Category: Maintenance

Paths on Bernards Heath

The wooded area of Bernards Heath includes an extensive network of well used paths. As many will know, several of these paths are now very muddy and slippery.  They seem to be particularly bad this year, perhaps because rain has

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Temporary closure of children’s play area

To supplement the survey work that Hertfordshire County Council  has carried out on the land it owns at Bernards Heath, St Albans City and District Council has similar survey works underway on adjacent common land that it manages.  While this

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New Path extension to the Ancient Briton

Friends of Bernards Heath and St Albans District Council have shared the cost (50/50) of extending an existing path off Harpenden Road to the Ancient Briton junction, a length of about 100 yards.  An overgrown area has been cleared and

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Beech Bottom Dyke – Greenspace Action Plan Update

Beech Bottom Dyke is a large ditch up to 33 feet deep running for almost a mile at the northern edge of St Albans. It is of considerable archaeological importance, contains a valuable area of ancient woodland flora, and is

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Extreme Litter

There have been some quite disgusting and dangerous incidences of litter being left on the Heath and we provide a taste (ugh!) here of the type of thing that has been encountered. The police have been called on several occasions,

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FoBH clears paths and removes hazards

  Even at this time of year, small trees do come down on the Heath and block paths. Unfortunately St Albans Council do not see this as a priority so they are often left for some time. A member of

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Spring Action Day

We would like to say Thank you to all the Friends and Supporters who turned out on Sunday 15th to contribute to our Action Day and who helped give the Heath a Spring Clean. The Daffodils are now in flower

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Townsend Drive verges

Friends of Bernards Heath has been working in conjunction with Townsend Drive Householders Association to replace the logs on the Heath/at the bottom of Townsend Drive in order to remedy the parking issues. Over time the logs that were marking

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