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Jackie Addresses The Agm

June 14 2021

Open Invitation to the 2021 Annual General Meeting

The Watercress Way are delighted to announce our Annual General Meeting at 7:30 on Tuesday 29 June 2021 in the garden at Alresford Station. Following the success of our online meeting last year it is a pleasure to be able to meet in person again outside. The 11 trustees invite members of the public to come to…
Top Field Litter Pick May 2021 After (2)

May 16 2021

Volunteers help Trustees at litter pick in Top Field

We were delighted to welcome two volunteers to assist some of our trustees in our first event of the year. We were able to do a litter pick outside following Covid rules at Top Field, Kings Worthy. The end of the cutting has been used as a social area during lockdown and unfortunately a lot…
Sun rise

April 30 2021

Dawn chorus – the early bird gets the worm!

The Watercress Way is famed for its variety of habitats and hence birds. Sadly, we are unable to run a field event this year – but there are lots of virtual tours and actual events out there! Here’s the audio and write up of such a walk on our website https://www.thewatercressway.org.uk/dawn-chorus-walk-4-45am/ Perhaps even revisit President…

Your support still needed to preserve England’s railway heritage

We recently published information on the railway bridge at Stoke Road, Itchen Abbas that is affected by the proposed plans by Highways England to demolish
Watercress Waymarker

April 18 2021

2021: Plans for the year ahead

2020 was a difficult year for the charity with the restrictions during the Covid pandemic. We were unable to run our normal range of activities and fundraise. Despite this, we had a busy year planning for the future
Collage Trustee Poster March 2021

April 6 2021

The hunt begins ….could you be a Trustee?

The Watercress Way Charity seeks 2 new trustees: a Treasurer and an Ecologist   Treasurer: Could you oversee our efficient, easy to run online system? Training is available. Ecologist: Have you a knowledge of wildlife, conservation and interest in recreational land management and community involvement?  Typical trustee tasks include commenting on planning proposals affecting the…
Bridgemap

January 17 2021

Railway bridges threatened

Highways England are planning to demolish or infill decommissioned railway assets that could instead be used by walkers and cyclists. 135 structures are currently at risk including the bridge  at Stoke Road, Itchen Abbas which is planned to be infilled. More info on the New Civil Engineer website. Please sign the Railway Rambler’s petition here:…
The Watercress Way At Dusk

January 2 2021

2020 End of Year report – A busy year in lockdown

Trustees Mike Collis and Kim Adams look back on 2020 and what the charity has planned for 2021. This has been a difficult year for the charity with the restrictions during the Covid pandemic. We were unable to run our normal range of activities and fundraise. Despite this, we have had a busy year planning…
Christmas Ladybird Trail

December 17 2020

The Watercress Way Children’s Trail – A ladybird is not just for Christmas!!

Do you know the answers to these questions? Where did ladybirds get their name from? Why won’t you see ladybirds at Christmas? Why are ladybirds called The Gardeners Best Friend? How long do they live? An outdoor quiz/treasure trail The answers to these questions will be found by the latest online quiz which can be…