Scene Change at Studio Way

 Working with the Countryside Management Service we successfully secured Heritage Lottery Funding for an exciting project, Scene Change at Studio Way.

Studio Way has been brought back to life by this exciting project transforming the site, improving access, restoring wildlife habitats and interpreting the area’s long history of film making.

Access improvements works have been carried out around the site, making access easier for all, with the removal of old barriers, new tarmac paths from the car park to the play area and to the main path network and resurfaced woodland paths making the whole site more accessible in all weathers. Woodland management included restoration of old hedgerows, removal of encroaching vegetation and thinning of trees in Potterswood Park.

The interpretation panels, together with improvements to the park entrances, welcome visitors in. A leaflet brings together the history of the area with its natural features, ensuring it continues to serve as an important local resource for future generations to enjoy. 

There has also been a fantastic contribution made by CMS Wednesday volunteers and the many corporate volunteers who have joined them. Activities have included: coppicing scrub and thinning woodland, planting hedgerows and new oak trees and installing welcome signs.

Volunteers from Elstree Screen Heritage have also been heavily involved in the project, supplying historic images and text for the interpretation panels and leaflet.  

Green Space Action Plan for the Studio Way Woodland Trail and Potterswood Park

A Green Space Action Plan (GAP) has been produced by Countryside Management Service in conjunction with Hertsmere to outline the future management of the woodland trail for the next five years (2014 to 2019).

The plan includes the management and removal of mature poplar trees and maintenance of existing and recently planted woodland. There will also be improvements to ensure visitor access and experience is of a high standard.

For further details please see the Green Space Action Plan.

This year's phase of poplar removal, several of which were dead or dying, to allow for natural woodland regeneration was carried out in February to the rear of Bray Close, Danziger Way, Neagle Close and Wilcox Close.  Next year, further trees will be removed to the rear of Danziger Way and Wilcox Close as identified in the Action Plan.

Where can I find it?

Off Denham Way Borehamwood WD6 5PY

  • Children's play area - for children up to age eight
  • Football goal units
  • Footpath - lit
  • Litter bins
  • Meadow areas
  • Open grassland
  • Picnic area
  • Seating
  • Tree planting
  • Woodland


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