on the Heath during the past week. Both occurred off Spinney Lane near the junction of Townsend Drive and Waverley Road, see below. This happened overnight on Saturday morning, 14th November. This mess appears

Posted in Fly Tipping

Monthly Rainfall Record

You can’t fail to have noticed all the rain in October in the Bernards Heath area. It was particularly noticeable on Saturday, 3rd October when 32 mm was the highest over the UK since 1986.  We measured 41 mm on

Posted in Weather

Travellers back on the Heath

After an absence of about 14 months, yet another group of travellers has come back to the Heath, Upper Field. Some of them appear to be have been here before. In spite of efforts by the Friends of Bernards Heath

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Second Depression on the Lower field

A second depression or pit, close to the hedge on the northern side of the Lower field has been apparent for some time. The small size of the pit is in contrast with the relatively large area of enclosed by

Posted in Safety, Sinkholes

Woodpeckers on the Heath

Earlier this year, some visitors to the Heath will have heard a woodpecker and word of a nest soon got around in May. This bird chose to make use of a hole in an ash tree and if you look

Posted in Birds

Lockdown – Busy times on the Heath

We have now been in ‘Lockdown’ since March 23rd and since then the Heath has been very much busier than normal. Sunny weather has encouraged walkers, joggers and cyclists (often with children) to take advantage of what the Heath offers

Posted in Covid 19, Maintenance

Tree planting

      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

Posted in Trees

Can you help us?

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

Posted in AGM, Volunteers

Dates for your Diary

Posted in Action Days, AGM

Storm Ciara takes its Toll

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

Posted in Trees, Weather