Horley Conservation Group – 2019 Summary
The Horley Conservation Group (HCG) maintained a full programme of monthly tasks designed to maintain and enhance some of the green spaces mainly around the North East sector of the town. This year the weather has been very kind to us and no tasks have had to be cancelled.
Task have been undertaken on at least one occasion at the following locations
- Langshott Woods
- Tanyard Ponds
- The Fieldings Community Orchard
- Trinity Oaks Primary School
- Burstow StreamThe group has continued to try and control the spread of invasive rhododendrum plants in Langshott Woods and the general area of the Burstow Stream. This will continue each year. Coppicing, thinning of saplings and clearance of fallen willows has been undertaken at Tanyard Ponds and Common Pond (seasonal). Where a litter pick has also been carried out.Again we have actively tried to curb the onslaught of Himalayan Balsam around the North of Tanyard Meadows) along the Burstow stream.During 2019 the group has spent time at the new Community Orchard in the Fieldings. The orchard area has been cut and the trees mulched. To improve the overall appearance of the area a large number of bulbs have been planted and we look forward to seeing the results of this landscaping during the Spring months of 2020.Several Riverfly surveys have been performed on the Burstow Stream throughout 2019 but not monthly as there have been a number of occasions when the water levels have been too high for this to be done safely. All the information has been loaded onto a national database.Now that the land referred to as Tanyard Meadows has been legally transferred into the care of RBBC the HCG is helping to maintain and develop the area and towards the end of 2019 some hedgerow planting was undertaken.All our task dates are advertised at http://www.Horleyconservationgroup.co.ukand on our Facebook pages.
If you feel that you could help occasionally please get in touch by emailing Horleyconservationgroup@outlook.com