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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.