Bricket Wood News

Hanstead Wood Temporary Closure starting December 2018

posted 30 Nov 2018, 12:19 by Bricket Wood Residents' Association   [ updated 30 Nov 2018, 12:28 ]

Any day now the current access to The Woods on Smug Oak Lane will be closed as work on the Hanstead Park development begins. Due to the hazardous condition of the buildings due for demolition the whole site will be closed off until further notice.

The Friends of Hanstead Wood are negotiating an alternative access to The Woods with a new path provided by Linden Homes next to the cottages on Smug Oak Lane. This will be for pedestrians only and parking off the road is very limited! We will put up signs as soon as this access is confirmed.

May we please ask you to respect the residents of the cottages and the security measures in place around the site.

Friends of Hanstead Wood

BWRA Christmas Open Meeting: Thursday 13 December 2018

posted 14 Nov 2018, 12:23 by Bricket Wood Residents' Association

The Bricket Wood Residents’ Association Invites you to its Seasonal Social and Open Meeting. 


Date: 
Thursday 13th December 2017 

Start Time: 8:00 pm 

Venue: St. Luke’s Church, The Crescent, in the Main Hall 

Come and join us for a glass of wine, mince pies and a chat. 

Visit the displays by local Groups & Charities.

Everyone Welcome!


BWRA Open Meeting: Thursday 13 September 2018

posted 14 Aug 2018, 13:03 by Bricket Wood Residents' Association

When:    Thursday, 13 September 2018, 8:00pm 
Where:   St Luke's Church, Main Hall, The Crescent, Bricket Wood, St Albans AL2 3NF 
 
Please come and join us and hear the fascinating history of Burstons Garden Centre with Andrew Emerton 

Refreshments at 7:50pm 

Everyone Welcome! 



BWRA Open Meeting: Thursday 14 June 2018

posted 10 May 2018, 13:17 by Bricket Wood Residents' Association

When:    Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:00pm 
Where:   St Luke's Church, Main Hall, The Crescent, Bricket Wood, St Albans AL2 3NF 
 
Our vice Chairman Linda Crocker with her story... ‘My Clipper Race sailing Adventure across the North Pacific from China to USA’ 

Refreshments at 7:50pm

Everyone Welcome!

St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan Drop-in Evening: Thursday 7 June 2018

posted 10 May 2018, 12:50 by Bricket Wood Residents' Association

When:     Thursday 7 June 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm 
Where:    Orton Hall, Greenwood Park, Chiswell Green 
 
An open invitation for everyone to come and view the maps, posters and documents and talk to those actively involved in creating our own local Neighbourhood Plan for Bricket Wood, Chiswell Green, Park Street and Colney Street

Plans for care home and assisted living for rear of Burston Garden Centre: Tuesday 24 April 2018

posted 17 Apr 2018, 12:42 by Bricket Wood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Apr 2018, 12:51 ]

Exhibition of Plans for Proposed Care home and assisted living apartments and bungalow for rear of Burston Garden Centre, Chiswell Green: 

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018 
Time: 4.00PM to 7.30PM 

Location:  The Mercure Noke Hotel, Watford Road, Chiswell Green, St Albans AL2 3DS (by The Noke Roundabout, Chiswell Green / Bricket Wood) 

Open to all local residents of Bricket Wood, Chiswell Green, and Park Street. 

Organised by Curtin & Co and Castleoak, specialist developers of assisted living and retirement accommodation

Notice of the exhibition will also be sent by letter to all local residents.

Spring Litterpick: Saturday 17 March 2018 (rescheduled)

posted 5 Mar 2018, 12:55 by Bricket Wood Residents' Association   [ updated 5 Mar 2018, 12:59 ]

Bricket Wood Residents' Association 

Spring Litterpick 

Saturday 17 March 2018

Meet at 09:30 - 10:00 am by Oakwood Road shops at the village sign, Bricket Wood
Gloves / pickers / bags supplied 

Please come and help keep our village tidy 

Spring Litterpick: Saturday 3 March 2018 (cancelled due to weather)

posted 7 Feb 2018, 10:41 by Bricket Wood Residents' Association   [ updated 5 Mar 2018, 12:56 ]

Bricket Wood Residents' Association 

Spring Litterpick 

Saturday 3 March 2018

Meet at 09:30 - 10:00 am by Oakwood Road shops at the village sign, Bricket Wood
Gloves / pickers / bags supplied 

Please come and help keep our village tidy 

BWRA Annual General Meeting: Thursday 22 March 2018

posted 7 Feb 2018, 10:07 by Bricket Wood Residents' Association   [ updated 7 Feb 2018, 10:12 ]

Date: Thursday 22nd March 2018

Start Time: 8:00 pm 

Refreshments: served from 7:50pm 

Venue: St. Luke’s Church, The Crescent, in the Main Hall 

Your opportunity to meet the BWRA Committee, ask questions and raise any concerns you may have.

Or how about joining our committee and taking an active part in the life of our village? You are assured of a warm welcome.

Agenda
  1. Annual reports and accounts.
  2. Nominations and election of Officers - Chair, Vice-Chair, Honorary Secretary, and Honorary Treasurer - and members of the Management Committee.
  3. Motion: Amend the BWRA Constitution to reduce the quorum for the Management Committee from 8 to 6.

Refreshments served from 7:50pm

Everyone welcome!

Bricket Wood Common, Woodland Management Work: 18 January 2018

posted 7 Feb 2018, 09:52 by Bricket Wood Residents' Association

We will continue the woodland management work on Bricket Wood Common this year. To date the work has been successful, the areas of coppiced hornbeam are being to re grow and areas where trees have been felled are showing good signs of recovery with natural regeneration. The control of squirrels continues as they are a big threat to young growing trees.
 
During February work will take place in an area that stretches west into the Common opposite the entrance to Little Munden Farm. Trees of poor quality that provide no use to future silviculture will be felled and existing hornbeam will be coppiced to give future growth. Care will be taken to remove poor quality trees that surround good quality trees to allow the better ones to flourish whilst removing the competition from the poor neighbours.
 
During this process we are keen to maintain a continuous forestry cover – when looking down from above you would not see large open spaces or clear fell where trees have been removed in bulk, you would see a continuous canopy of developing trees.
 
The felling work will take place in February and will be completed before the bird nesting season. The felled timber will be left in situ until the dry summer months when it will be removed with as little impact on the soil and woodland floor as possible. It will be necessary to create a wider ride to enable access to the woodland area but this will be managed with care to avoid compaction.
 
All work is being carried out with approval of Natural England and regular consultation takes place with representatives of St Albans District Council and the Bricket Wood Common Management Committee.
 
18 January 2018
 
Henry Holland-Hibbert
Munden Estate
 

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