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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

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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

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Beech Bottom Dyke Action Day 2

After determined efforts, Friends of Bernards Heath has now opened up the Dyke so that it is possible to walk along the bottom from the entrance near the Ancient Briton junction to the railway embankment, a distance of about one

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Trial litter bin on the Heath

A new trial litter bin has been installed by this bench not far from the Green Ring path (top photo).  There is often a lot of litter left in this area – we shall soon find out how long it

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Spring Action Day

Girls to the rescue!  A Tesco trolley was just one of the many items recovered or litter collected on our Action Day.

Posted in Action Days, Litter, Maintenance

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

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Underage drinking in Bernards Heath

FoBH is collaborating with St Albans District Council (SADC) on a project to reduce underage drinking in Bernards Heath and the associated extreme litter problems that have resulted. The Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) is an organisation, funded by the major

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Newsletter Spring 2017

A Guide to Beech Bottom Dyke
by Peter Burley
tortoiseshell butterfly
27th March 2017
Now appearing on the Heath
Tortoiseshell Butterfly.

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