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Litter Pick on the Nickey Line in Hemel Hempstead, Thursday 10 June at 9.20am

Litter Pick of the Nickey Line in DBC Thurs 10 June from 9.20am

Please note that one has to pre-book to join this event as we are have to stay within whateverr the government's covid restrictionstios on numbers apply at the time  If you are Hemel based. we would particcularly like to hear from you

Friends of the Nickey Line will be holding a litter pick on the Nickey Line on Thursday 10 June, meeting at Cherry Tree Lane Bridge at 9.20am, and walking towards Adeyfield Road. We expect to work for about 2 hours. A no. 46 bus leaves Bridge Street Hemel Hempstead at 8.51am and stops to close to Cherry Tree Lane Bridge

To book a place, please contact Roger on 01582 763560 (no answer phone) or email 



· Individuals currently shielding, considered in ‘at risk’ groups, displaying symptoms (or in contact with those with symptoms) or have been directly advised to self-isolate should not join the litter pick.

· Volunteers are advised to wash hands before and after the event.

· We recommend you bring your own hand sanitiser or anti-bacterial wipes, and that you use them before, during and after the event.

· Volunteers are advised to provide their own gloves for the event. To reduce single use waste consider using working or gardening gloves.

· Volunteers are required to maintain social distancing, particularly at the start and end of the event when equipment is being handed out/collected, as well as during the safety briefing, which should be held outside at all times.

The Friends will give regular picking volunteers a litter picker and bag hoop for them to take home and bring to future events

· Volunteers are encouraged to review the government’s COVID guidance on outdoor activities: guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-the-public-on-thephased-return-of-outdoor-sport-and-recreation0

  • The Friends will provide litter pickers. litter bags and ring hoops The bags will allow for re-cyclables and general waste to be collected separately. The Friends will also bring hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray for cleaning tools 
  • Yellow tabards will be supplied 


Circular local history walk based on Redbourn. Sunday 27 June 2021 at 10am

Meet at the car park on Redbourn Common. The 4 mile walk will cover items off local historical and wildlife interest,

This walk is subject to government covid restrictions in place at the time, and those interested in coming need to check the website for updates on whether pre-registration is needed because of the need to restrict numbers

Contact Roger on

Butterfly walk, Sunday18 July, starting from the car park at the bottom of Redbourn Lane

We will meet at 10am and walk in the Harpenden direction up to the Knott Wood area, which has traditionally been very productive for butterflies (about 2 kilometer return), with the option to walk to a wild flower meadow (about 1 kilometer return to Knott Wood). Persons attending from Harpenden can meet us at the nature Interpretation board opposite Knott Wood at about 10.20am

Contact Roger on or on 01582 763560 (no answer phone) if further information needed


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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