Dates for your Diary

Posted in Action Days, AGM

Storm Ciara takes its Toll

This large tree fell on a path during Storm Ciara on Sunday, February 9th. The path is the second on the right after entering Spinney Lane (see arrow on map alongside) and it is blocking the path, unless you are really determined to get through!  Now cleared! It was on the big side for the Friends to clear, so the Council has been informed. No doubt they have plenty of debris to clear – hopefully they will be able to get to it soon. Read more ›

Posted in Trees, Weather

Bernards Heath Play Area

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Let’s Play on Bernards Heath is a charity founded to update the existing play area on the Heath.

This is your opportunity to influence the look of the playground , get involved and chat to our Trustees and St Albans District Council.

Kids welcome too! We have wooden games, sweets and refreshments available.

Saturday, 1st February 2020
St Saviours Church Hall
       2 -4 pm


Posted in Play area

Lower Field gets another Survey

Survey work in the fenced off area

Following the emergence of a depression in the Lower Field, and its further subsidence, survey work was started on the 20th January. The ground features in this area, once a rubbish tip, were extensively explored some two years ago.

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Posted in Ariston site, Maintenance

New Year 2020

Bernards Heath, Lower Field

Posted in Winter

New Depression appears on the Lower Field

This small depression has appeared on the Lower Field and has been cordoned off. The Fontmell Close sinkhole was probably only 200 m away, although in this case it may be a consequence of the rubbish that was buried in the area. Read more ›

Posted in Fontmell

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 formally described as interpretation boards, and they provide a concise account of historical events and industries which once existed on the Heath. Click here for an enlarged view of the Bernards Heath interpretation boards.

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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 bag

3 cleared a section of hedge in Heath Farm Lane

4 cleared a substantial fallen branch close to Luton (Spinney) Lane.

Posted in Action Days, Maintenance

Global Families Day

Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery School celebrated Global Families Day on November 14th with Peter Burley and Alan MacKnight representing the Friends of Bernards Heath. They brought along with some very tasty berry jam (photo inset) using fruit foraged from the Heath. It was a good opportunity to publicise the Action Day on the 17th November (see post above).

Posted in Education, Promotion

Autumn Action Day

Posted in Action Days