Tag Archives: Hawley Meadows

River Restoration along the Blackwater Valley

From the 19th to 21st September we hosted three consecutive tasks as part of the Loddon Catchment Partnership Rivers Week. It was a huge success with a total of 22 volunteers helping out, enabling us to restore 370m of river and … 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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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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Hawley Meadows receives a boost

Hawley Meadows has been a hive of activity over a three day task thanks to colleagues from a local company, Blackwater Valley Volunteers, students and trainees. With such a large work force of 48 volunteers we tackled lots of outstanding jobs on the … Continue reading

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