Category Archives: River

Rivers Week – would you like to get involved?

Next week we’re inviting volunteers to join us for two tasks to improve the river biodiversity, as part of the Loddon Catchment Rivers Week. We’ll be installing woody debris in the channel with some drier bank side work. On Tuesday … Continue reading

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Path Improvements at Hawley Meadows

This week Jenny and I have been catching up with the contractors who are working at Hawley Meadows. This exciting project sees a surfaced path created from the north to the south, which tackles the common historic problem of muddy … Continue reading

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Lone Ranger – Covebrook Southwood Meadows Task

On Thursday the 31st I had the joy of leading my first task ALONE !!!! In the near future, our big Massey tractor will be on its way to the Covebrook for its yearly hay cut, unfortunately access to the meadow … 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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Fifth Trust Walk of 2017

On the15th July we met at Lakeside Park for our fifth Trust walk this year. With a good turnout of about twenty five we set off into the park to pick up the Blackwater River path. It seemed that very … Continue reading

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River Restoration at Hawley Meadows – 5 years on

Back in 2012 a small willow tipped over into the River Blackwater at Hawley Meadows. Usually we retain trees in the channel as they help to reduce flooding by slowing down the flow and also increase biodiversity. Working with the Environment Agency … Continue reading

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Giving Brookfield the barber shop treatment.

Happy Friday everyone ! As the title suggests we gave Brookfield a short back and sides which we noticed needed doing after responding to a comment regarding a fallen willow tree. The paths connectivity to lakeside has now improved for pedestrians, cyclists … Continue reading

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