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Commons and Green Spaces

Commons

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Intro

Bricket Wood Common is a SSSI site and consists of diverse habitats including ancient semi-natural woodland; hornbeam coppice woodland; wet lowland heath/acid grassland; and ponds and seasonal streams. The Common supports an array of wildlife including great crested newts, butterflies, heather, fungi, blue bells and Heath Spotted Orchids. 

The site consists of an area of around 78.5 hectares and is situated within the boundaries of the M25 and the M1. Its location, history and diversity of habitats ensure that the open space is highly valued by the local community. A 10 year Green Spaces Action Plan sets out how the common will be developed to allow a co-ordinated and organised approach to management and conservation, and to meet Natural England’s aim of bringing all SSSI’s into a favourable condition.

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Management of Bricket Wood Common

Bricket Wood Common is owed by the Munden Estate and jointly managed by St Albans City and District Council in partnership with the Countryside Management Service and the Bricket Wood Joint Management Committee which is made up of elected District and Parish Councillors, local interest groups and the current owner.

Links

https://www.munden.co.uk/

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Intro

Nomansland Common is a very popular recreational area. The Common is also a haven for wildlife and the heathland on the north side of Ferrers Lane is some of the best in South Hertfordshire and continues to support a wealth of rare plants, including Dwarf Gorse and Heather.

Nomansland Joint Management Committee is represented by St Albans City and District Council, Sandridge Parish Council and Wheathampstead Parish Council.   Meetings are administered by Wheathampstead Parish Council and the agendas and minutes can be found on the Parish Council website.

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Facilities 

  • Car Park
  • Model airplane flying areas
  • Horse Riding permitted
  • Walking 
  • Cycling
  • Picnics

Management of Nomansland Common

Nomansland Joint Management Committee is represented by St Albans City and District Council, Sandridge Parish Council and Wheathampstead Parish Council.   Meetings are administered by Wheathampstead Parish Council and the agendas and minutes can be found on the Parish Council website.

The Nomansland Common Green Space Action Plan is a published document that has been produced to guide the management and development of the Common. The plan outlines the vision, aims and objectives for the park for the next five years until 2023.

 

Green Spaces

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We provide and maintain around 60 Green Spaces and play areas across the City and District of St Albans. Our green assets, including parks, play areas and nature conservation sites are a great place to relax and unwind.

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Facilities

At many of the site facilities include:

  • Benches
  • Litter and dog waste bins
  • Play areas
  • Notice boards

Green Space Action plans are published documents that guide the management and development of specific Parks and Green Spaces owned and managed by the Council.

  • Clarence Park
  • Rothamsted Park
  • Verulamium Park
  • Spowell  Mill Nunnery Green Space
  • Alban Way
  • Nickey Line
  • Lee Valley Line
  • Nomansland Common
  • Bricket Wood Common
  • Bernard heath
  • The Wick
  • Beech Bottom Dyke
  • Victoria Playing Fields

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Currents documents