Category Archives: Hawley Meadow

Meadows Maintained

Today the volunteers joined Jenny and I at Hawley Meadows for some Willow sapling removal. We removing the saplings to prevent trees taking over the site and shading out the meadow. Maintaining the diversity that the mix of woodlands and … 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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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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Banking Success at Hawley Meadows

Last week colleagues from the Royal Bank of Scotland joined Andy, Bobbie and I to cut back fence lines at Hawley Meadows. This was one of four days on site in preparation for the Hawley Meadows Path Project, where over the … Continue reading

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Hawley Meadows Car Park Closure

Hawley Meadows car park will be shut until January to help complete the Highways project taking place at the traffic lights.  This is to help ease congestion on the A331. The nearest parking is at Admiralty Way, just north of … Continue reading

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Conservation Fish Survey in the River Blackwater

The Environment Agency (EA) conduct regular monitoring of fish stocks in the River Blackwater,  with one recent survey of Hawley Meadows shown in their video clip below. They use a technique called ‘depletion surveys’ as part of the National Monitoring Programme. … Continue reading

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Fly-tipping at Hawley Meadows

Unfortunately here at Blackwater the amount of fly-tipping across the valley has increased significantly this summer. Below is a photo of the most recent found at Hawley Meadows. We aim to remove fly-tipping from our sites as soon as we … Continue reading

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