PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCIES

Following the elections held on the 7th May 2015, Sandridge Parish Council has vacancies for three Parish Councillors to represent the Jersey Farm ward.

Sandridge Parish Council would like to fill these vacancies by co-opting members at its meeting to be held on Wednesday 10th June 2015.

If you would like to take on the role of Parish Councillor, please submit a resume of approximately 200 words about yourself and your interests in the community to the Parish Office, in writing or by e-mail: clerk@sandridge-pc.gov.uk, by Wednesday 3rd June 2015. 

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

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

Please click here for further information 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH FOR SANDRIDGE

Please click here for further information, or click on http://www.owl.co.uk/

 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 sandridgeparish@tiscali.co.uk 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.

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