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Volunteer Work Party Dates for 2021

We are looking forward to running full work parties again this autumn / winter.

From your feedback about availabilities, the best day for most of our volunteers is Thursday.

Please make a note of these dates and locations:

7th October - Opposite Knott Wood

21st October - Hemel Hempstead, Highfield area

4th November - Redbourn (exact location to be advised)

18th November - Hemel Hempstead, Hunters Oak area

2nd December - Cherry Tree Lane bridge (outskirts of HH)

Sunday 12th December - Harpenden, Ambrose Lane bridge

We will post further details of each work party nearer the dates.

Please note that for these work parties we would like you to bring your own mid-morning drinks.

Volunteer Work Party in DBC Thursday 21 October at 10am

We will be managing the vegetation alongside the NL between the bridge over Fletcher Way and Godwin’s Halt,  

We will meet at the bottom of the steps which access the Nickey Line from alongside St Paul’s Church in Fletchers Way. Parking is limited to wide nearby pavements, where most locals park but the vicar is kindly allowing us to use the Church private car park if one can find spaces. We will work between the meet point and Godwin’s Halt, removing vegetation close to the path, removing self sets where possible, tidying up fallen branches,, cutting ivy where needed to expose more light to the path, while leaving buildings hidden as far as possible. Cuttings will be disposed of appropriately

As in the past we will provide tooling and safety equipment (gauntlets, eye protection, first aid kit), but because of covid restrictions you are asked to provide your own drink and food for the mid-morning break and for lunchtime if you are staying through to the finish time of about 15.00

Please contact Roger on if you intend attending



Volunteer Work Party at Redbourn - Thursday 4th November, from 10.00 am

For this work party we will be doing coppicing and clearing work near the small orchard area along the Redbourn section of the Nickey Line. The orchard is about 200ms westward along the Line from the Chequer Lane access - please meet us there at 10.00 am. 

We will provide tools, gloves and safety equipment; please remember to bring your own refreshments, including lunch if you plan to stay for the afternoon (we will finish at about 3.00 pm).

If you are driving, parking is available along the roadside of The Park, just a few yards from the Chequer Lane access.

If you plan to attend, please let Geoff know beforehand:

Volunteer Work Party Thursday 18 November at 10am alongside Hunters Oak in DBC

Meet at the bottom of the ramp exiting from the top end of Hunters Oak onto the Nickey Line

The task is to clear the vegetation close to the Nickey Line between the meet point and the DBC boundary with St Albans DC land, whilst keeping the  vegetation further from the path to help screen off the houses. Wear stout footwear,  and bring you own food and drinks, as we are currenttly unable to provide mid-morning refreshments becAUse of Covid restrictions. The Friends will providee safety equipment and tooling

On street parking is available in Hunters Oak

Please contact Roger on to confirm you will be attending


Why not come along to one of our working parties and help with the management of the Nickey Line?

If you are interested, contact us with your details and we shall email you with future work parties

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