ST LEONARD'S FLOWER FESTIVAL 2015
Just one of the forty or so wonderfully creative arrangements that were on display, together with the enlarged 'knitted village', at St. Leonard's during the Flower festival. His Worship the Mayor, Salih Gaygusuz, accompanied by singing from Sandridge schoolchildren, formally opened the Festival which also included a performance by Village Voices on Saturday evening and ended with evensong on Sunday 4th.
Lady in Red
WINTER SELF HELP SCHEME
Herts County Council is launching this year's Winter Self Help Scheme. Please click here for all relevant information and application forms.
THIEVES BREAK IN AND STEAL...
Twice in recent weeks St. Leonard’s church in Sandridge has been targeted, once for lead from the roof and, almost more worryingly, to steal a length of the copper from the lightning conductor. That theft endangered not only the fabric of the church, but the lives of the congregation had lightning struck during a service.
Remedial work is now underway.
SANDRIDGE PARISH SUPPORTING THE HERTS AIR AMBULANCE
Parish Council are supporting the Herts Air Ambulance by installing 3 of their new clothing banks in
our car parks at the Parish Office, Sherwood
Park and Spencer Meadow (Village Hall).
The banks will accept everything from suits to jeans, socks to bras, shoes to woolly jumpers and jackets to rags; all items are recycled in one way or another. Click
here for further details
VJ & VE COMMEMORATIONS
A service commemorating VE day was held at the Jersey Farm Woodland Park Memorial on Sunday 16th August 2015. The Mayor, Mayoress and veterans were among the attendees.
PATIENT ADVICE & LIAISON SERVICE TO OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
(click here for more details)
MARSHALSWICK HISTORY TRAIL
Leaflets detailing the Marshalswick history trail can be found in the library at the Quadrant
PARK SIDE VIEW, MARSHALSWICK
'Park Side View, a beautiful development of 35 social rented flexi-care apartments, recently opened its doors for local people to view the accommodation before residents take occupation. The Chiltern Road development has been built by St Albans City and District Council working in partnership with North Herts Homes'.
THE SANDRIDGE HOARD
The hoard of 159 Roman gold
coins unearthed in September 2012 has been bought for £98,500 from the
landowner and the novice metal-detector by St. Alban’s Museum’s and Galleries
Trust with considerable help from individual benefactors and the Heritage
The cache, from around 1,600
years ago and almost the largest discovered in the UK,
will be housed in a special display case at the Verulamium Museum
ST LEONARD'S CHURCH IN SANDRIDGE IS LOOKING FOR NEW FRIENDS
Please click here for further information
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD CANVASS 2015 - please click here for more details
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH FOR SANDRIDGE
Please click here for further information, or click on http://www.owl.co.uk/
AUTUMN AT JERSEY FARM WOODLAND PARK
As daylight reduces so the green pigment in chorophyll diminishes, causing the leaf colour change in the deciduous trees. The shrubs and trees are heavy with seeds. Haws, hips, sloes, berries, crab apples, beech mast, hazel nuts and acorns are colourful and nutritious, providing food for birds and small mammals who cache them in the undergrowth. Crane flies, ladybirds and red admirals are still evident on sunny days. Hundreds of thousands of tiny Linyphiid spiders make the webs visible in the grass on dewy mornings. The coppice worker has started cutting hazel to make pea sticks, bean poles, firewood, stakes and bindings for hedge-laying.
If you'd like to be involved in any of the future activities organised at the Woodland Park, please send your email address to email@example.com 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.