• Summer Scything Events @ Mersey Vale Nature Park

    Here’s your chance to have a go at the old art of scything and help maintain areas of species-rich grassland at Mersey Vale Nature Park (MVNP) which are a vital source of habitat and food for wildlife. We are delighted that Adam from Cheshire Wildlife Trust is returning this year to lead the MVNP scything […]

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  • Biomass application withdrawal

    Out of the blue, we had news today from Stockport Council that Stockport Homes has withdrawn their application to build the wood fuel processing plant on Battersea Road. Thank you to the local residents and councillors who came to the public meeting last night and those who couldn’t make it but have registered their protest […]

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  • Register your protest to the proposed wood fuel plant on Battersea Rd

    There is a public meeting tonight (see details below) to discuss the proposed wood fuel plant on Battersea Rd. The meeting is 7.30pm – 9pm at Heaton Mersey Sports and Social Club, Harwood Road, Heaton Mersey.   At this meeting, we’ll find out people’s views on the development and what actions we might take. If you […]

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  • Siding’s Orchard gets some TLC (tree loving care)

    On Sunday, a group of regular orchard volunteers & others keen to learn about pruning braved the cold weather to give the fruit trees at the Sidings Orchard in Mersey Vale Nature Park a long needed prune.           Pruning is an essential part of keeping fruit trees healthy and productive and […]

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  • Update on proposed biomass wood fuel processing development

    A couple of weeks ago we reported that members of Stockport’s Planning and Highway Committee would meet on the 16th February to decide on  Stockport Homes application to build a biomass woodchip operation on Battersea Rd, Heaton Mersey. They had received representations from businesses and residents to say the proposed site (marked in red on […]

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  • HMVCG supports community objection to biomass woodchip plant

    What’s going on?  Stockport Homes  (a subsidiary of Stockport Council) has submitted an application to run a wood fuel storage, processing and distribution plant at Battersea Road in Heaton Mersey. This only came to our attention very recently when we heard on the grapevine that it had gone before the Heaton’s and Reddish Area Committee.  […]

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  • Treework to begin next week

    We are pleased to report that treework will take place next week at Mersey Vale Nature Park on the embankment path that runs from the entrance steps at the bottom of Craig Road to the railway bridge by the River Mersey. This is the first step of our ‘Woodland Walk’ project, developed in partnership with […]

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  • Success with our ‘Woodland Walk’ project

    We are delighted to announce that the Woodland Trust has chosen our ‘Woodland Walk’ project at Mersey Vale Nature Park as one of three projects in the region to receive a cash award from Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ fund. The next step is customer voting to determine how much we will receive. Shoppers at the […]

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  • Call out for Volunteers to join new Stockport Scything Group

    Scything is a really good way to mow species rich grassland, a key job at this time of year for volunteers at countryside sites across the borough. Without this, the grass turns to scrub leading to loss of plant species, butterfly and other wildlife habitats. Adam Machin, the Volunteer Co-ordinator from Cheshire Wildlife Trust who […]

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  • HMVCG Survey – Green Space Improvements

    We’d really like to know what you think about how our local green spaces could be improved. Our survey takes just a few minutes to complete and your feedback will help us apply for funding  that will enable us to do more restoration work across the sites we support. To open the survey please click […]

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