SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL HAS A VACANCY
Due to the resignation of Councillor Gaynor Clarke, Sandridge Parish Council has a vacancy. If you would like further information, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01727 831871.
HAVE YOUR SAY ON FUNDING FOR BUS SERVICES
The County Council is consulting the public regarding the future funding for bus services. Further details and a questionnaire can be found at www.hertdirect.org/busconsultation.
The Parish Council will be discussing this consultation.
Annual Ragwort Pull at Jersey Farm Woodland Park
An annual event held by Sandridge Parish Council this July, encouraging volunteers to help clear the Jersey Farm Woodland Park of the "Ragwort" plant.
Youth Shelter installed at Sherwood Park
The new youth shelter at Sherwood Park was installed on July 7th. This has happened following consultation with local people and in partnership with St Albans District Council.
The initiative is part of a district wide scheme to provide suitable and safe places for young people to meet. The shelter has been provided without cost to Sandridge parish for a trial of six months or so.
It is very much hoped the shelter will be well used. If the scheme proves successful the Parish Council will consider a permanent shelter in consultation with residents.
We have a new 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.
The core aspirations are as follows:
- to promote awareness of and interest in Bentsley Spinney
- Engage and prompt involvement from the local community in the future site management through volunteering
- To protect and enhance the biodiversity that can be found on site
- To put in place proactive, strategic and sustainable woodland management that appropriately tackles tree safety whilst taking account of biodiversity
- To improve access for all users throughout the woodland, with links to local greenspaces, businesses and schools
- To install appropriate signage to enhance the visitor experience
- To secure external funding to ensure the viability of capital works
- To ensure ongoing maintenance costs are financially sustainable
For further information, please visit: http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-green-space/Green-Spaces/bentsleyspinney/bs_gap_con.aspx
Sandridge 900+ is a community initiative for 2014 supported by Sandridge Parish Council, which is designed to celebrate everything that our area of north St Albans has to offer its residents and its visitors and encourage them both to Discover Sandridge.
Sandridge 900+ covers Bernard's Heath (aka Sandridge New Town), Marshalswick, Jersey Farm, Sandridge Village and the surrounding countryside, all of which fell withing the ancient parish of St Leonard's Church, dedicated aound 1114 to serve the monks and labourers working one of the farms belonging to the great Benedictine Abbey of St Albans.
From March 30th 2014, an exciting series of events and attractions is planned with something for all ages and every taste - find out more at www. sandridge900.com.
Join the 900 Group - S900+ organizers are looking for 900 people over 16 to join our pool of volunteers. Stewards, welcomers, publicity personnel, musicians and other helpers will be needed to assist in promoting and running various events throughout the year. If you would be willing to be approached to help for a few hours at a time to suit you, please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via the website: http://www.sandridge900.com/
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)? The buses, operated by PPH, follow two routes - route 247 runs from Sandridge Village via Jersey Farm and route 248 runs from The Quadrant, Marshalswick. Click here to view the timetable for both routes.
Details on other local bus services can be found under 'Useful Links'.