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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 15th April, members of the Hertford Disability Support Group visited Panshanger Park. Despite a wet start to the day, the sun eventually appeared and group members were able to enjoy a view of the lakes.
The first Panshanger Park Biodiversity Conference was held on Wednesday 24 February at Bayfordbury Science Learning Centre, jointly hosted by Tarmac and Hertfordshire & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
On a sunny February morning 19 visitors enjoyed our 'Easy Access Oak Walk' which included the unveiling of a new interpretation board.
Two sheep were sadly chased and badly injured by a dog this morning in Panshanger Park.
A new bench has been donated to Panshanger Park by the East Herts Footpath Society.