Flexford Nature Reserve improvement works
Latest news on the improvements to Flexford Nature Reserve
Flexford Nature Reserve Update
Work is ongoing at Flexford Nature Reserve to improve the area for local residents and visitors to the area. Improvement work to the pathways has already taken place around the reserve.
Pictures towards the North Millers Dale entrance and from the Charlecote Drive entrance show the progress that has been made so far and how the work has enhanced the area already making it more accessible for everyone.
Flexford Nature Reserve volunteer event
We called on people to join us for a ‘Volunteer Workparty’ at Flexford Nature Reserve on Thursday 22 September from 10am until 2pm.
The tasks on the day included collecting brash from cleared trees to help to construct bank repairs to the Monks Brook.
The work at this popular site is due to run for about six weeks from 5 September, the Council will be working with specialist contractors, designers and volunteers to improve the area in Chandler’s Ford.
The volunteers helped to install brash into the Monks Brook to construct repairs to the banks.
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Volunteers helped to repair the bank using the brash.
Note: There is a proposed additional compound to deliver to path only accessible from North Millers Dale.
Work is due to take place at Flexford Nature Reserve over the coming weeks to improve and repair the pathways around the site.
We are investing £75k awarded from the local developments ‘New Home Bonus’, to enhance this popular nature reserve with some essential maintenance work to the footpaths, bridges, and waterways to improve the pathways and make it more accessible to visitors.
Working in partnership with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the works at Flexford Nature Reserve will reinstate and improve footpath surfaces throughout the site to ensure the area is safe and accessible for local people to enjoy in the future. There will also be new interpretation and Information panels together with improvements to signage with information about the history of the site including the animals and plants that can be found there.
The Chair of Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee, Cllr James Duguid said: “We are so pleased to have secured the resources to achieve a sympathetic upgrade of the footpaths in this most delightful part of Hiltingbury. By obtaining expert advice we are able to improve public access, especially in wet conditions, and being respectful to the heritage of this gem of woodland with its graceful meandering stream.”
The work taking place will also increase biodiversity of the area and save hundreds of trees with exposed roots, protect and improve riverbanks and ultimately lead to a more sustainable green area.