Cove Brook Greenway Work Update

Our planned bramble bash and scrub clearance on the 11th January had to be changed due to the severe flooding on Southwood Meadows so once again the team set to and litter picked an area we don’t usually get to.

There is a brook here somewhere

There is a brook here somewhere

Eleven of us met in the old section of Hazel Avenue to clean up the road and the flood prevention bund and path. We also continued on to the Marrowbrook and the copse along Arrow Road and even cleared the accumulated litter from the scrub beside Elles Road opposite the airfield. These last two areas had not been done by us before or indeed anyone, so it was not surprising that along with an old settee and mattress rescued from the grassy mound we filled the Rushmoor Borough truck that came to take everything away. A great effort from everyone!




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’.
This entry was posted in Conservation, Volunteers and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s