British Gas Corporate Task – 11th July

Great turn out on a very hot day last Thursday by British Gas, 22 guys and girls braved the hot weather at Gerry’s copse section of the Blackwater Valley path. Working on a number of tasks with three of the BVCP rangers, we split up into 3 team, in the picture you can see Tony working with a group resurfacing the path, whilst Steven was working with a group cutting back the path and I had a hardy bunch pulling up Himalayan Balsam.

Many thanks to everyone from British Gas’s compliance team for all the hard work, everyone got stuck in and we achieved loads more than we first expected. A real pleasure of a day, I’m sure a few people also managed to op-up tans and have a few stings and scratches from the scrub to remind them of the day, thanks to Tom from British Gas for organising everyone from British Gas for the team building day.

Senior Ranger


About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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