Bollin Valley Partnership - What is Happening in the Bollin Valley 2016
Path Improvement Work at Burleyhurst Wood, Morley Green
Our Landfill Tax grant funded project over in Morley Green is nearing completion this week. WREN funded some major drainage works plus the stoning of around 1km of footpath in drastic need of a revamp. After starting the job in torrential rain, the weather has now turned for the better and it’s now possible to use the footpath without wearing wellies!
27th November 2016
Meet the Longhorns at Oakwood Farm, Styal
For most of the year our herd of Longhorn Cattle can be seen conservation grazing various grasslands within the Bollin Valley. But where do they go in Winter? Twenty Two people booked up for the farm tour and a chance to see the cattle in their Winter digs at Oakwood Farm in Styal. Star of the visit was newly born calf Bollin Rainbow (seen in the photo to the left).
10th October 2016
Making up stile kits at Styal Workshop.
As a Ranger things begin to feel autumnal when you start making up stile kits as it marks the end of the summer season of cutting back vegetation and the start of winter works of replacing old footpath furniture.
These particular stiles have been made for the Timperley area to replaced damaged ones. There are also additional steps to improve accessibility at a number of stiles.
10th August 2016
Summer Crafts Event at Newgate Nature Reserve, Wilmslow
An afternoon of crafty fun was had by all on this afternoon event at Newgate Nature Reserve. We made and decorated willow dragonflies, and put our selves in the mind of different wild animals building them mini homes from materials scavenged around the Nature reserve.
8th August 2016
Twin Calves Born at Oakwood Farm Styal
Twin Calves are a rare event, this is only the fourth pair of twins born in our herd. Providing milk for two hungry calves can place quite a strain on Mum so the rangers are helping Bollin Longhorn Kate out by supplementing her milk with powdered calf milk. At six weeks old we will be able to stop bottle feeding and let Kate carry on on her own.
15th June 2016
Countryside Taster Day at Beech Hall School's Playing Fields
Poor weather in the week leading up to this event may have put some visitors off but fortunately the weather on the day was great.
All those that came had a great time, and Bollin Valley Partnership would like to thank the many volunteers that make this event possible.
22nd May 2016
Balsam Blitz 1 at the Carrs, Wilmslow
Himalayan Balsam is a non-native plant that is now spread throughout the Bollin Valley catchment. Each year volunteers help us control its spread. The first balsam blitz this year was at the Carrs, Wilmslow and 7 people joined Bollin Valley Community Officer Emma. Check the events pages to see more Balsam
20th March 2016
Tythy Tidy / Spring Clean for the Queen!
Around 20 volunteers turned up to give the Middlewood way and the Bollin Valley a spruce up as part of the National Campaign to ‘Clean for the Queen’ in time for Her 90th Birthday in April. This year we had help from local scouts who found a scooter, an owl box and lots and lots of roof tiles. We had refreshments provided by Costa, who also sent volunteers from the Macclesfield branch.
27th January 2016
Comic Relief - Jo Brand's Hell of a Walk at Lymm Railway
As part of this year’s Comic Relief, Jo Brand has been walking from Hull to Liverpool. She was joined on the penultimate day of her seven day 150 mile challenge walk by Bill Bailey. The route took them along the Lymm Railway Line, a site managed by the Bollin Valley Partnership.
She has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds as well as promoted the cause of mental health charities
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