Mitie Muscles at Hawley Meadows

Today we headed over to Hawley Meadows to remove a redundant gate and cut back 200m of scrub which was overhanging the fence line and blocking the path. It was also great to have the help of three colleagues from Mitie Water in Frimley….

“We have enjoyed being part of your team today, everyone is so friendly, helpful & knowledgable. Health and safety was always at the top of the agenda. Best of all there was tea and coffee to keep us going and we will be back”

Carol, Wendy and Jack from Mitie Water

Vic and Jack using levers to lift the gate post

Vic and Jack using levers to lift the gate post

Carol and Wendy dragging brash

Carol and Wendy dragging brash

Cutting back scrub from the fence

Cutting back scrub from the fence

Group photo

Group photo

Ranger Stuart

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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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