June Newsletter


Posted by Coordinator | Posted in Campaign, Event, General Information, Nature Trail Improvements, Nature Watch | Posted on 28-06-2012

Jubilee Picnic Monday 04 June 12

PSCO Christina Cooper did a sterling job organising this for the community. Jubilee House Care Home, Girl Guides, Panshanger Church and Street Wardens lent their support. Inspite of the inclement weather, there was a reasonable turnout out of ardent supporters of the event held inside the PFC hall. Our thanks to her, PFC and everyone who came.

Nature Trail

Tuesday 05 June- Eileen, Mark, Erin and yours truly re laid a section of the Nature Trail from the main park entrance.

Volunteers We have 3 heaps of donated wood chips around the park. What we really need are some kind volunteers.
Kindly email if you can spare and hour or two either on a weekday or weekend. Please state the  likely days and time. I shall try to arrange some dates to suit.

Bericot Green Development

The HCC held an exhibition at Springmead JMI on Tuesday 19 June. It was a proposal to redevelop the small piece of amenity land between Bericot Way, Sylvan Way and Shackleton Way in Panshanger for 100+ housing units including the relocation of Hyde House and St Michael Care Homes. The development is wholly out of character for the area without any new provision for the infrastructure or supporting services. There will be a striking 3 storey and ‘E’shaped complex care homes on half the site and housing outline for the other half. The housing outline is indicative at this stage. More flats are not ruled out in the final build. The Bericot Green development and traffic may affect many Moneyhole Park users and the surrounding neighbourhood.

Responses must be received by Friday 29 June. Please contact tony@barrington-hill.co.uk for more information/questionnaire or visit www.bericotgreen.co.uk.

Nature Watch

Lesley kindly posted photos and a delightful story on field mice found in her garden on the website.
A fox cub was spotted in Roseacre Gardens around mid afternoon Sunday 24 June.
Recently the range and number of birds spotted in and around Moneyhole were pretty impressive. Email us.


Sunglasses- contact us if you have lost a pair of sunglasses in the Park or Woods.


Car keywith a Tesco key fob in Moneyhole Park over Jubilee Bank Holidays.

Tree Poll

Vote in the poll if you think of replacing fell and dead trees around Moneyhole with fruit trees is a good idea. Community orchards are gaining in popularity. Fruit trees  attract wildlife and benefit park users. It can help to preserve old varieties.

Park Angels

Grateful thanks to the kind park angels who pick up litter around the park and woods, Moneyhole is much cleaner than the surrounding streets. Pity the litter louts and smokers still drop  rubbish around the park and woods. The warmer dry nights attract a different set of park users and their litter.


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Friends of Moneyhole
www.welwynhatfield.co.uk/moneyhole – striving for a cleaner, safer & inclusive park

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