Ash Green Meadow Access

Recently I have been lucky enough to have had the BVCP (Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership) volunteers with me at our new S.A.N.G (Suitable alternative Natural Greenspace) site at Ash Green Meadows. The main purpose for the two tasks was to re position the already installed metal kissing gates, install two 14ft metal field gates and extend the fencing.

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The reason to install the new field gates is to allow vehicle access to the meadows so they can be topped with a tractor. This is essential to allow us to manage the grassland to promote flora and fauna.  20190412_144612.jpg20190416_154603.jpg

All the volunteers on both days done a fantastic job and managed to get all the work done within the two days, I can say at points looked unlikely, all credit to all involved the results are fantastic.

Thanks again for all of your hard digging and work.

Ranger Stu

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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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