Tag Archives: Hawley Meadows

Rivers Week – A Loddon Catchment Perspective

The Loddon Catchment Partnership (LCP) co-ordinated Rivers Week in September last year, which succeeded in raising the profile of river tasks and delivering habitat and ecological improvements. Since the River Blackwater flows into the River Loddon in Swallowfield, at the northern end of the … Continue reading

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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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