Pictures of the water that poured onto Sandridgebury Lane from the Hertfordshire Way, directly behind Sandridgebury House and the stables.
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SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL - Our Neighbourhood Plan
The Parish Council has begun the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan and we will need your help! The Plan will set out how local residents want to see their area develop and during 2014 there will be a number of consultations so residents can say what they would like to see in the Plan.
But before that, we have to get approval from the District Council to produce a Plan for the area within our parish boundaries and a formal consultation is now underway. Please go to the link below for further details:
JERSEY FARM WOODLAND PARK - Volunteers Needed
Sandridge Parish Council is calling for volunteers to help maintain the Jersey Farm Woodland Park, by opening up the ride adjacent to the Hazel coppice on Sunday 9th February 2014, 10am to 1pm.
All the necessary tools will be provided. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and meet by the picnic talbe (nearest entrance at the top of Highfield Road).
For further information, please contact The Clerk on 01727 831871.
SPENCER MEADOW - Tree Planting
Parish Councillors and members of the public braved torrential rain at Spencer Meadow on Sunday 26th January to plant trees. Gaps in a hedge were filled with around 120 young hawthorn and hazel whips.
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.
As part of the consultation process a walk around the site will be held on Saturday 18th January 2014, between 10:00am – 12:00pm by the Countryside Management Service. If you would like to attend the meeting we will be meeting at the entrance to Bentsley Spinney off Sky’s Wood Road. This is an opportunity to contribute toward the action plan and ask questions and discuss any comments you may have on the future management of Bentsley
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
What else has been going on in the Parish?
Sherwood Park playground:
Extensive works have been carried out to improve the surfacing around various pieces of play equipment to allow their safe use in even the wettest conditions.
St Leonard's cemetery:
The cemetery water supply has been replaced with a more robust standpipe for the benefit of users.
Major improvements have been made to both St Helier Road and the entrance to Jersey Lane. Making access a lot easier and safer for residents' and walkers' alike.
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.
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'.