Category Archives: River

Bridge protection at Tices Meadow

Last week the volunteers joined Bobbie and I to install faggots to protect the Eastern (6m) Bridge that we installed. The bundles of ash stems were fixed down with chestnut posts and tied in with wire. The faggots have already … Continue reading

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Improving River Biodiversity in Hawley Meadows

Last week Jenny and I were joined by volunteers from Novartis to install woody debris in the River Blackwater at Hawley Meadows. The task went really well with colleagues collecting hawthorn faggots which were then fixed into the river bed … Continue reading

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Tractoring at Tices Meadow

This week I’ve been on the tractor helping Stu out on his bridge construction project. It’s been entertaining seeing how many different jobs we can use the tractor for. I unloaded the bridge timber at Ash Lock then we drove down to … Continue reading

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Bridging at Tices Meadow

Today I popped down to see our staff and volunteers preparing for bridges at Tices Meadow, where we’ve been commissioned to install two pedestrian bridges over the River Blackwater. The Western Bridge is going in near the mound, to provide an … Continue reading

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Dashing Dragonfly Ditch

On Tuesday whilst Jenny was welcoming our cows, the volunteers and I headed down to Blackwater Meadows, by Shepherd Meadows in Sandhurst. We’ve worked hard to remove encroaching scrub from these four meadows over the years, since they are designated for … Continue reading

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Lakeside Bridge Repair

Today I was joined by Bobbie and Sam at the Lakeside Bridge. I have been in talks with Surrey County Council to try to secure funding for the bridge repair at Lakeside Park. Surrey County Council had the bridge surveyed before … Continue reading

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Environmental Endeavours

Our continued tasks to remove Floating Pennywort from the Blackwater River, have been recognised by the Environment Agency, who passed on their thanks for all our hard work. We’ve also mapped the distribution to allow us and our partners to better target … Continue reading

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