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Family fun with Tarmac at the Hertfordshire Show

Family fun with Tarmac at the Hertfordshire Show

The Tarmac team enjoyed meeting members of the community and engaging in lots of fun activities at the 131st Hertfordshire County Show, held at The Showground in Redbourn on the 27th and 28th of May.

200 take part in MOVE Week event at Panshanger Park

200 take part in MOVE Week event at Panshanger Park

On Sunday 4th of June, around 200 people took to Panshanger Park to take part in free walks, sports, an obstacle course and craft activities, at an event designed to encourage all the family to get active and celebrate MOVE Week 2017.

Herts Show Lego Competition

Herts Show Lego Competition

Lots of fun was had over the May bank holiday at this year’s Hertfordshire County Show. Along with face-painting and Forest School activities there was also a LEGO competition inspired by Panshanger Park.

MOVE Week comes to Panshanger Park

MOVE Week comes to Panshanger Park

On Sunday 4th of June, Panshanger Park is hosting free walks, sports and lots more fun to encourage all the family to get active and celebrate MOVE Week 2017.

Forest School welcomes 1000th pupil

Forest School welcomes 1000th pupil

In March the Panshanger Park Forest School welcomed its 1000th pupil. This exciting milestone comes just two years after the school opened.

Plea to help preserve spring bluebells at Panshanger

Plea to help preserve spring bluebells at Panshanger

Tarmac and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are asking visitors to Panshanger Park to take care when walking in Lady Hughes’ Wood, In order to protect the carpet of bluebells in the wood, which blooms each spring, walkers are requested to stay on the main path.

Woodland glade restored at Panshanger Park

Woodland glade restored at Panshanger Park

A glade in the Chisel Shelf woodland area of Panshanger Park has been restored to create new habitat for wildlife and to open up a stunning view over the historic Repton landscape.

Panshanger Park partnership recognised at High Sherriff Awards

Panshanger Park partnership recognised at High Sherriff Awards

Tarmac, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the Herts Natural History Society have won a prestigious Hertfordshire High Sherriff Award for their successful working partnership at Panshanger Park, receiving the ‘Highly Commended Award for a Voluntary-Private Sector Partnership’.

Science fiction filming at Panshanger Park

Science fiction filming at Panshanger Park

Last month, a group of film students from the University of Hertfordshire filmed scenes for 'Nomad', a dark science-fiction short film,at Panshanger Park. The film, which will be a deciding factor in the students’ final degree grade, tells the story of 3 astronauts who must set up a colony on a distant planet to save humanity from extinction.

 Renewed plea to dog owners as sheep return to Panshanger Park

Renewed plea to dog owners as sheep return to Panshanger Park

This week, Panshanger’s flock of sheep have been returned to the park to graze. Keeping sheep in the park helps keep the grass in good condition, reduces the need for mowing and encourages botanical diversity by removing fast growing plant species that would otherwise out compete smaller, finer flowers.

Half term fun at Panshanger Park

Half term fun at Panshanger Park

This February half term saw three fantastic family-friendly events held in Panshanger Park, run by Tarmac and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Panshanger Park to host Festival of Wildlife 2017

Panshanger Park to host Festival of Wildlife 2017

Tarmac is delighted to announce that it will again be hosting and sponsoring Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Festival of Wildlife at Panshanger Park this summer.

Lower Broadwater update

In September, we paused preparatory ecological works on the Lower Broadwater at Panshanger Park while we met with statutory consultees and local stakeholders to consult on our approved proposals for mineral extraction and restoration.

Panshanger Park Hosts Woodland Management Apprentices

Panshanger Park Hosts Woodland Management Apprentices

Tarmac is supporting Enfield-based Capel Manor College, by hosting arboriculture and forestry apprentices in the woodlands of Panshanger Park. The apprentices will gain practical experience and develop their skills by assisting with the management of Panshanger’s 150 hectares of woodland.

An update on the Mimram Trail

We recently held discussions with Hertfordshire County Council, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, Friends of Panshanger park and the Herts Gardens Trust in an effort to find an acceptable solution to all parties which would allow the Mimram Valley trail to be opened.

DRAGONFLY TRAIL ENHANCED AT PANSHANGER PARK

DRAGONFLY TRAIL ENHANCED AT PANSHANGER PARK

The Dragonfly Trail at Tarmac’s Panshanger Parkhas been enhanced to take in newly restored ponds and allow visitors to get closer to the park’s dragonflies and damselflies.

Statement on Lower Broadwater

Statement on Lower Broadwater

We have paused preparatory ecological works on the Lower Broadwater at Panshanger Park while we meet with statutory consultees and local stakeholders to consult on our approved proposals for mineral extraction and restoration. We understand the interest in this particular area of the site as an example of Humphry Repton’s work and will not finalise any plans until these discussions and meetings have taken place, to ensure we listen to feedback. We are proud of our ongoing restoration and stewardship of Panshanger Park, and see it as a very special place to visit.

Celebrating the 100th parkrun at Panshanger Park

Saturday 13th August will see the 100th parkrun take place at Tarmac-owned Panshanger Park. Since it began hosting parkruns back in October 2014, Panshanger has seen nearly 4000 runners take part in the popular sporting event.

300 runners attend charity run at Panshangar Park

300 runners attend charity run at Panshangar Park

On Thursday 21st July, Gary O Leary, Chair of Hertingfordbury Parish Council and Friends of Panshanger Park, organised a charity run in support of Isabel Hospice and Herts Action on Disability. The event saw a huge turnout of over 300 runners at the Tarmac-owned park.

Tarmac showcase WrEN research at Panshanger Park

Tarmac showcase WrEN research at Panshanger Park

Earlier this week [11 July 2016], Tarmac hosted its first Forestry day to bring together key players from forestry and woodland organisations to review research undertaken as part of the WrEN project.

Improving disability access at Panshanger

On 26 May Phil Chambers Consultancy carried out our first disability access audit to determine how best to implement improvements within the park for disabled users.

New Interpretation Board Unveiled

New Interpretation Board Unveiled

On a sunny February morning 19 visitors enjoyed our 'Easy Access Oak Walk' which included the unveiling of a new interpretation board.

Dog Attack Injures Two Sheep

Dog Attack Injures Two Sheep

Two sheep were sadly chased and badly injured by a dog this morning in Panshanger Park.

VIP returns to Panshanger Park

Thousands of people have visited Tarmac’s Panshanger Park so far this year, but last month the park welcomed a very special visitor – a migrating osprey.

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New Panshanger Park Trail

The opening up of the next phase of the park will be marked by the delivery of a new 2 kilometre long trail.

Easter fun at Panshanger Park attracts big crowd

Scores of people enjoyed the wonderful spring weather at Panshanger Park last week, at a special Easter event organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust in partnership with Lafarge Tarmac.

Temporary Field Closure Notice

Please note that from Thursday 9th April the grazing field adjacent to Thieves Lane car park will be closed temporarily until Tuesday 14th April.

Lessons start at Panshanger Park Forest School

Lessons start at Panshanger Park Forest School

The first groups of Hertfordshire children to experience the brand new Panshanger Park Forest School were thoroughly enjoying their outdoor lessons this week.

THE DRAGONFLY AND DUCK TRAIL UPDATE

THE DRAGONFLY AND DUCK TRAIL UPDATE

In December 2014, Lafarge Tarmac opened up another part of Parkshanger Park to the public with a new walk, the ‘Dragonfly and Duck Trail’.