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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

Bernards Heath Play Area

  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

Posted in Play area

Lower Field gets another Survey

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.

Posted in Ariston site, Maintenance

New Year 2020

Bernards Heath, Lower Field

Posted in Winter

New Depression appears on the 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

Posted in Fontmell

A Fresh Spin on Bernards Heath, Sandridge Road Wastes and Beech Bottom Dyke

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

Posted in Beech Bottom Dyke, History, Maintenance, Wastes