Category: Vandalism

Repair of Vandalised Bench

This bench, which faces Heath Farm Lane, was badly damaged by an attempt to burn it. Now RM, with help from some pupils at Sandringham School, has done an excellent job of repairing it. The wood is English oak, which

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Return of the Travellers

A group of Travellers appeared on the Upper Field on Friday, 31st May. Travellers do not enjoy a good reputation in our area since they converted the old Fire Station site into a big fly tipping site in June 2017

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Digging at Beech Bottom Dyke

Not the work of badgers, but holes clearly showing spade marks have appeared in the bank about half way along Beech Bottom Dyke. This earthwork was made to form a rifle butt, or safe bank behind shooting targets, about 160

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Theft and Vandalism

Theft Friends of Bernards Heath tries to protect, preserve and enhance the Heath for the benefit of the neighbourhood as a whole, but sometimes it seems that thoughtlessness and downright theft are conspiring against us. Anyone who has walked along

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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

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Missing website

Apologies if you missed the FoBH website over the last two weeks.  It was hacked, and when this happens, you don’t want to be in Russia on the first day of a holiday as I was. Nearly all of the

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Travellers back again

Travellers make a very unwanted return to the old Fire Station site following a recent earlier break in. They moved sturdy fencing and heavy blocks to dump more rubbish.  See above and below.  Update: it has been cleared again at

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Vandalism!

This oak bench by the Green Ring path, installed by the Friends of Bernards Heath in 2005, was seriously fire damaged overnight on the 30/31 August.  A pile of burnt paper/cardboard was left by the path and the bench was

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Young pear tree vandalised

This young tree on the upper field received unwanted attention recently – broken at the stump (inset A) and a broken retaining strap (inset B, shown on another tree).  Straps have been broken on other support posts in the background

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