Summer Newsletter


Posted by Coordinator | Posted in Anti Social Behaviour ASB, General Information, Nature Watch | Posted on 08-08-2011

Nature Trail repairs - If you use the nature trail and can spare 2 hours to spread wood chips on the path, please come an give us a hand. We meet at the far end by the mobile mast on the following dates.

  • Friday 12 Aug - 10 am to noon :  To complete the final section of Birchall Farm side of Moneyhole Nature Trail
  • Sun 21 Aug – 10 am to noon : Henry Woods side (top right of Moneyhole Park)
  • Email :

Please bring a rake, barrow and spade if possible. The wood chips were kindly donated by Mark May, a local tree surgeon.

Trail Bikes - As it is the Summer school holidays we expect more families and park users will enjoy Moneyhole Park and the woods. Do be vigilant of trail bikes. Please report any sighting to the Police for their immediate action.

Blood Donor Programme – the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), Brooksman Park, held a Blood Donor Programme evening on Thursday 30 June. It gave a fascinating insight into how dog’s blood donated is processed and used in the various types of transfusion. A case study was on onion poisoning that caused severe anemia. It ended with a tour of the new state of the art Queen Mother Hospital. The donor dogs come as far as London, Bedfordshire and Essex.  Cats are also welcome as donors.

If you are interested to find out more, please contact or ring 01707 666 511.

Nature Watch -

  • Red Kites – A pair was spotted on 3 July around 5.30pm circling Lincoln Close before disappearing towards Panshanger Airfield.
  • Foxes -  It seems that there is more than one  established colony around Panshanger. Many thanks to everyone who wrote in.

Dowsing - The Hertfordshire Dowsing group has yet to finalise the visit to a site near Panshanger.

Events or news – if you have any events or news to share, do email us.

Useful numbers and websites – we will publish useful numbers or websites periodically here.

  • New Police non emergency number – 101. Remember to ask for a unique reference number (URN).
  • – an excellent site to reporting local faults, litter and issues to WHBC and Herts CC. Moneyhole Park post code is AL7 2RT. Highlight the spot on the map. Broken broken glass on pavement, flytipping and litter were resolved in the past.
  • – for Highway related faults like pot holes and damaged pavements –
  • WHBC contact centre – email:; tel: 01707 357000 / 01707 357484
  • The authorities are fairly prompt in dealing with reported issues but only when you report them.


Contact Message -

Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 16:26:31

Good day
Could you please send me more information on volunteering with FoM, eg. how to register, upcoming events volunteers required for, what type of work you need volunteers for, etc. I am quite keen on volunteering to help with upkeep of the park & surroundings.
Thank you

Could the sender kindly email us on There is no registration or joining fee . We are like minded folks who wants to make Moneyhole a better amenity for everyone.

There is a periodic  email circular about events and news. You are most welcome to help us with the Nature Trail repairs.

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