APPOINTMENT OF CLERK TO
SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL
If you have a genuine interest working as part of a team to help our energetic Council develop, this post is ideal. Please click here to find out more.
WOULD YOU CONSIDER TAKING ON THE ROLE OF
YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU!
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CLOSURE OF HEARTWOOD FOREST CAR PARK FOR EIGHT WEEKS FROM 1ST OF JUNE 2015. CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
NOMANSLAND NATURE QUEST DAYS
Children from Sandridge and Skyswood schools were involved in the "Nomansland Nature Quest" events, learning how to build shelters, how trees grow and about the history and ecology of Nomansland.
ST LEONARD'S CHURCH IN SANDRIDGE IS LOOKING FOR NEW FRIENDS
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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH FOR SANDRIDGE
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CASUAL VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLOR
A vacancy exists for a Councillor to serve on Sandridge Parish Council.
The Parish Council can appoint any qualified person to fill the vacancy after 9 March 2015. As the vacancy arises within six months of the normal date of the retirement of all councillors at the scheduled elections on 7 May 2015, there is no provision to call for the vacancy to be filled by way of an election.
Please contact Sandridge Parish Council for further information on 01727 831871.
YOUR VOTE MATTERS MAKE SURE YOU'RE IN
REGISTER AND USE IT!
The UK Parliamentary, district and parish elections take place on Thursday 7th May 2015 and residents are reminded to make sure that they are registered to vote. Registering to vote is straightforward and can be done on-line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
JERSEY FARM WOODLAND PARK
There is always something wonderful to see at the Jersey Farm Woodland Park
Every season brings its own unique challenges to wildlife and below there is a quick reminder from local volunteer Mark Carter, of what you might have seen at your Woodland Park in the months of February and March:
"During February the winter management work, flailing the hedges and felling some of the poorer trees in the northern plantation, was completed. If you walk up the bridleway from the Highfield Road entrance and peek into the plantation, you'll see there's more space and light for the remaining trees. The wood piles should eventually attract a small community of woodlice, centipedes, beetles, spiders, slugs, with luck, wood mice and perhaps a nesting wren.
Most visits to the park from March onwards are characterised by the song and vertical display flights of the skylarks. Two years ago, I found a rudimentary open nest with a couple of undistinguished brown eggs on the higher ground north of Woodland House. Sadly, according to the RSPB, the species is in decline. Skylarks need to raise 2 or 3 broods every year to maintain the population. So this year we're trying to help our skylarks by keeping two areas on the higher ground cut more regularly and we're asking dog walkers to keep their dogs on a lead near these plots."
If you'd like to be involved in any of the future activities organised at the Woodland Park, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone St Albans 831871 and we'll keep you updated!
Past events have included butterfly and wildflower walks, plus lots of opportunities to join volunteer working parties in helping to manage the woodland. All ages and abilities are warmly welcomed, so please tell your friends and family - we'd love to see you!
FREE BUS SERVICE
Did you know that Sandridge Parish Council runs a bus service taking pensioners and disabled people, free of charge, to and from St. Albans every Wednesday (Market Day)?
Click here to view the timetable.
WE HAVE A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PAGE
The Neighbourhood Plan is a big project involving the community in decision making over how the parish will be run/decisions that may be made on green belt planning etc. in the future. Click here to go to the page.
BENTSLEY SPINNEY - Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) 2014 - 2019
Bentsley Spinney is a small area of woodland surrounded by housing in the Marshalswick area of St Albans.
The objective of the GAP is to improve and enhance this small urban woodland for both people and wildlife. For further information, please click here to visit.