Bowling Bollards at Ash Green Meadows

On  Tuesday Bobbie &  Stu were joined by a gaggle of BVCP volunteers who kindly lent a hand working on the byeways leading to Ash Green Meadows. Working closely with Surrey Public Rights of Way team,  they removed redundant bollard bases and installed new removable lockable bollards by the car park and on Ash Green Lane West. This cunning system means that land owners and right of way teams can still retain their essential access.  It turned into a bit of a challenge to dig out the old metal work, but the team worked really well and also removed lots of dumped metal they unearthed.

Removing the old redundant metal bases

Mike fitting a new bollard

If you’d like to help out then we’ll be hosting another conservation task next Friday 14th December from 10am – 1pm, where we’ll be cutting back the paths to open up access to the meadows. Please meet in the car park at the end of South Lane;

  • All tools and training are provided.
  • Please bring suitable old clothes, waterproof, boots if you have them.
  • We’ll bring hot drinks, cappuccinos and biscuits.

Senior Ranger Stuart


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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