• Our Formal Response to SMBC to the proposed cycle routes in Heaton Mersey Common

    Formal Response from Heaton Mersey Conservation Group (HMVCG) to Stockport Council’s proposed cycle routes in Heaton Mersey Common. Reference: ‘The Heaton Mersey Common Path Improvements’. Summary: HMVCG has grave concerns about this scheme but would like to offer some solutions alongside a clear explanation as to why we think the proposal on the table is […]

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  • SMBC Cycle Paths Consultation

    Have your say. Survey closes 26th March 2021 https://consultation.stockport.gov.uk/policy-performance-and-reform/heaton-mersey-common-path-improvements/consultation/subpage.2021-03-01.1002778381/

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  • Call for nature’s recovery by 2030

    HMVCG is supporting RSPB, CWT and over 50 nature conservation groups who are jointly calling for the Prime Minister to write the recovery of nature into the Environment Bill. The petition is here: https://e-activist.com/page/76784/petition/1?locale=en-GB. They are 8000 signatures away from reach their 100,000 target. This is serious. Almost half of UK wildlife is in long […]

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  • Cycle path through Heaton Mersey Common

    Local people ask for more information and time to discuss the proposed new cycle path through Heaton Mersey Common.

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  • Sounds of the Forest

    Walking and exploring nature is a proven source of individual and community wellbeing. Not everyone can get outdoors all of the time so we wanted to share a lovely project which is accessible in lockdown to top up those invaluable walks or to replace them when shielding or in quarantine. If you want to explore […]

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  • A Stroll With Nature

    At Mersey Vale Nature Park, Heaton Mersey This stroll includes photos taken along the footpath starting from the Craig Road entrance to Mersey Vale Nature Park at the road junction with Station Road and Vale Close. It starts at the top of the steps and ends at the old railway bridge just off the TPT, […]

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  • Event – Orchard care and wildlife habitat building with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

    HMVCG task days are back! The first is with Cheshire Wildlife Trust at the Sidings Orchard when volunteers will be helping CWT clear the orchard floor and build habitats for insects and small mammals. The day is Monday 24 August. We will be there from 10am. Join us when you can and stay as long […]

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  • Nature Notes – April 2020

    Time outdoors is minimal at the moment but rides to and from work resulted in a few sightings and the birds being fed. Isn’t this a good time though to appreciate green areas and realise what therapeutic and necessary places they are.

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  • Nature Notes – March 2020

    The third month of the year, time is galloping and new life is arising. On the 2nd I noted that along the River Mersey the subtle tiny flower known has Ivy Leaved Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia) is now in great profusion and is a real blessing to those with roving eyes. On the same day a […]

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  • All Task Days & Meetings Cancelled

    HMVCG are following advice and cancelling all meetings and task days for the next 3 months in order to support social distancing and reduce contamination. We will provide further updates as and when the situation improves. To find out how you can help support others in your neighbourhood or receive support, please join the Heatons […]

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