Category Archives: Aldershot Urban Extension

Widening The Walk

On Friday 15th September Bobbie, Jeremy and I headed down to Claycart, Wellesley Woodlands to widen the boardwalk that leads off one side of the bridge next to the flash.  On Sunday 8th October the Wellesley 10k run will be … 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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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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Gunning To The Finish

Wednesday and Thursday this week Bobbie, Sam and Steve have joined me at Gun Hill, part of the Wellesley Green Corridor, to finish removing concrete posts, metal railings and years of accumulated rubbish. This all had to be completed before … Continue reading

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Ticks – Staying Safe This Summer

When exploring our lovely countryside, it’s useful to keep up to date and informed about potential risks. Now we’re into the warm summer, one to be aware of is how to keep safe from ticks and reduce the possibility of catching Lyme Disease when you’re … Continue reading

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Knolly’s Hill Fencing

Despite the heat the Blackwater Valley Countryside Volunteers joined Bobbie and I at Knolly’s Hill in Aldershot to dismantle old military wooden post and rail fence. Despite Bobbie managing to find us yet more Japanese Knotweed to spray the 4 … Continue reading

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Our Models are back! 

It’s that time of the year again. We’re out wearing our hot, yellow spray suits so we can tackle the Japanese Knotweed across our sites, starting with Wellesley Woodlands.  We’ve now been working on some patches for four years and … Continue reading

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