Category: Litter

Thanks for cleanup of WW2 water tank

  Readers may remember that this historic WW2 water tank on the Heath was in a real mess with all sorts of litter, wood and leaves. We made a big effort to clean it out in 2016 and 2017, but

Posted in Action Days, Litter, Maintenance

A different kind of litter

Our Action Day litter-picks on the Heath turn up discarded items of all descriptions, many of which are waste which would be classed as fly-tipping. This spring a large, bent, steel tube pole, with attached concrete, was found in the

Posted in Litter, Lost

Spring Action Day

More than 20 people, including these young helpers, turned up for our Action Day on 24th March – maybe it had something to do with the weather which was great.  Lots of other bags were placed around the Heath for

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Autumn Action Day

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Dumped Bikes

There has been something of a spate of abandoned bikes on the Heath of late and this one was dumped on the Lower Field sometime last night, 1st July. The gear change cable is broken.

Posted in Litter, Lost

Litter Pick and Spring Tidy

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Autumn Action Day

Well done, and thank you, to everyone who helped with our action day on Sunday, 19th November.  Litter and dumping of various items is a constant problem on the Heath, particularly around seating areas and on the sides of Harpenden

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Traveller occupation of the old fire station area ends

We learnt with some concern this week that travellers had broken into the area behind the old fire station, just off Harpenden Road. It was fenced off and locked, but force had been used to gain entry.

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Beech Bottom Dyke tidy up

Sunny weather on Sunday 23 April may have helped us, for about a dozen people turned out to remove litter (see inset) and clear growth around the top of the Dyke. The bluebells made it a picture and their smell

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Local businesses support action on fly tipping at Soothouse Spring

Bernards Heath is a unique, widely used public space in St Albans. Close to the centre of town, it provides attractive open spaces and woodland of historic interest, quite unlike parks in the city. Unfortunately, its very nature lends itself

Posted in Beech Bottom Dyke, Litter