What Happened To Our Yard?

Yesterday Chris, Andrew, Mike and Tony came down to our yard to help us sort and tidy our wood pile.  As you can see by the first photo (thank you Chris for those) that with an increase of old fencing being brought back from our new AUE (Aldershot Urban Extension) sites we were running out of space.

Yard Before

Yard Before

The guys worked incredibly hard; pulling all the old wood out, sorting it into piles, de-nailing it, shifting heavy concrete posts, reorganising the bays and putting it all back again!  Along with Senior Ranger Andrew and I, between us (but mostly them) we managed to get everything done in one day.  Doesn’t it look better now?

Yard After

Yard After

We would like to thank the four volunteers again for giving up a day of their time and their very hard work. It’s no easy thing shifting that much wood around.

Assistant Ranger Laura
Also this is our 100th post!

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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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2 Responses to What Happened To Our Yard?

  1. stuart says:

    Thanks Laura, Andrew and the volunteers for all your hard work – it looks great. Perhaps I should go on leave more often.
    Cheers, Stuart

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