Building Fences at Aldershot Roundabout

Where the Blackwater Valley path (BVP) meets the Aldershot roundabout a gate needed some fencing installed to provide a barrier from the main road.

The gate before the fencing was installed

I had the enthusiastic and determined team of Adam Bates, Adam Gates,  Oscar and Alan to help me through the windy and cold conditions. Having a variety of different experience levels in the group we were able to share our knowledge, making the task as educational as possible.

The boys hard at work

We decided to bolt the new fence to the existing gate, as it provided us with a strong foundation and easy future maintenance.

Oscar sawing off the new bolts

After a mornings work we successfully completed the fencing and stood back to admire our hard work.

The improved access to site The new fencing should make the site even safer Boyband pose on thier new fencing

Spending the time to over engineer the new fencing will hopefully pay dividends and help to maintain the safety of the site for many years to come.

Assistant Ranger Ben

 

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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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