Bernards Heath weather 2017

Remember those days from late March to mid May when grass began to turn yellow and water restrictions were a distinct possibility? There was only 1.5 mm of rain in April, see above.  The summer was not particularly dry by comparison to previous years and the year was rounded off with the highest rainfall of the year of 98 mm, including 10 cm of snow on the 10th December. Read more ›

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Christmas and New Year

Photo: JB


Posted in Milestones

Early Winter Snow

‘It’s not usually this cold on my tummy’

To children’s delight, 4 inches (10 cm) of snow fell on Sunday, 10th December.   It’s the most snow we’ve had, certainly over the last four years. Clinging snow brought down several branches of trees. Photo: JB


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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 Road.  We do our best to keep it clear and keep the Heath a welcoming area for public use.

Action days are not restricted to litter picking, and some of us worked on cleaning out the old water tank close to the old Judo Club. Read more ›

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Christmas on the Home Front – Bernards Heath in 1917

We’re having a tree at the St Saviour’s Christmas Tree Festival – our theme will be ‘Christmas on the home front in Bernards Heath in 1917‘. Read more ›

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Autumn Action Day


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Missing a Bike?

Your bike? – this one was found on the Heath, and in another location the child’s bike below. Read more ›

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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 content was recovered from backups, but it can be a tedious, complex process.  Rod

Posted in Vandalism

Guided Walk around the Heath 2017

Unfortunately, 10th September’s Guided Walk has been cancelled because of illness. You can read a guide here and see some pictures of the route here.

Posted in Ariston site, Beech Bottom Dyke, Features, History, Photos, Trees, Wastes

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 considerable cost to SADC. Read more ›

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