Water vole sighting

A number of people have recently said that they have not seen any water voles in the brook.

However there is evidence of water vole burrows and latrines in the section between Ashbourne Road and Oakamoor Road and a member of the group spotted a water vole in this section in late April.

16th November 2017 General Work Party

Despite a wet start 5 volunteers carried out work at Hales Hall Pool. A new fence was erected at the entrance to the car park. A bench was installed at the far end of the pool and was quickly given a seal of approval by a group of walkers who regularly walk around the pool. A start was made on cutting back some of the brambles that were encroaching on to the path and also into the tussock sedge. Finally the nest boxes were cleaned out ready for next year’s breeding season.