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Sopwell Nunnery Draft GAP 2018-2023

A draft Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) has been produced that will guide the management of the Sopwell Nunnery Green Space over the next five years, between 2018 and 2023. The Sopwell Nunnery Draft Greenspace Action Plan 2018-23 is a document … Continue reading

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Community litter pick along the River Ver

For this year’s World Rivers Day (always held on the last Sunday of September), there will be a COMMUNITY LITTER PICK along the River Ver, including the stretch of the river passing through the Sopwell Nunnery Green Space. The event will be on Sunday morning, September … Continue reading

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Willow tunnel pruning party on Weds, 8th July

As you can see in the photo, our willow tunnel is in need of some pruning and tying in to get back into shape. To this end, we are organising a Willow Tunnel Pruning Party on Wednesday, 8th July, starting at … Continue reading

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Bat walk on Thursday, 20th August

On Thursday, 20th August 2015, from 7:30pm until 9:30pm, the Countryside Management Service and the Ware Bat Group would like you to join them for an evening guided walk at Sopwell Nunnery. With good weather and a bit of luck you should be … Continue reading

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Springtime Herbs and History Walks

Come and enjoy the plants that are in flower or leaf in this season in a circular walk through the beautiful natural environment in the Sopwell area of St Albans, including the WWA Nature Reserve. Walk leader and historian, Juliana … Continue reading

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Sopwell History, Environment and Archaeology Walk

Join the Countryside Management Service (CMS) and the Sopwell Residents Association (SRA) on a short guided walk to explore the fascinating history, environment and archaeology of Sopwell Nunnery Green Space by the river Ver. Sunday, 10th May 2015, starting at 2pm. We will meet … Continue reading

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Willow tunnel repairs needed – aargh!

Our willow tunnel had been vandalised. 😦 When our willow weaving expert went to do the annual general spring tidying of the willow tunnel, paid for by the Sopwell Residents Association, she found the tunnel had been damaged. Fortunately, Hazel … Continue reading

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Lighting up the Nunnery?

We’ve had a letter from one of our Sopwell residents in which the question was posed, why do we not floodlight the Nunnery Ruins, as it is one of the most iconic features in our environment? Could we not use … Continue reading

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Vandalism and illegal fishing

The fence opposite the allotments by the river has been vandalised and this has been reported to the council. There have also been cases of people fishing in the river Ver for trout. This is an offence! Notices have been … Continue reading

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Essential gas pipe repairs on the Alban Way

The National Grid intends to carry out emergency essential repair work at the Alban Way, St Albans. The work will entail repairs to the gas leaks in the 12” diameter gas main at the side of the bridge over River … Continue reading

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