Monthly Archives: August 2017

BV Trust’s Farnborough Airfield Walk

On a bright but breezy morning on saturday eighteen of us met at the Cody Sports and Social club off the Fleet road for the start of the Trust’s longest walk for a while.  This was to be a just … Continue reading

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Reaching new meadows in Blackwater

Last week Sam and I headed over to Blackwater Reach between Sandhurst Memorial Park and the River Blackwater. These two meadows are SSSIs (sites of special scientific interest) due to their grassland flora species. To supplement our annual hay cutting with … Continue reading

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Making steps and finding steps

On Tuesday 22nd we were based at Wharf Copse in Wellesley, with half the team (consisting of Stu, Laura, Duncan, Paul, Ed and Melvyn) the other side of the A325 busy creating some wonderful steps in from the road down to the Basingstoke … Continue reading

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Clive commemorated at Tices Meadow

Last week Stu led a task at Tices Meadow to install a memorial bench dedicated to the late Dr Clive Andrews. Clive was known to many people along the Blackwater Valley as a tireless walk leader and organiser. The bench … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme

BVCP Volunteer Task Programme Sept 2017

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Scraping by at Southwood Woodland

Today I’ve been out with our tractor finishing of the main meadow hay cut that Stu started on Friday.  I tackled the Common Reed (Phragmities australis) at the wetter end, which I’m pleased to say that after 3 dry days … Continue reading

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Southwood Seed Drive

On a previous Sunday, I was joined by the budding Southwood volunteers for our monthly task. However, unlike the usual routine, this month we were undertaking the collection of Bluebell seeds as part of the Blackwater Valley Trust woodland wildflowers project. Southwood … Continue reading

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Preparing for Rivers Week

This evening I’ve been inspecting the River Blackwater by Swan Lake Park with the South East Rivers Trust. They are kindly helping us prepare for this years Rivers Week, by supporting us with advice and the necessary Environment Agency applications.  This year we … Continue reading

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Southwood Golf Course Consultation

Rushmoor Borough Council are currently asking for peoples views on the option to convert Southwood Golf Course into new natural open parkland, which lies between Southwood Woodland and the Cove Brook. To find out more and have your say on the … Continue reading

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Creative use of our large tractor

This week our hay-cutting has been rather hampered by the unseasonably wet weather, so we’ve been finding creative uses for the tractor whilst it’s on hire. Yesterday Sam helped us install a heavy log barrier at Rushmoor Bottom in Wellesley … Continue reading

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