We’re delighted to announce that the new playground is open for business! There will be a formal opening at 12pm on Saturday, 9th April but the fences are down and it’s all ready to be used. Once again a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to make the project possible – there’s a long list of donors here along with others who gave cash but didn’t want to be named, but it all counts. We’ll be marking those who gave £500 or more with a plaque shortly. Special mention must be made of Councillors Erica Spanswick, Hilary Smith and Roger Wright who have spent many long hours looking at options, planning the new layout, raising grant funding and managing the installation. The construction has left a few areas of bare ground which we’ll tackle after the holidays, and please keep children away from the remaining builders equipment and storage which will be removed later this week. Otherwise – ENJOY!
Ten flowering cherry trees, six Prunus serrulta kanzan (pink) and four Prunus shirotae (white) were planted in alternating pairs along the path running through the burial ground as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative to commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Anniversary. The trees were funded predominantly by contributions from the families of those buried in the burial ground together wit contributions from Holy Trinity Church, Potten End , Hertfordshire County Council and the Parish Council. Further details regarding the Burial Ground are available here.
Howard Craft, Club Manager of Berkhamsted Golf Club, gave a presentation to the Annual Parish Meeting on 17th March 2022. The presentation outlined how the Club owns 530 acres of Common land on Berkhamsted Common, the largest area of heathland in Hertfordshire, and how the Club is trying to proactively manage the estate to achieve a balance between woodland and heathland, working with Middlesex Wildlife Trust on how best to achieve this. Future plans include an extension to the Clubhouse and grazing on the Common using ‘virtual fences’.
It’s out with the old ..
and in with new!
We are thrilled to confirm that thanks to the generosity of our parishioners together with grants from The National Lottery Awards for All, Dacorum Community Fund, the Parish Council and the Hertfordshire Locality Fund the new playground installation will start on Monday 11 March and is due to be completed on 30 March just in time for the Easter holidays.
During this time the playground will be securely and safely fenced off. But the goal and astroturf and the rest of Spencer Holland will be available to use.
We will need some parking spaces for the contractors so these will be coned off. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Thanks for all your support. It will be very exciting to have a modern playground for our children after 40 years!
For more information and updates on progress go to