Students install new bench on the BV Path

Today Fern, Kristian and Keiran who are students with the Prince’s Trust and Merrist Wood College, joined us to install a new bench on the BV Path. The spot they decided on was by the bird viewing screen onto Grove Lake at Moor Green Lakes. After digging holes we screwed anchor rods into the legs and concreted them in.

A big thank you to Reading Gospel Hall Trust who donated the bench, Katy from Finchampstead Parish Council for liaising with us and our enthusiastic bunch of students. The bench is a fantastic addition to Finchampstead and provides a lovely spot to rest and enjoy the views.

Fern, Kristian & Kieran prepare bench

Fern, Kristian & Kieran prepare bench

Finished bench

Finished bench

Ranger Stuart

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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