• Nature Notes – June 2019

    Area surveyed – Sidings Orchard, grassland up to the old railway bridge and the adjacent dipping pond. June was a testing month, the rain just wouldn’t abate and the chances to see anything of note were limited. Kingfisher (Alcedo athis) was still seen several times along the River Mersey and on the 9th, the rain […]

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  • Nature Notes – May 2019

    Area surveyed – Sidings Orchard, grassland up to the old railway bridge and the adjacent dipping pond. On the 2nd Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus); Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum) and Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) pushed out their first flowers and added a nice splash of colour and it was highly gratifying to see 9 Hairy […]

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  • Storytelling in the Orchard – Saturday 15th June

    Come down to the The Sidings Orchard at Mersey Vale Nature Park on Saturday 15th June for an afternoon picnic and storytelling with professional storyteller Susie Oldfield. Please see our events section for more information and a link to register for a FREE ticket.. For anyone interested in helping to prepare the orchard for the […]

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  • Dates for your diary

    Lots of things happening over the next couple of months. Please contact us if you would like further information about any of the following events.  We’ll also add details to our Facebook Page.  Otherwise, just turn up. We’d love to see you. Walk to Orchard, Mersey Vale Nature Park Wed 8th May 6-7pm Start at Crown, […]

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  • HMVCG Open Meeting – 7pm, Tues 30th April

    This is an opportunity for local people to get together and talk about what is happening in the neighbourhood and green issues.and to identify ways of nurturing our community green space together. We’ll be at the Crown, Vale Close at 7pm. It’s an informal meeting so just turn up, everyone is welcome.    

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  • Our industrious volunteers now look after the award winning Sidings Orchard!

    We are really proud to announce that our Wassail, held in January 2018 at Mersey Vale Nature Park’s Sidings Orchard, won us an award. The award was presented by The Orchard Project and was achieved through the hard work of a group of local residents supported by Adam Linnet (from Cheshire Wildlife Trust) and Dan Hasler […]

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  • Howl-o-Ween Parade, Heaton Mersey Park

    Howl-o-Ween Parade : Sunday 28 October 12 – 2pm. Our two most successful family focused events at Heaton Mersey Park were the Spooky Walk and the Rex Factor.   Therefore, this Halloween we have decided to combine the two with our Howl-o-ween Parade! Everyone is invited to come in fancy dress.  The theme is open. Spooky […]

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  • Big 7Tea in the Park – Sat 23rd June

    We are celebrating the NHS at 70 by raising awareness of the value of volunteering in green space for promoting wellbeing. When:  Saturday 23rd June 10-12 noon Where:  Heaton Mersey Park ( Richmond Road entrance) The HMVCG pop up café team will be around from 10am -12 noon. Come and find out about what activities […]

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  • We’re supporting the Great British Spring Clean on 22nd April

    The Great British Spring Clean campaign aims to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches. We’ve signed up and are running a Litter Pick event on Sunday 22nd April 2018. You can find further details on our events page and if you are […]

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  • All About Apples – a community event at Heaton Mersey’s community orchard

    Come along on Sunday 14th January 2018 to your local community orchard to celebrate apples and enjoy an afternoon of fruit themed fun. We are also marking the grand opening of your new woodland walk.  Click here to book your FREE ticket Join in the orchard tree dressing and blessing and make a tree happy, […]

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