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A ditch in time

by Rod Kebble In April last year, we ran a story about plans to excavate one of the former water channels in the Wey Meadow SSSI (site of special scientific interest). Natural England granted permission for the work to go ahead but for various reasons the work was not undertaken within the time specified and […]

Pierrepont Southern Marsh Orchid survey 2012

by Brian Lavers On Saturday 16 June five members of the Pierrepont Monitoring Group completed the group’s third annual Southern Marsh Orchid survey on the Wey Meadow SSSI (site of special scientific interest) . The same 100 metre by 50 metre area as in previous years was first marked out with the aid of tape […]

Wey Meadow gets go ahead

by Rod Kebble Natural England, the regulator for Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), has given written permission for the Pierrepont monitoring group to go ahead with its plan to excavate one of the old water channels in Wey Meadow, which constitutes Unit 5 of the Thursley, Hankley and Frensham Commons SSSI and was once […]

More conservation projects for Pierrepont

by Brian Lavers The following list of proposed Pierrepont conservation tasks for 2011 results from discussions held at the farm on 11th May between the tenant farmer, Mike Clear; John Terry and Dr Vince Lea from the Countryside Restoration Trust’s headquarters in Barton, Cambridgeshire; and Bill Young and Brian Lavers representing the Pierrepont Farm monitoring […]