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121 questions so far


06/01/2017 03:17pm

Bill Robbins

You may already be aware, but fly-tippers have left rubbish near the car park Stroud Lane / A30 end. I wish that these low life people could be caught & prosecuted.

Regards -

The Ranger replies

Many thanks for your report. We will endeavour to collect the rubbish as quickly as possible so it doesn't encourage others to do the same! It is very frustrating that some people do not value Yateley Common as the special place that many others do. We do check any fly tipping for evidence (receipts and other such paperwork) of who may have dumped it and follow up any leads with colleagues and proceed with a prosecution where possible.



06/01/2017 03:17pm

mary smith

When is Spring Clean up (litter pick)? As a Scout group, we have helped in the past.

The Ranger replies

Hi, many thanks for your enquiry. The Big Spring Clean event on Yateley Common is being held this year on Saturday 4th March. This is to conincide with the 'Clean for the Queen' events that will be running across the country. If you would like more information and to register your interest, please email northern.sites@hants.gov.uk and the ranger organising the event will get back to you. Best regards.



21/12/2016 10:07am



we are planning a walk ay Yateley Common between Christmas and New Year with a large group. However, one member of our group is in a wheelchair and we will also have pushchairs - is Yateley Common Wheelchair friendly and are there any areas to avoid please?

Many Thanks


The Ranger replies

Hi, thanks for your enquiry. Yateley Common is not your typical country park and does not have particularly well-made paths and welfare facilities. It can certainly be accessed with pushchairs, but for longer walks venturing further from the car parks, the bigger wheeled, off-road type are needed. Wheelchair accessibility is restricted as most of the paths are made of natural materials like sand and gravel, which makes it difficult to push. Having said that, it depends on the type of wheelchair and how adventurous you are as to how far you get! Wyndham's Pool can certainly be accessed from the car park off Cricket Hill Lane, likewise access off the A30 at Gravel Pit Pond is manageable. Check out our website and download the 'Three Pond's Walk leaflet - Wyndham's and Gravel Pit are clearly marked on that map.



20/12/2016 09:32am

Richard Barnes

Do you know anything about the proposed South East Water pipe going across the common? I can’t find anything on the Hampshire CC planning permission website.

The Ranger replies

Many thanks for your enquiry. We are aware of the proposed scheme and have been approached by SEW and their land agent to discuss the scheme. We are working with HCC Estates, who work on projects like this all the time, and also officers from the HCC Archaeology team. An application has been made to the Planning Inspectorate to consider the scheme, but it is not yet known whether they will give consent. It is still very early days and we are not aware of the full details of the plan, so I cannot give you much additional information at this stage. We are working closely with SEW and will continue to do over the coming months. Please forward any comments to the Planning Inspectorate commonlandcasework@pins.gsi.gov.uk .



24/10/2016 08:59am

Julie Routley

Please could you let me know if you are doing your conservation/cut a Christmas tree day again this year and if so what date? Many thanks

The Ranger Replies

We are, it will be held on the 4 December and you can book a place through our online shop; https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=49220&cat&page=1



24/10/2016 09:00am

Hazel Ryder

Are you doing the Christmas trees event on the Common this year. If so, what weekend will it be?

The Ranger Replies

We are, the posters will be up shortly. You can book now here; https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=49220&cat&page=1. It's on the 4 December this year.



14/10/2016 02:21pm


Are you doing your conservation/chop down a Christmas tree event again this year?

Many thanks,

Julie Routley

The Ranger Replies

We will be yes, more details will be sent out shortly. The information has been added to our online shop, but there is a bit of a problem with it at the moment and it can't be viewed. The planned date is the 4th December.



12/09/2016 04:10pm

wilma jordan

When are you restarting work on the Brandy Bottom track

The Ranger replies

Thank you for your enquiry. We are in the process of planning the works and we aim to run the grader over the track in early October, along with another track near Cricket Hill. These works will be superficial and not as extensive as earlier this year. Regards.



07/09/2016 03:38pm

Miriam ben-yehuda

I and my husband visited the NH white mountain park. On one of the hiking trails (marked trail) a bear crossed our trail 7-10meaters in front of us. We ran away making voices. We felt threatened . it was frightening. Were we in danger? Can we walk safelyin marked trails?

we are turistes and in our country there are bears only in the zoo.



The Ranger Replies

I think you have got us confused with someone else. We are a rangers team based in Yateley, England and don't manage a site called white mountain park.



30/08/2016 08:54am

hanneke legerstee

Dear Sir/Madam

I run Rambles and Brambles, an outdoor craft and activity group for kids ranging from 2-8 years old (with parents present). We do crafts with natural materials (leafs, stones etc) and forest school like activities like den building and whittling.

I would love to introduce the group to fire making skills but I do not have the availability of a site to make a fire at.

I was wondering if Yateley common could be used for this purpose? I have heard from various people there is a firepit present? I would be happy to pay a donation towards the use of the land. My group is covered under insurance and I have had training in how to make a responsible fire. We maintain a 'leave no trail' policy and are respectful of nature and our environment.

Thank you very much for considering my request.

Kind regards,
Hanneke Legerstee

Rambles and Brambles

The Ranger Replies

Thank you for your enquiry. The group and activities sound lovely, it's good to hear the children are getting to explore the great outdoors and learn a variety of skills.

We do not currently accept external groups using the common in this way. A license process is being looked in to for groups such as this which would include a charge, but we are not currently in the position to have this in place. As an additional bit of information we do not allow fires anywhere on the common due to the health and safety risks of this on a Heathland site and it's against the byelaws.

If you would like any other information please contact us at northern.sites@hants.gov.uk.


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