Map Interpretation Board

In 2006 the Parish Council commissioned an interpretation board for the village green using funding from the Parish Paths Partnership scheme and a Local Environmental Action Fund grant from East Herts Council.

Almost a year in the making, the board was officially unveiled before the Annual Parish Meeting on 15 May 2007. It features the map, which was produced in 2005, along with some wildlife paintings by local artist Daphne Baxter.

map board for the green

The board reads:

Brickendon dates back to Saxon times and is mentioned in the Domesday Book, at which time it included parts that are now in Hertford. The present day civil parish of Brickendon Liberty comprises parts of the former Liberty of Brickendon as well as portions of the parishes of Hertford St John, Broxbourne, Hoddesdon and Wormley.

The village green, a county wildlife site, provides the main focus for community activity in the parish. It features several commemorative oak trees, a managed wildlife area and pond, children’s play area, football pitch and nearby tennis courts. The village hall, a listed building, faces the green.

Throughout the year there is an abundance of wildlife in the parish. Look out for cowslips in April, white admiral and purple emperor butterflies in woodlands in July, and a whole host of fungi flourish in autumn. Present all year round are mammals such as foxes, badgers and the ubiquitous muntjac or barking deer as well as many birds and even grass snakes.