• 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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  • Dawn Chorus On Your Doorstep

    It’s amazing what you can see and hear in your local area if you are prepared to get up that little bit earlier. The guided walk (Sunday 8th May 2016) by Adam Machin from Cheshire Wildlife Trust, in conjunction with HMVCG, revealed no less than thirty different bird species in Mersey Vale Nature Park.  Adam […]

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  • Winter Wavers

    With the good old Jet Stream bouncing up and down the Lines of Latitude like a yo-yo, the ages-old tussle between the forces of Winter and Spring is still very much in-train. It would be the height of folly to hope that no more cold snaps will occur before the faint zephyrs of Spring take […]

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  • Making space for St Winifred’s new Forest School

    This Sunday we joined forces with Cheshire Wildlife Trust (CWT) to help the teachers and parents at St Winifred’s RC Primary School begin the task of creating a Forest School area where the children can go to explore the natural world in a safe environment. The volunteers, led by CWT Volunteer Co-ordinator, worked hard to […]

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  • Bramble Control at Mersey Vale Nature Park

    HMVCG volunteers returned today to a wintry Mersey Vale Nature Park to continue the task of cutting back the brambles, non native shrubs and self seeded trees from the top path behind Craig Road, overlooking the wildlife pond. Apart from helping to keep this path open for walkers, this management work is essential to maintaining […]

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