Action Group in 2021

Activities have resumed!

We have only run had several small sessions for groups of 6 so far this year but with outdoor groups of up to 30 being allowed from 17th May we are off and running again. New volunteers always welcome, you don’t need waders, tools are provided. 

Work Parties are usually 10am-12noon on the third Saturday each month. If you would like to join in, please contact the Ver Valley Society Action Group Co-ordinator, Richard Wallis. Please email or call 07710 313937

Sat 19th June 2021 10am-12noon. Colney Street AL2 3UA. We will be in and around the River Ver between Frogmore Pits and Moor Mill. There are in-water trees to clear and we’ll be opening up the canopy to improve the river and bank side light levels. There’s plenty to do whether you have waders or wellies. No experience necessary! Park and meet at Moor Mill Lane, Colney Street AL2 3UA https://goo.gl/maps/RB725CGGFxH2

Sat 17th July 2021 10am-12noon. Moor Mill (Beefeater), Smug Oak Ln, Bricket Wood, Radlett, St Albans AL2 3PN. A morning of Balsam bashing to eradicate this persistent pink flowered plant on the Ver. Wearing waders, wellies or stout shoes and wearing long sleeves is best! No experience necessary and we’ll definitely go for a drink afterwards! Meet in the Moor Mill (Beefeater) car park. https://goo.gl/maps/pxw5L4MxbDMdFDiz7

Sat 21st August 2021 10am-12noon. Sycamore Drive, Park Street AL2 2PJ. We’ll be pulling up Himalayan balsam an invasive species which has a foothold by the Ver as far upstream as Park Street. There’s plenty to do whether you have waders or wellies. No experience necessary. Park and meet in Sycamore Drive, Park Street AL2 2PJ https://goo.gl/maps/NuVUR7axuqn

Sat 16th October 2021. Colney Street AL2 3UA. Permissive path work at Frogmore Pits. Meet from 09.30 for a 10.00am – 12noon session.
Following the floods closing off the northern end of the footpath the vegetation, particularly on the middle section, has run rampant. We’ll be cutting back the vegetation to allow the normal walkers through.  Clearing the path will also provide access to an area on the western bank where there will be work at a later date. There’s plenty to do, tools provided. No experience necessary! Park and meet at Moor Mill Lane, Colney Street AL2 3UA https://goo.gl/maps/RB725CGGFxH2

Saturday 20th November 2021. Colney Street AL2 3UA. There’s a significant amount of hanging and fallen crack willow along the banks of the Ver that requires some sympathetic pruning and management. Meet from 09.30 for a 10.00am – 12noon session.
There will be in-channel work for those with waders and bank work for those with wellies or boots. There’s plenty to do, tools provided. No experience necessary. Park and meet at Moor Mill Lane, Colney Street AL2 3UA https://goo.gl/maps/RB725CGGFxH2

If you would like to attend, please contact Richard Wallis, the Ver Valley Society Action Group Co-ordinator. Please email or call 07710 313937.

Saturday 18th December 2021. TBC but usually includes a festive drink in The Chequers Inn at Redbourn. Meet from 09.30 for a 10.00am – 12noon session. Watch for announcements