Category: Maintenance

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

November Action Day

Thank you everybody who helped with our Action Day on November 17th 2019 A lovely sunny but cold November Action day attracted a good number of helpers, who: 1 and 2 Collected litter and other rubbish – including a sleeping

Posted in Action Days, Maintenance

Felling the Big Fella Part II

The Reading of the Rings Wet sawdust on top of the stump obscured the annual rings and the final sawcuts had come from several directions. A scrub with a stiff hand-brush made things a lot clearer (below).

Posted in History, Maintenance, Trees

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

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

Posted in Action Days, Beech Bottom Dyke, Litter, Maintenance

Autumn Action Day

Posted in Action Days, Litter, Maintenance

Planned destruction of recently restored fence

A well planned act of wanton destruction took place on the path between Spinney Cottage and Harpenden Road last Thursday or Friday, 23rd/24th August. A fence that was recently repaired was taken apart and sawn up to make a ramp

Posted in Maintenance, Vandalism

Stumps Drawn

If you’ve walked along the narrow path between the Lower Field and the Heathlands School gate you’ll be aware of several short stumps which were a trip hazard. No more – we have now removed them.

Posted in Maintenance, Trees

Parking improvement on Sandridge Road Wastes

The Sandridge Road Wastes are the grassed areas on both sides of this road designated as Common Land.  Parking is a major problem on the road, especially between Boundary Road and Bernards Heath Primary School, the area marked in blue

Posted in Maintenance, Wastes

Storm Doris – trees suffering

This heavy branch (top photo) )was left across the track from Townsend Drive to the Ancient Briton as the result of Storm Doris. Our chainsaw was faulty, so we were reduced to muscle power and bow saws (inset).  As a

Posted in Maintenance, Trees