Monthly Archives: May 2016

Environment Agency at Hawley Meadows

  Last week 14 volunteers from the Environment Agency, Sue from the Trust and Katie and George, our two Hampshire Futures trainees, joined Stuart and I at Hawley Meadows. It rained heavily for most of the day but the volunteers worked industriously hard … Continue reading

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Pilgrims Meadow Spring Clean

On the 10th of May Ben and our wonderful volunteers ventured over to Pilgrims Meadow to install a bench and clear some encroaching scrub by the pond. The bench was funded by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust as part of a project … Continue reading

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New paths and signboard at Southwood

The Southwood Woodland Improvement Group (SWIG) have been hard at work scraping off the encroaching turf edges from the paths to return them to their full width. It’s a slow process but the best way, since a tractor bucket would simply … Continue reading

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Tractor trailer gets a new lease of life

I’ve been welding a new back panel on the tractor trailer. It’s also been given a coat of high vis yellow to deter thieves and make it safer for working. Ast. Ranger Mark

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Stepping Down Safely

On the 16th May Mark and the two trainees, George and Katie, headed out to the BV Path steps that run up between the A331 and A325 at Farnborough/Frimley to repair the wobbly and missing sections, along with replacing a … Continue reading

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Work on Government Road

From Monday 23 May there will be work being carried out between Government Road and Chalk Farm Lake to make way for a new slip road onto the A331, as part of the Wellesley regeneration. These works will include clearing the trees … Continue reading

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Tices Meadow Bio Blitz Bonanza!

On the last weekend of April Tices Meadow celebrated a fantastic weekend of surveying and celebrating biodiversity with their annual spring bio blitz. It was an absolute hit with over 80 visitors and 80 different species identified. The event was thoroughly … Continue reading

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Installing Sussex Fencing in Wellesley Woodland

Today Jenny & I met the Wellesley Volunteers to install a new fence near Prince’s Avenue to mark the steep ditch from the path. The split chestnut was sourced sustainably from only a few miles south at Rowhill Nature Reserve. … Continue reading

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Machine training at Swan Lake Park

We’ve just cut the paths and furniture at Swan Lake Park to give it a spring clean. This was also a good opportunity to train up Katie on the strimmer and Jenny on our ride-on-brushcutter. Later on we spotted some young cygnets and a … Continue reading

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The Land Trust Awards

I’m up in Cannock, Staffordshire at the Land Trust conference and am pleased to announce Wellesley Woodlands has been highly commended for the award of Most Improved Space of the Year! Next year, time to win! Assistant Ranger Laura

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