Hatches Pot Holes Be Gone

We are returning to Frimley Hatches next week to carry on the path resurfacing works we started last month.

Below are a couple photos showing the new surfacing of type 1 being rolled and compacted at the end of October, using approximately 40 tonnes of new material, plus grading existing surface, we managed to improve just under half the length of the path. The section we have been working on is 400 meters long, using the Yateley tractor and grader to first remove the worst holes, then raking the excess material and compacting, then adding a new layer of type 1.

Worked was carried out by BVCP Rangers Stu, Jenny, Charlotte, plus volunteers Paul, Mike and Jeremy. Many thanks for all the help, especially Paul who gave up three days to tackle this first section.

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Andrew, Senior Ranger


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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