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Yateley Country Park

February 2015

Up and Coming

This Year promises to be another busy year with the Big Spring clean, Easter Trail, Nightjar Walk and Summer Fun programme currently being organised, keep an eye on our What’s On page for the latest events as dates are being added throughout the year.

As usual we will have a stand at the Yateley May Fayre on 4 May. Rangers will be on hand to talk about Yateley Common Country Park and Castle Bottom Nature Reserve, and there will be lots of pictures of the sites to look at.

We are currently in the process of updating our education programme, which we hope to put online from early March.

Application to the Planning Inspectorate

Hampshire County Council and HIWWT has submitted an application to fence Yateley Common to enable conservation grazing, more information about this application can be found by following the link at the top of the Yateley Common Home page or by visiting Yateley Common Library.

Social Media

Twitter and Facebook continue to be a great way for us to give local residents and followers regular updates about what’s happening out and about on our local countryside sites. We also continue to maintain a Yateley Common Blog on which we post more detailed information about up coming events and topics of interest. Links to all these pages can be found on our homepage.

This winter we took some great photo spheres of Castle Bottom in the snow and are hoping to add some photo spheres of Yateley Common to google maps later this year.

Take a look at one of our photo spheres

Volunteers

This winter volunteers have been working hard to help with our programme of winter scrub removal to maintain and re-instate the heathlands as part of our Higher Level Stewardship Agreement. Volunteering in the countryside is a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and help look after this beautiful and very special landscape, if you are interested in joining the Conservation volunteers email northern.sites@hants.gov.uk for more information.

Becoming a Friend

Joining Friends of Yateley Common is now even easier, and for a mere £3/person/year you can receive quarterly e-newsletters, be amongst the first to know about up coming events and get discounts when booking. We are also trying to make booking and paying for events even easier by using the Hampshire County Council Online shop.